Saturday, November 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Gick Schmidt, who helped found Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization, recalls the organization’s history during a September gathering held to commemorate NOMCO’s 50th anniversary. | Shanel Romain
In 1968, Steve and Gick Schmidt were planning to move to New York City temporarily so that Steve could pursue his doctorate degree. The couple agreed to rent their home at 807 N. 5th Ave. to Robert King, a black professor at Concordia University in River Forest, his wife and their two children.
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Monday, June 18, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Fine Arts co-founder Lois Baumann completed yet another Le Tour de Shore bike ride, which spans 100 miles from Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich. | Spooner Baumann
In early 2004, after a decade of traveling to vacation in Union Pier, Mich., by car, friends Lois and Ernie Baumann, and Kay and Steve Coughlin challenged each other to ride their bicycles from the Chicago area to Michigan.
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Thursday, December 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Mary Love, who died earlier this month at 96. | Courtesy Karen Campbell
Mary Eloise Love, who died at her Maywood home on Dec. 23 at the age of 96, was a rare being — an African American woman who played volleyball in the first half of the 20th Century well enough to establish herself in the sport professionally.
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