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Pat Rice to be honored as 2017 Diamond of the Community

By Carolyn Marnon – If you attend events in Wayne or belong to any of the community groups in Wayne, more than likely you have run into Pat Rice. Her bright smile and welcoming way are noticed. It doesn’t matter that she is usually wearing a t-shirt of some sort that...

Wayne’s bike rack campaign succeeds

By Maxwell Cameron – Spend some time in downtown Wayne and it’s clear that biking is positively impacting our community. More and more Wayne residents are using pedal power as a healthy way to enjoy our city’s downtown space. Ridership in the Wayne Bicycle Club’s weekly...

It’s a “grand” opening in Wayne

Tubby’s Sub Shops is on the move, again. The “Detroit Original” sub shop featuring submarine sandwiches “grilled to perfection and made to order,” is making its latest appearance in Wayne County, this time with a new location in downtown Wayne. The newest Tubby’s is...

Teal ribbons honor loved one

By Carolyn Marnon – Every year for the past six years, Carpet One in Westland has wrapped teal ribbons around the trees and light posts on the main thoroughfares in Wayne and Westland. The teal ribbons are part of Turn the Towns Teal®, a national awareness campaign for...

Calling all walkers

By Carolyn Marnon – Do you like to walk? If you don’t like to walk, would it be easier to walk more if you had someone to do it with? The Wayne Walking Club might be just the group you need to motivate you to get active and get your body moving. Started in April 2016, the...

Youth and Family Services assists families and teens

By Carolyn Marnon – Are you concerned that your child might be on the road of risky behaviors that could lead to more trouble somewhere down the line? One place you may be able to turn to for help is Wayne Youth and Family Services located in downtown Wayne. WYFS is...

Community clean-up Day for Downtown

Wayne Main Street will host a downtown Wayne Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 16th, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Wayne Main Street will be holding their annual Fall Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 16, from 9am-Noon. This annual event brings together members of the...

Bike club rolls through city

By Carolyn Marnon – Brian Ewanciw, owner of Icon Computer Solutions, and his girlfriend Jamey McCloskey bought bicycles last year and started riding. They soon found that bike riding was boring when it was just the two of them. They asked a few friends if they wanted to...

New city council person voted in

The city council, through a round-robin process of elimination that lasted 12 rounds on August 1, welcomed Jeremiah Webster as the new council person. Mr. Webster will fill the at-large city council position vacated by R. Terry Sutton IV with the term ending November 12, 2018....

The Village days

By Darlene Hawley – In my last article I wrote about the founder of our community, Ezra Derby, who bought 80 acres and the log tavern built in 1824 by George M. Johnson. Derby proceeded to “grow” the community by building a saw mill, a home, store and blacksmith shop and...

Wayne Rocks

By Carolyn Marnon – Not only does Wayne rock because of the awesome concerts in the park that the Wayne Rotary has lined up for Goudy Park this summer, but Wayne rocks as a result of the kindness movement that was put into motion locally by Bernadette Brock. It was a simple...

Concerts in Goudy Park even bigger

The Wayne Rotary Concerts in Goudy Park series continues and keeps getting bigger. All concerts are at the amphitheater at Goudy Park at 7:30 p.m. Only four shows left for the season. August 9 – Kung Fu Diesel “Kung Fu Diesel is 3 piece, 3 chord American Rock & Roll band born...