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“Have Gavel, Will Travel” justice comes to town

By Carolyn Marnon – “Have Gavel, Will Travel” found Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth T. Clement travelling from her home in East Lansing to the 29th District Court in Wayne August 14 and 15 to interact with people at the lower court level. The new initiative “is...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Tropical smoothie cafe opens in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Bringing it’s relaxed coastal atmosphere to downtown Wayne, Tropical Smoothie Café opened August 9 in the Rite Aid plaza at the corner of Wayne Rd. and E. Michigan Ave (35131 E. Michigan Ave.) If you aren’t familiar with Tropical Smoothie Café, the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Community celebrates 150 years

By Carolyn Marnon – In honor of the City of Wayne’s Sesquicentennial (150 years old!) celebration this year, the City recently received three honors: a County of Wayne Resolution honoring the city for celebrating 150 years as a community signed by District 11 Wayne County...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Turning town teal yields survivor stories

By Carolyn Marnon – For the 7th year, Wayne will be turning teal with ribbons raising awareness of ovarian cancer. The teal ribbons will be placed throughout the city on September 1 by employees and friends of Independent Carpet One in Westland. Cathy Buchanan, co-owner,...
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Bionic Zebras set goal to raise $15,000

By Carolyn Marnon – Team 313: The Bionic Zebras of Wayne Memorial High School have set what might seem like a lofty goal of raising $15,000 this year. This would cover competition entrance fees, the costs associated with designing, building and programming an...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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September News Briefs 2019

Peace and veterans memorial updates The Peace Memorial in the courtyard outside the library will be restored. The Wayne Downtown Development Authority recently approved $8900 for the restoration of the fountain base. There will be no restoration of the fountain water feature...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Strong communities make for strong recovery

By Carolyn Marnon – National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Tony...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Wayne Zebra fall sport season underway

By Ryan Wright – The Wayne Memorial High School varsity football team faced the Plymouth Wildcats in the first game of the 2019 season on August 29. With new coach Jari Brown, who was hired over the summer, the Zebra’s lost 43-0. The Wayne Zebras did show they could have a...
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Hall-of-fame hockey player subject of movie that will raise funds for Champions of Wayne program

By Carolyn Marnon – Champions of Wayne is partnering with Phoenix Theatres for the Annual Premier Red Carpet Fundraiser and an exclusive private screening of “Willie” on Wednesday, September 25. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at www.championsofwayne.org....
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Wayne Memorial welcomes new athletic director

By Carolyn Marnon and Ryan Wright – Married 14 years to his middle-school sweetheart, Jason Malloy and his wife, Ornella, have been together since middle school. They have two daughters, Ariana (age 11) and Jada (age 9). “I love my family. I love spending time with them. I...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019

Volunteer painters being sought to help Friends

By Carolyn Marnon – Volunteers are being sought for the 23rd Annual Friends: People Helping People event in Wayne on Saturday, September 7. FPHP helps residents, usually elderly or disabled, to paint and spruce up the outside of their homes. Neighbors usually nominate a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019
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School Superintendent update

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Westland Community School District Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt, who was put on paid administrative leave on June 20 pending an investigation into allegations made against her, filed a $2 million lawsuit against Wayne Westland Community Schools,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019