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Every second counts, plan ahead

By Carolyn Marnon – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is the 2017, theme for National Fire Prevention Week being held October 8-14. Steps to prevent fires should be taken every day as we go about our lives, not just during the month of October which just happens to be...

Wayne resident is one of your fire fighters

By Carolyn Marnon – There are 18 fire fighters working for the Wayne Fire Department. Of those 18, six of them are what are called “grant” firefighters. The City of Wayne was able to hire these six through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants...

Calling all Rosies

By Carolyn Marnon – I am proud to say that I was a Guinness World Record holder. I have the certificate to prove it. I want to be one again, so please help me and Wayne resident Robert Webb by encouraging everyone to roll up their sleeves and help the Yankee Air Museum...

Detroit Zoo employees remove boatloads of trash from the Rouge

The employees of the Detroit Zoo are well known for the care they provide to the many animals that call the zoo home. But the employees have proved yet again, they also care about the local environment, especially the Rouge River. The zoo sent 20 of its employees to Wayne on Oct....

Former library director honored

By Carolyn Marnon – It came as no surprise that more than 45 people packed into the little storytime room in the children’s section of the Wayne Public Library recently. They were there to honor their friend, mother, grandmother, Red Hat member and colleague, former library...

Hype Halloween event to be bigger this year

By Carolyn Marnon – Last year, approximately 1750 children lined up to trick or treat at the 1st Annual HYPE Up for Halloween Walk in Wayne. According to Brian Haddad, Facility Manager, “We did not expect the turn out that we had last year. Although we were very excited...

October 2017 – News Briefs

Petitions to recall three City council members and mayor being signed Wayne City Councilman Christopher Sanders, Councilman Ryan Gabriel, Mayor Pro-Tem Anthony Miller and Mayor Susan Rowe had recall petitions taken out against them. Resident Bob Boertje presented the recall...

Hanging around downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – It’s time for the Annual Scarecrow Show in downtown Wayne. Individuals and groups purchased a t-frame from Wayne Main Street and have spent the past month or two (or maybe just the past few days) creating a scarecrow that advertises their business or a...

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...