Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths
Community Development / Noted / Religion

Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths

Min. Albert Johnson during PTMAN’s summer youth employment orientation session at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside. | Michael Romain/VFP Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Roughly two dozen young people are gearing up to start summer jobs this month as part of a program initiated a year ago by the Proviso Township … Continue reading

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer
Community Development / Community Notebook / Food

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews During the summer, numerous social service organizations and churches will serve as free summer meal sites. Free healthy and nutritious summer meals are available for teenagers and children under 18 years old while school is out. The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the … Continue reading

Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and  Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work

Newly installed lifeguards at Fred Hampton Aquatic Center prepare for a photograph with Maywood and Proviso East officials on June 12. | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, June 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a short ceremony held outside of the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 Oak St. in Maywood on June 12, a … Continue reading

Volunteers Spruce Up Maywood’s  17th Ave. Peace Garden
Community Development / Community Notebook / Environment

Volunteers Spruce Up Maywood’s 17th Ave. Peace Garden

Maywood firefighters water the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood on Saturday. | Photos provided  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews On Saturday, June 3, volunteers worked to spruce up the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood. The garden, the brainchild of Maywood Youth Mentoring founder and executive director … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Check Out This Cool Promo Video About ReUse Depot in Maywood
Community Development / Noted

Bits & Pieces: Check Out This Cool Promo Video About ReUse Depot in Maywood

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Maywood videographer Mike Dawson recently created this neat promotional video about ReUse Depot, one of the largest reusable building material retailers in the Chicago metro area. The massive retailer is located at 50 W. Madison in Maywood — next door to Village Hall. The store occupies the … Continue reading