Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A new fishing peer and clubhouse improvements are just some of the improvements the H-F Park District is considering for the 183rd Street and Governors Highway park.
Dolphin Lake may soon be seeing nearly one million dollars in renovations, according to the Sun-Times Media. H-F Park District Director Debbie Kopas says the district has been planning on making improvements to the 183rd Street and Governors Highway location for years now. "With the current economy, all of our capital has been going to infastructure and maintaining our aging facilities," Kopas said in an email. "We're excited to do something that's more fun than infrastructure." Possible improvements include a new fishing pier, pavilion, shoreline restoration and clubhouse improvements. “It’s on the corner and it’s pretty unattractive,” Kopas told the Sun-Times media. “We’d like it to be beautiful and put a smile on the face of the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The H-F Park District is hoping you will come out on May 4 and help get our local parks in tip-top shape for summer.
May is almost here, and that means it’s time to mark your calendars for the H-F Park District’s annual Park Pride Day. Hundreds of residents will gather at their preferred parks throughout town on May 4 to help beautify our parks for summer use. It’s also a great opportunity to meet neighbors and socialize. Work begins at your favorite park around 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. with a free lunch provided by local businesses at Irwin Park. All volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt as a thank-you. And for those who really want to step up to the plate, the H-F Park District is looking for park captains to help organize efforts. If you’re up to the challenge, call the park district at 708-957-0300.
Monday, April 8, 2013
All three of the candidates running for two open H-F Park District commissioner seats posted blogs on Patch soliciting your vote.
On April 9, voters will decide which two candidates of three running for H-F Park District commissioner will secure the 6-year term. In this race, current H-F Park District Preisdent Steve Johnson is running for re-election against long-time commissioner and incumbent Sue Bertram and newcomer Rebecca Bright-Pugh—a Homewood school teacher. Click on the names below to view the different candidates' respective blog posts: You can find all three of these blog posts and more in our Local Voices section. Want to blog on Patch? Get started here.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Anyone who adopts a dog between now and July 31 will be eligible for $10 off membership to Rover’s Run Dog Park.
If there were ever an ideal time to adopt a pet in H-F, it’s now. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is offering $10 off membership to Rover’s Run Dog Park for anyone who adopts a dog between now and July 31. PR Coordinator Bob Birgel said the park district decided to offer the shelter dog special after reading Mayor Richard Hofeld’s offer to personally pay for village licenses for all adopted dogs and cats. Check out the park district website for more information on how to join. Get in on the conversation. Join H-F Patch today.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Voters will be asked to vote for two of the three candidates running in this contested race.
There are five Park District Board commissioners. The board meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Goldberg Center. For more information, check out their website. In this contested election, voters will be asked to vote for two of the three candidates running. Back to Election Central
Friday, December 14, 2012
Representatives from Homewood’s other taxing bodies appeared at the Dec. 11 meeting to ask the board to table a vote to spend nearly $1 million in economic development so a joint meeting could be held to discuss the decision.
Homewood trustees passed an agreement to provide $900,000 in TIF money for the development of a new downtown hotel, but not without considerable opposition from the village’s other taxing bodies. Their chief complaint? The village failed to give them a fair warning of such a large impending financial decision. READ: Planned Downtown Hotel Receives $900,000 from Village “Our school district was taken aback by the sudden emergence of the proposed financial assistance package for the downtown hotel project …” Shelly Marks, School District 153 Board President, said. In response, Marks presented the board with a list of questions compiled from her district, the H-F Park District, the Homewood Public Library and H-F High School District 233. She…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A local resident shares his frustrations with the way land is being used along the southern boundary of Millennium Park.
Monday, September 24, 2012
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The H-F Racquet Club wants to help you celebrate it.
Monday, July 30, 2012
A preview of the events and activities scheduled for the upcoming week in our Patch calendar.
FIND THESE EVENTS (AND MORE!) AND POST YOUR OWN ON OUR PATCH CALENDAR. When/where? 9 p.m. at the Irwin Center Join this friendly group to learn or improve your painting skills. Paint what interests you: flowers, landscapes, still life. All levels welcome. When/where? 10:30 a.m. at Flossmoor Country Club Join fellow golf enthusiasts for an exciting opportunity to play with the pros! This premier event begins with a luncheon and wraps up with an elegant post-round dinner and program featuring great raffle prizes and a live auction. Pro-Am is hosted by the Flossmoor Country Club. When/where? 4 p.m. at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center Drop in Wednesday nights and challenge yourself to the 36’ Climbing Tower, Crate Stacking and Slack-…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Pre-registered players will receive lunch and a Wiffle® Fest t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams.