Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Jemena Johnson and her brother hold up their anti-violence illustrations during a quilt-making project on Dec. 2 in Maywood. | Michael Romain /VFP
Jemena Johnson, 7, has a novel concept, which she painted out on a poster as part of a collaborative arts project initiated by local community groups.
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The Maywood Peace Garden received some special attention from Loyola medical students on Saturday. | Sebastian Hidalgo/VFP
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Olga Desio, a volunteer master gardener with the University of Illinois Extension program, stood in the middle of the Peace Garden at the corner of 17th Ave. and Madison St. on Saturday, surrounded by hardy native plants and engulfed in the scent of herbs—sage, oregano, lavender, thyme.
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Maywood firefighters water the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood on Saturday. | Photos provided Tuesday, June 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews On Saturday, June 3, volunteers worked to spruce up the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood. The garden, the brainchild of Maywood Youth Mentoring founder and executive director Barbara Cole, said that she and her MYM participants planted … Continue reading Volunteers Spruce Up Maywood’s 17th Ave. Peace Garden