Scenes from the opening day of Homewood Farmers Market’s summer season

If you are suffering from the winter doldrums or post-holiday blues, there's a guy in Homewood with a quick-fix. His name is Jim Kvedaras. Spend a few moments of conversation with him and the world suddenly looks brighter. He is bursting with energy and excitement about the future.   Longtime local railroad official  and community volunteer  Jim Kvedaras recently retired  from Canadian National Railway.   (Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle) Kvedaras, 58, retired in November as executive director of public affairs and government affairs at . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

Community Calendar