As the opioid epidemic continues to spread, more families with members who are struggling with addiction are in need of support. Families Against Narcotics, a community-based organization of people who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction, is working to raise awareness, help addicts and their families to find treatment and prevent the further spread of the disease. Mario Nanos, president of the Washtenaw County chapter, lost his son Yanni to a heroin overdose in March, 2018. According to the Washtenaw County Health Department, 68 Washtenaw County residents died of opioid-related overdoses from January to November of this year. Though high, that number is similar to 2017, which may be a sign that new measures such as lower opioid prescription rates and increased national dialogue are having some positive effect. Families Against Narcotics meets at 7pm at 242 Church on the second Monday of every month.
A bridge between EMU art students and established artists Alexa Dietz understands the value of inspiration, and, with the coming relaunch of The Ypsilanti Arts Incubator, she’s building a channel for it to flow freely into a community with a wealth of creativity. To grow and thrive As a sculpture student at EMU in the
Q&A: Comic Artist Casey Nowak You may have seen comic artist Casey Nowak’s work around town without realizing it; their client-base and resume are varied and accomplished enough that major outlets and businesses have taken notice. They’ve done work for Cartoon Network, Ann Arbor District Library, BOOM! Studios, and Spry Publishing, among others, some of
Independent theaters prove cinema isn’t dead It seems that every year, especially near awards season, fears concerning the death of cinema and movie theaters become topics of heated debate. The projected death of the movie theater may be premature. Three years ago, Vanity Fair ran an article just before the Academy Awards, pointing out the
Ann Arbor’s Aerial and Circus Arts Gym For those who have dreamed of running away with the circus— before you pack your bags, visit the Ann Arbor Aviary to perfect your aerial skills. Aspiring trapeze artists needn’t have any prior dance or gymnastics experience to enroll in the continuously-running introductory course. On a Friday evening,