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Local woman takes advantage of U.S. thaw with Cuba to visit island nation

Cuba has been off-limits for most American travelers since the 1959 revolution that brought the late Fidel Castro to power, but one local woman took advantage of the nascent thaw between the two nations and visited Havana in October.

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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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