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The Giving Season

  Nancy Hill, left, and Maryann Wild, both of Lansing,  work together to fill macarons during a hands-on  macaron class held at Bakewell Bakery in Flossmoor.  (Photos by Carrie Steinweg/H-F Chronicle) 

If you find yourself intimidated by baking, it may seem extremely daunting to think of tackling something complex, like a macaron -- those delicate and colorful sweet meringue-based, ganache-filled sandwich confections that have been a longtime favorite in France and Italy.

  Pat Ledsham, pastry  chef and co-owner of . . .

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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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