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April Food Day drive Saturdays in Homewood

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If you’re a sports fan, you may be familiar with the DirecTV ad constantly running in which a couple watches streaming live TV and streaming movies, and the two blur. “Serena Williams … Wonder Woman … Serena … Wonder Woman.” Memorably, a tennis ball spills John McEnroe’s drink and he comments, “You can’t be serious!”

And all I can think of is my friend Ngozi Okorafor, who passed away too early on Nov. 23. A six-foot-tall Amazon black tennis player who became a labor lawyer and public servant, Ngozi’s life force exemplifies both of their stories, Serena . . .

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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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