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 By Renee Summers    Lifestyles    June 9, 2022 

Walking the Beat with Rudy Returns to Garden City for a Second Year

The Garden City Police Department's summer community engagement events kicked off on the evening of Thursday, June 2 with the second annual Walking the Beat with Rudy. Officer Bruce Shippe, one of...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 9, 2022 

River Rouge Schools Hosts Mental Health Forum for Outgoing Seniors

River Rouge Public Schools hosted a program focused on interactions with law enforcement for its nearly 250 upcoming graduates. Titled "Before You L.E.A.P.", the program was presented as an...

 

Two New Gardening Programs Coming to Westland

The William P. Faust Public Library of Westland is pleased to announce a new summer youth program, Junior Master Gardeners, presented in cooperation with the MSU Extension Services. The series will...

 

National Baby Formula Shortage Leaving Parents Concerned About Supply

The pandemic-related supply chain disruption along with a recall of powdered infant formulas produced in Michigan combined to create frustration and uncertainty in parents whose infant children rely...

 

Inaugural Homecoming Celebration to be Held in Inkster

The city of Inkster will be hosting its first-ever Homecoming Celebration from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Inkster Mayor Patrick Wimberly says he and city leaders wanted to organize a famil...

 

River Rouge Planning to Celebrate Centenary All Year Long

With the coming of warm weather, city leaders in River Rouge are announcing upcoming events for the summer season to help observe the city's centenary, or 100th birthday. The 100-year celebration come...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 19, 2022

Transformation Taking Place in Ecorse

Improvements and development aimed at making the city of Ecorse a desirable place to work, live, and play are advancing steadily along says Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell. In addition to new businesses...

 

Teachers Appreciation Day Recognizes Teachers in Ecorse

On Friday, May 6, the Ecorse School District took time out to show appreciation to its hard-working staff of educators. The theme for the afternoon of activities was The Ecorse Arcade and featured fav...

 

Livonia Coffee Shop to Host Car Show

Anastasia and Katie's Coffee Shop in Livonia will be hosting a Cars and Coffee Car Show on Saturday, May 14. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classic car enthusiasts are invited to bring...

 

Community Clean Up Day Held in Wayne

The annual Downtown Wayne Clean Up Day was held on Saturday, April 23. The event is held each year on the weekend following Earth Day and is hosted by the organization Wayne Ripple Effect (formerly...

 

Local Non-Profit Promotes Bicycle Safety and Independence

In 1988, a special education student in Battle Creek was injured by a car while riding a bicycle at night without a bike helmet. Special Education Teacher John Waterman became concerned as it was one...

 

Wayne County Parks Are Waiting for You

Spring has arrived and after two years of sheltering at home, almost everyone is ready to get out and participate in outdoor activities. The 43 communities of Wayne County are served by 5,600 acres...

 

Pink Panthers Program Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

A recently introduced program in the River Rouge School District aims to improve the academic performance of young ladies. The Pink Panthers Program is the product of collaboration between the...

 

River Rouge Schools Emphasizes Wellness Along with Academics

Even before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the River Rouge School District had adopted a system which allows schools to support the students' social-emotional learning, mental health, and...

 

Have a Plan for Severe Weather Events

Severe Weather Awareness Week was March 20-26 but particularly in Michigan, it's a good idea to be aware of the weather outside your window year round. You are likely familiar with the term, "Don't li...

 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools Looking Ahead to the Future

In the Wayne-Westland Community Schools District (WWCSD), "community" is at the heart of the district's mission to educate students to be responsible, contributing members of a global society....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 24, 2022

No Veteran Left Behind Offers a Helping Hand to Local Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for the 2018 fiscal year, 1.7 million veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program. 2020 Census date reveals that 18...

 

Westwood Community Schools Turning Challenges into Opportunities

The motto for the Westwood Community School District is "Bulldog Strong: Unleash your potential." Even during a global pandemic, that motto still holds true. When COVID-19 arrived in Michigan in...

 

Ecorse Schools Continue to Foster Academic Excellence

While many school districts in Michigan have scrambled to navigate an uncertain academic environment, Ecorse Public Schools has had an advantage during these past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic:...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 10, 2022

Where to Find a Good Fish Dinner During Lent

It's Lent once again, a time many Christians pay special attention to personal spiritual discipline. It's also a time to enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday. Restaurants in metro Detroit and...

 

Health and Business Expo Coming to Westland

The 2022 Health and Business Expo will take place on Saturday, March 12 at Westland Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors for the event are Smoler Smiles Family Dentistry, Michigan...

 

Dominican Literacy Center Moving Adult Learners Forward

For nearly 33 years, the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit has been helping adult students reach their potential by promoting access to education. The goal is such a noble one that even a global pa...

 

Ecorse Childcare Center Serving Downriver for Nearly 30 Years

We Care Child Development Center in Ecorse began welcoming children into its care in the spring of 1992. A ministry of New Greater Bethlehem Temple, We Care Child Development Center was founded by...

 

Melissa Sampey the Newest Face on Westland City Council

When Melissa Sampey decided to run for Westland City Council, she felt being an advocate for residents would be a natural fit for her passion to give back to her community and the people around her. S...

 

River Rouge Floral Shop Offers Quality and Personal Service

Now and Forever Flower Boutique in River Rouge just recently celebrated one year in business. The family-owned floral shop is operated by Ecorse resident LaWanda Hines and her parents, Henrietta and...

 

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