News Listings

  • The City is experiencing a major watermain break at the intersection of Pardee/Wick. Please avoid the intersection and the time frame for repair is unknown at this time.

  • SAFE HALLOWEEN

    Safe Halloween will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road. The fun and safe event is free to children 10 and under. It allows kids to trick or treat along the path in the park’s historical village, collecting candy from City of Taylor Golf, Parks and Recreation staff. Hot...

  • The Wayne County Department of Environment will host a household hazardous waste collection for all county residents from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 4 at the Dearborn Department of Public Works, 2951 Greenfield Road.

    The collection is designed as a drop-off point for unwanted household chemicals and electronic devices, which are then...

  • An October 5, 2006, ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of Taylor Exemplar Academy, a new charter school located at 26727 Goddard Road.

    The school, which opened in the fall, features more than 300 pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade. Similar to all schools managed by National Heritage Academies, Taylor Exemplar will...

  • A Battle of the Bands is set for 6 p.m. October 21 at the Heritage Park Activity Building, 12115 Pardee Road. The event, presented by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, is open to the public. Tickets are $3. The "battle" is open to bands containing at least one Taylor resident. All band members must be under age 21. Lyrics must...

  • The Beautification Commission of the City of Taylor is recognizing residents and businesses that make the city a beautiful place to live and work. Acknowledging there are many...

  • Community Care Services will host its ninth annual Everything's Coming Up Roses dinner dance and silent auction on October 19 at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Southgate. Community Care is a not-for-profit community mental health agency with offices in Taylor, Belleville and Lincoln Park. Proceeds will benefit the agency, which has...

  • A Veterans Day Dance -- featuring some top country music star impersonators -- is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4422 at 11590 Pine Street in Taylor. The event, called "A Salute to the Red, White and Blue," is hosted by the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary as a fund-raiser, with proceeds benefiting needy...

  • The annual Taylor Fall Fest is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Heritage Park. Fall Fest -- a great way to spend a fall day -- is an event with something for everyone. Activities...

  • The art work of Nancy Patek and Margaret Arnott will be on view through October 13 at the Downriver Council for the Arts, 20904 Northline Road, Taylor. Patek's mixed-media drawings of the urban landscape are hung in the main gallery. Her work is both thought provoking and poignant. Downriver artist Arnott is featured in the Skylight Gallery...

  • The City of Taylor will be rehabilitating Monroe Road from Van Born Street to just north of Trolley Industrial Drive. Monroe Road will be closed between Avalon and Trolley Industrial Drive while the work is being performed.  Two way traffic on Monroe Road will be maintained between Van Born and Avalon.  There is no work planned for Trolley...

  • Aidan LaForest is a very special Taylor resident. The 2-year-old son of Jamie and Kristopher LaForest is a strong survivor. His story of triumph began right after his birth on August 18, 2004.

    While still at the hospital Aidan’s parents were concerned. Their son was not taking formula and his skin felt “cold.” Because they were new...

  • Oakwood Healthcare System's Shapedown program promotes healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle for children ages 6 to 12 and their parents. The 10-week course involves the entire family and focuses on nutritional and physical education. A free orientation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. October 4 with classes Wednesdays through December...

  • Teams of three golfers will compete for prize money in the Lakes of Taylor Golf Club Three-Person Scramble, set for October 14. The registration deadline is October 7.

    The entry fee is $300 for a three-person team, payable by cash, Visa, Mater Card or American Express.

    The day includes 18 holes of golf in a scramble format and a...

  • Biker Bob's Bunker Bash golf outing to benefit the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor is set for September 29 at Lakes of Taylor Golf Club, 25505 Northline Road.

    A shotgun start will take place at 11 a.m. Registration, use of the driving range and continental breakfast buffet will be available at 10 a.m.

    The fee is...

  • To All Taylor Residents:

    The Taylor Police Department has been informed that as of October 1, 2006, the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center will no longer accept paper fingerprint card submissions.

    With this deadline fast approaching, effective immediately, all requests for NON-CRIMINAL fingerprinting should...

  • The Taylor Police Department’s newly re-established Special Operations Unit is up and running.

    The two primary missions of the six-officer team are to combat narcotics activity throughout the city and to investigate and reduce both residential and commercial burglaries.

    Director of Police Services Jac Desrosers said the unit has...

  • The Taylor Police Department will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at the Police Station, 23515 Goddard Road. Appointments can be made by calling Marge Maladecki at (734) 374-1445, although walk-ins are welcome.

  • The 12th annual Turn Off the Violence Family Picnic, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taylor, is set for 3 to 7 p.m. September 21 at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road, between Northline and Goddard roads. The free event is a fun afternoon for Taylor children and parents. There will be free hot dogs, Penguin Juice drinks and chips, plus...

  • The following story appeared in the September 8, 2006, editions of The News-Herald Newspapers.

    By Anne Sullivan, The News-Herald

    TAYLOR — Herman Ramik knows what it was like to have a parent in the military and away from home.

    "My dad was a career soldier," he said. "I know what it is like when your dad has...