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Local art on the 1’st

Local art on the 1’st

By on May 29, 2013

  Starts: 7:00 PM Ends: 11:00 PM, June 1, 2013 Description: Enjoy the creative talents of local artists and musicians or bring your own artwork and express your musical, comedic or poetic talents! Ages 18+. Contact Sam Phillips (586) 218-0261 about displaying your artwork by May 31st at the...

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So I know this Guy named Bill

So I know this Guy named Bill

By on Apr 27, 2013

So I know this Guy named Bill, and he likes gardening but not like you would think. He likes gardening so much that he has single-handedly (well, almost single-handedly) maintained a garden in Detroit called Grassroots Community Garden since 2008! I first met Bill at the Eastpointe Community Garden, the first garden to join my project called the Urban Seed ( Check it out @ www.UrbanSeed.info ). Bill and I hit it off (mostly because we’re both skinny, white and have hair) and I started to learn about his efforts… [insert winter] … [end winter] …we kept in touch over the winter via internets and this season Grassroots Garden joined the Urban Seed, now the project has two gardens but that’s a different story -Bill is still a one man show with an entire community garden to tend to, so my question is; will you help me help Bill? He has proven his commitment to the Grassroots Garden and needs our hand to multiply his efforts. Go to http://urbanseed.info/category/urban-seed-gardens/grassroots-community-garden/ to learn how to get involved. PS. I will be at Grassroots Garden tomorrow 4/27/2013 from 11-2’ish (I might show up a hour late). Here is a link to a...

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Handbags of Hope | 4/27/13 | 11-5pm

By on Apr 27, 2013

Join Handbags of Hope TODAY for an afternoon of lunch, shopping and Giving ! Guest are asked to Adopt a Handbag for $ 10.00 . Your bag will be gifted to a woman in a shelter for Mother’s Day. (how cool is that!) This is such a great idea, maybe I will see you there personally 11-5pm. -John The awsome event is held at Handbags of Hope inside my church, Love Life Family Christian Center. They are on Toepfer (8 1/2 mile) near Kelly road in Eastpointe. MAP & DIRECTIONS...

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Children’s New Year’s Eve – Mt. Clemens

Children’s New Year’s Eve – Mt. Clemens

By on Dec 31, 2012

VIA Facebook – Due to the overwhelming popularity of last year’s children’s activities, we’ve added our Children’s New Year’s Eve in Never Never Land from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. With an early start time, families can enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities including a ball drop and fireworks just for the kids, and still have time to drop the little ones off with family or a sitter for an adult night on the town afterward! Schedule for New Year’s Eve in Never Never Land: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Characters in Restaurants – (Cinderella at John Barleycorn’s, Shrek at Buffalo Wild Wings, Tinkerbell at Detroit Pub, Captain America at Gus’ Coney Island, Beauty & the Beast at Orleans, Dora the Explorer at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers) 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Unicorn Pony Rides & Petting Zoo 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Sing Along with Fairy Godmother 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Thomas the Train Rides * 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM – Magic Show * 6:00 PM – Craft with Tinkerbell 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Story Time with Fairy Godmother 9:00 PM – Children’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Starred activities require a small fee. Magic Show seating is limited, advance tickets are available at ABC Magic. For additional information, please call:...

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Detroit Dog Rescue – Pet Pantry Project

By on Nov 24, 2012

I love supporting this group of longtime friends. I will not make the event but it is worth becoming involved with.   Are you struggling to feed your dog? Detroit Dog Rescue and our sponsors would like to help you through our 2012 Pet Pantry project – a dog food distribution program for Detroit residents. MORE INFO ON FACEBOOK...

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Urban Gardening can be fun.

Urban Gardening can be fun.

By on Nov 14, 2012

  I’m sitting here thinking to myself “what should I post about” -I start clicking through Facebook and I find a old link to this news article about the Eastpointe Community Garden (HERE). You should read it because I said so……At one point the team decided that we needed to put a poster together of items needed for the garden. I designed this poster so we could get the word out. (I had fun with the art)… By the time I finished the art setup and had the posters laminated the C&G news article had come out… There was a buzz about this new URBAN garden project in Eastpointe… The community was more and more interested and local business owners started stepping up… within no time the nice list I just put onto the garden gate was outdated. We used a marker to fill in other “needs” but they were met just as fast… We had some large hills to clime with the project, the biggest of all… WATER! We needed water badly. The neighbors that shared property lines with the garden stepped up for most of the season. This little project used a lot of water (as most gardens do). The cost to get water to the garden was outrageous! There was no way that we could raise that much this season. This project wasn’t about making money, It was about teaching the children, about bringing neighbors together but it definitely wasn’t a money maker. >>>>> Fast forward… Something magical just happened, this is the Facebook post from the Community Garden “Thanks from the garden to Ron LaForest who found the wonderful Joey DeFelice of JJ Mich Sales in Roseville. Today, JJ Mich put in our waterline and hooked us up as a DONATION to the garden. We are so exited to announce that we now have water in the garden. Pics will be posted soon… It’s already August and we have harvested about 75 lbs of vegetables and herbs so far. Now that we have water things are going to Grow quickly. In the begging of September The community garden had 6+ beds that were planted to donate to local food banks/organizations that are helping to feed...

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