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November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be...
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There’s a new band director in town

By Carolyn Marnon – Longtime band director Matt Diroff resigned at the end of the last school year. A new band director is in town at Wayne Memorial High School. Let’s get to know him. What is your background in music? I have played saxophone since 5th grade. In high school...
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Halloween Happenings

Saturday, October 12 State Wayne Theater 35310 W. Michigan Avenue 11:15 p.m. The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society will be celebrating Rockytober with special Halloween-themed pre-shows before the showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. There will be an additional...
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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...