A Bellwood Gospel Fest Takes a Contemplative Turn

Friday, August 25, 2017 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

On Aug. 19, dozens of community members gathered on the grounds of Christian Unity Church, 2140 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, for the resurgence of the church’s annual Gospel fest after a two-year hiatus.

The event — formally called the Worship on Washington Back to School Youth Explosion/Unity in the Community Day — featured vendors selling handmade jewelry, food, school supplies, a bounce house, live Gospel music and a panel discussion.

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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