By Dee Ryan – Lois VanStipdonk sends this information: Perhaps you noticed little boxes on poles filled with books. The Wayne Rotary has been busy installing five Little Free Libraries around Wayne.
Each is filled with donated books. The Libraries were built by students at the Wm. D Ford Vocational Center and painted by students at Wayne Memorial High School.
Borrow a book from the Little Free Library and return it or another book, or books you’d like to share. The Wayne Rotary only asks that you treat the books gently.
The Little Free Libraries are at Monroe Commons/Rotary Park, Roosevelt-McGrath School, Wayne Memorial High School and Civitan Park on Glenwood.
We are waiting to see if our Community Center will really close on July 1st. Everyone is hoping for the best. We’ve talked to long time employees, Cathy Broge is really hoping the Center will stay open, and has made no decisions about her future. Linda Herman teaches Yoga and will continue teaching at Westland’s Dyer Center, in Plymouth and soon will teach at Schoolcraft College. Jamie Strange is an Accountant and will pursue that career path. Rob Strutz is looking forward to some well-deserved time off.
Erin Davis calls herself “A Jack of all Trades.” She is in charge of Wayne’s Summer Day Camp.
She has been involved in Wayne’s Youth Theater and also the Softball Team. Erin graduated from WMHS in 2005.
Wayne’s Summer Camp schedule for July 6-10 themed Magic Week, with a Field Trip to Rolling Hills Water Park. “Western” is theme for week 5—July 13-17. The Field Trip goes to Sterling State Park. Week 6 is Robot Week ending with “Pump it Up.” July 27-31 The Theme is Animal Planet and has a wonderful field trip to the Toledo Zoo.
For more information, stop at the Community Center and ask for Summer Day Camp information packet. You may call (734) 721-7004. That’s the phone number for Youth Services.
Across the hall from the information desk is the Senior Service Office. Nancy Wojewski-Noel is the dedicated Senior Director. She is also waiting to find out what the future holds for her Senior Services, but will definitely be on hand for the Senior Olympics, August 10 -14.
Although like many of the Community Center employees, Ms. Wojewski-Noel doesn’t have insight into future plans for the Center, she does take comfort in the fact that her job has a place in the new budget.
For more information about upcoming trips and programs, stop in her office and pick up a copy of “Kaboom.” The phone number for the Senior Service is (734) 721-7460.
Wayne’s DPW has been busy on Washington St. One of our almost 100 year old trees had to be cut down and that was a big undertaking. First many limbs need to go, then the huge tree trunk was cut up and finally the remaining stump and roots were ground down. It was a week long mission. The DPW workers who take care of our Roads and City Properties are: Eric Bates; Mike Wicker; Brian Smith; Joe Bledsoe; Barb Rose; and Fred Covell. The Water and Sewer Crew were busy in other parts of our city—they are Craig Krzmenski; Chuck Hannah; Mike Shuell; Steve Curley; Bill Wagner; and John Conyer.
Thanks to our DPW for taking such good care of our city.