September 2018 News Briefs
Tai Chi classes
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance; this could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. There is growing evidence that this mind and body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. This low-impact, slow-motion exercise can be adapted for anyone. Ten-week session is being offered beginning Tuesday, September 11. Fee is $65 for the ten-week course. This averages out to $6.50 per class; isn’t your health & wellness worth that investment? Must pre-register by Tuesday, September 5. Call Nancy at Wayne Senior Services (734) 721-7460. The class will be held at HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd.
Attention grandparents and/or caregivers!
You don’t need to feel alone any more. Join a group that meets at the First United Methodist Church, 3 Towne Square, on the second Wednesday of the month (starting September 12) from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The best place to park is in the south parking lot at the church. Meet in the church parlor. Questions? Call Linda Maylone at (734) 674-7239. No child care available at this time. The church is handicapped accessible.
The Friends of the Westland Library will be holding a book sale next month. Thursday, September 13, will kick off the event with a Preview Sale from 3:00-6:00 p.m. There is a small entrance fee to this event. Everyone is invited to the open sales on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, will feature the $4 bag sale from Noon-3:00p.m.
Fall Church Rummage Sale
Come to the Fall Rummage Sale at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne Thursday and Friday, September 13 & 14, (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Saturday, September 15, (hours 9:00 a.m.-Noon). Also, Saturday is bag day. You pre-buy a $3.00 or $6.00 bag and fill it with items you select from the main hall. The church is handicapped accessible. The address is 3 Town Square (across from the Wayne Post Office). Questions? Call the church office at (734) 721-4801.
2018 Diamond of the community named
The Wayne Commission on Aging is proud to announce this year’s Diamond of the Community, Mrs. Patt Hartford. She was chosen because of all the great volunteering she does throughout our community. A dinner in her honor will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m. For further information and/or tickets, please call Nancy at Senior Services at 734-721-7460.
9th annual veterans summit
The 9th Annual Veterans Summit will be held on Thursday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the VisTaTech Center, Schooldcraft College, 41700 W Six Mile Rd, Northville. The annual Veterans’ Summit brings experts together with veterans in need of understanding the benefits for which they may be eligible through Veterans Affairs. Topics this year will include: VA Ann Arbor Medical Center update, State Veterans update, Veterans Home for Southeast Michigan, Maximizing Veterans Health Care, Veterans Health & Medical Cannabis, and Disability update. Veteran specialists will also be on hand to address special needs. VA, MVAA and County Counselors will answer questions. You and your guests must register for this free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-veterans-health-summit-tickets-49189363711
City attorney and councilman resigns
The Wayne City Council accepted the resignation of City Attorney Breeda O’Leary-Brassfield at the council meeting on September 4. The council appointed the law firm of Giamarco, Mullins and Horton of Troy to provide legal services and to act as the city attorney on a temporary basis. The council also accepted the resignation of appointed Councilman Ryan Gabriel.
Vacant positions at fire department
The Wayne Professional Firefighters Association Local 1620 asked City Council to approve a letter of agreement with the city that any newly hired Firefighter/EMT B be classified as a “Provisional Employee.” A representative of the association told the council there are 3 vacant positions under the SAFER grant. The department has had several paramedics leave over the last year. Under this agreement, the department would be able to hire EMT Bs (Basics) who are enrolled in paramedic school. Concern was raised over EMT Bs and what services they could actually provide on the truck. Council was told that a Basic would always be on a truck with a trained paramedic.
“Celebrity” dinner shows coming up
The Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 3021, 3144 S. Wayne Rd, present several upcoming evening “dinner and a show” options.
September 22: A tribute variety show featuring Greg Jaqua’s tribute to Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones and many more and Charlie Nova’s country music review.
October 20: Brandon Stryker’s tribute to Frankie Valli along with a Broadway show review. Tyrone Hamilton will be performing as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Milsap.
Meet and greet ward 6 candidate
Be an informed voter in November. You can meet Ward 6 candidate Phil Wagner on Thursday, September 27, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Karma Coffee and Kitchen, 35634 W. Michigan Ave.
Come prepared to talk about issues that Wayne is facing and what some of his solutions are to help our city thrive.
Red October Run
Beaumont Hospital’s annual Red October Run will be Sunday, October 7, at Greenfield Village, Dearborn. There will be a 5K run, 5K walk, and kids’ Junior October 1 mile. Red October Run supports youth fitness and nutrition education programs in conjunction with Beaumont’s Healthy Communities Initiative. Registration is limited to 1500. Register at www.beaumont.org/redoctoberrun.
Rusty trike flea market
The Second annual Fall Rusty Trike Flea Market in Downtown Wayne hosted by the Notre Dame Council 3021 of the Knights of Columbus will be Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Come and find that one-of-a-kind item you never knew you wanted or needed. The Notre Dame Lounge is located at 3144 S. Wayne Rd. Food and drink will be available. Also come listen to the 1960s Folk Revival Trio. They will perform three times during the market starting at noon.
Bicycle club cemetery tour
Join the Wayne Bicycle Club on Saturday, October 13, for their Annual Cemetery Bike Ride tour. Hosted by the Wayne Historical Society, the tour will visit 2-3 local cemeteries for 10-15 minute historical presentations about important Wayne people buried there. Come out and enjoy the fun and learn about the founding fathers of Wayne and others buried here in Wayne and help the Historical Society. To help continue the tours every year, a $5 donation to the Wayne Historical Society is requested. Please bring correct bills as they will not have change. The ride starts at 7:00 p.m. Contact the Wayne Historical Society for more information.
Halloween/Zombie Ride 2018
Join the Wayne Bicycle Club for their Annual Halloween/Zombie ride on Saturday, October 27, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and let’s haunt the streets of Wayne! There will be a give-away of a $25 gift card for best costume and $25 for best decorated bicycle.
Ride-in Halloween movie
The Wayne Bicycle Club is hosting a Ride-in Halloween Movie at the Wayne Bicycle Shop (35858 W Michigan Ave) on Saturday, October 27, at 10:00 p.m. For more information, call Brian at (734) 722-3672.
Peace memorial update
Mike Buiten, Building and Engineering Department for City of Wayne, updated city council on the efforts to revitalize what many have called the Veterans Memorial next to the Wayne Public Library. He said it’s actually the Peace Memorial. B&E is working on a design for a structure over the fountain. Wayne resident Vern Amos appealed to the council to change the name to Veterans Memorial so that outside funding could be more easily obtained to maintain it.
Teal ribbons appear
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to recognize that, Turn the Town Teal is the national campaign to create awareness of the cancer and its subtle symptoms. Independent Carpet One of Westland owners and employees gathered recently in Wayne to tie biodegradable, USA made ribbons to trees and lightpoles in the downtown area. For more information, visit www.turnthetownteal.org
The annual Wayne Main Street Scarecrow Reception will be held in Derby’s Alley on Wednesday, October 17, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Winners of the Facebook voting contest and the in-person voting contest will be announced at this time.
Take time after the scarecrows go up on September 29 to view all the entries so you can vote for your favorite.
Senior housing to be built in Wayne
The Senior Alliance (TSA) has partnered with Wallick Communities, a senior living community developer, to turn an unused 3.5 acre portion of TSA’s 32.7 acres of land into affordable senior housing. If funding goes as planned, the apartments would be ready in late 2020-early 2021.
Attwood Gardens would be a 69,700 square foot, three-story senior living building that would contain 70 apartments (56 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom) with parking. The location near Attwood Park and Beaumont Hospital, Wayne is also a bonus for this senior housing development.