Thursday, August 27, 2015

SAY YES TO THE RE-DRESS on September 12 at Truman

The Truman Cheerleading Say Yes to the Redress Day will be held on Saturday, September 12. at the high school. This is a great opportunity to resell your formal.

Admission is $2.

The event is seeking both sellers and buyers. Contact Coach Michelle at (313) 207-7603 or email

ACCREDITATION: Administrators proud of accomplishments

Taylor School District administrators take a break from preparing for the opening of school to pose with their new accreditation certificates. The district was recently awarded accreditation status after meeting all standards set by AvancED and NCA.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SIGN UP NOW for adult fall softball season

Adult softball registration for the 2015 fall season has been extended to Monday, August 31.

Play is scheduled for Sundays through Thursdays.

Opening day is September 1. All adult leagues play doubleheaders.

Registration fees including USSSA fees, guaranteed games, game balls, score sheets and playoff rewards. For the regular Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Thursday league (20 games with top four going into the playoffs) is $400 with an $80 forfeit fee. Tuesday singles games offer a 14-game schedule, with all teams qualifying for the playoffs. The entry fee is $370 plus the same forfeit fee.

Register at the Taylor Recreation Center. For more information, email Chrystal Kermans-Ditzhazy at

BUBBLE SOCCER, ANYONE? Leagues at forming now at the Sportsplex

OK Taylor residents, we have just the sport for you! 

Bubble soccer leagues are now forming at the Taylor Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road. Registration is open through September 7 with games starting Tuesdays, September 8, through October 13. Games will be played from 7-8:30 p.m.

If you don't know what bubble soccer is, click on this YouTube video. It looks like a lot of fun.

Prices are $810 per team, $100 per individual player. 

Call (586) 467-0446 for more information. The program is offered by Motor City Bubble Soccer.

TAYLOR ON WATCH neighborhood anti-crime program begins with meeting August 26

Taylor on Watch is an educational program that focuses on crime prevention and teaches residents and businesses how to make it more difficult to become the victim of crime. 

Blocks and neighborhoods that want to become more invested in their immediate community can learn crime prevention and security tips via Taylor on Watch meetings. Small groups of neighborhoods can join together and learn what to watch for to protect their families and their neighborhoods.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi held four regional meetings last year that served as a great introduction to the program. 

This year, she plans on more in-depth development of the anti-crime education, beginning with a meeting this Wednesday, August 26. The meeting is open to anyone interested in crime-fighting education and programs like "neighborhood watch." It will be held in the Cameron Priebe Plaza just outside the Taylor Police Department at 23515 Goddard. The meeting will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

As of this moment, two other Taylor on Watch meetings are scheduled (with more to come). One will be held in the Northwest Park outdoor pavilion near the swimming pool at 7 p.m. on September 10. Northwest Park is located off Van Born Road between Beech Daly and Inkster. The other will be held at Clarence Randall Elementary School at 7 p.m. on September 23. The school is located at 8699 Robert.

Crime prevention programs like these are a priority of both Chief Sclabassi and Mayor Rick Sollars.

"We can all sit down, hear about best practices when it comes to neighborhood safety efforts, and also share concerns about specific parts of our city," Mayor Sollars said about the program.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi agreed. “The police cannot be everywhere, all the time,” she said. “We need eyes and ears in the community. We are constantly aided by what concerned residents see and hear. And, given the proper education in what to look for, they can make their own neighborhoods safer. It’s all a learning process.”

For more information, contact the Taylor Police Department at (734) 287-6611.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

JUNIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES offers championship final August 23

In the 35th annual Junior League World Series at Taylor's Heritage Park, International champion Tai Chung Chinese Taipei (Asia-Pacific) will face United State champion Frederick County, VA (USA Southwest) in the world championship game today (Sunday, August 23) at 1 p.m.

Parking is $5 per carload.

The game will be televised live on ESPN.