Milestones: Maywood Native Paris Lee Makes ISU Basketball History For … | Village Salutes 100-year-0ld

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Paris Lee #1 of the Illinois State Redbirds looks to keep the ball in bounds against the Wichita State Shockers during the MVC Basketball Tournament Semifinals at the Scottrade Center on March 7, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. | Caption and photo by Getty Images/Dilip Vishwanat.

Friday, February 26, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || Updated: 5:20 PM

Paris Lee, 20, a sophomore point guard for Illinois State University, made that school’s athletic history books during a 70-53 win in Carbondale on Feb. 25 against Southern Illinois University.

Lee, a Proviso East Pirate, led all scorers with 21 points, a career high, according to SB Nation. Lee’s two steals also moved him “into second place on the Redbirds all-time list with 182. He is 40 behind record holder Ron Jones.”

Lee’s performance boosted his team into second place in the Missouri Valley conference. They “can finish no lower than third heading into the conference tournament.”

As a Pirate, Lee averaged over 10 points and 5 assists a game, helping a 29-4 team advance to the Illinois High School Association 4A semifinal game, where they lost to eventual state champion Chicago Simeon. Lee also played for the renowned Mac Irvin Fire AAU program.

Maywood salutes 100-year-old Bithella Bulger

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100-year-old Bithelle Bulger with (left to right): Maywood Police Sgt. Daryl Fairley, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon, Maywood employee Jonette Greenhow and Maywood Deputy Police Chief Elijah Willis. | Photo courtesy Maywood Police Department.

At a Feb. 24 Maywood Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the village Board of Trustees presented Bithelle Bulger with a resolution marking her 100th birthday.

The longtime Maywood resident turned 100 on Feb. 25, according to the resolution, which noted that Bulger “continues to amaze everyone with her positive attitude and her ever-present warm and friendly smile.”

It also noted that Bulger “is a faithful member of the community and it is well known that few have accomplished as much in their lifetimes as Mrs. Bulger,” who still leads a full life and maintains a good sense of humor.”

Maywood Fine Arts To Kickoff New Studio Construction With March 5 Fundraiser

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[MAYWOOD FINE ARTS] Maywood Fine Arts and Stairway of the Stars Alumni are coming back to Maywood to put on a show that shouldn’t be missed. Over 30 Alumni will be performing on March 5 at Maywood Fine Arts.

The show entitled “Dig a Little Deeper” features dancing, singing and comedy skits performed by this extremely talented group. Stop by the old bank vault for a beer, wine or a signature “Stairway Girl” cocktail. Margaritas and Tamales will be served in the newly renovated art studio.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the night and our band, Phase 2, will hit the stage at 11 PM.  This fundraiser will also kickoff the construction of the brand new $1.8 Million Dollar Dance Studio, which will unify Maywood’s Arts District.

The show has a casino/construction theme and the message is to “Double Down” and give to the children of Maywood and its surrounding communities.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking “Dig a Little Deeper” by clicking here. VFP

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