At 50, NOMCO, Maywood’s Oldest Civic Group, Reminisces

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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Le Tour De Shore, Le Triomphant!

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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Mary Love, Proviso’s ‘Volleyball Lady,’ Dies At 96

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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