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AB Market now open

  By Carolyn Marnon – “We want to be the clean store in Wayne” is what owner of the newly opened AB Market on the corner of Howe and Annapolis, Abdul Sufi, wants everyone to know. When he first leased the space, it was dull and dingy.  Since then, it has been painted,...

Local business stays busy

By Dave Merchant – It might not be the Indianapolis 500 for changing tires but don’t tell these employees of the Tire Shop. They are quick and good at what they do. Wayne has many businesses in the community but the Tire Stop is definitely one of the busiest. They not only...

New businesses are opening in town

By Carolyn Marnon – Biggby Coffee 35545 W. Michigan Avenue Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Biggby Coffee is a a Lansing, Michigan-based company.  All stores are owned by franchisees; there are no corporate stores.  Derek Shear, operating manager/owner of the Wayne Biggby, has lived in...

Tears monument being unveiled this month

By Carolyn Marnon – 9 years ago, Allen (Buddy) and Shelby Shuh lost their 5 ½ month old daughter, Isabella Harmony Shuh, after she was born with serious complications, including a missing spleen and kidney, and stomach and heart issues. She also had a serious case of spina...

Rapid Transit along Michigan Avenue

Building Equitable Sustainable Transit (BEST) will be holding a fall public meeting in Wayne on Monday, October 12, 4-7 p.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum. BEST: Michigan Avenue is a planning study to evaluate a wide range of transit options to connect Wayne and Washtenaw...

You can help the Scarecrows return to Downtown

By Lindsey Wooten – It’s that time of year again! The downtown Wayne Scarecrow design contest is upon us, and it’s time to get building! Each group or individual that enters will design and build a scarecrow using a pre-made frame and lots of imagination. Be creative! Your...

He Remembers When…

By Courtney Conover – If you live and work here in Wayne, then you can most likely picture in your mind’s eye how the northwest intersection of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue in Downtown Wayne looks right now. But in the early 50s, the main drag, as it was easily referred...

Turning the Town Teal

  Have you noticed the teal ribbons tied around the poles along Wayne Rd?  Have you wondered why they are there?  September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the teal ribbons help raise awareness about this cancer. Many insurance companies and doctors don’t...

Main Street brings benches to downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Main Street held a dedication ceremony on August 21 for 8 benches that were placed along Michigan Avenue in downtown Wayne.  The benches had been obtained from Belleville several years ago at a discount.   After getting permission from MDOT to...

Wayne Recreation Center now HYPE Athletics

By Carolyn Marnon – When the Wayne City Council approved the 2015-2016 budget, they voted to close the Community Center due to funding constraints, effective July 1. In August, an agreement was reached with HYPE Athletics to keep the building open.  HYPE Athletics has now...