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Cruisin' Hines One of the Biggest Classic Car Shows in the Area

Classic car cruises have become a mainstay of summertime in Metro Detroit. After all, this is the motor city, and cars are indeed part of the culture here. One of the largest classic car cruises has...

 

Downtown Days Returns to Wayne with Summer Family Fun

The Third Annual Downtown Days is coming to a new location at Veteran's Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Wayne. This year the event will commemorate the city's 150th birthday. Festivities will...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 1, 2019

City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 25, 2019

Democracy Now Town Hall Held in Dearborn Heights

Michigan's 13th Congressional District held a town hall to inform residents about changes in the state's election process and how those changes affect voters and their communities. The town hall was...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 11, 2019

Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski Embraces the City's Diversity

The city of Hamtramck shares its history with the city of Detroit. Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski says that at one time, the city stretched from Eight Mile Road, all the way to the Detroit River....

 

Belleville Teen Earns Girl Scouts Highest Award

When you purchased a box to two of Girl Scout Cookies this past spring, did you ever stop to think about what happens with the money the Girl Scouts earn? One Girl Scout from Belleville put her...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 27, 2019

Melvindale Mayor Stacy Bazman Looks Back on Her Time as Mayor

The downriver city of Melvindale is smaller than three square miles in area. "I think that it's a tight, close-knit, safe community," says Mayor Stacy Bazman. "I think that everyone works really hard...

 

Community Mental Health Forum Held in Inkster

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), and the city of Inkster, a community forum on mental health issues, substance abuse and disability issues was...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 20, 2019

Inaugural Eid Festival Held in Dearborn

The weather has turned and it has become time for summer festivals in Michigan. Organizers and volunteers pulled together what promises to be the first annual Eid Festival in Dearborn this past June 6...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 20, 2019

Wayne County Treasurer's Department Wants to Work With Struggling Taxpayers

The Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree's Office wants Wayne County residents to be aware of numerous assistance programs available to taxpayers who were struggling to get property taxes paid on time....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 13, 2019

'Garden City is a Great Place to Call Home', says Mayor Walker

Garden City is a generational community. Garden City Mayor Randy Walker is himself, a product of the city, having attended its schools and played Little League at its parks. Walker explains that this...

 

Lincoln Park Boutique Puts the Emphasis on Customer Satisfaction

As a child, Marshell Long says she wanted to be a fashion designer. As an adult, Long has always held jobs within the retail industry, where she learned a thing or two about running a business. About...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 6, 2019

Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell Says Successes Come About with a Long Term Perspective

Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell says good things are happening in his city. The graduate of Ecorse High School says for the past decade, property values had been going down in the city; however, this past...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 6, 2019

13th Congressional District Women and Families Roundtable Held in Redford

United States Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib met with members of her constituency last week as part of a conversation on policy which will impact women and families in the 13th district. Roughly a dozen...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 30, 2019

Inkster Mayor Byron Nolen Puts Residents First

Inkster Mayor Byron Nolen wants to introduce his city to the rest of the region. In order to accomplish that, he has been working steadily on numerous enhancements to the city since his election to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 23, 2019

Mental Health is the Theme at Coffee Hour with State Representative Leslie Love

Michigan State Representative Leslie Love, who represents the 10th House District, held her monthly coffee hour with her constituents on Monday, May 13. The event was held at the Redford District...

 

Jefferson Barns Reading Room is a Library Without the Strings Attached

Checking out a book from the library can satisfy your craving for a mystery novel, allow you to discover your favorite Hollywood star via an autobiography, or offer a do-it-yourself guide to training...

 

Junior Master Gardner Program Coming to Garden City

If you've been looking for a summer program to get your children or grandchildren involved in once school lets out, Garden City may have just what you're looking for. Laura Turner, Building Manager...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 16, 2019

Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko Engages with Residents

John F. Kennedy is a hero to many, including Daniel Paletko, mayor of Dearborn Heights. The famous quote by Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"...

 

Dearborn Heights Library Puppet Show Fun for All Ages

The world of make-believe is a land of vast possibilities. Jim Moyer, Youth Services Librarian for the city of Dearborn Heights, knows that make-believe and education can sometimes go hand in hand. Mo...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 9, 2019

Elected Officials Discuss Auto Insurance Rates with Voters at Town Hall in Detroit

In a Town Hall Meeting to discuss auto insurance rates, legislators at the state and national level met with voters on April 24 at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. Emotions ran high as residents and...

 
 By Renee Summers    Business    May 9, 2019

Inkster Chocolate Shop is a Family Business Celebrating 100 Years and Counting

The unassuming little store front on Michigan Avenue in Inkster houses a long and storied history most know little about. The shop was built in the late 1960s by Evans Corden to house his...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 2, 2019

Public Forum on Gun Violence Featuring Parkland Father Held in Farmington

On April 15, the National Council of Jewish Women-Michigan held an open public discussion addressing the crisis of gun violence in the nation. The event was held at the Farmington Community Library....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 25, 2019

Congress, Coffee and Conversation with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in Romulus

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan's 13th District knows the importance of keeping in touch with those who elected her to serve in Washington, D.C. A native of Detroit and serving her first term...

 

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