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Presidential election voter registration drive Saturday

Marcia Schwieterman waters tomato plants at the H-F garden.

Is it hard to start an organic garden? Three Homewood-Flossmoor High School students will tell you the task has been an enjoyable learning experience for them, their fellow students and community members.

An in-ground wateringsystem was laid in the gardenbeds, and marigolds arehelping to keep crittersat bay.

These days there’s plenty of lush greenery in the Homewood-Flossmoor community garden despite the cool temperatures, and some would say too many rainy days, in May and June.

Those setbacks . . .

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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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