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Flowers in the Mitten moved to Wayne – A florist experience you can’t find anywhere else

By Sarah Shurge – Some things in life just seem meant to be. For Rachel Botu, that is owning a flower shop. Her shop – Flowers in the Mitten, formerly located in Romulus, recently moved to downtown Wayne. The business soft-opened at its new location on Wednesday,...
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Eloise to be transformed into a hotel, bar, and restaurant

By Sarah Shurge – Michigan gained a new haunted house when Eloise Asylum opened a walkthrough immersive horror experience in 2021. The 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art haunted experience opened Friday, October 1, 2021. Then Eloise announced its newest addition, Escape...
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Not your basic bistro

By Courtney Conover – In the culinary industry, there’s no shortage of restaurant slang to characterize shortcomings. The cooks in the back of the house may find themselves in the weeds, for example, when they’re knee-deep in orders, while to eighty-six something means to...
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Hype renames Rec building to honor former mayor

By Sarah Shurge – HYPE Athletics Center in Wayne has undergone many changes and updates over the last year and a half. Wayne residents and members will now notice the latest change; a new name, as a tribute and recognition to former Mayor Abdul “Al” Haidous’ 40 plus years...
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Chamber announces businesses of the year

By Sarah Shurge – “It’s important to all the businesses to get acknowledged, and it’s exciting to win something,” said Chelsea Rushlow, Wayne Chamber President. “It’s kind of like a thank you for working so hard keeping the chamber afloat.” The Wayne Chamber of Commerce is...
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A STEP in the Right Direction

By Courtney Conover – Here’s an undeniable fact of life: No matter what you see on the surface, there is often more to the story. Whether it’s the dutiful employee who, despite living out of her car, arrives to work day in and day out with a jovial disposition, or the...
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Tiffany Walker, owner of Moonlit Mystic, has created an intriguing oasis in downtown Wayne

By Courtney Conover – It’s not a store. It’s more like a destination, a wellspring, an experience in energetic healing. Or, as one might say, a literal gem. Moonlit Mystic, an edgy and eclectic metaphysical store, is unlike anything that exists here in the City of Wayne—and...
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Dealing with a difficult diagnosis

By Courtney Conover – Natalie McCurry Rhaesa, 50, is the baby of the McCurry family, but that’s not her only distinguishing characteristic. “My four siblings all have names that start with D—Donna, Donald, Jr. (who goes by Jim), Dianna, and Doug—and then there’s me,” says...
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First Congregational Church welcomes Rev. Bob Cooper

By Sarah Shurge – It’s a simple question, “Did you always want to be a minister?” And when it’s asked to a minister of over 20 years, you probably would expect the answer to be “yes.” However, when Rev. Bob Cooper was asked that question, his answer might surprise yo...
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24-hour childcare now open in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – On July 11th, a new daycare opened in Downtown Wayne. But not just any daycare, a 24-hour daycare. Tiny Stepping Stones Childcare LLC. is a child care agency that is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Chyna Knowles owns an elderly care agency, Comforting...