Following a unique fundraiser last weekend, nearly 30 art-lovers went home with treasures specially created for the event. And they may even be able to sit on them. “Pull Up a Chair,” sponsored by the Flossmoor Public Art Commission, was deemed a major success that attracted 129 attendees and raised[Read More…]
Homewood District 153 invites the community to a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 18, that will officially open the SMART Lab at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave. Parents and residents will get a first-hand look between 6 and 7 p.m. at how students are using the[Read More…]
The Grande Prairie Singers will mark their 40th anniversary season opening with a “Winterlude 2016” concert on Dec. 11. “We’re always seeking to move up in terms of the kinds of music we do,” said Jo Rodenberg, the group’s artistic director. “We do extremely diverse things. We love to do[Read More…]
Governors State University’s Theatre and Performance Studies students will present “Fat Pig” Oct. 29 and 30 and Nov. 3 and 4 at the Center for Performing Arts on campus. This is the eighth production by Governors State’s Theatre and Performance Studies (TAPS) program. The play will be performed in-the-round on[Read More…]
With the arrest of two men last weekend, Flossmoor police say they may have solved a string of burglaries from unlocked parked cars. More than a dozen car burglaries were reported to Flossmoor police in the last two weeks. Seven burglaries were reported on Sept. 30 and six were reported[Read More…]
Seventh grade girls team Parker Junior High School’s cross country teams swept the South Suburban Junior High School Association conference meet. Parker’s runners placed first in all four categories at the meet, which took place Oct. 3 at Apollo Park in Homewood. Seventh grade boys team A total[Read More…]
The presidential election of 2016 is rapidly nearing an end. Although neither candidate has visited the Homewood-Flossmoor area this year, a number of presidential candidates, presidents and a former president have visited the area in the past.
Test score results show students in Homewood District 153 generally meeting and exceeding anticipated student outcomes. That’s good, says Superintendent Dale Mitchell, but the district’s strategy is to take those numbers and use them to improve the growth of student learning. Under the state’s Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), at[Read More…]
The village of Homewood will honor the latest inductees in the Homewood Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. A noon luncheon at Ravisloe Country Club will be followed by the ceremony for the biennial induction. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 13, to make reservations to attend.
BOOgie Nights, one of the Homewood-Flossmoor area’s premier costume parties, is returning for its ninth year. This year’s party will flash back to the era of platform shoes, disco outfits and lots of hair. Organizers say costume attire from the 1970s and 1980s is highly encouraged. Hosted by The Community[Read More…]