Folk singer entertaining April 8 at coffee house

  Dave Lotz, right, receives congratulations on his   retirement from Homewood Trustee Barbara   Dawkins while Trustee Lisa Purcell looks on.   (Photo by Quincy Crump/H-F Chronicle) Dave Lotz is moving on after 33 years as a mechanic for the village of Homewood. The village board honored Lotz at its June 27 meeting with a proclamation. His retirement was official June 30. “It hits you deep in your heart (to be recognized),” Lotz said. “I’ve worked here for 33 years and I’ve always enjoyed . . .

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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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