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Small business Saturday an overwhelming success

Downtown Wayne was abuzz Saturday, November 30, as businesses throughout the district welcomed customers looking for holiday gifts and great deals. Sam Rainey, Wayne Main Street Interim Executive Director, comments “Small Business Saturday in downtown Wayne is more than just...

A new kind of “house hunters” near you

By Carolyn Marnon – Did you know there was a time when you could buy a kit through a catalog and then build your own home? Last September, Novi residents and kit home experts Andrew and Wendy Mutch came to the Wayne Historical Museum and spoke about their own kit house, a...
Posted On 19 Jan 2020
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Businessman helps local children this Christmas

By Carolyn Marnon – The story starts with a little boy in Kosovo whose only knowledge of Christmas is time spent with friends and family. There are no presents involved in these Christmas celebrations. In Kosovo, “You are lucky if someone had a car,” says this now-grown...
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School resource officer returns

By Carolyn Marnon – As the bell rings and students, teachers and administrators make their ways through the halls of Wayne Memorial High School, there is a new face that melts into the crowd. Jordan Arndt is back in high school, although he’s dressing differently than he...
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The War on Vets

By Carolyn Marnon – “The War On Vets” truly starts when war overseas comes to an end. Can they transition back into civilian life? How do they cope with their war injuries and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? How do they deal with the Veterans...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Family-owned business invests in downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “We thank God that we have 13 grandchildren and none have a disability that we have to place in a group home,” said Paul Kennedy, owner of Saints, Inc. You may have noticed their newly built administrative office on the former Frank’s Furniture lot next...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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New technology to track school buses

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne-Westland Community School District transportation department has been rolling along with several updates involving their school buses this year. Here Comes the Bus is a new app being used by the transportation department. The app uses global...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Veterans Memorial project needs help

By Carolyn Marnon – What is happening with the $26,000 the City of Wayne received in donations last year from military service veterans, members of UAW Local 900 and Ford? The original plan was for the money to go towards fixing the Peace Memorial located next to the Wayne...
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Students don’t care about what you know until they know you care

By Carolyn Marnon – Wanting to recognize students who make positive contributions to the school community, Wayne Memorial High School’s new Principal, James Anderson, Ed.D., answered a few questions about himself, his background in education and what he is striving towards...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Free holiday meals for veterans and active-duty

Wayne-Westland’s 6th Annual Holiday Meal Program for Veterans and Families of Active-Duty Service Members is being supported by Wayne Mayor John P. Rhaesa,Westland Mayor William R. Wild, Wayne-Ford Civic League President Vic Barra and your elected officials. The meal is free, but...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Wayne alumni thankful to all who have touched his life

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’m still reeling from the amazing weekend that I got,” said Tony Award-winning actor and Westland native and Wayne Memorial High School alumni Gregory Jbara (Greg to his friends) after a whirlwind weekend Sept. 27-29 that had him flying into Detroit...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Shop small businesses in Wayne for holidays

This holiday season, Wayne Main Street (WMS) and the Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are reminding shoppers to think Wayne and shop local. These two organizations are spearheading downtown Wayne’s 6th Annual Small Business Saturday initiative, which will take place on...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019