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  • SNOW EMERGENCY - 7 a.m. February 1, 2008

    A snow emergency has been declared in the City of Taylor. Parking on streets in the city is prohibited during a snow emergency so roads can be plowed and cleared.

    Neighborhoods will be plowed in conjunction with rubbish routes. Smaller trucks will clear the path of those...

  • Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Lester Robinson has been named chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the leading trade group of commercial airports in the North America, for 2008.

    As committee chairman, Robinson will lead the national airport industry’s policy-making...

  • Michelle Hernandez still remembers the first time she met Ken Petry.

    It was the summer of 2003. Hernandez had just been named principal at Eureka Heights Elementary School and Petry was the first person she ran into at her new building.

    “He came in and said, ‘I’m the coach. Can I keep coaching?’” Hernandez remembered.

    She...

  • If you think that young girl with the engaging smile shopping at the mall during the holidays looked familiar, maybe it’s because you’ve seen her before.

    Kristen Combs, 11, has been in more than a dozen television commercials and co-stars in the show “Just Jordan” on Nickelodeon.

    Kristen lives with her mother, Dionne, and her 14-...

  • Oakwood Healthcare Inc. has appointed Lisa Rutledge and Roy Sexton to leadership roles in directing Oakwood’s communications, planning and community outreach services.

    Rutledge, a Taylor resident, was named corporate director of community outreach in October 2007. In this role, she oversees community outreach efforts, including community...

  • Darleen Sankovich, who retired January 24, 2008, after 30 years with the City of Taylor, will be the guest bartender at her own retirement party. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Lakes of Taylor Golf Club.

    Sankovich served the last 20 years as administrative assistant in the Budget and Finance Department. Her first...

  • 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...