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  • For the 28th straight year, the best teams of teen-age baseball players from around the world are arriving in Taylor for the Junior League World Series.

    Ten teams – five from the United States, five from international locations – will compete for the world championship of the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League baseball.

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  • Wayne County Community College District’s (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. This event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, at the Downriver Campus, located at 21000 Northline Road in Taylor

    The event celebrates the talents, creativity and achievements found...

  • On Tuesday, August 5, Taylor police officers and firefighters joined with with staff at the Taylor Target store to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "National Night Out" with activities to educate and entertain Taylor residents.

    National Night Out is a national event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. It is...

  • New Life Metro Church and New Dimension Outreach Food Bank are inviting all children, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, to a “Back to School” bash on Saturday, August 16.

    The event takes place at New Life Metro Church at 20320 Superior Road in Taylor.

    NLMC was founded almost three decades ago by Pastor C.L. Johnston, and...

  • Members of the Taylor Northwest Little League won the District 5 championship for 9- and 10-year-old softball. The TNW all-stars, competing in the minor division, include players Abby Brewer (left), Emily Jakubiec, Alexa Bailey, Megan Earl, Chelsea Warga, Tiara Henderson, Brittany Conyer, Paige Beesley, Aubrey DeVoy, AJ Shelton, Madison Turpin...

  • Tickets are on sale for the annual Taylor Firefighters Ball, scheduled for Saturday, September 13, at the All-Saints Knights of Columbus Hall, 24900 Brest Road.

    The event, presented by Taylor Professional Firefighters Local 1252, features dinner, dancing, an open bar, great door prizes and a $1,000 grand prize vacation package. Cocktails...

  • Teams from Texas and Hawaii have become annual visitors to Taylor for the Junior League World Series of baseball – and this year is no exception.

    For the sixth straight year, a team from Texas has won the USA Southwestern regional tournament and has qualified to compete for the world championship. This year, the 13- and 14-year-old all-...

  • Six more teams will emerge this week as the final qualifiers for the Junior League World Series of baseball.

    The 28th annual World Series – which pits the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players from around the world – gets under way Sunday, August 10, at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    Opening ceremonies, which are free and open to...

  • Seven local businesses and organizations feel that far too many children will be spending summer at home instead of participating in quality summer day camps. As a solution, the following have combined to award $6,300 to help children from Southeast Michigan attend summer camp at Exchange City and EarthWorks in Taylor:

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  • The new lights at World Series Field at Heritage Park aren't made of gold, but organizers of a fund-raising campaign hope to help pay for them by selling a little gold.

    Gold-plated coins commemorating the “Light Up the Series” effort that will light up the Junior League World Series in August are being sold for $20 each.

    The...

  • An ice skating camp is scheduled for August 15-17 at the Taylor Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road.

    The camp is part of the Summer Youth Camp program offered by Wayne County Community College District's Continuing Education Division.

    The weekend event offers children ages 5 to 17 the opportunity to spend time on the ice learning...

  • The mother of the only female Michigan solider killed in the war in Iraq is promoting a bake sale to raise money for a memorial honoring a deceased Dearborn Heights soldier.

    Taylor resident Paula Zasadny, the mother of the late Army Spc. Holly McGeogh, is promoting a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 3, at the Pvt. James D....

  • Faced with the choice of installing expensive new lights for the 2008 Junior League World Series in Taylor or waiting until next year, Director Greg Bzura said it came down to one factor: the safety of the players.

    In the span of a week, one of the most expensive investments in World Series history happened well ahead of schedule. There...

  • It’s been 20 years since a team from Mexicali, Mexico, became the first and only team from that country to win the Junior League World Series in Taylor.

    This year could spell a return to greatness.

    Tony Garcia, a Southgate resident who serves as the World Series’ honorary “ambassador to Mexico,” watched as the all-stars from the...

  • On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout Taylor are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th annual National Night Out crime- and drug-prevention event.

    This year, the Taylor Police Department has joined with Target for an event that will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Taylor Target...

  • Arrow Uniform, one of America’s largest uniform companies with corporate headquarters located at 6400 Monroe in Taylor, will hold its annual closeout sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 15.

    The one-day sales event is open to the public. Expect marked-down, closeout pricing on brand name polo shirts, tee shirts, jackets,...

  • The Heritage Park Petting Farm hosted its first Down on the Farm Day Camp July 21-25. The program was offered to the first 20 children from kindergarten to second grade. There was a waiting list nearly as long. The camp provided week-long hands-on experience with animals, crafts, stories, songs and games, plus snacks and fun.

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  • Weeks of talks between the Wayne County Airport Authority and elected officials from the communities surrounding the airport have come to a successful conclusion.

    On Thursday, July 24, the board approved the Detroit Metropolitan Master Plan and its accompanying Airport Layout Plan.

    The airport board and the communities worked with...

  • Recent economic trends in Michigan have meant tough times for Downriver families. But churches in the Downriver area and Dearborn Heights are working together to help take some of the bite out of the economic downturn, ensuring that no family goes without food.

    On Tuesday, July 29, the churches will celebrate the grand opening of the...

  • Four Taylor restaurants are part of the second annual "Grub Crawl" sponsored by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    The event -- set for for 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 -- is an opportunity to sample the offerings of area restaurants.

    Participants take part by purchasing an official Grub Crawl T-...