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  • The Lake House Grille at Lakes of Taylor Golf Club begins winter hours on January 2, 2007....

  • The Taylor Fire Department will soon be the owner of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for emergency use, thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Taylor and three Taylor car dealerships.

    Rotarian Dave Hamilton of The Envelope Printery coordinated a raffle of his court-side tickets for the Detroit Pistons-New Jersey Nets basketball game on...

  • World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Community Bowling Centers and www.bowldetroit.com have joined together to provide free bowling on Christmas night to any active or retired military personnel and their families at participating bowling centers in the...

  • A number of citizens came out to volunteer to take a bite out of crime and help the Taylor Auxiliary Police force have its best turnout in recent years at a recruitment drive December 9 and 10 at the Southland Shopping Center.

    A total of 37 new recruits came out on the Saturday and Sunday to sign up as volunteers for the program,...

  • The Taylor Police Department will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 28, at the Police Station, 23515 Goddard Road.

    Appointments can be made by calling Marge Maladecki at (734) 374-1445 or sending e-mail to mmaladec@ci.taylor.mi.us. Walk-ins...

  • The City of Taylor has been the site of an extraordinary story of giving.

    More than 20 churches, community organizations and local businesses provided hundreds of turkeys and boxes filled with food items to families in need. Dozens of volunteers were on hand for Operation Christmas Basket, which was held from noon to 4 p.m. December 14...

  • The public is invited to provide input into the development of a new master plan for the City of Taylor.

    Three neighborhood public meetings have been scheduled during the process called “City of Taylor Master Plan…Blueprint for the Future.” The sessions will take place:

    ●Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Johnson...

  • The “True Meaning of Christmas” is alive and well in the City of Taylor, where a group of volunteers will serve a complimentary Christmas dinner to anyone, whether alone, less fortunate or hungry – and their guests.

    The eighth annual True Meaning of Christmas dinner will be served free of charge from Noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day,...

  • The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Master Plan process includes a public involvement program to encourage information sharing, discussion and collaboration among the airport sponsors, users and tenants, agencies, civic and elected officials and the public. Collectively, these groups represent the airport stakeholders who have an...

  • For the second year in a row, Santa will meet with visitors to the Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Road. Cookies and cocoa will be served. Bring your camera and have your photo taken with Santa. There is no cost as the Friends of the Library underwrite the cost of the visit. Those...

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    Reprinted with permission from the November 29, 2006, editions of The News-Herald Newspapers. 

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  • An Empty Bowls Dinner will be held at 5:30  p.m. December 6 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Taylor to raise funds to help feed needy people in the Downriver area.

    Those who attend will receive a decorative clay bowl made by students at the Downriver Campus of Wayne County Community College District in Taylor. Local restaurants...

  • Firefighters who put their lives on the line to pull a man from a burning house fire have been recognized for their heroics by city officials.

    On behalf of the city, Mayor Cameron G. Priebe recently presented certificates of appreciation to Battalion Chief Ron McNamee, Captain Glenn Ross and Fire Medics Rick Beaudoin, Bill Dudek, Ron...

  • Officials representing the cities of Taylor, Dearborn Heights and Allen Park recently met to explore the feasibility of a new initiative designed to improve the Van Born Road corridor that runs through each city’s commercial district. The corridor has recently experienced a disproportionate number of vacancies and is seen by many in need of...

  • The Heritage Park Petting Farm is collecting new books for patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in honor of "Princess Maddie," a young cancer patient who died in November.

    New books -- or book store gift cards -- will be accepted during normal business hours at the farm, located...

  • Doris Duplessie, an 82-year-old Taylor widow, said she felt like “a celebrity” as contractors provided holiday goodwill at her Haig Street home for the last 30 years.

    Members of the Western Wayne Plumbing and Mechanical Association chose Duplessie’s residence as the recipient of new fixtures and a variety of repairs during a day-long...

  • New commercial development along the Eureka Road corridor will create 108 new jobs in the City of Taylor.

    The shops, which are located in an outlot of the Meijer store on the northwest corner of Eureka and Pardee roads, are expected to begin opening this month.

    They include Cold Stone Creamery, Jimmy John’s, Starbucks, Regis Hair...

  • When dozens of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths went to the highest bidder during the annual Festival of Trees at the Compuware world headquarters in Downtown Detroit, there was a sense of satisfaction among members of the Taylor Garden Club.

    Fifteen of the small artificial trees and one of the wreaths were donated by artistic...

  • In accordance with Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006 and related amendments, when a city is intending to prepare a master plan update, it must notify by first class mail any city, village and township located within or contiguous to the city and to the county planning commission. The notice must occur in advance of the formal planning process of...

  • Michael Racklyeft has been appointed the new city assessor in Taylor.

    Racklyeft, who joins the administration of Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe after working the last decade for the City of Southfield, succeeds Annette Amici, who retires November 30 after 15½ years as Taylor’s assessor.

    Racklyeft has had an impressive career in...