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Hands from the Heartland to hold final meeting of the year

Hands from the Heartland will be holding its final meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Saturday, and homeless veterans will be warmer this winter for their efforts.

The group will spend two hours knitting or crotcheting woolen items that will be provided to homeless veterans from the region who are registered at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in Chicago, according to spokeswoman Mary McDermed.

The group will meet for two hours at Homewood Public Library.

Last October, the group donated 800 items to the hospital, McDermed said, and that's the goal for this year, too.

"Although we . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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