Category: Community

Photos of the Week: Chris Epps Tends to His Maywood Garden

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || Photos by Spooner Baumann/Spooner Photography || @maywoodnews 

Christopher Epps, 36, is the full-time gardener who is slowly, deliberately making the Proviso Partners Giving Garden the start of what he hopes will be a paradigm shift in how Proviso Township residents relate to the food they eat.

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PASO to Host DACA Community Meeting in Melrose Park, Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Demonstrators during the Sept. 5 protests in downtown Chicago against Trump’s decision to end DACA. | Paul Goyette 

The Sept. 5 decision by President Donald Trump to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) — a program enacted by the administration of former president Barack Obama that shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation — has prompted demonstrations across the country.

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See Entertainment Lineup for the Taste of Melrose Park, Sept. 1 – 3

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The 36th Annual Taste of Melrose Park will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 at Melrose Park Village Complex, near the northwest corner of 25th Ave. and Lake St.

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A Maywood Resident Helps Beautify A Hillside Garden

Saturday, August 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Feature photo: Vicki Haas, third from right, in the Old Schoolhouse Community Garden in Hillside with volunteers who helped construct a greenhouse on Aug. 24, 2017. || Submitted

Maywood resident Vicki Haas was in Hillside on Aug. 24 to help volunteers with the Old Schoolhouse Community Garden assemble a greenhouse, which was purchased through a grant that Haas helped the organization secure from Home Depot.

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Walther Christian, Area Fire Dept.’s Get $48K in Donated Equipment

Friday, August 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Recently, Walther Christian Academy, along with three local fire departments, received a total of over $48,000 in donated life safety equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

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Maywood Residents Plan First ‘Friends and Family’ Picnic

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

Community members in Maywood have organized a first-ever I Am Maywood, I Am My Village Friends and Family Picnic, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m., at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located between 1st and 5th Avenues on Fred Hampton Way (Oak St.).

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