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Believe the HYPE – From recreation to philanthropy, owner Ali Sayed explains how HYPE Athletics is changing the game

By Courtney Conover – A doctor. That’s what Ali Sayed, owner of HYPE Athletics, wanted to be when he grew up. “I wanted to be a doctor because I knew they made a lot of money,” explains Sayed. “And I didn’t have that when I was a kid.” Although Sayed attended school in West...
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Makers Market to open in Downtown Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Are you a maker in the community that is looking to expand your business outside of your home? Are you looking for a fun and safe one-stop shop opportunity to connect with current and future customers? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then...
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Westland Free Methodist Church celebrated 150 years

By Sarah Shurge – “We’re not just celebrating us and our building, but celebrating loving people for 150 years,” said Eric Rose, associate pastor at Westland Free Methodist Church. To reach 150 years, you have to be doing something right, right? Being a church with a rich...
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FAN’s Hope Not Handcuffs changing lives in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Sometimes one decision can change your life; like making the decision to get help. It might not seem like a huge decision, but it is the first and most important step towards the path of a better life for yourself. That is what Hope Not Handcuffs is about....
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Experience the new immersive horror at Eloise Asylum

By Sarah Shurge – Summer has ended and “spooky season” is upon us. It’s officially time for cider mills, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin spice, scary movies, and most importantly, haunted houses. Michigan gained a new haunted house this month as Eloise Asylum opened a new...
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October 2021 News Briefs

The annual Scarecrow Reception will be held in Derby’s Alley, 34924 W. Michigan Ave. on Saturday, October 16. An in-person voting contest will be taking place during the event and the winners of the three different contests being held (in-person voting, Facebook voting on Wayne...
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Knights celebrate 75 years serving Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – A lot can happen in 75 years. A lot of change and growth. Or a lot of stagnation and decline. When it comes to organizations, some don’t last to see 75 years. The Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 3021 have not only survived but thrived in the City of...
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Lions Head Equipment Manager Tim O’Neill

By Courtney Conover – As a freelance writer, it is not uncommon to have a personal connection to a particular subject. But in my 22-year career, I’ve never had the opportunity (and privilege) of interviewing someone who resides in my hometown and works for the Detroit...
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Back to school again

It’s already that time of year where summer comes to an end, teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, and students head back to class. Schools throughout the Wayne-Westland Community School District (WWCSD) had Open House before the last weekend of the month. Students...
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Garden City Hospital opens Community Health Center

By Sarah Shurge –  “This is a major investment in this community’s health, today as we open the brand new Westland Community Health Center,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer at the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new health center in Westland. The ceremony...