At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga
Community Notebook / Events / Health / Lifestyle

At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga

Senior citizens participate in Chair Yoga during the April 22 Ideas for Life Senior Fair held in Maywood. Below, a senior receives a free health screening. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews More than 100 senior citizens packed the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., last Saturday … Continue reading

Maywood Students Represent Village in Washington D.C.
Community Notebook / Government / Noted

Maywood Students Represent Village in Washington D.C.

Maywood youth delegates with their parents and/or guardians, and Trustee Isiah Brandon, far left. | Below, they pose with other members of the Maywood Board of Trustees. || Michael Romain/VFP Monday, April 24, 2017 || By Community Editor|| @maywoodnews Earlier this month, five high school students selected to represent Maywood as youth delegates at the … Continue reading

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup

A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon in Maywood for the 3rd Annual Village-Pride, Village-Wide cleanup. | Below, participant Michael Robinson wearing a custom Maywood t-shirt he designed and is currently selling as another demonstration of village pride. | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, April 21, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4/24/17 A crowd of hundreds of … Continue reading

After Closing for Facelift, Ferrara Candy Store Reopens
Business / Community Notebook / Noted

After Closing for Facelift, Ferrara Candy Store Reopens

The new and improved interior of Ferrara Candy store in Forest Park. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 || By Tom Holmes for Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews Sylvia Avila, who has worked at the Ferrara Candy Company’s outlet store at 7301 Harrison St. for 35 years, and Carmen Montano, who has been … Continue reading

Maywood Gears Up For Senior Fair, Village Pride-Village Wide on Saturday
Community Notebook / Events

Maywood Gears Up For Senior Fair, Village Pride-Village Wide on Saturday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  On this upcoming Saturday, April 22, Maywood will be teeming with people, most of them volunteers and participants busily involved in two major events that will be happening simultaneously. The Village of Maywood, along with other organizations like Solutions for Care, the National Alliance on Mental … Continue reading

D209 Students: Write an Essay for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes Totaling $600, Free Professional Prom Photos and More
Community Notebook / Notification

D209 Students: Write an Essay for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes Totaling $600, Free Professional Prom Photos and More

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Village Free Press is sponsoring an essay contest open to all students in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 who plan on attending prom this year. Incentives include three $300, $200 and $100 cash prizes given to the winners, in addition to free professional … Continue reading

Maywood Library Director to Be Inducted Into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame
Community Notebook / Maywood Public Library

Maywood Library Director to Be Inducted Into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Stan Huntington, the longtime executive director of the Maywood Public Library, will be formally inducted into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on April 7 at the Charles A. Hayes Center in Chicago. Huntington will be honored along with other … Continue reading