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Making a Difference for Girls

By Natalie Rhaesa – What does it mean to be changed?  If you were to look up the word ‘change’ in a dictionary or google search, you would see phrases such as: “to become different,” or “to be transformed.”    Change is powerful.  Some believe change is good, others believe...

Red Wings vs. Road Runners: it’s a win!

By Carolyn Marnon – The Detroit Red Wings and the Roosevelt-McGrath Road Runners have many things in common. Students at the elementary school learned all about them at a recent Detroit Red Wings School Assembly. The assembly was interactive and provided positive messages...

Sharing scholarship makes everyone a winner

By Carolyn Marnon – Wouldn’t you like to be part of a program where girls share in the scholarship money available?  Wouldn’t you like to have fun while doing it? It’s possible when you participate in the Distinguished Young Women program. Distinguished Young Women (DYW) is...

Art sparks excitement in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “What are all those people doing standing on the sidewalk?” must have been going through the minds of Wayne Road drivers last month as they witnessed the mass of people standing outside Helium Studios on April 13. Passing cars honked their horns as Wayne...

Meet Wayne Main Street Executive Director

How did you learn about Wayne Main Street? Initially I came across the posting and applied for the position not knowing a whole lot about Wayne Main Street.  After applying I was able to do research on both Wayne Main Street and the Main Street model.  I immediately became...

State Rep. Kosowski named legislator of the year

The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) as the League’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award was formally presented to Rep. Kosowski during the League’s annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 21 in Lansing. Rep. Kosowski represents...

Wayne Family Dental serves families

By Carolyn Marnon – You probably pass by the building housing Wayne Family Dental on the corner of Wayne Road and W. Michigan Avenue ever so often.  Get to know the people who operate this fine establishment. Dr. Bhavani Swarna is the owner and dentist of Wayne Family...

Hays named Wayne Memorial’s #1 fan

Ron “Corky” Hays moved to Wayne (Norwayne) in 1956 at the age of 13.  He attended Adams Jr. High the first full year it was open (1956), he was in the 8th grade. Deno DeLuca was his gym teacher and basketball coach at Wayne Memorial High School.  Mr. DeLuca would let students in...

Local Masons help their community

March Reading Month On March 29 and 30, members of the Wayne Masonic Temple, along with their wives, branched out to the first grade classrooms of eleven elementary schools in the Wayne Westland Community School District to present a book to every first grader in the district....

Sgt. Cahill chosen as 2016 Police Officer of the Year

The Wayne Police Department’s Citation Board voted Sergeant Brent Cahill as the 2016 Police Officer of the Year. Sgt. Cahill was awarded a plaque from the Wayne Police Department at the March 22 City Council meeting with family, friends, and fellow officers present....

Citizen to celebrate 105th birthday

Edna Wooten is celebrating a big birthday this month…she turns 105 on April 22nd.  Longtime Wayne resident and currently living in Maple Manor, Edna says she enjoys living at Maple Manor.  “The staff take really good care of me, they are like family to me.” Edna moved from...

LED lights coming to Wayne

City Manager Lisa Nocerini announced at the February 21 City Council meeting that Wayne had received a letter from the Department of the Treasury granting the City over $347,000 to be used specifically to convert the city street lights to LED lighting. Gov. Rick Snyder says $5.1...