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Westland Police Department Presents "A Day for You"

The Westland Police Department will host "A Day for You" for young people with disabilities and their families to enjoy a special tour of the police department and get up close to actual police...

 

Veterinarians Investigating Parvovirus Outbreak in Northern Michigan

If you are planning to head up north for the holiday weekend, it may be best to leave Fido at home. For the past two months a canine parvovirus-like illness has been sickening and killing dogs in...

 

Assistant Police Chief Finds Purpose on the Job in Inkster

Assistant Chief of Police Constance Slappey has been on the job with the Inkster Police Department less than four months, but already the new assistant chief is finding the contributions she brings...

 

Plan Ahead for Labor Day Weekend Fun

The long Labor Day Weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer and it will soon be upon us. Start planning now to make the most of the dwindling summer before snapping back into the autumn...

 

Ecorse Parks and Recreation Offering Programs for All Ages

Earlier this year, the city of Ecorse welcomed Zaid Beeai as the new Director of Parks, Recreation, and Senior Citizens Activities. Beeai brings with him a decade's worth of experience in the sports...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 11, 2022

National Night Out Hosted by Inkster Police Department

The Inkster Police Department held the 2022 National Night Out event in the department's parking lot on the evening of Tuesday, August 2. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign...

 

Neighborhood Railroad Crossings in Ecorse In Need of Repair

Ecorse Councilwoman LaTonya Lamb is very familiar with the extraordinarily rough railroad crossings in the city and the damage vehicles can receive from driving over them. "In the city of Ecorse we ha...

 

Garden City's Maplewood Community Center Moves to New Home

Having acquired the Radcliff Center earlier this year, the city of Garden City is in the process of moving operations which previously took place at the Maplewood Community Center to that location. Th...

 

Pinconning a Great Destination for a Road Trip Getaway

Summer is here and folks all over the state are eager to get out and get away following two years of a brutal pandemic which kept people shuttered indoors and away from others. If a two-week vacation...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 14, 2022

Be On the Lookout for Gas Gift Card Scam

Perhaps you've seen it on social media; a post that claims to be giving away gift cards from popular gas stations. One such post which made the rounds on Facebook in June uses the Shell gasoline logo...

 

Westwood Schools Remodeling to Improve Learning Environment

The Westwood Community School District is using the summer months to renovate and upgrade its school buildings in an effort to enhance the learning environment for its students. The renovations are...

 

City of Inkster to Host Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair

An Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Inkster from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being hosted by Inkster Mayor Patrick Wimberly, Michigan Attorney...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 16, 2022

Westland Police Offer Traffic Safety Event for Teen Drivers

On Saturday, June 11, the Westland Police Department hosted an event for teen drivers called "Understanding Basics of Traffic Safety." The event gave newly licensed teen drivers the opportunity to...

 

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...

 

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