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Churchill School students paint the beauty of Homewood

Students in a summer enrichment art class at Homewood’s Churchill School decided the theme for their work would be: “What makes us different makes us beautiful.” And to represent this idea, they painted a picture of the town. 
 

Drama Group presents ‘In the Heights’ musical Aug. 2-11

The Drama Group will present the musical “In the Heights” as its final production of the 88th season.
 
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11, at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre at 350 W. 202nd St. in Chicago Heights.

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In June, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle turned 5. Time to explore options for building on the foundation. Also: Recyclepalooza volunteers help area residents repurpose and recycle difficult items, Homewood Arts Council opens its gallery and MABAS 24 President Kevin Welsh expresses concerns about another possible hospital closure in the South Suburbs.

Scenes from day two of the Artisan Street Fair

The second day of Homewood's Artisan Street Fair on Saturday, June 8, saw more fair weather and big crowds as area residents enjoyed live music, food and a wide range of art and hand-crafted goods. 

The day was also marked by periodic bursts of yoga, from a stretch session for vendors before the fair opened to a session for kids and a pop-up session early in the afternoon. 

The Homewood Science Center announced the required ingredients for its Cocktail Chemistry Challenge in July. 

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle.

Public Art Commission seeks submissions for 'Flags of Flossmoor'

The Flossmoor Public Art Commission is seeking artists and photographers to submit digital images of original artwork to be printed on outdoor flags. The printed flags will be on display on lampposts lining the streets of downtown Flossmoor throughout the summer and available for public auction culminating at Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 7. 


 

Local artists invited to meet-and-greet Monday to join Homewood Arts Council efforts

[Note: New date due to the weather.]

The new Homewood Arts Council's mission is to connect local artists to each other and to the community. The organization's next step will be a meet-and-greet event at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb 4. All local artists are invited to stop by Bottle & Bottega, 2009 Ridge Road in Homewood.

STEAM lab made possible by donor is up, running at Serena Hills

Students are learning in a brand new space at Serena Hills Elementary School with the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab opened for instruction since the beginning of this school year.
 
Made possible by a donation of more than $275,000 from Serena Hills alum Allan DiCastro, the lab features a bay of computers that students use for technology-based learning like programming and animation, a 3D printer, a TV and a classroom pet — a bearded dragon named Stitch.

International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership

The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills.

H-F Finance Committee wants more time to study fine arts addition

District 233 Finance Committee members said they will continue to study the needs of the fine arts programs at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Tim Wenckus, chairperson, and Beth Larocca, newly appointed committee member, said they want to see charts that spell out what’s on the wish list of fine arts faculty so that they can determine how additional spaces will work for those programs.
 

New murals adorning Churchill School walls

When District 153 students in Homewood start the new school year Aug. 22, they’ll find two new murals decorating the walls of the fifth grade and third grade wings of Churchill. Principal Nikki Kerr said one message will be: “One kind word can change someone’s entire day” and the other is: “If you have to choose between being right and being kind, choose kind and you’ll always be right.”

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