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 By Renee Summers    News    June 10, 2021 

Inkster EnVision Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

On Thursday, June 3, the Inkster Housing Commission welcomed residents and city officials to a Community Open House celebrating the Grand Re-opening of the city's EnVision Center located on Hickory...

 
 By Renee Summers    Education    June 10, 2021 

Wayne-Westland Superintendent Wants to Amplify District's Message

Stepping in to take command of an entire school district during a global pandemic can be a daunting expectation. The Wayne-Westland School Board voted in spring of 2020 to offer the post of...

 

Community Circle SE Founder Brings Help and Hope to Those In Need

his June, Brooke Johnson will be graduating from Wayne Memorial High School and will then head to Eastern Michigan University this fall with the goal of becoming a special education teacher....

 

Bicycle Club Hosts Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Sunday, May 23, the Krank It Up Ryderz Bicycle Club hosted it Annual Breast Cancer Survivorship Ride at Detroit's Palmer Park. More than 75 bicyclists from nearly a dozen bicycle clubs in the regio...

 

Friends of the Rouge Promoting Environmental Awareness for 35 Years

Since 1986, Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) has been busily working to raise awareness of the need to clean up the Rouge River and restore and protect the Rouge River Watershed through stewardship,...

 

Inkster Task Force Debuts New Farmers Market

The Inkster Task Force is bringing the opportunity to purchase fresh produce and home-baked goods to the community, by way of a Farmers' Market being held in cooperation with the National Kidney...

 

Team GUTS Brings Physical Fitness to an Overlooked Population

Brothers Todd and Paul Tuner established Team GUTS in 2014, a non-profit organization designed to bring much-needed fitness and athletic programs to the special needs community. Inspired by Todd...

 

Teachers' Appreciation Day Event Held in Ecorse

The Ecorse Public Schools District let its teachers know they are appreciated with a day of pampering and amusement on Friday, May 7. The day began with brief workshops in the morning on self-care...

 
 By Renee Summers    Education    May 6, 2021

Robichaud High School Offers Certified Nurse Assistant Program

As the school year comes to a close this year, Robichaud High School in Dearborn Heights will graduating more that scholars; the school will also be graduating something new: certified nurse assistant... Full story

 

Romulus Schools Superintendent Brings Vision and Enthusiasm to the District

When Benjamin Edmondson arrived in Michigan 1999, he was merely here for a holiday visit with family. By a curious twist of fate however, the New Jersey native ended up staying and ultimately earning...

 

Bees in the D Creating a Buzz in Metro Detroit

Detroit resident Brian Peterson-Roest says he has always been a nature enthusiast. 13 years ago, when the Women's Garden Club of Rochester announced an opportunity to send a teacher on an all-expense...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 22, 2021

Mike Londeau Draws on Inspiration from the Past to Help Lead Westland in the Present

Westland City Council member Mike Londeau credits his late mother, who held a position with a local newspaper, with instilling in him the importance of civic engagement. As a young man, Londeau...

 

Seedlings Bringing Braille Books to Children for 36 Years

Seedlings Braille Books for Children was founded in 1984 when Debra Bonde discovered that braille reading materials for children were scarce. Bonde was a shy woman and decided that addressing the...

 

Ecorse Schools to Offer New Career Training Program This Fall

Beginning in fall 2021, Ecorse students will have a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) course option. Automotive Service Technician will join Cosmetology, Radio and Television, Graphic Design,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 15, 2021

State Legislators Respond to Coordinated Attacks on Voting Rights

On Wednesday, April 7, state representatives from four states responded to Republican attacks on voting rights via a press conference call. Michigan State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-23rd Dist.) joined S...

 

Pope Francis Center Serving Detroit's Homeless for Over 30 Years

In 1990, a winter blizzard forced homeless people to huddle against the walls of Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church on St. Antoine Street in Detroit. "The pastor saw them and he brought them indoors...

 

Wayne Main Street Announces Annual Clean Up Day

The civic organization Wayne Main Street (WMS) is hosting their annual Clean-Up Day in downtown Wayne on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. They invite community members of all ages to join...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 8, 2021

Ecorse's Darcel Brown Says Challenges and Successes are Part of the Job

This past November, Ecorse resident Darcel Brown was sworn in as the Mayor Pro Tempore for the Ecorse City Council. The swearing-in was done via Zoom due to the pandemic, but it did not diminish the...

 

Beyond Basics Tackles the Literacy Crisis in Local Schools

For many people, the ability to read and write is something one rarely gives much thought to. But if one struggles to read well, it becomes a source of embarrassment or shame. Children who ultimately...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 1, 2021

Jonathan Kinloch Proudly Serves Wayne County and Its Residents

Lifelong Detroit resident Jonathan Kinloch was appointed to the Wayne County Commission this past January. Kinloch serves the Commission's 2nd District, which covers part of Detroit and was left...

 

River Rouge School District Among Many Navigating an Uncertain Year

"I think that I'm probably speaking for most school districts when I say that this has been the most unique situation we have dealt with in the history of public education." The quote comes from Dr....

 

Wolverine Human Services Helps Children to Be Victors

Wolverine Human Services has been serving youth and their families since 1987,offering foster care and adoption services and treatment for youth suffering from abuse, neglect, or substance abuse....

 

Wayne-Westland Schools Introduces Mindfulness Resource

As the Wayne-Westland School District prepared to welcome students and staff back into the classrooms for in-person hybrid learning on March 1, it became clear that not everyone was comfortable with...

 

Inkster's New Leanna Hicks Public Library Poised for a Spring Opening

The Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster will officially open its doors to the public on Monday, March 22, 2021. Originally planned for last March but delayed due to COVID-19, the library's opening...

 

Covenant House Michigan Puts Homeless Youth on the Path to Success

Ida Benson recounts the story of a young man she encountered a few years ago who endured life at more than 15 foster care homes. Just prior to aging out of Michigan's Foster Care System, the young man...

 

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