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Homewood library’s overgrown flowerbed gets special attention from volunteers 

The overgrown plants in the circular flower bed at the Homewood Public Library have been transplanted to make way for a new variety of Illinois prairie plants.

Library Director Colleen Waltman said the board recognized that something needed to be done about the plants that draped over the walkway and hid the statute of a boy and girl reading. 

“The discussions about building on the extant native landscaping on the property began last year when we investigated the possibility of getting a landscaping service knowledgeable about natives,” said Adrienne River, the board president. “I . . .

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  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
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