Saturday, October 27, 2012
Michigan Democrats will rally supporters at the Circus Club in Ann Arbor on Oct. 28.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan College Democrats, along with Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell, Democratic candidate for state representative, will host a "Get Out the Vote" rally at Circus Club, 210 S. First St. at 5 p.m. Oct. 28. The rally will feature U.S. Rep. John Dingell, former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, state Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack, state Sen. Rebekah Warren, Democratic House Leader Kate Segal, state Rep. Jeff Irwin, and Adam Zemke, candidate for the 55th House District. The event is an effort to boost voter turnout across Washtenaw County. The rally is open to the public and offers students and community residents the opportunity to meet legislators and state leaders at the event. Driskell is the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday's Michigan vs. Michigan State game was close in both scoring and online reader support.
Saturday's game at the Big House came down to the wire, with Michigan beating Michigan State 12-10. The rivalry was nearly as close online in a Patch.com reader poll. Readers were asked to show off their Michigan or Michigan State pride by uploading photos of their favorite team. When the photos were counted at midnight Sunday, the Spartans squeaked by with a 35-30 victory over the Wolverines. Several photos featured memorabilia from both teams, which resulted in each team being awarded a point. If you missed the photo gallery, there's still time to check it out. And while the photos have already been tallied, you can still add your shots from your favorite team by clicking on the upload link.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We've got Michigan and Michigan State spirit — how about you? Share your photos on Patch.
It's that time of the year again: fall in Michigan, otherwise known as the green vs. blue season. The big game (this year it's at the Big House) is coming up at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. To get ready for the rivalry, Patch.com sites across Michigan are asking readers to show off their Michigan or Michigan State pride. Add a photo to our online gallery; we'll rotate the featured photo each day until kickoff. The Spartans are 4-3 coming off a double-overtime loss this weekend to Iowa. Michigan is 4-2 after a win this weekend against Illinois. Need help sharing your photos? Read this guide.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The River Gallery will screen the movie "Red Blob Massacre" for free on Oct. 13.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The River Gallery in downtown Chelsea will host independent filmmaker and international performer Emilia Javanica for a one night screening of her humorous and compelling silent horror film The Red Blob Massacre on Oct. 13. Red Blob Massacre tells the story of Maddy Blitz, a young woman with horrendous looking teeth and nightmare experiences about not fitting in. Enduring constant torment from her peers and an awkward family life, Maddy's feelings clump together to form a giant red blob that Maddy uses to seek revenge on her tormentors. As the blob grows bigger and bigger with each act of revenge, Maddy begins to lose control. This evening of film and performance will feature a live film score by the musician Simon Alexander-Adams, a …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
College football starts this weekend, why not kick it off with this quick and easy tailgate friendly recipe?
As a season-ticket holding, die-hard Spartan, I can't tell you how excited I am that football season is finally here. I love the atmosphere, the tailgates, the games and the passion that so many people have for college football. No matter if you are a Wolverine or Spartan, we can all agree that our teams will be exciting to watch this year. So, whether your heading to East Lansing on Friday to watch your Michigan State Spartans take on Boise State; or staying at home and throwing a viewing party for the University of Michigan Wolverines vs. Alabama game, I have the perfect recipe for you to try - beer dip. To make this recipe, which I found on a blog called Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, you'll need the following: To start, mix the cream …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The University of Michigan's Solar Car hopes to repeat as champions in the American Solar Challenge. Saline residents can expect to see the solar cars race through town July 16.
Contestants in the American Solar Challenge will race through Saline July 16. Across eight states in eight days, the nation’s winningest solar car team from the University of Michigan will defend its title the American Solar Challenge that includes an overnight stop in Ann Arbor. On July 16, the vehicles will enter enter Michigan on U.S. 127, head north to U.S. 12 and follow it east all into Saline, before turning North on to Maple Road and heading for Ann Arbor. The student team is vying for its seventh first place finish and fourth consecutive championship. The North American contest has been held roughly every other year since 1990, when U-M won the inaugural event with a car called Sunrunner. This year, the team will race Quantum, its …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder signed off on alcohol sales at the Big House for the 2013 NHL Winter Classic on Wednesday.
ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan has been cleared to serve beer and alcohol at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day for the National Hockey League's 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill sponsored by state Rep. Mark Ouimet, R-Scio Township, granting a special "tavern" liquor license for the NHL's Jan. 1, 2013 outdoor hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. The bill allows beer, wine, and mixed drinks to be served inside the gates of the Big House, where alcohol isn't allowed to be served for Michigan football games. The special license is good for 30 consecutive days so alcohol also can be served at the stadium for festivities leading up to the game, according to a …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Jan. 1 game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs may become the most-attended game ever.
The Michigan House today approved legislation by state Rep. Mark Ouimet to allow hockey fans to purchase alcohol at Michigan Stadium during an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. House Bill 5611, introduced by Ouimet, allows the National Hockey League to receive a temporary liquor license for its Winter Classic 2013. The NHL agreed to rent the stadium for the event on the condition that alcohol could be served. "The NHL's Winter Classic has quickly become a premier event in the sporting world, and it promises to have a tremendous economic benefit for the entire area," said Ouimet, R-Scio Township. "More than 100,000 people will contribute to our local economy by patronizing our restaurants, staying in our …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Undefeated in the 400, Roemer takes aim at the high school record at Friday's regional.
Saline High School senior Garrick Roemer has some business to take care of before he moves on to the University of Michigan where he’ll continue his studies and track career. Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by coaches and family, Roemer signed a letter of intent to run for the Wolverines. “I’m so excited about it, growing up just down the street. It’s been a dream of mine these last couple years,” said Roemer, son of Cathy and Milan Radovich. But Roemer, undefeated this year in the 400-meter race, has a few things to do yet in a Saline Hornet uniform. Friday, he and the Hornets take aim at the regional track and field championship being held at Saline High School. Roemer wants to take the 400 title. His 4-by-400-relay team is also shooting …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Obama says colleges must be held accountable for increased tuition.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Mark Bernstein is a candidate for U of M regent. ANN ARBOR — Following a whirlwind three-day tour across the country, President Obama told students at the University of Michigan on Friday that he will work with Congress and local colleges to keep higher education costs down. Addressing a packed house of 4,000 students and supporters at U-M's Al Glick Fieldhouse, Obama unveiled a Race to the Top initiative for colleges across the United States. "I don’t want to be in a country where we only are looking at success for a small group of people. We want a country where everybody has a chance," Obama said. Obama's plan proposes tying federal student aid to universities' tuition rates and…