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The tennis court is like a second home to Sylvia Gothard. She will be honored Feb. 5 by the United States Tennis Association for a career devoted to tennis.(Photos by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

Watching Wimbledon, Sylvia Gothard got so hooked on tennis that it led to her 45-year career around the game that still brings her to the courts at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet Club at least once a week.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Midwest Section will honor Gothard, of Homewood, at its awards . . .

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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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