Op-Ed: No, Cinco de Mayo Isn’t Mexican Independence Day

A painting of a scene from the Battle of Puebla, the lopsided battle Mexican soldiers fought, and won, against the French on May 5, 1862.  May 5, 2016 || By Gustavo Lira || OPINION  It began in the late 70’s due in large part to the marketing efforts of beer companies to sell more beer.  It has now become an annual event.  I’m sure many … Continue reading Op-Ed: No, Cinco de Mayo Isn’t Mexican Independence Day

Community Viewpoint: Maywood Fine Arts–the Heart and Promise of Maywood’s Main Street

Families gather for fun at the annual fundraiser. To the left is the boarded up dance studio, Stairway to the Stars, after it burned down and where MFA plans to rebuild its dance studio. To the far right is the former bank building which is now the gymnasium and where music lessons are given to our kids. Photo by Gustavo Lira. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 || … Continue reading Community Viewpoint: Maywood Fine Arts–the Heart and Promise of Maywood’s Main Street

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: One of the Largest Reusable Building Material Retailers in Chicagoland Opened in Maywood Last Weekend

The ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., Maywood. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Think of the ReUse Depot as a mini Home Depot, but stocked with much more affordable and, in many instances, higher quality home building materials and appliances MAYWOOD — Last weekend, the ReUse Depot, one of the largest reusable building material retailers … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: One of the Largest Reusable Building Material Retailers in Chicagoland Opened in Maywood Last Weekend