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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
Fermenta: An idea whose time has come
3 years ago

Fermenta: An idea whose time has come

MIDLAND — The phrase “an idea whose time has come” gets used quite often, and just as often, it doesn’t really fit the situation. But once in awhile, the phrase fits perfectly — as with the …
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Brewery Becker brings German experiences to Brighton
3 years ago

Brewery Becker brings German experiences to Brighton

BRIGHTON — The staff at Brewery Becker greeted me with an warm and enthusiastic reception as soon as I walked through the door. Matt Becker, owner and brewer, could not …
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Evergreens vs. Great Lakes: a brief beer tour of Seattle
4 years ago

Evergreens vs. Great Lakes: a brief beer tour of Seattle

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SEATTLE — Some time ago, Michigan and Washington were playing against each other in some sports contest or another. Our local paper put out a list pitting Ann Arbor against …
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River’s Edge: drive, bike, walk or canoe — but get there for great beer!
4 years ago

River’s Edge: drive, bike, walk or canoe — but get there for great beer!

MILFORD — You have to hand it to brewpubs — they mean what they say. The Arbor Microbrewery (formerly Corner Brewery) is in fact on a corner. The late, great …
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