Joe Garcia brings out the Page Avenue spooks for Halloween

  Organizers of the annual Irons Oaks Christmas tree  recycling project express their gratitude to members  of the community who use the service. (Provided photo)


For the seventh straight year, Homewood and Flossmoor residents can recycle their holiday trees at the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, Western Avenue at Vollmer Road.Trees can be dropped off between Dec. 26 and Jan. 18 at the center. Trees must be completely free of ornaments, tinsel, tags and plastic.Volunteers will . . .

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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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