Author: Quinton R. Arthur

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Present history: The Conservatory and the tradition of Black-owned record stores

Chogie, left, and Tony Fields, owners of The Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl, celebrate the second anniversary of their shop in downtown Flossmoor. The store offers vinyl records, events and mid-century modern furnishings. (Andrew Burke-Stevenson/The Conservatory) Note: This Q&A is part of an occasional series linking today’s local Black-owned businesses to their[Read More…]

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Recycling kits help educate students remotely

Homewood Disposal recycling kits have helped local kids learn about environmental responsibility through the pandemic. (Provided photo) Though classroom teaching has mostly been virtual this past year, Homewood Disposal did not slow down on implementing recycling education. The company distributed Recycling Education Toolkits to the communities it serves so students[Read More…]

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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