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Children’s musical presented by H-F Theater students Sept. 26, 27 and 28

Joan Mahler finished cleaning out her classroom at Heather Hill School on May 15, a project that had started at the beginning of the academic year. She brought home boxes of class materials and lots of the mementos that you collect during a 29-year teaching career.

“I know what’s in there,” she said. “Notes from kids and their parents. Pictures that my students drew. Mimeographed sheets – remember those? Some of this goes back to the ‘70s. I have to go through all of it.”

For years, she always had a hamster in her classroom, and the occasional . . .

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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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