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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...

Locally-Created and Cast Feature Film “Kid Brother” to Debut in Theaters Sept. 13

For brothers Bryce and Devin Cameron, it has been a wild year that will peak in mid-September at the premiere of their locally-produced feature film “Kid Brother.” What began as an idea and a dream has blossomed into a reality bigger than the Dearborn brothers could have ever...

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...

Calling all walkers

By Carolyn Marnon – Do you like to walk? If you don’t like to walk, would it be easier to walk more if you had someone to do it with? The Wayne Walking Club might be just the group you need to motivate you to get active and get your body moving. Started in April 2016, the...

The train comes to Wayne

By Darlene Hawley – Wherever you live in Wayne, you are aware of the trains. You can hear their whistle and the clickety clack of their wheels on the rails at all times of the day and night. The Rouge River, which flows through our town, is especially helpful in carrying...

September 2017 News Briefs

Police receive awards At the August 15 city council meeting, several Wayne police officers were presented with service awards through the Wayne Police Citation Board. Officer Nicholas Boruta received a Commendation Award Ribbon. He helped locate individuals who did damage to...

Main Street awarded placemaking grant

Funding will be utilized to install overhead lighting and seating in Derby’s Alleyway in the heart of Downtown Wayne. Wayne Main Street was recently awarded a grant from the Greater Metropolitan Area Realtors Association (GMAR) for capital improvements in an underutilized...

Youth and Family Services assists families and teens

By Carolyn Marnon – Are you concerned that your child might be on the road of risky behaviors that could lead to more trouble somewhere down the line? One place you may be able to turn to for help is Wayne Youth and Family Services located in downtown Wayne. WYFS is...