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  • The eighth annual Putt Putt Golf Classic, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taylor, is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Taylor Meadows Golf Club, 25360 Ecorse Road.

    The public is invited to play in the indoor event, which raises funds to support the Fish & Loaves Food Pantry and other charities and good community...

  • Music “In the Mix,” a free three-concert series scheduled for the first Wednesdays in February, March and April, will showcase three musical styles – classical, jazz and steel drums - in a chamber music setting.

    The series is presented by the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and...

  • Registration for the Taylor North Central Little League is scheduled for six dates in February and March at the league clubhouse on Pardee Road at Newcastle, north of Ecorse Road:

    • Saturday, February 9, Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 17, 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 23, Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, February...
  • Are you caring for an elderly family member or friend? Are you stressed or overwhelmed and need to plan for future needs?

    An open house featuring a myriad of services provided around the Downriver area will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

    The session will provide...

  • 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...