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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Sign up for learn-to-swim lessons at the Taylor Recreation Center

SWIM LESSONS

The Taylor Recreation Center will offer learn-to-swim classes at the Northwest Park Pool this summer. 

Northwest Park is located south of Van Born Road and west of Beech Daly.

Sessions offered:

  • Session 1 will take place June 24-July 4 (Monday-Thursd...
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Citywide News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Armed Forces Day to celebrate 10th anniversary of Taylor Veterans Museum and honor John Dingell

The 2019 Armed Forces Day Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18,  presented by the Taylor Veterans Museum. It will honor everyone who has served in the military with a special focus on the 10th anniversary of the museum and the late ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Aid the Downriver Community Conference by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings May 22

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The Downriver Community Conference is seeking new ways to raise unrestricted funds which may be used for customer needs that cannot be covered with program funds, and staff development and reward purposes. To that end, the DCC is partnering with Buffalo W...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Good to Great Neighborhood Program moves forward in Area No. 6

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Despite all of the bad weather, the City's Good to Great Neighborhood Program continues to move forward in Area No. 6, located between Beverly, Van Born, Beech Daly and Inkster. The program, now in its second year, focuses on specific issues like trimming...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Spring time reminders as the weather gets warmer outside

RAT PREVENTION TAYLOR VERSION

Spring time reminders from the City of Taylor.

RATS: If you find yourself with a rat or rodent problem, it is usually because of two specific issues: A food source and available cover. Outdoor rodents seek those two things. Eliminate those factors, and you...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

UPDATE ON FLOODING AFTERMATH: Data still being gathered and special debris pickup scheduled

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In the aftermath of last week's horrible flooding in the area, damage assessment forms are still being collected by the City of Taylor, and a special flooding debris curbside pickup is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, across the comm...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Newly approved City budget continues trend upward

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The 2019-20 City Budget was unanimously approved by City Council during a special meeting Tuesday, April 30, and includes no increase to the current millage rate and a unassigned fund balance of $11.3M, the largest yet in the era of Mayor Rick Sollars&...

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More information on the financial dashboard ... Citywide News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for victims of this week's flooding

FLOODING

Victims of this week's flooding in the City of Taylor should file a damage assessment form with the Customer Service Center in City Hall (23555 Goddard Road).

This week's flooding in the region has resulted in a state of emergency declared by both Wayne Co...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

UPDATE: Friday's free concert canceled; instead series will start June 7

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The "Party in the Park" free concert series was originally scheduled to kick off Friday, May 3. However, Friday's concert has been canceled. The series will instead open on Friday, June 7.

Get ready for Taylor's Rockin' Big Summer!...

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Additional Info... Citywide News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Sollars joins corporate leaders for BJ's Wholesale Club groundbreaking

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Mayor Rick Sollars of the City of Taylor joined leaders BJ’s Wholesale Club during a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday (Thursday, April 25) at the Trader’s Pointe development at Eureka Road and I-75. The site has been staked out for ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Brighten up your night by registering for the Glow Run at the Taylor Summer Festival

GLOW RUN

A brand-new feature of the 2019 Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30) is the Community Choice Credit Union “Glow Run, scheduled for Friday, June 28. The exciting 5K Glow Run is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. 

All participants will receive...

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Additional Info... Citywide News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Tickets on sale for big concerts during June's Taylor Summer Festival

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Some of music's best acts will perform at this year's Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30) in Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. Tickets are going fast for Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas with special guest Tony Lewis of The Outf...

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Additional Info... Citywide News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Lakes of Taylor offers range memberships and unlimited twilight golf packages

The Lakes of Taylor invites you to take advantage of one of the best golf practice facilities in Southeast Michigan by purchasing a 2019 Taylor Golf Range Membership!

