Tag: Maywood Park District

Around Town: Maywood’s Gunzert House Is A Window To Black History

Sunday, April 22, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The windows of the historic Gunzert House in Maywood apparently depict scenes of slaves escaping. | Ruth Black/Facebook 

One Maywood native was so intrigued by a house in the village she came across over the weekend that she took photos and posted them to Facebook.

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Maywood Kayaking, Canoeing Launch And Training Program Now Open

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members kayak on the Des Plaines River on April 14. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

On a cold, rainy Saturday morning, roughly two dozen community members converged on Maywood Grove, just off of the corner of 1st Ave. and Lake St. in Maywood, to break the ribbon on a new, informal canoe and kayak launch site installed in the area.

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Maywood Park District Breaks Ground On 809 Building Renovations

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District officials and other community leaders break ground on renovations to 809 Madison St. on Tuesday. | VFP 

Community leaders gathered in front of the former children’s receiving home at 809 Madison St. on April 10 to break ground on a $1.8 million renovation project that would allow the building to reopen this year as a community center.

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Maywood Park District To Break Ground On 809 Building Renovations April 10

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District Commission President Dawn Williams-Rone shoots hoops on the new basketball court located in the shadow the 809 W. Madison building. | File 

The Maywood Park District Board of Commissioners will host an official groundbreaking ahead of construction work on its facility at 809 Madison W. Madison St.

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A Facebook Film Crew Was At The Maywood Park District. Here’s Why …

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Tony Duncan, the owner of Body Science Personal Fitness Training in Wilmette, stood in the middle of a small group of young people on the basketball court at the Maywood Park District’s main headquarters, 921 S. 9th Ave., on March 26. 

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Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Renovation Of Maywood Park District’s ‘809 Building’ To Start This Summer

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District Commission President Dawn Williams-Rone shoots hoops on the new basketball court located in the shadow the 809 W. Madison building, which could also be renovated by the end of this year. | File 

Renovations on the Maywood Park District’s building at 809 W. Madison St. are scheduled to start in the summer and could be completed before the year is out, according to park district officials.

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