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Free holiday meals for veterans and active-duty

Wayne-Westland’s 6th Annual Holiday Meal Program for Veterans and Families of Active-Duty Service Members is being supported by Wayne Mayor John P. Rhaesa,Westland Mayor William R. Wild, Wayne-Ford Civic League President Vic Barra and your elected officials. The meal is free, but...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Wayne alumni thankful to all who have touched his life

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’m still reeling from the amazing weekend that I got,” said Tony Award-winning actor and Westland native and Wayne Memorial High School alumni Gregory Jbara (Greg to his friends) after a whirlwind weekend Sept. 27-29 that had him flying into Detroit...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Shop small businesses in Wayne for holidays

This holiday season, Wayne Main Street (WMS) and the Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are reminding shoppers to think Wayne and shop local. These two organizations are spearheading downtown Wayne’s 6th Annual Small Business Saturday initiative, which will take place on...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Residents complete what mom started

By Carolyn Marnon – “My mother was very imaginative and creative and crafty,” says Wayne resident Ginger Cook. It was a great surprise that when her mother bought a dollhouse 40 years ago, she wasn’t able to put it together. When Ginger was staying with her mom in Florida...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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London lands a super nova award

By Carolyn Marnon – She is the second girl in Michigan and the first girl in her Cub Scout Pack 247 to win the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Super Nova award. Lilly London received this award, given to honor scouts for exceptional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Wayne Memorial High School student athletes of the month

Victoria Ley is captain of the Varsity Volleyball team and was first librero, a defensive specialist position, this season. Victoria comes to practice every day ready to work with a positive mindset. As a supportive team captain, she is always rooting on her teammates and helping...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019

November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be...
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There’s a new band director in town

By Carolyn Marnon – Longtime band director Matt Diroff resigned at the end of the last school year. A new band director is in town at Wayne Memorial High School. Let’s get to know him. What is your background in music? I have played saxophone since 5th grade. In high school...
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Halloween Happenings

Saturday, October 12 State Wayne Theater 35310 W. Michigan Avenue 11:15 p.m. The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society will be celebrating Rockytober with special Halloween-themed pre-shows before the showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. There will be an additional...
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How to keep your mouth healthy

Halloween is around the corner, here is how you can help your family stay mouth healthy on Halloween and year around. Facts: Americans spend close to $9 billion on candy, and in October a lot of that candy will end up damaging the teeth of trick-or-treating children. You might be...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019

Fashion show to raise funds

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan or Paris? The members of the Wayne Ladies Literary Club might have wondered that too. They can’t bring you that full-sensory experience. However, they can bring you “Fall Into Fashion,”...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Zebra athletes of the Month

Yes, it is October. Because of the timing that is used to choose the student athletes, we are a month behind. That should not, however, take away from recognizing these outstanding athletes in our community. 11th grade student Brookelynn Robertson is involved in sideline...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019