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Bask in Breathtaking Views during the Magical Mystery Tour Bike Ride

The 3rd Annual Magical Mystery Tour bike ride is taking place this Saturday, September 27th.   It will start at Rolling Hills County Park. Participants can choose from a 100 or 50 km ride through the countryside and incorporating the Tecumseh to Adrian Kiwanis bike trail.

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Professional bicycle mechanics supplied by Two Wheel Tango will make any necessary bike adjustments and provide support for riders. Bagels, fruit, and coffee will be provided at registration. During the ride, there will be clean rest stops and nutrition stations offering protein bars, fruit, and water. Lunch will be sandwiches (including vegetarian), salads, and fresh sides.

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This is a charity ride presented by Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor-Morning Edition.  All proceeds will be used to help programs in Washtenaw County.

For more information, or to register for the ride, visit their website.

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Ann Arbor Ranks High in Well-Being for Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, Ann Arbor has landed in the Gallup-Healthways top-10 for well-being.

Why?
The residents of Ann Arbor feel happy and secure when it comes to their  future. Ann Arborites reported the highest job satisfaction rate in the nation at 93 percent, and, for the second year in a row, residents rated their current and future lives higher than residents of any other town surveyed.

Well Being

Overall
According to the poll, Ann Arbor is the sixth-best city in the United States in terms of its resident’s overall well-being.
The rankings are based on more than 500,000 interviews in which people across the country were asked about such matters as their emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, community safety and access to food, shelter and health care, among other measures.

For the full list of  rankings click here.

Source: MLive

Photo Credit: Gallup 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!


 

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18th Annual Coat Drive: Where Do the Coats Go?

Over the Coat Drive’s 17-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 17,000 new and gently used winter coats. Many wonder, where do the coats go?

We contact several local agencies annually to determine their needs in terms of winter coats. This year we will be donating coats to:

 

Through the month of November, we will be collecting new and gently used winter coats at all of the Charles Reinhart Sales Offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses.

For more information about the 18th Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau,  Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or gthibodeau@reinhartrealtors.com.

 

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18th Annual Coat Drive: Help Others Stay Warm

Reinhart kicks-off our 18th Annual Coat Drive November 1, with the goal of collecting more than 1,500 adult and children’s winter coats to distribute to local agencies throughout Washtenaw County.

Through the month of November, we will be collecting new and gently used winter coats at all of the Charles Reinhart Sales Offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses.

Over the coat drive’s 17-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 17,000 coats, all of which have been donated to agencies in our community. The need for winter coats, especially for children, continues to be great. The 18th Annual Coat Drive hopes to help fill that need in our community as the weather gets colder.

For more information about the 18th Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau, Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or gthibodeau@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Travel Through the Countryside for the Magical Mystery Tour Bike Ride

Ann Arbor Kiwanis is hosting the 2nd Annual Magical Mystery Tour bike ride this Saturday, September 21. Beginning at Rolling Hills County Park, the rides offered include a 100 km ride through the countryside and incorporating the Tecumseh to Adrian Kiwanis blacktopped bike trail; a 50 km ride; and a Family Fun Ride on a new 2-mile blacktopped bike path within Rolling Hills County Park.

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor partners with the Education Project for Homeless Youth, a project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District working with homeless students. This project helps ensure students regularly attend and succeed in school and arranges temporary living situations.  Ann Arbor Kiwanis provides backpacks full of school supplies in the fall, food baskets at Thanksgiving, gift bags during the holidays and warm coats, hats and mittens. Proceeds from the Magical Mystery Tour will support these Kiwanis activities.

For more information, or to register for the ride, visit their website.

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Stuff the Bus to Support Washtenaw County Students

The United Way of Washtenaw County is starting the 6th annual Stuff the Bus event August 5.

A school bus will be parked at the Target on Carpenter this week from 8:30am to 5:00pm to collect donations of school supplies. Last year $10,000 worth of school supplies were donated during the Stuff the Bus event, benefiting thousands of children throughout Washtenaw County.

The following are suggested items for donations:

• Backpacks
• Crayons
• Rulers
• Calculators
• Construction Paper
• Erasers
• Folders
• Glue
• Highlighters
• Markers
• Notebooks
• Pencil Sharpeners
• Pencils
• Pens
• Ruled Paper
• Scissors

Details:
Stuff The Bus
August 5 – August 9
Target Parking Lot
3749 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
8:30am – 5:00pm

Click here for more information

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Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower

We are honored to partner with United Way of Washtenaw County in support of the 4th Annual Community Baby Shower from today, Wednesday, May 1st through Thursday, May 30th.

As the cost of basic needs continues to rise, families are struggling to provide for their babies. Help newborns get a healthy start in life by supporting the United Way of Washtenaw County’s Community Baby Shower.

Community Baby Shower 2013

Items collected will support Alpha House, Catholic Social Services, Corner Health Center, Home of New Vision, Hope Clinic, and SOS Community Services.

Donations are being collected at all of the Reinhart Sales Offices.

For more information visit United Way of Washtenaw

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FoolMoon and FestiFools: Foolish Fun

If you are in or near Ann Arbor you are probably aware that this weekend FoolMoon and FestiFools will be taking over the city. For those unfamiliar here is some background. These two great events are a celebration of April Fools.

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FoolMoon takes place Friday, April 5, from dusk to midnight and features a procession of hand-made illuminated sculptures that make their way through Ann Arbor to Washington and Ashley Street. This is the second annual Fool Moon.  It will feature live performances from Theo Katzman and Dan Henig.

FoolMoon

Observers can get in on the fun of the event by purchasing a luminary kit for $20 during the event.  The kits provide the supplies need to make your own luminary and all the proceeds go to the funding of the event.

 

FestiFools is the street art fair that features man-operated papier-mache puppets created by members of the community and U of M students. This year’s FestiFools is Sunday, April 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Main Street between William and Washington.

 

Book Worm by Mcammer

Children can join in the foolishness by joining the Ann Arbor District Library and 826michigan and making robot costumes to wear in the procession.  Costume creation will take place Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30pm in the Downtown Library multi-purpose room.

FestiFools Child

 

This year, after FestiFools there will be an afterparty at \aut\ Bar on Braun Court. FoolMoon and Festifools are wonderful events where all are welcome to attend.

Photos:

FoolMoon Zap Luminary &  Face Luminary by Crissy Teena via Flickr

FestiFools Papier-mache Book Worm by Mcammer via Flickr

FestiFools Child by Myra Klarman

 

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Ann Arbor Named One of Top Ten Cities for Well-Being

Ann Arbor was recently named one of the top ten cities for well-being in the country in the 2012 Gallup-Healthways poll. The poll consisted of a random sample of over telephone interviews with over 350,000 adults in 189 metropolitan areas, from Jan 2 until Dec. 29, 2012.Happy faces

Want to know more? Read the full Gallup-Healthways article.

 

Photo credit: Seanbjack of Flickr

 

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