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WWJ Newsradio 950’s midday anchor Brooke Allen is a wife, mother, and unabashed optimist. Here, she shares her approach to remaining hopeful about the future.

By Courtney Conover – Brooke Allen is a woman who knows what she likes—and it includes connecting with Metro Detroit listeners every weekday. And drinking coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. A graduate of Wayne Memorial High School’s class of 1988, Allen went on to study...
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Wayne DDA: The year 2021 in review

By Sarah Shurge – Many of the events you attended and enjoyed in Wayne throughout 2021 could not have been possible without the City of Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and you probably didn’t even know it. The DDA has many purposes, some of which are to correct...
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WCCCD offers lifelong learning opportunities to seniors

Lifelong learning is the continuing pursuit of knowledge to build skills, explore new ideas, enhance understanding and enrich life. Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) offers the over-60 learner the opportunity to attend classes at no cost. “We are living longer than...
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Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel celebrate 60 years

By Sarah Shurge – Three Cleary University graduates and one of their professors decided to create a small business in 1961. 60 years later, that business has grown and is still going strong. Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel, LLP (PSLZ) was originally founded as an accounting...
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State Wayne Theater celebrates 75th anniversary

By Courtney Conover – Let’s rewind and go back in time… Back when a brand-new men’s tie sold for next to nothing (just over a buck); meanwhile, the bikini made its debut in Paris, France… Back when both Dean Martin’s and B.B. King’s musical careers began, and...
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Knights of Columbus’ Coats for Kids Program

By Sarah Shurge – As we enter the winter season and the cold weather approaches, many people’s first thought goes to the holidays. What decorations will be put up? What meals will be eaten? What gifts will be received? What seasonal activities will be participated in? For...
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Makers Market now open Downtown Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – The City of Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) opened an exciting new experience for entrepreneurs in the City of Wayne. The Downtown City of Wayne Makers Market is being operated by the DDA with the purpose of supporting small business, while also...
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Special Christmas memories shared

By Carolyn Marnon When thinking about Christmas, we all have special memories that always come to mind or are part of the family stories we tell when we are together. Several Wayne residents and several Wayne business owners shared their own special memories with The Wayne...
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Holiday fun for all at the Wayne Historical Museum

By Sarah Shurge – It’s that time of year again, the holiday season. For families that were looking for a night of good holiday fun, Wayne’s annual Christmas tree lighting just happened again this year. Holiday Night at the museum was Saturday, December 4th, at the Wayne...
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There’s a new ring in town

By Courtney Conover – Here’s the thing about legends: Even in the wake of their departure, greatness persists. At a press conference held at downtown Detroit’s TCF Center on October 9, 2021, Kronk Boxing Detroit revealed a new partnership between Sylvia Steward-Williams,...
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Holiday Night at the Wayne Historical Museum

By Sarah Shurge – As fall begins to fade and the temperature begins to lower, that means one thing is on the way – winter. Winter is coming and with winter comes the holidays. If you and your family are looking for a night of good holiday fun, an event is coming up...
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Homecoming at Wayne Memorial

By Sarah Shurge – Everyone wants to feel included. This year, both high schools in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools (Wayne Memorial and John Glenn) did not announce a homecoming king and queen. There was still a competition and crowns for the winners, but instead of...