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Visiting the neighbor’s yard for parties, piñatas and puppies

Massimo Martinez was wearing a big grin to top off his outfit: a policeman’s vest, a badge, a policeman’s cap and shades.    Kindergartener Massimo  Martinez gets a high-five from  Homewood Events Manager  Allisa Opyd during the  recording session of a public  service video that focuses on  school bus safety tips for  drivers. (Photos by Eric Crump/  H-F Chronicle) 

The recent kindergarten graduate was portraying a police officer in a bit of public safety theater. He and a . . .

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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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