In addition, check out our new Unlimited Twilight Golf Pass! (*limited number available*)...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Massive improvements coming to Northwest Park as Good2Great Program begins second season

Look for massive changes at Northwest Park as the City of Taylor rolls out this spring’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program. Good2Great will focus on the northwest part of the City, the neighborhoods between Van Born, Beverly, Beech Daly and Ink...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

All's well that ends well for newest Petting Farm favorite 'Lucky'

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The Heritage Park Petting Farm has a new member of its family, a lamb named “Lucky,” which seems apropos given its recent history.

Petting Farm Manager Melanie Shihadeh reported earlier this week that the lamb, estimated to be about two...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

UPDATED: April is a busy month in Taylor

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NOTE: Both Bunny Luncheons at the Petting Farm and the Easter Brunch at the Lakes of Taylor are SOLD OUT!

April is a busy month in Taylor. 

It starts on Saturday, April 6, with the first cemetery cleanup of the year by the Clerk's Office, which wil...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Departing Jack Myers honored by City Council

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One of the more friendlier faces around Taylor is heading for Florida.

Former City Councilman John "Jack" Myers stopped by City Hall recently to say his finalize good-byes before he and wife Nancy pack up and head for a new home in Florida.

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing: Treasurer’s Office vacancy

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A public hearing regarding the affidavit of failure to perform duties against Edward L. Bourassa, city treasurer, will be held on April 22. The public hearing will take place at the Taylor Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, located at 23555 Goddar...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

iCare Taylor app now operational on smartphones or tablets

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The City of Taylor's "iCare Taylor" app, which is available for free at The App Store online, is operational after some minor adjustments.

Some users who had undergone Apple-related upgrades states that they were experiencing problems with the ap...

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To learn more about iCare Taylor ... Citywide News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Judge to preside over hearing concerning possible treasurer's vacancy

Judge Theodore A. Metry will preside over any future hearings concerning a possible vacancy created in the City treasurer's position, City Council Chairman Tim Woolley said during the March 19 City Council meeting.

Judge Metry presides over the Grosse Poin...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

MDOT hosts public meeting on upcoming I-94 construction

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host an open house-style public meeting to provide an overview of the upcoming I-94 bridge and road repair project in the cities of Romulus and Taylor. There will be exhibits displaying project l...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Construction of new Telegraph sidewalks to begin in May

GOAT TRAILS

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently held a pre-construction meeting with Audio Construction in preparation to install sidewalks along Telegraph Road, under Ecorse Road and an adjacent railroad pass. Construction will begin in May.

These impr...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

City salutes the legacy of the late John Dingell

REMEMBER JOHN DINGELL

The City of Taylor recently honored the late John Dingell with a proclamation saluting his legacy during the March 5 City Council meeting. Mr. Dingell passed away on February 7 at the age of 93. He served in Congress from 1955 to 2015, and is the longest-...

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Some of Mr. Dingell's final thoughts ... Citywide News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Baby cows get their names: Gloria and Gus!

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Couples are famous throughout American history.

History has given us Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Lucy and Ricky, I Love Lucy). Ross and Rachel (David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, Friends). Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford (George and Louise, The Jeff...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Judge Geno Salomone among those being honored during Beyond Basics 20th Anniversary

JUDGE SALOMONE BEYOND BASICS

In 1999 the cofounder and CEO of Beyond Basics, Pamela Good, walked into a Detroit school with a mission to make a difference by delivering coats; what she found was that the students needed much more. Thanks to her persistence and support from partners, ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Fairfield Inn and TownPlace Suites to build on old Ramada location near Eureka and I-75

FAIRFIELD INN SUITES

Marriott Hotels are in Taylor’s future – namely new Fairfield Inn and TownPlace Suites on the location of the former Ramada Inn on Eureka Road, east of I-75. The proposal was OK’d by the Planning Commission during a recent me...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

City rolls out annual publication devoted to happenings that you don’t want to miss

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In an effort to keep residents informed of City-related events in the community, the City of Taylor recently published its first “Taylor Events” magazine, which is located in digital form on our website and will be eventually available...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Angela Winton appointed to City Council

WINTON

Angela Winton was named the newest member of the City Council on Tuesday, February 5.

