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Homewood businesses will raise funds for the Cancer Support Center during Random Acts of Kindness Week

Flossmoor owned Sept. 11 this year, with festive activities from just after sunup to after sundown.

Runners gathered before 7 a.m. for the second running of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, many of them stretching and doing other warmup routines on Sterling Road among the booths and tables already set up for Flossmoor Fest.

The annual festival, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, began shortly after the Hidden Gem awards presentations ended.

Following a performance by Sam Calhoon and Timeless Evolution, Mayor Michelle Nelson introduced elected officials and other dignitaries, then reminded festival visitors . . .

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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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