Tag: Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

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Celebrating the mighty oak

Teens move through the oaks canopy on the high ropescourse at Irons Oaks. (Provided photo/H-F Park District)  “I encourage you to open your eyes to observe how fortunate we are in our region to have these oaks we take for granted,” said Cheryl Vargo, manager of Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center[Read More…]

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Grants helping Irons Oaks maintain its oak population

The grove of stately oak trees at Irons Oaks will get special attention thanks to two grants awarded to the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.

Irons Oaks meeting rooms to get new flooring

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District agreed to a nearly $12,000 expenditure to do improvements at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. At their meeting on Dec. 20, the commissioners approved a purchase of $6,361 for new COREtec Plus flooring from ProSource Wholesale Floorings, and $5,620 for O’Kelly’s Custom Carpet and Painting to[Read More…]

Initiative to recycle holiday lights, trees opens Nov. 21

Whether at the beginning of your holiday decorating or at the end, the Homewood-Flossmoor community has holiday recycling options. When you’re getting your holiday lights ready, remember to dispose of the old or unusable strings through recycling. Collection stations are open from Monday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 18, at[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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