You were there because we were there: June 2021

The theme of the June edition was rejuvenation as the community emerged, quickly but cautiously, from its pandemic hibernation.

With COVID-19 case numbers falling below state-established thresholds, the restrictions that were designed to keep us as safe as possible during the winter surge were eased, then lifted.

The sense of relief was palpable as people came out to public gatherings for the first time in more than a year.

The cover feature by Carole Sharwarko was on the resumption of summer camps, those traditions of learning and summer fun for kids.

As happens sometimes with a monthly publication, something happen after deadline that have to wait until the next issue.

Flossmoor’s first woman mayor, Michelle Nelson, and new trustees elected in April, were sworn in May 3, but the story of that historic event came in the June edition.

We also published a story by Bill Jones that featured longtime mayor Paul Braun reflecting on his two decades as an elected official in Flossmoor.

Our series featuring retiring educators continued, with stories about Ric Druse, James Hart science teacher; Michelle Piper, Homewood-Flossmoor High School science teacher; Tammy Green, H-F social worker; and Adrienne Olsen, James Hart music teacher. We also featured Greg Lawrence, who left the District 153 Board of Education after many years of service.

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December 30, 2021 at 10:49AM

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