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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...
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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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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...

November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be...
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There’s a new band director in town

By Carolyn Marnon – Longtime band director Matt Diroff resigned at the end of the last school year. A new band director is in town at Wayne Memorial High School. Let’s get to know him. What is your background in music? I have played saxophone since 5th grade. In high school...
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Halloween Happenings

Saturday, October 12 State Wayne Theater 35310 W. Michigan Avenue 11:15 p.m. The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society will be celebrating Rockytober with special Halloween-themed pre-shows before the showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. There will be an additional...
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Turning town teal yields survivor stories

By Carolyn Marnon – For the 7th year, Wayne will be turning teal with ribbons raising awareness of ovarian cancer. The teal ribbons will be placed throughout the city on September 1 by employees and friends of Independent Carpet One in Westland. Cathy Buchanan, co-owner,...
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Wayne Zebra fall sport season underway

By Ryan Wright – The Wayne Memorial High School varsity football team faced the Plymouth Wildcats in the first game of the 2019 season on August 29. With new coach Jari Brown, who was hired over the summer, the Zebra’s lost 43-0. The Wayne Zebras did show they could have a...
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Hall-of-fame hockey player subject of movie that will raise funds for Champions of Wayne program

By Carolyn Marnon – Champions of Wayne is partnering with Phoenix Theatres for the Annual Premier Red Carpet Fundraiser and an exclusive private screening of “Willie” on Wednesday, September 25. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at www.championsofwayne.org....