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  • After nearly 35 years with the City of Taylor, there probably weren’t too many jobs Lillian Hoffmeyer couldn’t handle.

    Hoffmeyer worked in seven different departments – some more than once. At the time of her retirement in late November, she was the senior city employee in Taylor.

    “The time just flew by,” Hoffmeyer said. “When I...

  • The members of the Taylor Youth Theater will present five performances of the Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” on the new stage in the Sheridan Community Center, 12111 Pardee Road.

    The young performers, ages 6 to 13, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. February 1, 2, 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. February 10.

    The production, sponsored by...

  • Andy Gerick, the official scorekeeper and statistician of the Junior League World Series since its inception 27 years ago, has died.

    Mr. Gerick, who battled cancer since early last year, passed away on January 23, 2008, in hospice at the Manor of Southgate. He was 69 years old.

    Mr. Gerick’s body will lie in state from 2 to 9 p.m....

  • The Oakwood Heritage Hospital laboratory in Taylor has been recently recognized by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) with an award of accreditation for excellence.

    This national recognition is based on a thorough inspection process ensuring the highest standard of care for patients...

  • Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons signed autographs Wednesday, January 16, at the Meijer store in Taylor. Also on hand were mascot Hooper, two members of the Pistons dance team Automotion and two members of the Palace Patrol, all of whom were giving away Pistons prizes. Three of the Pistons' championship trophies were on display.

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  • The world’s best women bowlers will compete for a $200,000 prize fund and $30,000 first prize when the United States Bowling Congress Queens is conducted April 26-30 at Skore Lanes in Taylor and Superbowl Lanes in Canton.

    Competition consists of traditional qualifying and double-elimination match play which determines the five players...

  • City of Taylor officials are accepting input from surrounding communities about the city’s proposed new master plan, which is nearing approval.

    The city is distributing copies of a draft of the plan to municipalities in accordance with Section 7(b) of the Municipal Planning Act (Public Act 285 of 1983, as amended).

    According to...

  • Tickets are on sale now for the second annual “Big Band Ball” on Saturday, February 16, at the Grecian Center, 16300 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate.

    The event, a benefit for the Taylor Friends of the Arts, is presented by the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

    Dancing to the big...

  • Voters in the Taylor School District approved an 18-mill non-homestead property tax renewal on Tuesday, January 15. The vote was 4,672-3,479. The tax is levied on business and rental property. It has been in place since 1994, when voters passed Proposal A and changed the way school districts are funded in Michigan. It is not a tax on primary...

  • Court orders have delayed Comcast’s plans to relocate public, educational and government (PEG) access channels to the 900 digital range.

    Hearings have been scheduled to hear arguments that Comcast planned the change without consulting with the communities it serves, in violation of state and federal law. One lawsuit contends that...

  • Registration is under way for Abrakadoodle®, the leading art education program in the country, which is offered at the Taylor Recreation Center.

    Abrakadoodle®, organized in partnership with Crayola®, focuses on child creativity using a wide variety of three-dimensional art experiences. The program offers “Art is Smart” classes, which is...

  • Tickets for one of the most popular family events in the City of Taylor are on sale.

    The annual Daddy-Daughter Dances, which expanded from one dance to two dances a couple years ago, are scheduled for February 9 at the William Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy. Times are 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

    The wonderful event for...

  • High school students interested in a night of fun and games can take part in the X-Treme Lock-in set for January 19-20 at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road.

    The 10-hour event is hosted by Mayor Cameron G. Priebe’s Youth Advisory Council, which plans events for younger people in the city and provides advice to the city...

  • A one-night scrapbooking class is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at the Heritage Park Petting Farm, located at the corner of Pardee and Northline roads.

    The fee is $25 for two people, ages 10 and older. Participants Will receive a Creative memories Paper Album Kit and instruction on creating the perfect gift album with...

  • The annual Family Enrichment Fair sponsored by the Taylor School District is expected to attract hundreds of families for a wide variety of activities and information.

    This year's fair starts with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kennedy High School.

    Sessions at the free fair begin at 10 a.m. and repeat at...

  • Tickets are on sale now for the second annual “Big Band Ball” on Saturday, February 16, at the Grecian Center, 16300 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate.

    The event, a benefit for the Taylor Friends of the Arts, is presented by the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dancing to the big...

  • Culture Fest Downriver, a one-day expo produced by the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) and featuring arts and cultural organizations, artists and performers, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 19, in the Ray Mix Room at the Downriver Campus of Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) in Taylor.

    The free...

  • City of Taylor replica tax bills and payment information are available on line for most tax parcels via the city's Web site,  www.cityoftaylor.com. Just follow the links to online services and tax information to find the balance due on your 2007 tax bills or the amounts paid for tax purposes.

    Please use your canceled...

  • Two Taylor organizations -- Oakwood Heritage Hospital and The Information Center -- have formed a partnership to form a caregiver support group.

    The group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room 3 of the hospital, located at 10000 Telegraph Road.

    The purpose of the program is to educate caregivers about...

  • The Taylor Northeast Little League is offering half off registration for the upcoming season at the following dates and times only:

    • Saturday, January 26, Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, January 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 2, Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

    Registration is open...