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A life of service

By Carolyn Marnon – Following shakedown training out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, USS John King carried out weapons tests on the East Coast before arriving in Norfolk, VA on September 7, 1961 for regular duty. It was at this time that Electrician’s Mate Tom Porter stepped...

Scarecrow show shines

By Carolyn Marnon – “Don’t Dream it, Be it!” was the theme behind the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society’s scarecrow submission for Wayne Main Street’s annual Scarecrow Show on Michigan Avenue and Wayne Roads. The scarecrow received 509 likes during Facebook voting...

It’s time to shop ‘til you drop!

By Carolyn Marnon – The holidays are fast approaching. The countdowns will soon begin. Black Friday might just cause us to black out! How can we enjoy the holidays and support our local businesses here in Wayne? By shopping during Small Business Saturday, of course! By...

1st annual chili cook-off successful

By Carolyn Marnon – It was in the planning for months. Lenny and Christy Powell have stepped up and actively planned many of the events that have taken place in Wayne over the last year. This October, Powell’s Events & More introduced Wayne’s 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off...

Mentors championed

By Carolyn Marnon – We all know of the wonderful Champions of Wayne program at Wayne Memorial High School where students are mentored each semester towards reaching a goal (or goals) and then receive $200 if they accomplish the goal. What we don’t talk about are those...

EMT Students teach fire safety lesson at preschool

The Firefighting and EMT students at the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center made a special visit to the Sunshine and Rainbows Preschool. With fire-fighting gear in tow, they taught the three and four-year-old students how to stop, drop and roll; how to stay low and crawl...

Hanging around downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – It’s time for the Annual Scarecrow Show in downtown Wayne. Individuals and groups purchased a t-frame from Wayne Main Street and have spent the past month or two (or maybe just the past few days) creating a scarecrow that advertises their business or a...

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...

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...

Speech therapy program keeps growing

Children who have a difficult time communicating also have a difficult time interacting with their peers, doing well in school or performing many tasks their peers take for granted. That’s where the Summer Speech Therapy program at Beaumont Hospital Wayne comes in. The program...