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About Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a special education teacher and writer who lives in Ann Arbor. She is very involved with her community, participating in the storytellers' guild, the public art commission, A2 Geeks, the Rec & Ed Commission, and the local film festival. Patti enjoys boxing, English country dancing, and hosting dinner parties. She hopes to one day sell her young adult novel for at least a three figure advance. Until then, you can find her enjoying her husband and step-cats in the best city on earth! Her newest book, A History of Ann Arbor's People's Food Co-op will be released on April 17. It will be available at the co-op or online.
Latest Posts | By Patti Smith
Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form
2 years ago

Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form

Ann Arbor, MI–One of the great things about modern society is that it gives people a chance to remake themselves, to be what they want to be. The same could …
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Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing
2 years ago

Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing

In college, the beer began to flow on Thursday evenings. But I got older, and figured that Thursdays belonged to the young’uns. Then I moved to Ann Arbor, and discovered …
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Detroit Fall Beer Festival: The Rise of the Spice
2 years ago

Detroit Fall Beer Festival: The Rise of the Spice

Not that long ago, pumpkin spice did not invade every aspect of our society. Oh, sure, there were pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, and the occasional pumpkin cheesecake. But one couldn’t …
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Gabi Palmer Shatters Glass Ceiling, Tops Glass Mugs at Schmohz Brewery
3 years ago

Gabi Palmer Shatters Glass Ceiling, Tops Glass Mugs at Schmohz Brewery

GRAND RAPIDS – Once upon a time, gender roles were very clearly divided—women gathered, men hunted. Later, women tended to the home while men toiled in the fields or factories. …
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Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival
3 years ago

Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, then the people who attended the Cider Dayze fest in Armada can look forward to many, many …
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Twenty Beer-y Years with Arbor Brewing Company
3 years ago

Twenty Beer-y Years with Arbor Brewing Company

The traditional 20th anniversary gift is something platinum. But when Arbor Brewing Company celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend, it gave us what it has been giving us for two …
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HopCat opens fifth location in Ann Arbor
3 years ago

HopCat opens fifth location in Ann Arbor

If April is the cruelest month, then February must be the nastiest — unrelenting cold, unattractive snow banks and black ice where you least expect it. But this February looked …
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Show your love with Michigan beer and candy pairings
3 years ago

Show your love with Michigan beer and candy pairings

Michigan’s own Madonna once sang that “some boys kiss me, some boys hug me, I think they’re okay…” She went on to divulge that Mr. Right was always that man …
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