Author: Carole Sharwarko

200 volunteers work for Park Pride

Girl Scout Troop 65171 volunteers worked at Millennium Park for Park Pride. Team members were, from left, Camille Johnson and Marian Winn, students at James Hart School; Ella Linde, a student at Parker Junior High; and leaders Ebony Winn and Michelle Johnson. (MT) While fewer people came out to Park[Read More…]

5/10/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

SUDDENLY IT’S SUMMERY – Unseasonably warm temperatures hit the area today, with a high of 87, and are forecast to stay through Thursday. With the drastic change in temps, be sure to protect pets, children, the elderly, and anyone who is sensitive to extreme heat. MEDICAL TESTS TOGETHER – On[Read More…]

5/6/2022 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

STORY TIME IN THE PARK – Now that the weather is warming up, it’s a great time to bring kids up to age 7 to Storytime with Miss Angela from Homewood Library. Register first and then meet up at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Irwin Park. VIADUCT CLOSED TUESDAY – The[Read More…]

5/5/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

STUDENT ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Homewood School District 153’s PTA, PMA and Foundation are teaming up to host an Ice Cream Social from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Homewood Dairy Queen. Each child will get a free ice cream. Register at the district website. VOLUNTEER FOR PARK PRIDE –[Read More…]

5/4/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

FISHING DERBY OPEN TO ALL – Cast your line for a good time at the William McDowell Memorial Fishing Derby from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Dolphin Lake in Homewood. Anyone interested in fishing is invited. Borrow a pole and bum some bait. Those 16 and older need state[Read More…]

5/3/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

MAKE A BLOOM – Pick up a Grab & Go craft for kids in grades K-2 from the Youth Services Area of Homewood Library. This month’s theme is a Blooming Flower Card. Kits available at 9 a.m. today, while supplies last. PARK PRIDE CLEANUP – Show village pride by volunteering[Read More…]

4/29/2022 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

INDOOR FARMERS MARKET – Check out the last seasonal installment of Homewood’s Indoor Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Marie Irwin Center. Shop a selection of olive oils, pasta sauces, cheeses, baked goods, chocolate and fresh doughnuts and enjoy live music and crafts. BIG DEAL FOR READERS[Read More…]

4/28/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

CRUISE AROUND HOMEWOOD – Every Saturday morning, join GoodSpeed Cycles on a free, moderately paced 9-mile ride over “the best just-riding-around route in Homewood.” Start from the bike shop at 8:30 a.m. and cruise through Butterfield Creek, Rovers Run and Izaak Walton Preserve. Enjoy doughnuts back at the bike shop[Read More…]

4/26/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOC – Homewood-Flossmoor Parents Association hosts a Meet & Greet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in H-F High School’s South Building TLC. Learn about leadership and volunteer opportunities with HFPA, and meet incoming Principal Clinton Alexander and Superintendent-Elect Scott Wakeley. SOUTH AFRICAN HOUSE MUSIC – Another installment of[Read More…]