The Homewood Star
A2 • May 2015
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Participants in the annual Way of the Cross service processed from Homewood Central Park along Oxmoor Road on Good Friday. A group of Homewood ministers led the group in readings and prayers centered around Jesus’ death on the cross. Photo by Madoline Markham.
Editor’s Note By Madoline Markham We Love Homewood Day feels like every day, not just May 2. If you were at the Homewood Grown event last month, you know what I mean. There couldn’t have been a dry eye in the room after the video they showed about the Teacher Impact Awards ended. Still vivid in my mind are kids talking about the love of music Teresa McKibben instilled in them at Edgewood Elementary, the way Jerome Isley’s spoke of his sister who had special needs inspiring him to become a teacher and how Steve Sills leads by example to teach Homewood
Middle School students about character. I feel like everywhere I turn I am hearing stories of how individuals are united as Homewoodians. The Miner family is recruiting their Edgewood neighbors to participate in an event close to their hearts, Motherwalk, as it moves to Homewood this month (see our cover story), and the Duncan family is bringing a new business to West Homewood that is also acting as a catalyst for longterm development in the area (see our other cover story). Andrea and David Snyder, Homewood residents
themselves, want to make the farmer’s market in SoHo more of a place of fellowship for the community this year, as we detail on page A18. Once again, this issue was easy for me to put together because Homewood is so ripe with stories, events and community spirit. Be sure to come out to Homewood Central Park on the 2nd for a special celebration of the city we celebrate every day. I hope to see you there!
The Homewood Star Dan Starnes Keith McCoy Madoline Markham David Knox Katie Turpen Sydney Cromwell Roy L. Williams Madison Miller Karim Shamsi-Basha Emily VanderMey Matthew Allen Rhonda Smith Warren Caldwell Don Harris Michelle Salem Haynes Copy Editor: Louisa Jeffries Contributing Writer: Lauren Denton Published by: Homewood Star LLC
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