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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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What happened in 1824

As you drive into Wayne on Michigan Avenue you are greeted by signs in the median that say “Welcome to the City of Wayne, Founded 1824″, but is Wayne really that old? Yes, and this year, 2024, is the 200th anniversary of the first settler in Wayne. On February 27,...
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Who is running in the January 30th election

By Sarah Shurge The upcoming election will have two new polling locations. The polling locations are as follows: Precinct 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be at HYPE Athletics (635 Howe Rd). Precinct 3 and 6 will be at St. Mary Church (34530 W Michigan Ave). Voting will be from 7 a.m. – 8...
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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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Introducing Wayne’s new city manager

By Sarah Shurge – The city of Wayne is excited to announce its new city manager, Diane Webb. Effective Thursday, August 31, 2023, Lisa Nocerini resigned as Wayne city manager after eight years of serving the community. “I know Lisa and I know she did a phenomenal job,” said...
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First Congregational Church celebrated 175 years

By Sarah Shurge – A lot can happen in 175 years. Through the test of time, First Congregational Church of Wayne has remained and recently celebrated 175 years. “It’s an honor to be a part of this legacy, but it does come with a weight and responsibility to keep something...
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Buiten and Queen retire from Wayne director roles

By Sarah Shurge – “Mike Buiten and Ed Queen are the very definition of the term ‘public servant’,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. “They just absolutely exemplify it and I’ve certainly seen that in my 24 years of working with them.” At the city council meeting on...
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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...