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Wards’ international romance blossomed through postcards

Longtime Homewood residents and active community members Dave Ward, and his wife, Jacoba “Yoka” Ward, describe their lives together as “serendipitous” and charming.   Ward, the former superintendent of Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor, said: “I was a pretty shy guy, Yoka can tell you; I’m a much better conversationalist[Read More…]

AP African American Studies course coming to H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is one of fewer than 200 high schools across the country selected by the College Board for a new Advanced Placement African American Studies course. “Not every school in the country has been given the opportunity to offer this course,” said Superintendent Scott Wakeley at the District[Read More…]

Cancer Support Center’s Texas Hold’em benefit is Feb. 11

Gather around the poker table at the 19th annual Texas Hold’em Tournament benefitting the Cancer Support Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Balagio Ristorante, 17500 Dixie Highway in Homewood.  Registration is $175 in advance or $200 at the door. The fee covers tournament entry, food and open bar. Spectators can[Read More…]

‘DRUMLine Live’ returns to GSU on Feb. 4

Governors State University (GSU) Center for Performing Arts’ will welcome “DRUMLine Live” back to its stage for the fourth time. The high-energy performance will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. “DRUMLine Live” was created by the musical team behind the hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat.” The show[Read More…]

Park district works to meet pickleball demands

Pickleball players need more court space, and the staff at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club are working to accommodate their needs. Players came before the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners twice in December asking for changes. At the Jan. 17 board meeting, it was announced that the club[Read More…]

Flossmoor Trustee Joni Bradley-Scott helps fill care packages with treats for area first responders. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

MLK Day: Plan4Success volunteers provide sweets for first responders, socks for unhoused

While steady rain fell outside, Plan4Success founder Nicole Brookens worked inside Flossmoor Village Hall to prep the system that would soon produce dozens of care packages for first responders and organize donations of socks for area shelters. “It’s an assembly line,” she said.  The project was one of more than 20 that[Read More…]

The Inspirational Voices choir performs gospel music to a live backing band. (Andrew Burke-Stevenson/H-F Chronicle)

H-F High School’s 7th annual Pursuing the Dream conference features music, poetry and essays

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students performed music and read their poetry and essays at the seventh annual Pursuing the Dream conference in H-F High School’s Mall Auditorium on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Martin Luther King Day event also featured a panel of local authors, a speech about Black[Read More…]

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