On Saturday June 2nd, neighbors and morethan 200 Life Changersvolunteers descendedon the Farmway, cleaning up Bramell, board-ing up houses with artwork, mowing overgrownlawns, and planting a community pumpkinpatch. Volunteers worked from 10am until2pm, contributing a total of more than 800 vol-unteer hours by the end of the day. After thefun and productive workday, everyone gatheredin Curtis Green Park for the annual SpringFestival, which included delicious barbeque,live music, and the launch of the BrightmoorCookbook. The cookbook, which was in theworks for over a year, showcases the recipesand personalities of Farmway residents. Manyimprovements were made to the neighborhoodand no one left without a smile on their face.Ultimate Frisbee is a lot like football
—except that it’s more fun and less likely
to cause head trauma. In the game, two teams work to advance the disc (by
passing only) across their opponents’ goal line. Wilkin and Heather Lai, par-ents of three young boys, like Ultimate Frisbee because it’s an engaging, fit-
ness-oriented activity that the whole family can do together. They have start-ed a weekly
Ultimate Frisbee game
on the field behind
every Saturday from 11-1
. Depending on the crowd, each session may in-clude a throwing warm-up, a review of the Ultimate Frisbee rules, and a re-laxed, non-competitive game. Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, or just bring yourselves. All are welcome to participate!
Work and Play on the Farmway
by Sam Morykwas
Special thanks to:
St. Christine’s Church
forhosting our events and fordonating chairs and a grill
Speedway Gas Station
fordonating $20 every month
Environmental Consulting& Technology, Inc.
forprinting our newsletter forthe remainder of the year!
Tasuo Takada, DavidSchoem, Tyler Katt, andFred Jenney
for donating$100 each
Students of MCSP
for rais-ing $460
for printing this news-letter
Neighbors Building Brightmoor seeks to mobilize ourneighbors to work together to equip families andindividuals to improve the quality of life in ourneighborhood.
Dates to rememberNBB mtg. and potluck
Wednesday June 13, 6:30-8:30pm
St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen
Brightmoor Alliance Mtg.
Thursday June 21, 6-8pm(meal served)Leland Baptist Church22420 Fenkell
Wednesdays2-4pm at Treedome Park(15035 Dacosta) & Satur-days 1-3pm at Curtis GreenPark (corner of Beaverlandand Chalfonte)
NW Detroit Farmer’s
Find produce from our veryown Brightmoor Youth Gar-den every Thursday from 4-8pm. 15000 Southfield Ser-vice Drive in the parking lotof Bushnell Church.
NBB 2012 meeting schedule
Our NBB meetings are always
on the second Wednesday of the month
are mostly held at St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen. They start with a potluck
(bring a dish to pass) at 6:30pm and the meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Wetry very hard to stop at 8:30pm. Please put the following dates on your cal-endar and be ready to share your great ideas on neighborhood improvement.
June 13… July 11… August 8… September 12… October 10… November14… December 12…
Frisbee: The Ultimate Game for Folks of All Ages
by Leah Wiste