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“Have Gavel, Will Travel” justice comes to town

By Carolyn Marnon – “Have Gavel, Will Travel” found Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth T. Clement travelling from her home in East Lansing to the 29th District Court in Wayne August 14 and 15 to interact with people at the lower court level. The new initiative “is...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Tropical smoothie cafe opens in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Bringing it’s relaxed coastal atmosphere to downtown Wayne, Tropical Smoothie Café opened August 9 in the Rite Aid plaza at the corner of Wayne Rd. and E. Michigan Ave (35131 E. Michigan Ave.) If you aren’t familiar with Tropical Smoothie Café, the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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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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Bionic Zebras set goal to raise $15,000

By Carolyn Marnon – Team 313: The Bionic Zebras of Wayne Memorial High School have set what might seem like a lofty goal of raising $15,000 this year. This would cover competition entrance fees, the costs associated with designing, building and programming an...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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Strong communities make for strong recovery

By Carolyn Marnon – National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Tony...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019
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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....

Volunteer painters being sought to help Friends

By Carolyn Marnon – Volunteers are being sought for the 23rd Annual Friends: People Helping People event in Wayne on Saturday, September 7. FPHP helps residents, usually elderly or disabled, to paint and spruce up the outside of their homes. Neighbors usually nominate a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019
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School Superintendent update

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Westland Community School District Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt, who was put on paid administrative leave on June 20 pending an investigation into allegations made against her, filed a $2 million lawsuit against Wayne Westland Community Schools,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019
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14th annual family fest has new events

By Carolyn Marnon – The 14th Annual Family Fest held every August at Crosspointe Community Church, 36125 Glenwood, in Wayne promises to bring some new events this year. According to Suzanne Eidson, the festival’s coordinator, there will be a Survivor Obstacle Course, Micro...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019
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Wayne loses community icon and diamond

By Carolyn Marnon – An icon of the community has died. William “Wild Bill” Copland died June 18 after a fight with cancer. He was 81. As “Taps” played into the sky outside the doors of St. John’s Episcopal Church on a warm 81° summer morning, mourners packed the rows of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019