Mr. Ernie’s Flip, Flop and Fly champion tumblers pictured in front of their hardware. | Courtesy Maywood Fine Arts Friday, June 24, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews ||@village_free Amazing things happened last weekend at the 2016 USTA National Tumbling Competition in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Ernie’s Flip, Flop, and Fly tumblers took 30 qualifying athletes to compete in the tumbling floor and double mini events. This elite … Continue reading Maywood Tumblers Fly High at National Tourney | Nonprofits Partner to Give Books to Ballers | More
(Nzingha Nomo, left, helping a client at Afri-Ware. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press). Friday, August 15, 2014 || By Michael Romain Owner Nzingha Nomo says opening a new business can be a psychological challenge–but “honesty can take you miles and miles” A gorilla changed Nzingha Nomo’s life. Nomo (her first name is pronounced in-zeenga) had been employed with AT&T (now Lucent … Continue reading MAYWOOD BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Afri-Ware Books & Gifts
Friday, July 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain The New York State Library recently summarized the “devastating” impact that the summer year has on economically disadvantaged children: “An in-depth study of Baltimore area students, Alexander et al. (2007), concluded that students from both better-off and disadvantaged backgrounds made similar achievement gains during the school year. However, during the summer the disadvantaged youth fell significantly behind … Continue reading Research Shows Summer Reading Can Lead To Fall Improvements–Will You Commit To Buying A Book For A Teen By July 31st?