Maywood Native, Author to Visit Walther Christian Academy,  March 24 | Maywood Library to Remove Late Fees, March 20 – April 1
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Maywood Native, Author to Visit Walther Christian Academy, March 24 | Maywood Library to Remove Late Fees, March 20 – April 1

Dr. Edmond Kelly. | Photo: Edmond Kelly/Facebook March 20, 2014 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews [Walter Christian Academy Release]: Dr. Edmond Kelly who was raised in Maywood and graduated from Walther Lutheran High School in 1995 recently announced the publication of his first book How ONE Choice Directs Your Destiny. How ONE Choice Directs your … Continue reading

‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals
Arts & Culture / Community Notebook / Events

‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals

Christopher Jackson and Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Saturday inside of Stairway of the Stars in Maywood. |  William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  March 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Alvin Ailey instructor and Chicago native Christopher Jackson guided Maywood Fine Arts dancers through a rehearsal of “Sleeping Beauty’s” … Continue reading

D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’
Community Notebook / Education / Events

D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’

Students, staff and teachers of District 89 celebrate a district-wide Black History Month event on Feb. 28. | Photos submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews District 89 ended Black History Month with a district-wide celebration on Feb. 28 at Jane Addams Elementary School, 910 Division St., in Melrose Park. According to … Continue reading

Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer
Community Notebook / Religion

Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer

Individuals praying during a prayer walk held in Maywood in 2014. | File Friday, February 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2 p.m. Evangelist Darlene Barber said she’s tired of reading about crime in Maywood, so next month, she and the evangelism team of God’s Heritage Full Gospel Ministries, 1200 S. 5th Ave. … Continue reading

Photo Essay: During a Ceremony Held in Their Honor, Area Pastors Got to Relax in the Pews for a Change
Community Notebook / Religion

Photo Essay: During a Ceremony Held in Their Honor, Area Pastors Got to Relax in the Pews for a Change

A Feb. 19 event at Second Baptist Church in Maywood honored the area’s pastors and religious leaders. | Sebastian Hidalgo/Village Free Press Monday, February 20, 2017 || By Sebastian Hidalgo || @maywoodnews On Sunday, the Second Baptist Church in Maywood held a special black tie ceremony honoring Proviso Township’s pastors and particularly its own of … Continue reading

Maywood Library Club Produces 13-Year-Old Chess Champion
Arts & Culture / Community Notebook / Noted

Maywood Library Club Produces 13-Year-Old Chess Champion

Gordon Hanson, center, with Rickover tournament participants (left to right): Kaitlyn Franco, Jocelyn Gutierrez, Roslyn Gutierrez, Dimitri Stubblefield, Jalen Jones, Yanni Smith and Carter Dawson. | Submitted photo Thursday, February 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 2 p.m. The Maywood Library Chess Club meets every week at the Maywood Public Library under … Continue reading

Autism Awareness Leader, the Focus of a PBS Special, Uses Maywood, River Forest to Illustrate Disorder’s Racial Divide
Community Notebook / Health / Noted

Autism Awareness Leader, the Focus of a PBS Special, Uses Maywood, River Forest to Illustrate Disorder’s Racial Divide

A PBS NewsHour segment profiles Debra Vines, below left, James Harlan and their adult son Jason Harlan, pictured above during his childhood years. | Screenshot Tuesday, February 7, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Debra Vines, the founder and executive director of the Forest Park-based nonprofit The Answer, Inc., looked into the camera … Continue reading