Category: Lives

Village People: Aaron Canino Sketches Landscapes Real And Imagined

Sunday, April 25, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Aaron Canino, 28, said that he was inspired to start drawing architectural landscapes while a student in Mr. Jenkins’s art class at Proviso West. He’s been drawing with a passion ever since — from iconic New York cityscapes to local landmarks to buildings that are material only in Canino’s imagination.

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East Grad, Female Plumber, Wants More Women To Go Into Trades

Monday, April 8, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Tisa Carter, a Proviso East graduate and an apprentice plumber, said she’s satisfied with the career she found in the trades. Now, she wants to open up the opportunity to other young women of color. | Alexa Rogals

Bellwood resident Tisa Carter, 29, is a rarity. She’s approaching the tail end of an apprenticeship with Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local 130. With 6,100 members, the union is one of the largest straight-line plumbing locals in the country, according to its website.

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Village People: Byran Stewart, Maywood’s First Black Treasurer, Recognized

Friday, January 18, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Byran Stewart, who was presented the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. |Submitted photo

Byran Stewart, Maywood’s first African American treasurer and a pioneering financial administrator who has served a range of roles across state government, was recently presented the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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