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Holiday shopping in Downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – One way you can help the economy in Wayne is to do as much of your holiday shopping in Wayne as you can.  Wayne may not have the big box stores and the large retail chains, but it still has plenty of options to offer. Leo’s Jewelry and Gifts, 34900 W...

Changing the world by empowering kindness

By Carolyn Marnon – “You can’t let bad things that happen to you define you.  You have the power to change how you look at things and can make a positive difference for others,” declares Emma Socia, the 11-year old CEO of Empower Kindness.  Empower is Emma’s...

December 2015 News Briefs

Christmas meals at HYPE HYPE will be receiving 200 boxed turkey meals on December 18th and will have them available for distribution soon after.  They are working with local organizations such as churches and schools, to collect names of Wayne families who might not otherwise...

Façade renderings complete

The Wayne Main Street Program has recently received design services for proposed façade improvements for three buildings in downtown Wayne. Two of the buildings, located at 35122 and 35118 W. Michigan Avenue, are home to Greater Dreams Church and are viewed as key buildings in...

Books for Benefits

Hoover Elementary School students were thrilled to welcome visitors from Books for Benefits. BFB is a student-led organization through University of Michigan. In its first year, their goal is to promote literacy to at-risk students. Their mission is books, bags and bookmarks....

Houses in Wayne

Darlene Hawley – The first home built in our community was a log house built by George M. Johnson in 1824 and was used as his home as well as a tavern which could house and feed voyagers  traveling the old Sauk Trail or Chicago Road (Michigan Avenue) from Detroit westward...

Great activities always happening in Wayne

By Dee Ryan – Mat Mulholland gave a wonderful talk at our Library last month.  It was packed with memories, pictures and articles of the store—Mulholland Dry Goods—that his family founded in Wayne. It was a loving look back at not only the store, but also Wayne...

Dryer receives lifetime Garden Club member

By Carolyn Marnon – As a faithful member of the Wayne Garden Club for 65 years, Wayne resident Betty Dryer was presented with a Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. State Life Membership at the Wayne Garden Club’s November meeting. “I am just so thrilled,” said Betty. Betty plans to...

Police community meeting

By Carolyn Marnon – The most recent Police Community Meeting was held Thursday, December 3, at the Wayne Police Department.  The Police Department has recently been doing interviews to hire two more officers.  As of January 1, Lt. Buffa will be retiring from th...