Winton replaces Alex Garza, who resigned his post on January 1 after being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. After being voted into her position by counci...

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Citywide News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Residential values increase by over 17 percent this year

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Residential property values in Taylor are on the rise, according to the City Assessor.

The City’s 2019 residential assessed values are increasing by 17.6 percent overall. Some areas of Taylor will increase over 17 percent in value, while others w...

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Citywide News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Taylor Police to add body cameras as part of new system

AXON BODY CAMERA CHARGING

The Taylor Police Department will soon be fully equipped with body and in-vehicle cameras, along with Tasers, all in an effort to fulfill the expectations of the public, add transparency to law enforcement, reduce lawsuits, and reinforce proper demeanor f...

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Citywide News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Miniature cattle are coming to the Heritage Park Petting Farm

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Miniature cattle – two of them to be exact – are coming to the Heritage Park Petting Farm in the very near future.

Mayor Rick Sollars brought forth the resolution to purchase them and City Council agreed unanimously during its Tuesday, December 4 meeting. ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

UniFirst to buy property along Inkster, build $15M high-tech facility

UNIFIRST

UniFirst Corporation and the City of Taylor have taken the initial steps toward creating a new $15M investment in the City, along with keeping hundreds of jobs here.

City Council unanimously approved the sale of nearly 10 acres of land on the east side of ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

US Ecology donates $1,500 to Fire Department

FIRE DONATION

Representatives from US Ecology recently donated $1,500 to the Taylor Fire Department.

The donation was made during the November 20 City Council meeting, as members of the US Ecology staff met with Deputy Chief Stan Pochron. The donation will be used to pu...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Champion Taylor Seahawks honored by Mayor Sollars and City Council

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During its November 20 meeting of the City Council, the City of Taylor honored the Taylor Seahawks JV Football Team for winning the Junior Varsity title of the Downriver Youth Football League. It marked the first time a youth football team from Taylor won...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Mayor welcomes BJ's Wholesale Club to Trader's Pointe

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Mayor Rick Sollars of the City of Taylor is happy to announce the additional of BJ’s Wholesale Club to the new Trader’s Pointe development at Eureka Road and I-75. BJ’s Wholesale made the announcement yesterday (Tuesday, Nove...

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For more about BJ's Wholesale Club ... Citywide News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Heritage Park Petting Farm cow Gracie passes away at 11 years old

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Gracie, the largest member of the Heritage Park Petting Farm, was humanely euthanized by a visiting veterinarian this morning (Thursday, November 15) after a long battle with illnesses related to age. The Jersey Cow was 11 years old.

Gracie had been losing...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Family-style Italian restaurant to locate on Pardee and Goddard corner

The old White Rhino Bar on the corner of Goddard Road and Pardee is going to be totally remodeled and will reopen under new ownership as “Salute Bar & Trattoria.” Work on the building, which has already started, may be finished as soon as the end of t...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

DUWA assumes ownership, oversight of sewage disposal system

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The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) is pleased to announce that today (September 27) it has closed on a long-anticipated transaction to assume ownership and oversight of the Downriver Sewage Disposal System serving 13 tributary communities (...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Learn to Skate at the TSX

USA LEARN TO SKATE

The Taylor Sportsplex is hosting its popular Learn to Skate USA classes, with two sessions offered in the fall, one in the winter and a spring mini-session available.

Registration is $70 per session per skater, with family plans offered.

Fall Session 1 clas...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Official recount confirms Alex Garza as winner in Democratic primary

An official recount of the absentee votes in the City of Taylor’s August 7 Primary Election for the Democratic Party candidate in the 12th District State Representative’s race confirmed Alex Garza as the winner, with totals very simila...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

DeSmet is now director of Probation Department at 23rd District Court

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Steve DeSmet has been promoted to director of the Probation Department at the 23rd District Court.

