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Flossmoor trustees cancel Jan. 5 meeting, plan to meet Jan. 20

One day, they are filled with bright lights and sparkling ornaments. They are the centerpiece of holiday celebrations and a yearly family tradition. Children gaze in wonder at their beauty and never forget the spectacle.

The next day they are mulch, among the humblest of all plant matter.

Such is the life of a Christmas tree. But the cycle — from  shining  symbol of the season to ground-up trunk and needles — has become a tradition all its own.

Volunteers endure cold drizzleto help area residents recycletheir Christmas trees . . .

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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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