Council candidates for November 2022 election
The official candidate list for the November 8, 2022 General Election for the 2-year seats on the Wayne City Council has been released.
There is one candidate for the Ward 4 term ending Nov. 11, 2024 – Deborah R. Wass.
Candidates for Ward 5 term ending November 11, 2024 are Eric Cleereman and Rabih Darwiche.
Candidates for Ward 6 term ending November 11, 2024 are Mathew P. Mulholland and Phillip A. Wagner.
Wayne Historical society seeks new members
The Wayne Historical Society is seeking new members to support historical society. It is the beginning of the new membership year. If you’d like to sign up, you can send a $15 check to Wayne Historical Society, PO Box 486, Wayne MI 48184. If you are a former member and haven’t been with the society for a few years, the members would love to have you back. Many changes have been made at the Wayne Historical Museum. The Society meets once a month on a Thursday. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 12, with a presentation on genealogy and free pizza. See the website for more information about the society. https://waynehistoricalmuseum.wordpress.com/
Senior walking program begins
Members of the City of Wayne Commission on Aging will lead a walk for seniors through Attwood Park on Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. There is no need to RSVP. Seniors are invited to meet in the area in front of the new playscape.
Marijuana tax funds received by city
The City of Wayne received $225,813.76 in March 2022 as part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act for adult-use sales in 2021. The City has four retail or adult-use licensed businesses. The money will go directly into the General Fund.
Red Cross blood drive at St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be the site of a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, May 22, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: stmarywayne) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 34530 Michigan Ave, Wayne MI. The blood drive will be in Haney Hall.
Crime prevention tips
Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong reminded citizens during a recent police community meeting that locking the doors to your home and to your cars can reduce the amount of crime in Wayne. He also advised not leaving anything valuable in your car.
Citizens should do all they can to prevent thieves from gaining easy access to their possessions. Taking the time to lock your doors makes it that much harder for a thief to gain entry.
Upcoming Wayne Historical Society events
• Genealogy Workshop, Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. Brenda Ozog will share how to research family members using physical and digital sources.
• Make and Take Lighthouse Workshop, Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Come to the museum and make a porch lighthouse to light up your front door.
• Return to Carpenters Lake, Thursday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. Meet at the site of old Carpenter Lake, 3521 Hannan Rd in Wayne for an on-site history tour and hear about this old site of Wayne recreational history.