Friday, November 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Shavonne Henry, pictured last year at the first Thanksgiving Day celebration honoring Eugene Moore month after he passed.| File
The organizers of the annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration in honor of the late Eugene “Gene” Moore, a former state representative and Cook County Recorder of Deeds, are calling for volunteers and donations of food or money ahead of the Nov. 23 event.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A child participating in last Thursday’s “Trunk-or-Treat” event in Bellwood. | Kim Livingston-Smith/Facebook
During Ferrara Candy Company’s first-ever “Trunk-or-Treat” event, more than 300 kids received at least 1,000 pounds of donated Ferrara candy brands like Trolli, Lemonhead and Brach’s.
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Monday, October 9, 2017 || Photos by Alexa Rogals || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Proviso East High School color guard perform on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Proviso East High School hosted its annual Homecoming parade, which started at Maywood’s Winfield Scott Park, before heading northbound and turning on Washington Blvd. From there, the paraders went east to Proviso East, where the Pirates played their crosstown rivals, the Proviso West Panthers.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Gordon Hanson instructing members of the Maywood Chess Club last year. | Submitted
This Saturday, Oct. 7, the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave., will host a chess tournament organized by Gordon Hanson, the founder of the Maywood Chess Club, and chess coach Esteban Guitierrez.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12:11 p.m.
The annual Proviso East Homecoming Parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7. Participants will line up at 8 a.m., and the parade will begin at 9 a.m.
Anyone interested in participating should report to color guard coach Rodney Smith the morning of the parade at Winfield Scott Park, located at 19th Ave. and Maywood Dr. in Maywood, where the parade route begins.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Brenda Windmon, 48, still has a photo of her 14-year-old brother, Michael Jones, which was snapped as he lay in the hospital near death and recently removed from surgery, his head swaddled in gauze the color of staunched blood, his face obscured by tape and tubes.
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Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Debra Vines, founder of The Answer Inc., and her son, Jason, who is autistic. | Photo courtesy Debra Vines
Earlier this month, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson presented Debra Vines, the founder of the Answer Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support services for autistic individuals and their families, with a proclamation declaring Sept. 25 Autism Day in Broadview.
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