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Smiles Change Lives honors Lisa Grant for her volunteer efforts

Dr. Lisa Grant, an orthodontist in Homewood, will be honored Sept. 23 at the Sixth Annual Gini Awards program for her volunteer efforts to improve children’s oral health. 

She will receive the award for her many efforts at helping others and her commitment to giving back to her community through SCL. The Smiles Change Lives (SCL) organization banquet will be in Kansas City.

The Gini Award is named in honor of SCL founder Virginia “Gini” Brown. Today nearly 750 orthodontists nationwide participate with the organization. To date, more than 8,000 children nationwide . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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