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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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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
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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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Doctor celebrates 25 years in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Celebrating 25 years of practice in Wayne this month, Dr. Kevin Crawford specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. According to Dr. Crawford, “The City of Wayne has been and remains a diverse and hard-working community with a strong civic identity.” Dr....
Posted On 20 Jul 2019

Murder outside Recreation Center details learned

By Carolyn Marnon – Sixteen year-old Antoine Perry, Jr. was in 29th District Court on December 28 for allegedly murdering a 19-year old outside HYPE Recreation Center on November 26, 2018. Antoine faced four charges: homicide-felony murder, armed robbery, and two charges of...
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Small Business Saturday an overwhelming success

By Carolyn Marnon – It all started with a post on Facebook that had Wayne resident Jamie Butts venting her frustration about how the Kroger at Michigan Ave. and Merriman Rd. had thrown almost all the worldly goods a homeless man had into a dumpster. The homeless man,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Local 900 and Ford celebrate new Ford Ranger

When many of Michigan Assembly Plant’s 3,000 workers gathered Monday, October 22, at the plant, they celebrated a rebirth in more ways than one. The festivities marked a renaissance for a plant just outside of Detroit that has experienced the highs and lows of the American auto...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Wayne businessman takes charge to change law

Pictured left to right: Vern Amos, Rep. Robert Kosowski, Brian Ewanciw, Kathy Rockwell, Chris Miller, Marina Carabellese (staff), and Renee Hermanowski (staff). Seated: Governor Rick Snyder.By Carolyn Marnon – When Brian Ewanciw, owner of Icon Computers and Wayne Bicycle...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Passing on the family legacy

By Carolyn Marnon – Built in 1926, no one could have predicted the future of 35234 W Michigan Ave. Four years later, in 1930, Gus Roussakies was born in Warren, Ohio during the depression. Gus, a U.S. citizen, travelled with his family to Greece when he was just a year old....
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Locally-made tortillas found at area stores

By Carolyn Marnon – Wander the Hispanic food aisle at Fresh Choice Food Center, and you will come across products made by Tortillas Tita, a small business located in an office/industrial area off Michigan Ave. Founded by husband and wife Martha Jaramillo and Francisco...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018