Thanksgiving

Michigan Medicine
Michigan Medicine / uofmhealth.org

As we move closer to a vaccine to combat COVID-19, local hospitals continue to experience an increase in cases.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to Michigan Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Payal Patel, who says public health precautions still need to be closely followed as they near capacity in the hospital with COVID cases.


fda.gov

If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 after attending a gathering over the Thanksgiving holiday break, you may not want to get tested right away.


Slow Farm
Slow Farm Organic U-Pick / Facebook

The pandemic has impacted all parts of our economy, including the local agricultural community.  But, there are positives that have resulted and reasons for giving thanks, too!  Kim Bayer is owner of Slow Farm in Washtenaw County.  She joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss COVID-19 impacts on local farming for this week's "Issues of the Environment." 


Weber's

As a result of the new COVID-19 state guidelines that prohibit indoor dining, Weber’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor is focusing on carryout orders this Thanksgiving Day.  


Wiki Commons

The University of Michigan’s Maize and Blue Cupboard has seen an increase in food assistance demand before the Thanksgiving holiday.  


Deb Polich
Deb Polich

Deb Polich takes David Fair on a personal journey leading to a discovery that changes what she know about herself as an American.  In a surprising way, it helps her manage the upheaval of change that 2020 has wielded and, as always in Deb’s case, winds back to creativity.  Hear it here on "creative:impact."


Ann Arbor Meals On Wheels

COVID-19 is not stopping Ann Arbor’s Meals on Wheels from delivering meals this Thanksgiving.  


Due to COVID-19, the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor has changed how it will serve Thanksgiving dinner this year to those in need.  


United Way of Washtenaw County / uwwashtenaw.org

Food Gatherers president and CEO Eileen Spring has been named 2021 Woman of the Year by the United Way of Washtenaw County.  The ceremony to honor her will be held virtually in March at the "Power of the Purse" event.  Spring and United Way of Washtenaw County president and CEO Pam Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the award, the work, and food insecurity as we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday in this week's "Washtenaw United."   


Thanksgiving
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

There have been several holidays so far this year that have been observed while in a pandemic, but with cases surging and many traditions at stake, what is the best advice for Thanksgiving?

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko for her take on the healthiest holiday recommendations this year.


EMU

Eastern Michigan University is offering free COVID-19 testing to all students who live on campus.  


State Theatre
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As we enter mid-November, more movies are coming to your favorite Ann Arbor theaters!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about all of the upcoming films coming to the Michigan Theater and State Theatre this weekend.


Wiki Commons

Community groups in Washtenaw County expect to see an increase in food assistance demand during the holiday season because of the pandemic. 

Sister Pie
Sister Pie / sisterpie.com

Sister Pie started in the kitchen of Lisa Ludwinski’s parents in Milford around Thanksgiving 2012.  Since then, the popularity of her unique pie creations has grown and now operates from a corner bakery in Detroit’s West Village on the east side of town.  She talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about her love and passion for pie...just in time for Thanksgiving!


Eat Ann Arbor / eatannarbor.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Blake Reetz, co-owner of “Eat Catering And Carryout” in Ann Arbor, talking about all things Thanksgiving, which of course includes pie!


An Italian Thanksgiving In Washtenaw County

Nov 23, 2017
Nick Azzaro

During the last few days, we've brought you short stories on the different ways Washtenaw County residents celebrate Thanksgiving.  We end our series with a story on non-traditional food.  

 


Meals on Wheels
Roger W / flickr.com

For years, the Meals on Wheels organizations in Washtenaw County have provided hot meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day.  And this year will not be an exception.  


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

As part of the Thanksgiving celebration, churches in Washtenaw County are opening their doors to help feed the public.  With this story, we continue with our series on how different people celebrate the holiday in our county.
 


Lisa Barry

Thanksgiving is typically a time when family and friends get together, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have that experience.

An Ypsilanti restaurant is offering free Thanksgiving dinners Thursday as a way of giving back to the community.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

When people think about Thanksgiving, among the first words that comes to mind is: Turkey! Not everyone, however, partakes. All this week, 89.1 WEMU is exploring some of the different ways the holiday is being celebrated in Washtenaw County. Today, we look at a restaurant that is offering up an alternative feast. 


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

During the next few days we'll bring you a series of short stories on the different ways people celebrate Thanksgiving in Washtenaw County.  We start off by focusing on international students at Eastern Michigan University, who will not be going home for the holiday. 
 


Pixabay

On this week’s "Art & Soul - The Art of Well Being," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks to Paulette Grotrian, local mindfulness teacher and one of the founders of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

Grotrian talks about the qualities and attitudes of mindfulness, including patience, letting go, acceptance, non-striving, non-judgment, trust, beginner’s mind, compassion, generosity, and gratitude.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

It's Thanksgiving week, and while many families gather for large dinners and celebrations, not everyone is as fortunate.  For some college students, it's an even bigger struggle including in Washtenaw County.  

I was on hand when students and staff gathered to put together Thanksgiving dinner food baskets at Eastern Michigan University's "Swoop Food Pantry."


Black Friday
BlackFridayRomania / youtube.com

Black Friday actually started on Wednesday for one area woman who works and shops in Ann Arbor.  That means Thanksgiving dinner has been pushed back a day to accommodate her holiday shopping tradition.


Thanksgiving
Ard Hesselink / flickr.com

While many families will be feasting on Thanksgiving Day, there are hungry people going without. It is also a holiday in which a lot of food waste is generated. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Noelle Bowman, solid waste specialist for Washtenaw County, about the best ways to help others and responsibly deal with those Thanksgiving leftovers.


Amtrak
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

With the Thanksgiving Day holiday a few days away, it's the busiest travel week of the year.  Local Amtrak train service will be at max capacity.


mmm... pie
Evan-Amos

With the holidays upon us, efforts to eat healthfully become more difficult with all the goodies offered at special dinners and parties.  

Try These Michigan Craft Beers At Your Holiday Dinner

Nov 24, 2015
Michigan Craft Beer
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

While the food takes center stage during Thanksgiving, no meal is truly complete without the right beverage. WEMU's Amanda LeClaire spoke with a local beer geek about how to find the right brew for the holiday.


Vito Palmisano / Wayne County Airport Authority

3.6 million Americans are expected to fly this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.  


You Can Help Feed Students In Need

Nov 13, 2015
Eastern Michigan University

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Eastern Michigan University needs your help to feed students in need. 


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