Prince’s HS Basketball Coach Is Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum

Friday, April 22, 2016 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 3:17 p.m. When Al Nuness learned from his wife of pop icon Prince’s death on Thursday at the age of 57, his thoughts went back to the gym at Minneapolis Central High School. “My fondest memory of him was when he was in 8th grade,” Nuness, currently a vice president with the memorabilia manufacturer Jostens, … Continue reading Prince’s HS Basketball Coach Is Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum

Maywood’s Literary Past Meets Its Present at Annual ‘Old Timers’ Picnic

(Maywood author Mary Morris’s Young Lions books on display. Bottom, left, author Francis Harris, with granddaughter Ayanna. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press). Wednesday, August 20, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD — Last Saturday, hundreds of past and present Maywoodians gathered to eat barbecue and network under pitched tents, laugh with long-lost classmates, and line dance in the shadow of the newly … Continue reading Maywood’s Literary Past Meets Its Present at Annual ‘Old Timers’ Picnic

A Local Nonprofit Acts As Guide for Youth In the World of Meaningful Work

(Al Nuness talks to participants in the Christy Dodson’s WOW program. Dotson is pictured below, left. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press).  Monday, August 4, 2014 || By Michael Romain MAYWOOD, Last Monday — Al Nuness was looking at the billionaire owner of an NFL football team. The billionaire was looking back incredulously. The two were in the middle of the rarest … Continue reading A Local Nonprofit Acts As Guide for Youth In the World of Meaningful Work