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  • 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...

  • Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents the City of Taylor in Washington, DC, and Douglas A. Fraser, president emeritus of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and current university professor of labor studies at Wayne State University, are the recipients of the Walter P. Reuther Humanitarian Award.

    The award, which was presented October...

  • One of the top sports stories of the year in the City of Taylor also may have been one of the best kept secrets in the Downriver sports world: A team of Taylor teen-agers won the 2006 state championship in the Senior Division of Little League softball.

    The state title in softball is believed to be the first won by a team of girls...

  • December 1 is the last day of compost pick-up for 2006 in Taylor. The service will resume in March 2007. Residents may take compost to the city-operated Taylor Hills Transfer Station and Compost Site at 16300 Racho Road, between Eureka and Pennsylvania roads, or...

  • A small group of senior citizens from Taylor and Allen Park is looking for a few good men – or women – to join in regular weekly volleyball games at the Taylor Recreation Center.

    Pat Westra of Allen Park said the seniors play from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. When there are enough participants, they play volleyball in the Recreation Center...

  • Plenty of seasonal events and activities are scheduled in the City of Taylor:

     “The Nutcracker”
    When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. December 2 and 2 p.m. December 3
    Where: DSA Ford Theater for the Arts Auditorium, 123 Selden Avenue, Detroit.
    What: Stars of the New York City Ballet will join their talents with the...

  • The Downriver Community Conference, the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth sponsor the following programs for people living in the Downriver area. The programs are available at the Southgate Service Center, 15100 Northline Road, Southgate.

    Job Assistance

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  • An 84-year-old Taylor widow will be the recipient of holiday goodwill provided by members of the Western Wayne Plumbing and Mechanical Association.

    Association members will volunteer to replace fixtures and make a variety of repairs to the woman’s Haig Street home on December 2.

    The event is known as Richter Day, named after Fred...

  • The City of Taylor Office of Economic and Development Services on behalf of the Taylor Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRDA) is applying for Revolving Loan Funding from EPA Brownfield Grant Funds.

    The Taylor BRDA is submitting a request for funding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Brownfield Revolving Loan...

  • The Taylor Community Chorus presents its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. December 2 at Hoover Middle School, 27101 Beverly. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the concert or joining the chorus, call (313) 291-7893 or (313) 717-1242.

  • Stars of the New York City Ballet will join their talents with the Taylor Ballet Americana and the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra to present three performances of “The Nutcracker”  on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at the DSA Ford Theater for the Arts Auditorium,...

  • Sam Simon, chairman and CEO of Taylor-based Atlas Oil, has received the ConocoPhillips 2006 Spirit of Excellence Award.

    The award, presented during the ConocoPhillips Branded Marketing Convention in Orlando, Florida, is presented to U.S. marketers who demonstrate the company's core values, including safety, people, integrity,...

  • The Taylor Northeast Little League will proudly celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 28, 2007. The league is seeking alumni – including past presidents, board members, players, umpires and coaches – to participate in the golden anniversary celebration. Organizers also are seeking...

  • Larry Domski, a 19-year member of the Taylor Auxiliary Police Department, has been named chief of the volunteer organization.

    Domski, who is the building ordinance supervisor in the City of Taylor Office of Economic and Development Services, succeeds David Gilmer, who retired as chief after nine years and 13 years on the force.

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  • Commander Gerald Schaffer, a member of the Taylor Auxiliary Police Department for 36 years, has been honored for his valiant volunteer efforts.

    Schaffer was recognized recently by Taylor Mayor Cameron G. Priebe, who presents a monthly volunteerism award to a worthy member of the community.

    Auxiliary Police officers must make time...

  • Detroit Tigers Jason Grilli and Nate Robertson will sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. December 11 at Fanatic U, located at 16750 Allen Road, just north of Pennsylvania Road, in Taylor. The cost is $25 for both signatures. For more information, call (734) 281-2336.