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  • The Taylor Beautification Commission presented awards to four homeowners, four business owners and a church during the July 19, 2007, meeting of the Taylor City Council. The recipients were:

    • Massab Acres
    • Howe-Peterson Funeral Home
    • Voran Funeral Home
    • Engineered Comfort Systems
    • St. Cyril of...
  • Prior to Saturday, July 14, 2007, Mark Tonge had been in at least five Rollie Hopgood Midtown Taylor 5K runs, but his time had never been recorded.

    Tonge, a lieutenant in the Taylor Police Department, had been the “motorcycle cop” leading race participants down Pardee Road, onto Goddard Road, into a Taylor neighborhood and into the...

  • There was a buzz among the competitors in the 2007 Rollie Hopgood Midtown Taylor 5K Run, held Saturday, July 14, in the streets of Taylor and in Heritage Park.

    U.S. Olympic gold medalist Sheila Taormina was in the field of 347 registered runners.

    Taormina, 38, has been a three-time U.S. Olympian in swimming (1996) and triathlon (...

  • COMPLETE 5K RACE RESULTS FOLLOW THIS STORY

    A lot has happened to Jon Hodge since he ran his first Rollie Hopgood Midtown Taylor 5K five years ago.

    Hodge, a former standout runner at Grosse Ile High School, has done nothing but improve at the college level, competing in cross country and as a distance runner at Northwood...

  • Members of the Taylor Police Department and Taylor Firefighters Local 1252 will take the field in a softball game benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    The competition will begin with a home run derby at 6 p.m. followed by a nine-inning game at 7:30 p.m. August 10 at Rotary Park, located behind the Michigan State Police Post at 12111...

  • Nicholas Grepes stole the show in his very first fishing tournament.

    Grepes, 12, caught fish totaling 9.2 pounds to take first place in the senior division of the 19th annual Taylor Rotary Fishing Derby held Saturday during the Meijer Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park.

    Grepes won the tournament by catching carp in the park’s...

  • Members of an all-star baseball team from the Taylor Northwest Little League will get the opportunity to compete for the state championship in their own hometown.

    Taylor Northwest won the the District 5 tournament on July 14, defeating the Rosedale Little League of Detroit, 8-5, at the Lincoln Park North Little League field.

    The...

  • The 2007 Little League State Tournament begins Saturday, July 21, at the four Little League fields in Taylor. To the teams and other visitors: Congratulations on winning your district tournament. Best wishes in the state tournament. And have a great time in Taylor!

    Little League State Tournament Schedule

    The...

  • The Guidance Center, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing behavioral health and human services for children, adults and families, recently received a $7,500 grant from Fifth Third Bank to benefit its Developmental Disabilities program. 

    Every year, Fifth Third Bank reviews hundreds of grant proposals and selects organizations that...

  • Following is information on Family Day activities, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, during the Meijer Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oakwood Heritage Hospital presents Family Day

    Games, music, prizes and fun in front of the Heritage Park Activity Building

    AM 910...

  • Sixteen champions from around Michigan will converge on Taylor July 20 for a week’s worth of games to determine the state champion of Little League baseball.

    The visitors will include about 290 players ages 11 and 12, plus their families, other spectators, Little League officials and umpires. Games will take place at Taylor’s four Little...

  • Personnel cutbacks in the City of Taylor Office of Economic and Development Services have prompted new hours in the department.

    The office, which includes the Building and Planning departments as well, is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Previously, the department had been open at 8 a.m. to accommodate contractors.

    Several...

  • Oakwood Healthcare Inc. announced that Nancy Gray, PhD, has been named chief development officer for the Oakwood Foundation.

    Gray previously served the Oakwood Foundation for more than nine years in an operational role responsible for special events and day-to-day operations. Most recently, she served as Oakwood’s corporate director of...

  • The 2007 Meijer Taylor Summer Festival – the Downriver area’s biggest and best festival – is scheduled for July 12-15 at beautiful Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.

    The festival features four days of carnival rides, games, special events, entertainment, food, beverages and fun for the whole family.

    The Masco Fireworks – the best...

  • The Catholic churches of St. Cyril of Jerusalem and St. Paschal Baylon will merge into a single parish in Taylor, effective December 1, 2007.

    According to the Rev. Bernard Fraser, the new merged parish will be based at St. Cyril, located at 6442 Pelham Road at Pinecrest, just south of the I-94 freeway.

    Rev. Fraser has been pastor...

  • Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe issued the following proclamation in recognition of Oakwood Heritage Hospital's 30th anniversary. The presentation took place during festivities at the hospital campus in Taylor.

    CITY OF TAYLOR

    OFFICIAL MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

    Recognizing the 30th...

  • Maplegrove Day Camp Downriver provides fun and important life lessons for children, ages 5 to 13, who are growing up in homes with alcohol or other drug abuse or family stresses. The camp is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. August 6-10 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church in Taylor. The camp is free with an optional parent program included. For...

  • The next chance for residents to meet one on one with Taylor Mayor Cameron G. Priebe will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

    “Meet with the Mayor Night” is typically scheduled the Wednesday after the first City Council meeting of each month. Council meetings are held the first and third...

  • As players, coaches and spectators celebrated the second straight state softball championship by St. Frances Cabrini High School, Bill Kostich of Taylor stood by smiling June 16, 2007, in Battle Creek.

    Kostich was proud of the team – and equally proud of his daughter, freshman first baseman Kayla Kostich, who came through all season long...

  • The entire community is invited to a Party in the Park to raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes research. U.S. Steel's "Strong as Steel" Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk team, is hosting the party from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor. Enjoy moonwalks, games, food and...