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 By Renee Summers    Lifestyles    June 25, 2020 

Westland Gym Holds Grand Re-Opening By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

Westland Fitness and Nutrition Center held its Grand Re-Opening on Sunday, June 14. The exercise facility had been shuttered since March 16, when Governor Whitmer issued an executive order closing all...

 
 By Renee Summers    Lifestyles    June 25, 2020 

Now Hiring: More Options for Employment

More than 2.2 million new unemployment claims have been filed in Michigan since mid-March, according to the Michigan Department of Labor. Layoffs in the state continue to decline as restaurants were...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 18, 2020

Prayer Walk for Peace and Equality Extends Through Four Communities

Burning Bush International Ministries of Westland hosted a peaceful protest and prayer walk on Sunday, June 14. The walk was held in honor of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 by a Minneapolis...

 

SENIOR STAR Roosevelt Williams

Romulus resident Roosevelt Williams is this week's Senior Star. Mr. Williams, 79, was born in Tallulah, Louisiana. His parents were both from the south and moved the family to Ecorse when he was...

 

Rep. Jewell Jones Participates in Grocery Giveaway in Detroit

On May 20, State Representative Jewell Jones partnered with local community organizations to distribute more than $30,000 worth of groceries, children's items,and protective equipment to some of...

 

Lincoln Park Students Receive Meals Despite School Closure

Every Tuesday, Lincoln Park Public Schools (LPPS) is distributing 28,000 breakfasts and lunches at no cost as part of its commitment to ensuring students have access to nutritious meals during the...

 

Westwood Community School District Adjusts to Meet the Needs of Its Families

It's no secret that schools are closed in Michigan. But that doesn't have to mean the learning has to stop. Schools in Michigan are required to submit a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 28, 2020

Gleaners Community Food Bank Distributes Hope and Help

ounded in 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been helping to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Gleaners accomplishes this by soliciting surplus food from grocers, local gardens, and...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 21, 2020

Dealing with Stress and Isolation During the State Shut Down

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing stay at home order issued by Michigan Governor Whitmer have resulted in anxiety and uncertainty for the state's residents. As a society, we are used to being on...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 21, 2020

Forgotten Harvest Assists With Food Insecurity

For 30 years, Forgotten Harvest has been acting out its mission to relieve hunger while preventing food waste. The organization does this by rescuing surplus food from markets, restaurants, and...

 

The Video Vault: A Look at the Classics

If classic films are your preference and if you have cable or satellite TV, you may already be familiar with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel. If not, don't fret. TCM's classic film collection...

 

Ecorse Schools Plan Transition to a One-to-One Computer District This Fall

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order closed all schools for the remainder of the school year, causing challenges for school districts across the state. In Ecorse, however, the closing has expedited an...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 14, 2020

U. S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Holds 13th Congressional Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall

On Tuesday, May 5, US House Representative, Rashida Tlaib (13th district) hosted another virtual town hall to inform residents of resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents we...

 

Local Food Pantries Available to Fill Needs in a Time of Crisis

Times of crisis and shortages come and go throughout history. It is in those times that hope shines in the form of caring people who reach out to their communities, providing resources and...

 

Census Data Can Help in Genealogical Search

here are no shortages of public service announcements urging participation in the 2020 Census-and with good reason. The data is used to determine federal funding and congressional representation. In...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 16, 2020

Adopted Pooch a Great Addition to Inkster Fire Department

Working as a first responder is a stressful job. Increasingly, fire and police departments are realizing the therapeutic, calming effect an animal can have on distressed workers. At the Inkster Fire...

 

Support Local Small Businesses Now When They Need Us

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives" order on Monday, March 23, and the order went into effect in our state the following day. The goal was to stop the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 2, 2020

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Rooted in Community

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan's 13th Congressional District began work as a community advocate, working with non-profit human service agencies. Helping oppressed and needy residents access...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 2, 2020

State Representative Isaac Robinson Remembered

State Representative Isaac Robinson, who served Michigan's 4th District in Lansing, will be remembered as an advocate for those he represented. Robinson, who passed away Sunday from a suspected case...

 

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Emphasizes Service to Community

Michigan's 14th Congressional District extends from Detroit and the Grosse Pointes in the east, west to Farmington Hills and north to Pontiac. Covering parts of two counties, it is a diverse district...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 26, 2020

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Hosts Tele-Town Hall to Address Coronavirus Issues

On Tuesday, March 17, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib hosted the 13th Congressional Coronavirus (COVID- 19) Telephone Town Hall. Information presented at the town hall and questions from residents were...

 

Occupy Your Time While Hiding at Home from the Coronavirus

The next several weeks are promising to be a challenge for all Americans. If you are one of those who are either working from home, sent home because your workplace is no longer open, or just home...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 19, 2020

Allen Park Mayor Gail McLeod Serves Her Hometown with Integrity

Allen Park Mayor Gail McLeod, sworn in last November, has never considered herself a politician. A resident of Allen Park for more than 40 years, McLeod spent her career as a Human Resources manager...

 

Korean War Veteran Receives High School Diploma in Wayne

In 1953, at the age of 17, Avery Hall left his home in Wayne, dropping out of high school to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve in the Korean War. He never had the opportunity to walk across the stage...

 

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Repurposes Inkster Home for Needy Veteran

The chilly March breeze didn't deter the volunteers working to repurpose a home in Inkster on Wednesday, March 4. The volunteers were part of Habitat for Humanity's International Women Build Week...

 

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