‘Play Ball!’ New Maywood Baseball League Tees Up For Summer Competition

A young tee ball player in the new baseball league formed by the Maywood Sports Association prepares to go to bat during a practice this summer. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Monday, June 8, 2015 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD || Robert Fowlkes, a member of the Maywood Sports Association, said that when he was playing Little League baseball in Maywood, kids … Continue reading ‘Play Ball!’ New Maywood Baseball League Tees Up For Summer Competition

Field of Memories: One Group of Guys Tries Reviving A Maywood Pastime

(Softball players pray before each Sunday of games begins. The Maywood School Sports Association will host softball games at Winfield Scott Park each Sunday, 3 PM, until September 7. Below, organizer Billy Fowlkes, left, with fellow player Kevin Jay. Photograph by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press). Friday, August 22, 2014 || By Michael Romain MAYWOOD — Here on the Winfield Scott baseball diamond, … Continue reading Field of Memories: One Group of Guys Tries Reviving A Maywood Pastime

Prayer On The Prairie Path: Mayor, Chiefs And Residents Pray For Peace As They Walk The Path

(Mayor Perkins, Billy Fowlkes (second from left) and others form a prayer circle on 17th Street as Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh looks on. Photo by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press). Sunday, June 28, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD–Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Police Chief Valdimir Talley and Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh were among about a dozen people who gathered at the First Avenue point … Continue reading Prayer On The Prairie Path: Mayor, Chiefs And Residents Pray For Peace As They Walk The Path