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Panio Law LB May 1-31 2019

The Great Squirrel War ended about eight years ago when we installed a bird feeder that the crafty, furry critters were unable to climb.

Last month, it looked like our backyard squirrels were poised to resume the conflict. We watched in horror as long-tailed commandos made the jump from our catalpa tree, and shuddered when some landed on the feeder.

We should have known that such a day of reckoning would eventually come. We planted the catalpa in 2013 and it has turned into a big, healthy tree. That meant, inevitably, that the catalpa would branch out toward . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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