Art at The Michigan Art Gallery

Art at The Michigan Art Gallery

Art anyone? For those interested in art, and the history behind it, The Michigan Art Gallery may have something for you. The Michigan Art gallery at Schmidt’s Antiques Inc, is hosting the James C. Harrison Introspections art show. Located on 5138 West Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Michigan, The Harrison Exhibit will be celebration of James C. Harrisons life and art reputation. Born on November 27th, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan Harrison, graduated from Cass tech high school earning his commercial art degree. He later went on to Cranbrook Academy of art and Olivet College.  But following his passion he left for New York City in 1950. By this time, he had discovered his own art style and began to share his work with the art community. Going into the 80’s and…
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Schuler Books’ September Youth Reading Recommendations

Schuler Books’ September Youth Reading Recommendations

Ann Arbor’s Schuler Books has gathered its updated list, for September, of books they would recommend for children and young adults. These lists provide ideas for all ages and help to provide some fresh literature choices to inspire your kids to read.  For September, they feature some books that are sweet, some that are spooky, and one on censorship. Book:  “Rick the Rock of Room 214” Type:  Picture Book Description: Even rocks have dreams of adventure! Rick the Rock figures out how to escape from the ‘Nature Finds’ shelf that he has resided on for a very long time. But, with adventure comes danger. Will Rick regret his decision? - Christina Book:  “Patchwork” Type: Picture Book Description: A beautiful collaboration of art and text that reminds us we are NOT…
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Driving Home Food Truck event benefits Ann Arbor shelter

Driving Home Food Truck event benefits Ann Arbor shelter

Established in 1992, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House is a non-profit organization that shelters and provides support to homeless and at-risk families.  On Sept. 22, the IHN at Alpha House is hosting its annual “Driving Home” Food Truck benefit for its short-term shelter service.  Funds raised during the food truck event will help provide families with the resources and support they need in the process of securing long-term housing. Since Washtenaw County's Human Services Partnership will no longer provide for Alpha House, officials have reported that this year's benefit is more important than ever.  The food truck event will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Alpha House (4290 Jackson Rd.)and will feature meals from local food trucks such as Hallboy BBQ, Bao Boys, and PizzaPazza.  The…
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Identifying the Issue of Internet Addiction Among Teens

Identifying the Issue of Internet Addiction Among Teens

The internet and computers are ingrained tools that help ease lives and allow resources to remain readily accessible to society. While these tools can be used for pleasantries, such as sharing a funny status on Facebook or uploading cute videos of your dog on TikTok, some can’t find a balance between enjoying life online and offline. This lack of balance creates issues for users’ mental health, becoming what’s classified as internet addiction. Internet addiction is an issue that is becoming detrimental, specifically to teenagers. In an article published by the Pew Research Center, their survey discovered that 95 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have access to a smartphone, and 46 percent of teens say they are "almost constantly" online. That's up from 24 percent eight years ago.  Pew researchers surveyed…
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Clonlara Makes a Series of Major Changes This Year

Clonlara Makes a Series of Major Changes This Year

[caption id="attachment_708" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo credit: Ben White Two girls reading in a field may be more conducive to learning than in a classroom.[/caption] This school year, Clonlara made changes to its leadership staff, re-opened Ann Arbor’s physical school, and expanded global initiatives. “I am grateful that we have an amazing team that will continue to handle the day-to-day operations while I keep a bird’s eye view to ensure that the strategy is strong and our history is protected,” new Chairperson Chandra Montgomery Nicol said.  Nicol has been with Clonlara since 1967 as a student, parent, and has held many staff positions—most recently as the Executive Director. Major changes  “It is a major change that Clonlara’s programs will not be run by a Montgomery family member any longer. This reality…
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Ann Arbor Portable Wine That Mixes Well With Adventure? Can do!

Ann Arbor Portable Wine That Mixes Well With Adventure? Can do!

[caption id="attachment_740" align="alignleft" width="225"] Emily Dabish Yahkind, founder of SolSummit Wines, enjoys adventure (and a can of premium wine) with her family.[/caption] Ann Arbor Mom Emily Dabish Yahkind developed SolSummit premium canned wines with sustainable farming and business practices in mind. Avid hiker and runner Emily Dabish Yahkind was looking for a fun way to celebrate at trail’s end. Yahkind and her husband often enjoyed a craft brew at the end of a journey. But what about a toast with a nice, portable wine? Something that could easily be toted in a backpack? Yahkind thought about the idea for some time and began exploring the concept. Finally, after three years of development, SolSummit wines was born. “I thought about SolSummit for the first time five years ago,” Yahkind said. “…
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