Lessons from five decades teaching preschool

Preschool might look simple. In some ways, it is. Nan Wexler of Homewood has more than five decades of experience teaching the littlest students. She currently teaches at FCC Weekday Preschool in Flossmoor, where she has been for more than 10 years. Before that, she taught for four decades at[Read More…]

Mia Cavalieri as the Cat in the Hat with Erin Graves perform on the Freedom Hall stage during the Spotlight Performance Academy’s production of “Suessical Jr.” (Eric Crump photos/H-F Chronicle)

Performing arts: Spotlight Performance Academy answers community need to perform

If Spotlight Performance Academy were a flower, it would be bursting into bloom. And sending out rhizomes. The community performing arts organization is growing in every direction, adding members, adding programs and adding connections to other arts organizations. Spotlight is a non-profit organization that grew out of Bel Canto Children’s[Read More…]

Hands from the Heart project gives warmth

The board room in Homewood Village Hall was filled with two kinds of warmth on Oct. 28, the kind offered by knitted hats and scarves to those who are unhoused, and the kind created by generous volunteers who do the knitting (and crocheting). More than 20 volunteers with Hands from[Read More…]

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