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A strong supporter of the United States' military personnel and first responders, Atlas Oil is now showing their gratitude for our nation's heroes with newly-br...anded "We Support You" themed trucks.
Taylor Police recently took part in the company's photo shoot of the new vehicles.
“Atlas Oil is extremely grateful for everything these individuals do to protect the communities where we work and live, and these trucks show our appreciation for the sacrifices they make every day,” said Atlas Oil President Robert Kenyon.
Atlas Oil often works together with first responders and military units during emergency fueling deployments.
Most recently, Atlas Oil drivers relied on the guidance of Puerto Rican police officers while fueling mission-critical generators following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico. As a result of the storms, traffic lights were nonfunctional and many roads were washed away, making navigation without officers’ guidance nearly impossible.
Additionally, Atlas Oil supports local active and veteran military members through its annual Base Party held at Selfridge Air National Guard Base and by actively recruiting and hiring veterans at our terminals located throughout the country. In recent years,
Atlas Founder and Chairman Sam Simon has shown support for first responders by donating three police dogs to Michigan precincts.
While the “We Support You” units are only operational in southeast Michigan near Atlas Oil’s Home Office, the company plans to expand their reach by adding “We Support You” trucks to every terminal.
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ATTENTION ALL HERITAGE PARK LOVERS! The 2018 Heritage Park Clean Up Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14. Save the date! We'll be putting o...ut more information on the fifth annual event as it gets closer. We have made great strides with the park. Let's keep the momentum going!
Please take the time to join me on Thursday. Should be an informative program!
TWO DAYS AWAY -- Don't forget that the 2018 State of the City is scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 15. Free admission at the Prechter Center on the WCCCD... Downriver Campus. This is Mayor Rick Sollars' fifth SOC, and the theme of his keynote will be focused on the City's new Good to Great Neighborhoods Program. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans will introduce the mayor. Other speakers will include Supt. Ben Williams, who will discuss the new Taylor High School and upgrades in curriculum, and Rotary Club of Taylor's Larry Wright, who will discuss Launch Taylor, a new program to grow small businesses. Don't miss it!
Snow appears to be ending, but much work remains. Be patient and keep the streets clear for DPW plows.
Another exciting business soon to call Taylor home ! Join me in welcoming the Detroit Wing Company to Taylor later this year. #eurekaway
We need your help!
Buildings closing at 1 p.m.; remove vehicles from streets; trash collection remains on schedule, but will be slowed.
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Limited amount of tickets to the Saturday dances at the Senior Center. Online ticket sales end at noon Saturday. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR!
What a pleasure to meet Olga! My children LOVE to eat there ...
Olga Loizon was joined by Mayor Rick Sollars and other City officials and staff members during the launch of the new Olga’s Kitchen restaurant on Eureka Road, n...ear Pardee.
And yes, she’s that “Olga.”
Accompanying Mayor Sollars to welcome Olga and TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants into their newest digs were City Clerk Cindy Bower and Deputy Clerk Sara El-Rifaai, Councilman Butch Ramik, Council Pro Tem Tim Woolley, Planning Director Lora Fell and Councilwoman Caroline Patts.
The Eureka Road business and entertainment corridor continues to be one of the hottest development areas in Michigan. In addition to the new Olga’s, Home2Home Suites (Hilton) is planned nearly, as are Taco John’s and the Dog Haus (both new to Michigan). BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse opened on the Eureka-Pardee corner to rave reviews, and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened its first Downriver location in the fall.
Loizon, now in her 90s, created and launched the Olga’s concept in 1971. Olga’s Kitchen finished its interior build-out and opened on February 7. This beautiful restaurant replaces the old Family Christian Bookstore at 23380 Eureka (part of the strip mall at Eureka and Pardee).
Olga’s is open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
According to the company, the Olga’s Kitchen odyssey began in the mid-1960s, when founder returned to the Mediterranean to visit her family. It was an opportunity for her and her three small children to get reconnected with their Greek heritage … and in the process, Olga would discover her legacy.
It was a visit to the local market square that inspired what would soon grow into the iconic Michigan brand. Here, Olga’s children first tasted souvlaki, a traditional Greek sandwich of meat and vegetables wrapped in fresh-baked pita bread. Her kids were hooked and Olga was inspired.
The first step was buying the vertical rotisserie to cook the meat. It had to be authentic. However, in the ‘60s, women didn’t typically own businesses and she was refused the machine. But Detroiters don’t give up. So, she gave her uncle the money to buy the machine for her. Soon, Olga, her kids and her new vertical rotisserie were on their way back to Michigan.
Olga began to recreate the savory delicacy her children fell in love with in Greece, with one important improvement — the bread. Olga felt the bread in the Mediterranean was a bit grainy and dry. She knew she could do better. For two years, Olga rolled and kneaded, baked and balanced, tasted and tested, until finally she had created what many people consider is the “Best Bread on the Planet.”
With her secret recipe Olga bread in hand, Olga layered it with seasoned beef and lamb, vine-ripened tomato, sweet onion and her homemade Olgasauce and the classic culinary delight known as the Original Olga was born.
As luck would have it, while shopping at the fondly-remembered Continental Market in Birmingham, Olga walked past a “wooden shoe” store that was closing. She stopped. She didn’t want any wooden shoes, she wanted the tiny. After securing a loan at her local bank, Olga was in business.
Olga’s Kitchen is owned by TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and boasts over 25 locations and an expanded menu. All the classics that made Olga’s famous are still here, plus a variety of new entrees infused with bold flavors, made fresh daily and served on our famous Olga Bread.
Olga herself is still an active and vital part of Olga’s Kitchen. Her “Olga Visits” to various store locations have become immensely popular among guests old and new. She loves to sit and hear the stories of her loyal fans—of college kids heading right to Olga’s upon their return from college, or out-of-towners insisting on stopping at Olga’s straight from the airport, and small children begging for Olga’s for their birthdays. It warms her heart and justifies her journey.