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Celebrating Black History Month by highlighting businesses in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Black History Month was created to recognize and honor all African American people from all periods of U.S. history. In celebration of Black History Month, we want to highlight some of the black-owned businesses in Wayne. Our first acknowledgment goes to...
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Lee’s Famous Recipe open in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – If anyone is like me and has been patiently waiting for Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to open in Wayne, the time has finally come! Lee’s Famous Recipe opened on Thursday, January 11th. Before officially opening, Lee’s had a family day on Wednesday, January...
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Experience the Jurassic Journey at HYPE Athletics

By Sarah Shurge – Over 100 real size dinosaurs are coming to HYPE Athletics. Come participate in the Jurassic Journey, an educational experience, from March 3rd through 9th. The event will be open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. at HYPE Athletics on Howe Road. This will be the...
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Community Prayer Breakfast set for January 15th

By Sarah Shurge – The International Church of Metro Detroit is excited to invite you to their third Community Prayer Breakfast. “The goal and mission of the breakfast is to focus on important values in the time we’re living in,” said Art Wilson, founding pastor of...
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With a historic strike in the rearview mirror, Dwayne Walker, president of UAW Local 900 here in Wayne, sets his sights on continuing union integrity and solidarity

By Courtney Conover – Today, the long stretch of southbound Michigan Avenue near Newburgh Road looks as if nothing ever happened. But we, the residents–those of us who call Wayne home–know differently. For 46 long, arduous days, Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant—and its...
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Wayne DDA: The year 2023 in review

By Sarah Shurge – Throughout the year, the City Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has partnered with many businesses and sponsored many events for the City of Wayne. As the year comes to an end, it’s important to bring the DDA’s involvement into the spotlight and...
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Recent ribbon cutting ceremonies in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – The City of Wayne is always excited to welcome new businesses to the community. We’d like to shout out a few local businesses that have had ribbon cutting ceremonies recently. T&G Skylight Liquor had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September...
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UAW strike finally ends after agreement

By Sarah Shurge – After nearly seven weeks, the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the “Big Three” (Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Stellantis) has finally come to an end. On Friday, September 15th, the UAW launched a strike against the “Big Three” in an...
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Identical twins commemorated 50 years of owning matching cars with photoshoot

By Sarah Shurge – The year was 1972. Two identical twins purchased two Ford Gran Torinos from Jack Demmer Ford in Wayne. Their vehicle’s VIN numbers only one number apart. Flash forward to the year 2022, those same identical twins had a 50-year photoshoot with those same...
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Dairy Queen displays student art projects

By Sarah Shurge – “It’s a way to bring art, community and ice cream together,” said Amber Thomas, Wayne Memorial Art teacher. Thomas has been teaching at Wayne Memorial High School for six years. Every day she asks her students daily questions. Towards the end of the school...