August 2004

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Readers’ Write!

GM Report

Board Report

Board Election Information

Book & General Merchandise News

Juice Bar News

Produce News: Peaches & Nectarines

Health &
Wellness News

Slow Food Fast

Specials Information

Pet Health:
Dogs & Cats

Producer Profile: Willow Creek Farm

Movin' On Out: Eating Well
on Your Own

Recipe and Drink Recommendations

Food for Thought Recipe Contest

Northside Community
Co-op Taking Off!

Community Calendar





Community Calendar
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via mail or . Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newspaper. If space is constrained, priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.

Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
Every Tuesday, 4pm - 7pm. On the Capital City Bike Trail at 201 S. Ingersoll St. Fresh from the farm; Vegetables, Meats, Breads, Desserts, Canned goods, Fruits, Plants, Honey and cheese! Check out our Fresh Report at

First Annual Sugar Maple
Traditional Music Festival

Friday and Saturday, August 6-7. National, regional and local music groups to perform. Bluegrass, blues, klezmer, acoustic country, folk, cajun/zydeco, old-timey and more. Two-day tickets $18 advance/$23 gate, Friday $8/$10, Saturday $13/$15. Children 12 and under free. Tickets for sale at Willy Street Co-op.

Atwood Summer Fest
Saturday, August 7th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Food, crafts, two live-music stages, children’s activities and much more. For stage line-ups or more information log onto:

Community Garden Fall Planting Workshop
& Summer Flower Festival

Saturday, August 7th, 9:00am. Troy Community Gardens.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 8th, 1:00-3:00pm. Willy Street Park at Williamson and Brearly. This is a “Period Dress” affair. Any period is welcome, and there will be ribbons for everyone who shows up in costume. Music by Turner Collins, Beth Johnson and Charles Johnson on the new stage. This is a fundraiser for the community park, which is operated entirely by volunteers. For more information, call 242-0712.

Orton Park Opener: Son Cafe
Thursday, August 12th. Luther’s Blues. A fantastic 8-piece Latin dance band from New York City, Son Cafe, led by extraordinary timbalero Ralph Irizarry and the dynamic new Dominican singing sensation Elsa Ozuna will be featured in an “Orton Park Opener” concert at Luther’s Blues on August 12th. Tickets are on sale now at Presented by the Marquette Neighborhood Association and welcomed by WORT.

Health Effects of Lawn Care Herbicides and Fertilizers
Wednesday, August 18th, 6:30pm. Dr. Ann Czyzewski will speak at Lakeview Library. For more information, call 245-1618 or email

Book Signing:
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko

Thursday, August 19, 7pm. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko will sign copies of their latest book Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life at Home Environment, 216 N. Henry Street. To make a reservation for the event or for more information, call 251-4905 or visit

Family Service Auction
Saturday, August 21st, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Join friends and neighbors in this fundraiser for Family Service, a non-profit community counseling center. Proceeds will help offset the cost of mental health services for community members. First time and seasoned bidders welcome. At the Atwood Community Center.

Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
Tomato Tasting

Tuesday, August 24th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm. A classic yearly event, now’s your chance to taste-test over 20 types of heirloom and assorted varieties of tomatoes grown by the farmer vendors of the Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market. A delicious experience celebrating one of our favorite fruits, please join us on the lawn.

Orton Park Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 27th-29th. For more information, log on to