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August 2018 – NEWS BRIEFS

This years winning photo by Ryan Wright in the 2018 Window on Wayne Photography Contest, part of Wayne Downtown Days. After 1200+ Facebook votes that determined the top 10 photos, 172 in-person voters determined the top three photos. The winners were: $100 First Place: Ryan Wright (47 votes), $75 Second Place: Summer Dye (38 votes), $50 Third Place: Tina Worden (24 votes).

Free yoga
Beaumont Healthy Wayne presents Yoga in Downtown Wayne on Tuesday, August 14, and Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Goudy Park. All are welcome to attend this free class, but it is most appropriate for those 9 years and older. Certified yoga instructors will lead the classes. Please dress in active-wear or loose-fitting clothing. Please also bring a yoga mat, beach towel or blanket.

Exhibit items requested
The Wayne Historical Society would like to present an exhibit of St. Mary Catholic Church and School as the community celebrates the history of the parish and to mark the closing of the school. St. Mary Catholic Church was founded in 1862; the school was founded in 1924. The project is being overseen by Museum Director Tyler Moll and by Nicole Conklin, a St. Mary parishioner, school parent, and school staff member. The exhibit will be displayed at the Wayne Historical Museum, the St. Mary Alumni Association Reunion in the fall and after a mass during a fall weekend. The museum will be collecting memorabilia as either donation or loan. If you have any items, pictures, yearbooks, old uniforms or other memorabilia, please call Tyler Moll at the museum (734) 722-0113 on Wednesday (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) or Thursday (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
The museum hopes to raise $700 to prepare the display boards and develop a well-constructed exhibit. If you would like to support this project, please contact Nicole Conklin at (734) 756-8536 or NicoleConklin-@att.net for more information.

Metro Storage construction delayed
According to Community Development Director Lori Gouin, the construction of Metro Storage on Michigan Avenue has been delayed. Tim Judge, owner/developer of the project, is over budget by $1 million due to increased construction and labor costs. Several options are being considered including outside investors and scaling down the project. Work on the project may not begin until next spring. Increased construction costs have plagued other projects across the state.

Diamond being sought
The Wayne Commission on Aging is searching for its next Diamond of the Community.
Do you know a Wayne resident who is 70 years or older and is still actively contributing to the Wayne community through volunteered services? If so, nominate that person to be the 2018 Diamond of the Community.
Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, August 14, to the Senior Services office at HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Wayne Public Library and HYPE Recreation Center.
A beautiful engraved plaque and cash award of $75 will be presented on Tuesday, September 18, at a dinner honoring the 2018 Diamond of the Community at HYPE Recreation Center.
After dinner, the recipient attends the City Council meeting where he/she will be presented with a City Resolution.
Senior Services Director Nancy Wojewski-Noel urges you not to miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving friend, neighbor or relative who gives of their time.
This annual award is sponsored by Wayne Dairy Queen.

Water assistance program
Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) is available through Community Action Alliance. Benefits include assistance up to $1000 per household per year, home water audits, home repairs up to $1000 per household to fix minor plumbing issues, water saving kits and consumer training classes. Participants must have income at or below 150% of poverty threshold, provide proof of residency and income, provide renter’s proof of responsibility for water on lease and stay current on monthly bill payment. For more information, call (313) 386-9727 or visit www.waynemetro.org/wrap.

Cadillac apartment update
The dilapidated building known as Cadillac Apartments on eastbound Michigan Avenue has been issued a misdemeanor blight violation. Questions of ownership and blight remediation are currently part of court proceedings.

Family fest and car show
The 13th annual FREE Family Fest and Car Show will be Saturday, August 25, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Crosspointe Community Church, 36125 Glenwood Rd, Wayne. There will be hundreds of cars on display, games, food, activities, giveaways, crafts and much more, all free! Classic car parking begins at 8:00 a.m. and is limited to the first 400 cars. The food court opens at noon. It is requested that only service animals come on the grounds. There is free parking for the general public across the street from the church. If you haven’t been to this event before, it’s an awesome display of community as volunteers man the various areas and everything is free. A perfect family outing which doesn’t cost anything. Bring the kids for free nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs and more.

Paul Kennedy the owner of All Saint’s, Inc. officially broke ground on the former Frank’s Furniture property. A new office building will be constructed on the site. Mr. Kennedy was joined by City of Wayne officials, family and firiends.

People helping people
The City of Wayne 2018 FRIENDS (People Helping People) are looking for volunteers. FRIENDS will take place on Saturday, September 8 (rain date, September 15). The goal of this program, which began in 1998, was to help a Wayne resident whose home was in need of some tender loving care and they are not able to handle the work due to financial or medical reasons. The day (usually about 6 hours) starts at 8:30a.m. with a continental breakfast at the HYPE Recreation Center. Material, equipment, t-shirts and lunch plus refreshments are provided on site.
Youth groups are welcome, with one adult for every five youth volunteers.
It’s a great way to give back to your community. If you would like to volunteer or would like further information, please call the Community Development Department at (734) 722-2000 or email FRIENDS chairperson Albert Damitio at damitioalb@gmail.com.

Eastern Market farm stand in Wayne
Eastern Market will have a Farm Stand at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. thru October 4. The Farm Stand will be located at the Surgery Center Entrance, facing Annapolis Rd, east of the main entrance.

