Hobo Jungle a fun way to teach safety

When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, make lemonade.One Homewood woman recently took the sour taste of an anonymous scolding and decided to go another direction.From lemons, she made a flock of flamingos.

  Leslie Bolser, center, and friends   celebrate after planting a flock   of plastic flamingos in Bolser's   yard, a gesture of playful   defiance following what they   deemed a bullying letter   scolding Bolser for the state   of her lawn.

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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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