United Way of Washtenaw County is working to make a difference in the lives of people in Washtenaw County. By mobilizing human and financial resources, United Way helps individuals and families build better lives.
Referred to as one of the greatest social inventions in American History, the United Way workplace campaign brings together employees and volunteers each year to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for all.
The Charles Reinhart Company kicked-off our 2011 United Way Campaign this week at our All Company Meeting with a goal of giving $8,500!
If you don’t give where you live, how can you expect things to get better?
Live United, Give United!
Located in Hamburg Township, Mystic Ridge is a carefully planned community designed to capture this extraordinary setting. From the moment you drive through the magnificent tree-lined entrance, you’ll instantly recognize that Mystic Ridge is both a beautiful and rare community. Providing a spectacular backdrop, 72% of the entire community (183 acres) will remain in its natural splendor of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and meadows.
Your new construction home awaits you in this new, old-fashioned neighborhood where charming homes line gently curving streets. Choose from to-be-built energy efficient single-family home: including 2 bedroom ranches and large two-story colonial homes, or attached and detached condos, many of which offer design flexibility. Within Mystic Ridge are several hiking trails as well as a soccer field, basketball court and baseball diamond.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Hamburg Township has a population of over 200,000. A community with a heavy focus in outdoor recreation, Mystic Ridge is close to several golf courses including Whispering Pines Golf Club and Hudson Mills Metropark Golf Course as well as plenty of shopping and numerous restaurants. Mystic Ridge has the additional benefit of being in the exceptional Dexter Community School District.
For more information about Mystic Ridge or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Brent Flewelling at (734) 669-5828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula Bowman, Ronda Braun, Megan Crosbie, Jennifer Fry, Susan Marlette, Angie Rasmussen, Leslie Smith and Amy Sprague participated in the Big House Big Heart race on Sunday, October 9th. Together they raised $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley!
Readers of AnnArbor.com voted Dexter Cider Mill the best Cider Mill in Washtenaw County. Lesser Farms & Orchard and Wasem Fruit Farm rounded out the top three.
One of the oldest operating cider mills in Michigan, Dexter Cider Mill is making cider the same way it was made over 120 years ago. Dexter Cider Mill uses 3 – 5 varieties of locally grown and hand-picked apples that are pressed using an oak rack press to make their delicious apple cider. In addition to apple cider, families from all over come to the Dexter Cider mill to enjoy fresh apples, doughnuts, caramel apples and baked good.
The Dexter Cider Mill, located at 3685 Central Street in Dexter, Michigan, is open from late August to mid-November, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information about the Dexter Cider Mill visit their website.
There are so many simple ways to conserve water in your home and help your carbon footprint. The bathroom, kitchen and laundry room are a few areas where you can save a lot of water. Below are 10 easy tips to help you conserve water in your home.
- Check your bathroom on a regular basis for leaks in your toilet, faucets, and water hose bibs. Fixing leaks can save up to 200 gallons of water per day!
- Install low-flow shower heads and faucets.
- If your toilets are old, replace them with newer high efficiency toilets. This alone can save up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush.
- Take showers instead of baths, and shorten the length of your showers.
- Rinse your dishes as little as possible before putting them in the dishwasher. By doing so, you can save up to 20 gallons of water per load.
- Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
- Install a low-flow faucet in your kitchen sink. This can cut water use in half.
- When it is time to buy a new dishwasher, buy a water saving model, which can save up to 3 gallons of water per load.
- Only run the washing machine when you have a full load.
- When it is time to buy a new washing machine, but a water saving model. Water saving models can save up to 40 gallons of water per load.
Source: American Lifestyle