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Kitty Monit, reflects on her 28 years on the eve of her bittersweet retirement

By Courtney Conover – There are simply too many to choose from. Ask Kitty Monit, the Taft-Galloway Elementary School main office secretary, to pick the most memorable moment of her career, and one will find that she’s got her work cut out for her. Perhaps it’s the time she...
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Flowers in the Mitten moved to Wayne – A florist experience you can’t find anywhere else

By Sarah Shurge – Some things in life just seem meant to be. For Rachel Botu, that is owning a flower shop. Her shop – Flowers in the Mitten, formerly located in Romulus, recently moved to downtown Wayne. The business soft-opened at its new location on Wednesday,...
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Eloise to be transformed into a hotel, bar, and restaurant

By Sarah Shurge – Michigan gained a new haunted house when Eloise Asylum opened a walkthrough immersive horror experience in 2021. The 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art haunted experience opened Friday, October 1, 2021. Then Eloise announced its newest addition, Escape...
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Meet the President of the Rotary Club of Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Many people talk about wanting to make the world a better place. If actions speak louder than words, then the Rotary Club of Wayne has proven themselves true to that statement. The Rotary Club of Wayne is an organization of individuals who live or work in...
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Second grade student adopts his entire school for Christmas

By Sarah Shurge – Christmas is the time for giving. But what happens when bills are tight and you can’t afford a Christmas gift for your child? What happens when you need some help? Krista Poole and her three children have taken it upon themselves to spread Christmas cheer...
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Greater Dreams Church celebrates 15 year anniversary

By Sarah Shurge – To some, a job is just a job. It’s how you make money to pay for your bills. It’s how you spend eight hours of your day, then you clock out and go about your life. To others, it can have a different meaning. A job is your passion and what you dream about....
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Wayne’s newest city council members

By Sarah Shurge – On Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, the Wayne City Council elected three new members: Eric Cleereman, Mathew Mulholland, and returning member, Deb Wass. “I am looking forward to working together with the new council so we can continue to make Wayne...
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Downtown development 2022 year in review

By Sarah Shurge – It can be beneficial with the start of a new year to reflect on significant moments from the year that just passed. Throughout the year, the City of Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has partnered with many businesses and sponsored many events for...
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Not your basic bistro

By Courtney Conover – In the culinary industry, there’s no shortage of restaurant slang to characterize shortcomings. The cooks in the back of the house may find themselves in the weeds, for example, when they’re knee-deep in orders, while to eighty-six something means to...
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Hype renames Rec building to honor former mayor

By Sarah Shurge – HYPE Athletics Center in Wayne has undergone many changes and updates over the last year and a half. Wayne residents and members will now notice the latest change; a new name, as a tribute and recognition to former Mayor Abdul “Al” Haidous’ 40 plus years...
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Send letters to Santa at the Wayne Public Library

By Sarah Shurge – A library is a place for creativity, imagination, and most importantly, reading. December is a time when little ones write their letters to Santa in hopes he reads what they have to say. Santa’s mailbox has been set up at the Wayne Public Library since...
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Chamber announces businesses of the year

By Sarah Shurge – “It’s important to all the businesses to get acknowledged, and it’s exciting to win something,” said Chelsea Rushlow, Wayne Chamber President. “It’s kind of like a thank you for working so hard keeping the chamber afloat.” The Wayne Chamber of Commerce is...