Category: Lives

Village People: Tom Kunkel Is Building A Local Reclamation Renaissance

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Tom Kunkel, on the roof of his Urban Pioneer Group facility in Forest Park. | Forest Park Review file 

Just up the street from his old stomping grounds at ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St. In Maywood, Tom Kunkel is building a revolution in values and living. A quick scansion of his body of work proves the point.

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Hundreds Mourn Beloved East Dance Coach Who ‘Bled Royal Blue’

Saturday, August 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Members of the Proviso East Pirateers dance in tribute to their coach, Tiffany Battle, who died on Aug. 3. Battle’s Aug. 11 funeral was held at Proviso East, her alma mater. | Photo: Proviso East Class of 2003 Fund 

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Village People: Stella Johnson Has Her 102nd Birthday In Maywood

Monday, August 6, 2018 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Stella Johnson celebrates her 102nd birthday with a relative in Maywood on Aug. 3. | Shanel Romain 

Time takes its toll on everyone – even someone who has lived for more than a century in fairly good health. As recently as around her 101st birthday, Stella Johnson may have been struggling with glaucoma and arthritis, but her mind was still sharp.

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