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James Hart students can reclaim decades-old art from Homewood Public Library

Students sometimes fail to pick up works of art at the ends of semesters, and some art teachers are reluctant to throw out unclaimed work.John Ray, retired James Hart School art teacher, kept student art for years, and he recently sought the help of the Homewood Public Library to give former students an opportunity to reclaim their artwork.For the next few weeks, the library is making the art available for Ray's former students to reclaim if they wish. The collection is located in the main library area, just inside the lobby doors, according to Library Director . . .

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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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