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Wayne Downtown Development Authority members Scott Gocaj and Mayor John Rhaesa congratulate a few of the Experience Downtown Wayne winners who participated in the Experience Downtown Wayne $50.00 gift card drawings. The DDA announced 30 winners Darlene W. of Westland, Melissa B....
Posted On 12 Jan 2021

Experience downtown Wayne this holiday season

By Carolyn Marnon – This holiday season, experience Downtown Wayne! If your idea of visiting Downtown Wayne is driving through to get from one destination to another, maybe it’s time you make the downtown area your shopping and dining destination. The Wayne Downtown...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021

A tale of two city parks

By Carolyn Marnon – Two city parks, Kiwanis Park and Jaycee Park, were sold to Shafer Development in early 2019 with the prospect of 42 new homes being built between the two pieces of land. Unfortunately for the City of Wayne, that deal fell through after Shafer brought in...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020

Local family plants another business in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Prior to the 20th century, cannabis was found in pharmacies to relieve migraines and various pain conditions. Many online resources state that problems with cannabis started in the early 1900s when the US had an influx of Mexican immigrants. These...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020

Recreational marihuana approved

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne City Council adopted Ordinance 2020-04 at their meeting on July 21, 2020. The ordinance provides and establishes a process and procedure for the application and licensing requirement for Medical Marihuana Facilities under the Medical Marihuana...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020

Four essential businesses cope amidst pandemic

By Carolyn Marnon – Four Wayne businesses shared how they have continued to serve the community during the Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Fresh Choice is the largest grocery store in the City of Wayne. Manager Lydia Pattah says the store has operated continuously...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Wayne resident making dough with new business

By Carolyn Marnon – Crystal Murphy was homeless with two young sons. She had been living with her dad until he lost the trailer they were living in. They had nowhere to go. They went from house to house, staying with people they knew. They eventually ended up in Toledo,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020

Ford Motor Co. to make huge reinvestment

Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford is investing...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020

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...

Tropical smoothie cafe opens in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Bringing it’s relaxed coastal atmosphere to downtown Wayne, Tropical Smoothie Café opened August 9 in the Rite Aid plaza at the corner of Wayne Rd. and E. Michigan Ave (35131 E. Michigan Ave.) If you aren’t familiar with Tropical Smoothie Café, the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019