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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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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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Celebrating love and romance in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Love is in the air this month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. February is also Creative Romance Month. Where can you find romance or creative gift ideas in Wayne? Here are a few possibilities shared recently by community members. Leo’s...

New church plant moves to downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – There’s a new church in town, and it wants you to know it plans to become visible to the community. Hill Crest Bible Church began worship services on November 4. They rent space at the First United Methodist Church. A grassroots church founded by Lead...

Human trafficking awareness month starts here

By Carolyn Marnon – Learning how to recognize the signs of human trafficking is one of the first steps you can take to put a stop to this terrible dilemma that can strike any community. By Presidential Proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking...

January 2019 News Briefs

Photo preservation lectureWestland Historic Village Park will be hosting a Photo Preservation lecture on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at their location at 857 N. Wayne Rd. Do you have photo albums or shoe boxes full of negatives? Have you ever wondered how you can...

Police Chief Maciag retires

By Carolyn Marnon – After 21 years serving with the Wayne Police Department, Police Chief Alan Maciag retired on December 21, 2018. At the city council meeting on December 18, Chief Maciag said he had met many great people in the community during his 21 years in the Wayne...

Murder outside Recreation Center details learned

By Carolyn Marnon – Sixteen year-old Antoine Perry, Jr. was in 29th District Court on December 28 for allegedly murdering a 19-year old outside HYPE Recreation Center on November 26, 2018. Antoine faced four charges: homicide-felony murder, armed robbery, and two charges of...

Former children’s librarian hired as library director

By Carolyn Marnon – In her free-time, she likes doing triathlons where she swims, bikes and runs! She has lived in Michigan all her life, except for a short period of time spent in Wisconsin. She loves reading Young Adult novels and social science non-fiction books. She was...