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2018 Diamond of the community named

By Carolyn Marnon – “I was forced to do a Mother-Daughter project by a mother that would not take “no” for an answer,” says 2018 Diamond of the Community Patt Hartford about her first experience volunteering. The event was put on by the Washington School PTA. “I was scared...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018
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Doing the monster mash on Harroun

By Carolyn Marnon – Take a drive by 34815 Harroun between now and Halloween and see the “Monster Mash” lighting up Wayne residents Steve and Debbie Gush’s house. “Holidays on Harroun” was started by Steve about 4 years ago. The inspiration for it actually came about 6-8...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018
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Sanders removed from November ballot

By Carolyn Marnon – On August 28, the Honorable Robert J. Colombo Jr of the Third Circuit Court ordered “The Wayne County Clerk must immediately remove Christopher J. Sanders from the ballot as a candidate for Mayor in the City of Wayne, Michigan in November 2018 general...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Pro champion drag racer from Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – After over 30 years of drag racing within members of the Kull family, Wayne resident Steven Kull is the first in the family to win a championship. Steven Kull was recently named Pro-class champion at Milan Dragway for the 2018 race season. He said there...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Passing on the family legacy

By Carolyn Marnon – Built in 1926, no one could have predicted the future of 35234 W Michigan Ave. Four years later, in 1930, Gus Roussakies was born in Warren, Ohio during the depression. Gus, a U.S. citizen, travelled with his family to Greece when he was just a year old....
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Locally-made tortillas found at area stores

By Carolyn Marnon – Wander the Hispanic food aisle at Fresh Choice Food Center, and you will come across products made by Tortillas Tita, a small business located in an office/industrial area off Michigan Ave. Founded by husband and wife Martha Jaramillo and Francisco...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Red carpet movie premiers in Wayne

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 26, for the next big movie event benefitting Wayne Memorial High School’s Champions of Wayne program. Champions of Wayne is partnering with Phoenix Theaters to present the world premiere of “Liz”, the Michigan premiere of “Rogers Park”,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Toast of Wayne to raise funds for Wayne Main Street

Wayne Main Street recently announced the date for Toast Wayne, the organization’s annual fundraiser. Toast Wayne, formerly Jazz on the Avenue, will take place on Thursday , October 4, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the iconic Standard Federal building (35150 W. Michigan Avenue) in...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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60 seconds on, 30 seconds off

By Carolyn Marnon – Earlier last month, Planet Fitness held a ribbon cutting to officially open their latest facility at 34610 W. Michigan Avenue in Wayne. There are 42 gyms in the P. F. Michigan Group franchise which covers the Detroit area, Grand Rapids, Toledo, Midland,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Mack makes macramé and more

By Carolyn Marnon – Her home brims with quilts she has made. Lap quilts, bed quilts, quilted wall hangings, even a wooden chair has been “quilted” with pictures taken from magazines and decoupaged on. “I’ve always done something,” says Wayne resident Henrietta Mac...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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September 2018 News Briefs

Tai Chi classes This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance; this could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. There is growing evidence that this mind and body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems....
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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17 going on 117

By Carolyn Marnon – Creighton Wodarski claims he is 17 going on 117. Born in Toledo, the majority of his life has been spent in Wayne. His extended family has lived in Wayne for almost 80 years. He and his mother live in the house his grandparents purchased in 1943. It is...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018