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It’s a love story and baby, she said yes

By Carolyn Marnon – Robert (Bob) Phillips met his lovely bride, Irene, over 70 years ago when he attended a sock-hop at the Wayne Recreation Center where City Hall currently stands. Irene had traveled all the way from Plymouth to attend the dance in perhaps 1948 or 1949. No...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Ethics Bowl changes lives of seniors at Wayne

By Khushi Patel – Wayne-Westland Community Schools offers students opportunities in learning that reach far beyond the classroom according to WWCSD Communications Director Jenny Johnson. “We have staff who ignite passion in their students.” Wayne Memorial senior Khushi...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Wayne police chief updates the community on Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – COVID-19: “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. There are now three vaccines available in the U.S. A vaccination clinic was held at HYPE in late February where over 400 senior citizen residents of Wayne were able...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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April 2021 News Briefs

                    Wayne Rotary is teaming with Wayne Main Street and Friends of the Rouge to host Rouge Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. All volunteers are welcome. The Wayne Rotary is celebrating Earth...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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DDA hires Director of marketing and events

By Alfred Brock – I had an opportunity to talk with the new Downtown Development Authority Director of Marketing and Events Lisa Kubany. I know the DDA is glad to have her on board and I am sure you’ll be excited about this too after I tell you a little bit about her and...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Bar gets makeover just in time for summer

By Carolyn Marnon – When he wasn’t helping local residents by selling items during the pandemic that they couldn’t find elsewhere (hand sanitizer, toilet paper, disinfecting products to name a few) by using his restaurant business contacts, business owner John Goci was busy...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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New partnership brings improved internet access

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have teamed up with The Library Network and the Suburban Library Cooperative to form an exciting new pilot partnership that aims to provide equitable access to wi-fi hotspot service for students in southeast Michigan. In the best of times, inequitable...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Music man’s life reaches coda

By Carolyn Marnon – It’s hard to miss the huge guitar on the sign outside the humble house on Wayne Rd that was home to Victor Music Studio. This is the story of the man behind the music whose life sonata finally reached its coda. Alphonse Victor Tupakavich was born March...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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“It was great” 62 year DPW employee retires

By Carolyn Marnon – Patty has left the building. After 62 years working for the City of Wayne, Patty Ditmore has officially retired. She was most recently the administrative assistant for DPW (Department of Public Works.) When I interviewed Patty back in 2018, her plans...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021
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March 2021 – NEWS BRIEFS

Dr. Chad Audi, President & CEO of the Detroit Rescue Mission, delivered 300 toys donated by the Hasbro Toy Company to Mayor John Rhaesa and the City of Wayne last month. The Wayne Police and Fire Departments will have the toys on hand when they are out in the public to...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021
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Students return to school after almost a year

By Carolyn Marnon – March 1 marked the day that students were allowed back into the buildings in the Wayne Westland Community School District. The Return to Learn initiative has students transitioning from all-remote learning to the hybrid method. Students have been divided...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021
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Wayne Chamber changes and awards

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director and a new Board of Directors for 2021. The newly hired Executive Director is Zachery Burskey who started with the Chamber in December. He reported that his main goal will be to get things...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021