Saturday, February 17, 2018

SUPT. BEN WILLIAMS joins Mayor Sollars, others during annual State of the City

Supt. Ben Williams was a special guest speaker during Mayor Rick Sollars annual State of the City Address Thursday afternoon at the Heinz Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center on the Downriver campus of Wayne County Community College.

Supt. Williams (second from left in the photo) was joined on the stage by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans (left), Mayor Sollars and Larry Wright of the Rotary Club of Taylor. WC Executive Evans introduced the mayor's speech, and took time to discuss the issues that he overcame at the county level.

The program was a unique gathering of several different layers of today's Taylor, and all represented the event's theme of "Good to Great."

Supt. Williams discussed the Taylor School District's newest initiatives that will begin this fall, including the all-new Taylor High School; the "wall-to-wall academies" concept; and advanced placement classes and college partnerships. He emphasized the mission of creating more focused curriculum at the high school level, the type that not only sets up the student for greatest career success, but where students with similar goals and aspirations would share the same classrooms.

For more about the school's new programs, click here

Wright, a longtime Rotarian, is leading the organization's new Launch Taylor concept, which offers mentoring and funding to small entrepreneurs in somewhat of an incubator setting. Launch Detroit, a similar venture, has had much success. Wright and the Rotary Club of Taylor are bringing the concept to the community.

For more about Launch Taylor, click here

Mayor's Sollars keynote address had a heavy focus on the City's new "Good to Great Neighborhoods Program," which will be launching this year. The program will focus on improving specific areas, or neighborhoods, in the community. The City will target an area and send in teams from literally every department of the City, focusing on improvements and interaction. The improvements may come in concrete repairs or tree trimming, ordinance issues or crime problems.

More on the program will be announced later this spring.

For a quick look, see the first item in Outlook 2018 in the December Taylor Today (click here)

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KENNEDY CLASS OF 68 plans reunion

Can you believe it’s already been 50 years since we graduated from John F. Kennedy High School? We want to catch up with you and other classmates and find out what’s been happening in your life over all these years. So please mark your calendar for October 6th, 2018 when we will hold our 50th JFK Reunion at Taylor Meadows Golf Course.

Come and renew old friendships and share old memories as the JFK class of 1968 gets together for our 50th Reunion:

Place: Taylor Meadows Golf Course
25360 Ecorse Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost: $40.00 for dinner and dancing. There will be a cash bar.
Please mail checks to: Nancy Strong
35626 Pinecrest Ct.
New Boston, MI 48164
Make check payable: John F. Kennedy Class Reunion

Please forward this to all “68” classmates that you are in contact with or send us their information.
Nancy McVay Strong 734-654-8395
Mary Burgraph Baugh 734-512-7272
Lynn Carson Boughton 517-902-4406

Please send us your email address if we do not have it.
Regular mail gets costly.

Email if you plan to attend.

KENNEDY CLASS OF 1978 plans reunion

The Kennedy High School Class of 1978 is having a reunion on August 18, 2018, at the Masonic Hall, 23263 Goddard Road.

Dinner and dancing will be offered throughout the evening, which begins at 7.

There will be a picnic in the park on Sunday, August 19.

Cost $35 send checks to JFK class reunion c/o Kathy Davis 11141 Westpoint St. Taylor, Mi 48180. For more info email

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ALUMNI HOST euchre night April 13