While Autumn is generally characterized by the new color and eventual falling of leaves, the season isn’t in full swing until you’re sipping fresh-pressed cider and eating a homemade cinnamon-sugar donut. And the Southeastern Michigan region has countless family-run, independent farms and orchards providing just that. Each year, families and friends with cider cravings head to local orchards to pick apples, prance in a pumpkin patch, and get lost in a corn maze. Wasem’s Fruit Farm in Milan will also have raspberries up until early October. Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti, a local favorite, also offers hayrides. Manchester’s Alber Orchard and Cider Mill has been pressing apples for cider since 1890 and grows over 100 varieties of heirloom apples no longer offered in grocery stores. Watch out for “Showcase Weekends” at Dexter Cider Mill, where local musicians, artists, and other talent will entertain as guests shop the diverse variety of products from their signature cookbook, such as Cider Slushies and Apple BBQ sauce.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.