In order to help focus the department, DeSmet collaborated with the staff to introduce the following new mission statement:

“The mission of the 23rd...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

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The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

New City budget continues to emphasize key services, unassigned fund balance

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The City of Taylor recently adopted its 2018-19 general budget brought forward by Mayor Rick Sollars and approved by City Council, 7-0, during a vote May 1.

"This budget is the result of a lot of hard work by not only the City Council and the administ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Host team being added to 2018 JLWS

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A host team is being added to the annual Junior League World Series, which has been hosted by Taylor since its inception.

The announcement came earlier this week, as the Little League International Tournament noted two new expansion changes in 2018 that wi...

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Citywide News

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Limited Golf Range Memberships now available

The Lakes of Taylor invites you to take advantage of one of the best golf practice facilities in Southeast Michigan by purchasing a 2019 Taylor Golf Range Membership!

In addition, check out our new Unlimited Twilight Golf Pass (*limited number available*)....

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Chinese Taipei wins sixth straight JLWS title, edging Texas, 2-0

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The dynasty continues! For the sixth straight year, a team from Chinese Taipei has captured the world championship of the Junior League Baseball World Series.

The Shing-Ming Junior Little League of Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, edged Lufkin, Texas, 2-0, in Sund...

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For all the results ... Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

2018 JLWS

The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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Additional Info... Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 18, 2018

We're down to the Final Four teams in the 2018 JLWS

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The final four is set for the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series. Two games are scheduled for Saturday (August 18) at Taylor’s Heritage Park to determine the United States and International championships for 2018.

The winners of Satu...

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Additional Info... Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Rain delays starts for today's games at the JLWS (August 16)

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Fans of the Junior League World Series should note that the starting times for today’s games for August 16 have been changed, due to the rain in the Detroit region.

USA West (California) and USA Central (Illinois) will now begin play at 6 p.m., n...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Four teams face must-win games today in JLWS

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The 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series is down to six teams with world championship dreams. Two must-win games are set today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The week-long international tournament for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old ...

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To track schedule and score ... Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Four teams eliminated from championship contention on Tuesday

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Suddenly, the Junior League Baseball World Series is down to eight teams. Four teams were eliminated from contention on Tuesday. Four more games on Wednesday at Taylor’s  Heritage Park will limit the field even further.

The week-long int...

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Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Tension builds as teams face championship elimination today (August 14)

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There may be a bit of tension today at World Series Field. Four games are scheduled and the losing team in each game will be eliminated from contention in the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The week-long internatio...

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Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Will Day 2 hold form after a wild opening slate of games?

2018 JLWS

Four teams will make their debut today in the 38th annual Junior League Youth Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.

Day two of the international week-long tournament comes after one of the most exciting opening days ...

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Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Opening ceremonies kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11

Opening ceremonies of the Junior League Baseball World Series begin about 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11. The event is open to the public at no cost. Tournament organizers are counting on local fans to make visitors feel welcome. Admission is free.

The ceremon...

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Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 7, 2018

2018 JLWS ready to roll after last year's exciting finish

Jack Regenye's amazing catch

A year after Chinese Taipei won its fifth straight world championship and an outfielder from Pennsylvania stole a guaranteed home run by making the “catch of the Millennium,” the Junior League Baseball World...

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Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Junior League Baseball World Series set to return to Taylor, Mich., for 38th straight year

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TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – For the 38th consecutive year, the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players will compete for the world championship of Junior League Baseball during the 2018 Junior League World Series at Taylor’s Heritage ...

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Additional Info... Junior League World Series
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Teams firming up for 38th annual JLWS

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Six of the 12 teams have qualified for the 38th annual Junior League World Series, which holds its opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 11, at Heritage Park in Taylor. Here's how things look thus far:

Junior League Baseball World Series Schedule &nda...

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Junior League World Series