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Celebrating 70 years of classic movie viewing

By Carolyn Marnon – The State Wayne Theatre is celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2016 after having proudly served the City of Wayne since 1946. It’s hard to miss the bright lights on the theatre at night, beckoning all to reflect on the movie-going experience of...

She wrote a novel in 30 days

By Carolyn Marnon – Writing wasn’t always her passion.  Hannah Gottman’s dad took her ice skating for fun.  By the time she was in 3rd grade, Hannah started skating regularly at the rink in Wayne. By 6th grade, ice skating became more intense for her as she started moving...

Former resident strikes Silver in Rio

By Dave Merchant –  Winning a Silver medal in the Paralympics in Brazil before the age of 40 is quite an impressive feat. That is exactly what happen to one athlete who grew up in Wayne. He won the silver at 37 and just recently turned 38. Joe Hamilton, who now lives in...

Wayne resident wins national contest

By Carolyn Marnon – It came scrolling across the bottom of the TV screen during the season finale of Rock This Boat… “Congratulations to our Total Blockhead Grand Prize Winner-Jenny S. of Wayne, MI.” That is how I learned that Wayne resident Jenny Sexton had won a trip for...

July 2016 News Briefs

The Wayne Public Library youth summer reading program is happening now.  The theme this year for youth is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” Visit the youth desk before July 5 to register. Youth can win prizes just for reading their favorite books.  There will be special events...

Cruisin’ and shoppin’ Downtown Wayne

Summer was made for outdoor adventures and family fun.   Downtown Wayne has plenty of both this month.  Sit back and watch the beautiful classic cars cruisin’ up and down Michigan Avenue or take a stroll through the Downtown Sidewalk Sales.  Take a moment to stop in and meet the...

There’s a new little library in downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – There’s a new Little Free Library in Wayne, and it’s waiting for you to visit.  Located at the First United Methodist Church, 3 Town Square, the latest addition to the collection of little libraries around town was conceived of by Linda Maylone, a member...

Wayne Farmers Market has a new market manager

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Farmers Market season kicks off on Wednesday, May 4, with a Cinco de Mayo theme, kid’s activities and music.  A new face you will see at the market is that of Jean Smith, the new Market Manager. Jean is a mother of six and a full-time student...

Couple survive royal disaster at sea

By Carolyn Marnon – When they went to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, Larry and Dawn Larson “started having a rocky marriage,” Dawn laughs. This is the only time she is heard to laugh during our conversation. The couple attended Wayne Memorial High School and...

Wayne Drive-In sign: where is it now?

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Drive-In movie theater opened May 19, 1949 as a single-screen facility with an 850 vehicle capacity.  In the 1970s, a second screen was added. Movie goers enjoyed the drive-in for many years. One memory posted online from “Work at Ford Truck...