Summer camp at HYPE
Are the kids getting bored already? Consider sending them to summer camp at HYPE. For $150 per week for a non-member of HYPE, your kid could be kept busy 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Each week of camp has a different theme.
August 6-10 Challenge Week
August 13-17 Outer Space Week
August 20-24 Around the World Week
August 27-31 Anything Goes Week
The indoor and outdoor fun emphasizes fitness, arts and crafts, and academic programs. Register at the front desk at HYPE, 4635 Howe St, Wayne or call (734) 721-7400 for more information.

Hazardous waste collection
Westland Shopping Center will be the drop-off location for the next Wayne County Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday, August 11. This service is free to Wayne County residents. Household chemicals, clean products, automotive fluids, paints and stains, old electronics, lawn products, pharmaceutical waste and fluorescent lightbulbs will be accepted from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Titanic – A historical presentation
Join the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. as a Titanic aficionado tells the story of the doomed liner, shows pictures and answers questions. Light refreshments will be served at the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square.

Senior services upcoming trips
Tuesday, August 14: Take a trip to Detroit for the Underground History Tour and explore the secrets of the underground history of Detroit and Windsor. $100 will get motor coach transportation, lunch at Lilly Kazilly’s, a two-hour narrated river cruise and the underground tour. Proof of citizenship is required as the tour will be going into Canada.
Wednesday, August 23: Join the Wayne Sometimes Travelers Club as they attend a Detroit Tigers game from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Cost is $88 for lower baseline box, section 112. Included in the price is a meal voucher ticket at the baseball stadium for lunch. The Tigers will be playing the White Sox.
Wednesday, August 30: The Wayne Sometimes Travelers Club has a trip planned to Cornwell’s Turkeyville for lunch and Nunsense Amen!, a male musical comedy. Cost is $90 with motorcoach included.
For more information on any of these trips, contact Nancy at (734) 721-7460.

Yearbooks needed
The Wayne Historical Museum is looking for yearbooks to add to their collection. The following are the years they are in need of from Wayne Memorial High School: anything before 1940, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998-2003, 2016 and 2017. They need all years from John Glenn High School. They need all years from St. Mary’s school.

Swim night for women
HYPE Recreation Center is hosting Women’s Only Swim Nights on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Cost is $6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Girls and women must be age 13 or older. No children under 13 and no boys allowed. HYPE is located at 4635 Howe Rd. For more information, call 734-721-7400.

HYPE aquatics center
Ages 2 and up can swim at HYPE this summer with a $5/day pass. Visit the website www.hypeathletics.org or call (734) 721-7400 for pool hours.

Fire department receives grant
The Wayne Fire Department recently received a $14,799 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase two ventilator packages with accessories. A portion of any purchase made at Firehouse Subs goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to be used to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders. The closest Firehouse Subs to Wayne is at 35579 Warren Rd in Westland.

Red October Run
Beaumont Hospital’s annual Red October Run will be Sunday, October 7, at Greenfield Village, Dearborn. There will be a 5K run, 5K walk, and kids’ Junior October 1 mile. Red October Run supports youth fitness and nutrition education programs in conjunction with Beaumont’s Healthy Communities Initiative. Registration is limited to 1500. Register at www.beaumont.org/redoctoberrun.

Women win awards at state program
2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Wayne-Westland Alanah Rudd and 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Wayne Fatima Herrera competed last month at the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program held at Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton. Fatima was a Scholastic Winner Winner and Alanah was a Spirit Winner.

Book sale
The Friends of the Westland Library will be holding a book sale next month. Thursday, September 13, will kick off the event with a Preview Sale from 3:00-6:00 p.m. There is a small entrance fee to this event. Everyone is invited to the open sales on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, will feature the $4 bag sale from Noon-3:00p.m.
Donations requested
St. Mary Catholic Church Outreach Center is looking for the following items: canned fruit, cereal, Hamburger Helper, jelly, Manwich, pasta, pasta sauce and tuna. You can drop off your donation Monday and Friday 9:30a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m. and Thursday 9:00a.m.-Noon.

Credit union now open on Wednesdays
Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union is now open on Wednesdays to better meet your financial needs.

“Celebrity” dinner shows coming up
The Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 3021, 3144 S. Wayne Rd, present several upcoming evening dinner and a show options.
September 22: A tribute variety show featuring Greg Jaqua’s tribute to Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones and many more and Charlie Nova’s country music review.
October 20: Brandon Stryker’s tribute to Frankie Valli along with a Broadway show review. Tyrone Hamilton will be performing as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Milsap.

Auditions coming up
Auditions for Inspire Theater’s “The Addams Family” will be August 14-15 at 6:30p.m. Please arrive before 6:30p.m. and plan on staying the entire time. This is a cold reading. You will be taught a portion of the song, “When You’re An Addams.” Wear comfortable clothing.
The theater is at 33455 Warren Rd, Westland.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
The play will run October 19-November 4, Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees.
Roles include:
Gomez Addams –
male able to look 45 – 60
Morticia Addams –
female able to look 40 – 55
Uncle Fester –
male able to look 35 – 55
Grandma –
female able to look 70 – 95
Wednesday Addams –
female able to look 18-25ish
Pugsley Addams – male able to look 15 – 22ish
Lurch – male able to look 40-60
The Addams Ancestors – 5m, 5w

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