Tom Brabec FS Sept 1 – Sept 30 2019

Somewhere in the Homewood-Flossmoor area, there is a very, very kind person who initiated a “pay it forward” activity, designed to bring a note of cheer to residents quarantined in their homes. While he, or she, wishes to remain anonymous, they collaborated with a local business, Homewood Florist, to set their plan in motion.

Kyle and Marty Arrivo, owners of Homewood Florist, sent the original "pay it forward" bouquet, and say they've sent nearly 60 such orders. (Provided photo)

Homewood Florist owners Kyle and Marty Arrivo happily joined the fun conspiracy, which began . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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