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  • David St. John desperately needed better access to his home and the ability to get out in case of an emergency. St. John, a long-time Taylor resident, experienced a severe medical condition that left him unable to walk. ...

  • More than 4,440 Downriver residents have yet to file a tax return in order to receive their economic stimulus checks, according to IRS data.

    The failure to file could mean lost payments of $300, $600, or even $1,200 from the...

  • City of Taylor officials have honored the owners of Midway Golf Family Fun Center for their service and contributions to the community.

    Midway, located at 22381 Van Born Road – “midway” between Telegraph Road and the Southfield Freeway – has helped meet the region’s entertainment needs for 57 years.

    Midway was opened July 4, 1951...

  • Police officers and firefighters in this city have at least one thing in common: They hate to lose.

    When the firefighters defeated the cops, 15-11, in a softball donnybrook a year ago, there was much celebrating by the members of Taylor Firefighters Local 1252.

    It was the first victory by the firefighters in a recent series of...

  • The Taylor Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4422 will hold a ceremony for POW/MIA Recognition Day beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, September 19, at the Taylor Post located at 11590 Pine.

    The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will include remarks from veterans and local...

  • The much anticipated yearly tradition of food and fun returns to Taylor September 12-14 during the 44th Annual St. Alfred Parish Fall Festival. All events will he held on the church grounds, 9500 Banner at Telegraph Road, just south of Wick Road.

    Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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  • "If you act now you may still be able to save your home," Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano recently advised homeowners who find themselves in danger of foreclosure.

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  • Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Taylor-based 177th Military Police Brigade will be honored Sunday, September 7, in recognition of their 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The celebration will be held at Harry S. Truman High School gym, 11211 Beech Daly Road in Taylor, beginning at 9 a.m.

    The Freedom Salute...

  • Girls’ Night Out – a unique musical duet featuring the talents of two experienced female musicians – is playing at a location near you.

    Mary Boonenberg and Cindy Pavelek, who each have more than two decades of professional musical experience in Metro Detroit, present their shows with a lively sense of humor. They enjoy the music they...

  • MidTown Pizza has opened for business at 21250 Goddard Road, just west of Mortenview.

    The new business is a family-owned place specializing in pizza, subs, wings and a variety of other foods.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Carryout and delivery are available for lunch as...

  • Members of the Taylor Veterans of Foreign Wars are marketing their hall for rental for all occasions. The hall is located at 11590 Pine Street, south of Goddard Road. For information, pricing and availability, call (734) 287-6144.

  • A Taylor boy was one of four winners in a coloring contest at the Southland Center office of H&R Block.

    Dominic Long, age 6, was one of four prize winners in the contest, which was held August 28.

    Dominic was among the aspiring young artists from several Downriver communities to display their coloring talents and compete for...

  • SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, announces that Tuesday, September 2, is an Ozone Action Day in Southeast Michigan.

    The beautiful weather experienced in Southeast Michigan over the long holiday weekend has become somewhat stagnant and is getting dirtier every day. Winds out of the southeast and then out of the south...

  • As summer winds down, the Taylor Conservatory Foundation is seeking volunteers and participants for September events:

    • A Texas Hold'em fund-raiser is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. September 6-7 and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. September 8-9 at Taylor Lanes. Besides players, the foundation is looking for volunteers to work a four-hour shift...
  • An important fund-raiser for the marching band at John F. Kennedy High School is set for September 14 at Taylor Meadows Golf Club, 25360 Ecorse Road.

    "Soaring at the Meadows" is an 18-hole golf outing held annually to support the high school band.

    Registration is scheduled for 7 a.m. Participants also receive a...

  • The Downriver Community Band will perform a benefit concert for the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at the William Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy.

    The evening of nostalgia features big band, oldies and show tunes. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and children. Tickets are...

  • The Downriver Council for the Arts, with the support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, will present the “Felt, Paper, Cloth & Canvas” September 4 through October 17 at the DCA Home and Skylight Galleries, 20904 Northline Road.

    The galleries will showcase the works of four artists pushing the boundaries of...

  • The City of Taylor Fire Department has taken delivery of three new advanced life support ambulances.

    Fire Chief Vince Fedel said the paramedics that operate the new units have been impressed with the quality of both the ride and the construction of these ambulances.

    "I have received a lot of positive feedback from our...

  • The 2000 census noted that there were 24,776 households in the City of Taylor and just over 23 percent of all households were made up of individuals, with 7.6 percent having someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

    Sarah L. Bowman, a graduate of Dorsey Business, recognized that, with all the pressures of the daily grind,...

  • Area residents are invited to rock around the clock to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    The Taylor Moose are inviting people to bring their rocking chair to the Taylor Moose Family Center at 9981 Telegraph Road and keep rocking for 24 hours – from noon Saturday, August 30, to noon Sunday, August 31.

    The rockers...