Allisa Opyd
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Homewood events manager departs for new position with Windy City

Anyone who has attended a Homewood festival in the past decade might have seen a woman wearing a straw-colored, narrow-brimmed fedora. Very likely she was moving fast.

That was Allisa Opyd, Homewood's events manager for the past 11 years, the energetic spirit and lead organizer of the village's many festivals.

Allisa Opyd

Opyd's career has taken a new turn. Friday, Aug. 19, was her last day with the village. The next Monday, she started work with Windy City Cannabis, which has a number of medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in . . .

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