Hey Reddit, this is Vincent Smith, yes I got hit by Clowney, and more important we are working to bring community gardens as a project after playing football.Pretty cool.
The idea was to network with Alumni to do great things with our football fame and success. So I am posting to get suggestions on how to grow more and invite everyone to make suggestions so we can get bigger and better.
Right now we are just starting and we have one garden up and are working on getting another here in Michigan.
We want to let people know about what we are doing, and also to let you know that we will be around this fall in town and we are set up in the old Le Dog on Liberty with some tshirts and are telling you because reddit helped us get our start with our project (called the #EATING project). So if you want to hang out or say whats up or bring your kids to play catch come on by. I will also be around for tailgating.
Tl;Dr We played football for Michigan, now we plant gardens. Help us if you have ideas of time.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Beer in Michigan is a way of life, an economic booster that’s helping Detroit pull out of the apocalypse and a soul cleanser up in the UP, where long winters are made better with a growler from Ore Dock. And if that’s not convincing enough, consider this: in Ann Arbor and East Lansing, when the chaos of a tailgate clears, you’ll see as many empty bottles of craft beer scattered about as you will tallboys with holes punched in the side. In Michigan, beer love starts early.
Monday, August 25, 2014
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Our good friends over at Sister Pie are one of the four finalists for Hatch Detroit's funding competition. If you feel inclined to throw them some love, head on over to Hatch and give them a vote. You can vote once per day until the end of the competition. In other Sister Pie news, there was a great interview with head baker and elder sister, Lisa over on the Metro Times.
The Ann Arbor District Library is gettin' all hip, you guys. They're having a hula hooping meet up called - get this - Hula Hoopla. I finally know the name of my future son's third birthday party (um quick PSA for the fiancé: not pregs, I just like plannin' party themes, y'all!).
The event is for all ages except for babies because babies can barely figure out standing, so this would just be cruel. It's tomorrow night from 7-8 p.m. at the Mallett Creek branch of the AADL. You should probably go if you ever wanna be as cool as the hula hooping lady in the "Happy" video.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Bezonki is the inscrutable and inimitable cartoon that has run in the Chronicle for a number of years, painted by Alvey Jones. The awards ceremonies recognize exceptional individuals in the community, as seen through the eyes of the Chronicle.
The Chronicle itself is coming to an end in September 2014 after a 6 year run, so this may be the final round of Bezonki Awards. Their note to that effect:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
September 11, 2014: Anna Deavere Smith
September 18, 2014: Pussy Riot
September 25, 2014: Rei Inamoto
October 2, 2014: Fred Tomaselli
October 9, 2014: Phil Gilbert, IBM
October 16, 2014: FoodCorps - Ian Cheney & Kurt Ellis
Friday, October 17, 2014: Amie Siegel & Kathleen Forde, 5:30 p.m. at the Helmut Stern Auditorium
October 23, 2014: Random International
October 30, 2014: Ryoji Ikeda
November 6, 2014: Inta Ruka
November 13, 2014: Anab Jain, Superflux
November 20, 2014: Françoise Mouly
December 4, 2014: Seth Ellis
Follow the @UM_Stamps Twitter account for updates.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ward 1: 10 of 10 precincts informally reported, including absentee ballots: Adams has received 840 (43%) of the votes to Kailasapathy's 1113 (56.9%).We are also receiving reports that Pete Murdock has conceded to Amanda Edmonds in Ypslilanti's mayoral race.
Ward 2: 6 out of 9 precincts informally reported, including absentee ballots: Kaplan has received 1146 votes (42.1%) to Westphal's has received 1571 votes (57.8%).
Ward 3: 4 of 9 precincts informally reporting, including absentee ballots: Dascola has received 572 votes (27.3%), Grand has received 1126 votes (53.8%) and McMullen has received 394 votes (18.8%). In Ann Arbor Mayoral's race: 32 of 48 precincts informally reporting, and 7 of 7 absent voter count boards reporting in, Briere has received 2411 votes (20.1%), Kunselman has received 1931 votes (16.1%) Petersen has received 1830 votes (15.3%), and Taylor has received 5785 votes (48.3%).
Gentle Readers, the polls are open and will stay open until 8 pm. Today voters in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor will be selecting a candidate who in all likelihood will be the next mayor. Please vote.
EJ and I awoke to find someone had left an anonymous flier smearing Ypsilanti mayoral candidate Amanda Edmonds. The flier specifically criticizes the fact that Edmonds has taken donations from former Ypsilanti Mayor, Cheryl Farmer and local landlord/developer Stewart Beal. It ends with the ominous question: "Ypsilanti doesn't need a mayor with ties like these?" Spooky.
Ann Arborites, are you seeing any dirty tactics over there in western Washtenaw County? Have you noticed many web and/or Facebook ads for candidates? This primary election is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of campaign 2.0 tactics for local elections.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Make sure you check out those resources and plan tomorrow's trip to your polling place tonight!