Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.
The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day. 1. The weather The National Weather Service predicts Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees. A chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected after 5 p.m. 2. Cornman Farm's Summer Harvest Dinner Chef Alex Young will serve up a bounty of fresh food from his garden in Dexter Township at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. The dinner costs $50 per person and takes place from 7-10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/category/events/ 3. Artistica holds extended hours through Labor Day Artistica will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sundays through Labor Day. Come check out all the new gift …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Here is a look at five interesting stories that occurred around Dexter this week.
It's only one week into the new month and July is already filling up with news. In case you missed it, here's some of this week's big stories: 1. Dexter Patch was the first to report on the sale of Hoey Farm to Zingerman's Roadhouse Chef Alex Young. 2. Dexter Patch also reported on the increased facility fees at Dexter Community Schools beginning in the fall. 3. Heritage Newspapers named Dexter High School athlete Victoria Pepper as MVP for high school soccer. 4. Dexter Patch reported on the Encore Musical Theatre's 2012 Wilde Award nominations. 5. Dexter Patch reported on plans to reopen the Village Car Wash & Laundry this fall.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Zingerman's Roadhouse owner plans to restore a 27-acre farm in Dexter Township and add a dairy parlor to manufacture fresh farm goat cheese.
Zingerman's Roadhouse Chef Alex Young is expanding the scope of his culinary offerings in the Ann Arbor area with the purchase of Hoey Farm on Island Lake Road in Dexter Township this week. The 27-acre property, located at 8540 Island Lake Road and 8474 Island Lake Road, will be used as part of an ambitious undertaking for Young's Cornman Farms, an 18-acre farm that grows more than 130 varieties of vegetables, and is home to a selection of livestock raised for meat at the Roadhouse restaurant. The property includes a 1834 Greek Revival style house and barn, which Young said will be restored to their original design. "I'm really pleased with the purchase of the Hoey Family Farm," Young said. "After we complete all the restoration work, it …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Zingerman's Roadhouse Chef Alex Young partners with fourth grade students to teach youths how to cook nutritious meals.
Hundreds of screaming children filled the cafeteria at Wylie Elementary School in Dexter to cheer on their fellow classmates Friday during an "Iron Chef: Wylie" challenge. Modeling the event after The Food Network's popular television show, Iron Chef America, the cafeteria at Wylie was transformed into a veritable "kitchen stadium." The TV show pits two chefs against each other in a culinary competition requiring the chefs to complete a four-course meal within one hour while integrating a secret ingredient predetermined by the show's host in each dish. For the elementary school competition, Zingerman's Roadhouse Chef Alex Young tweaked the setup, serving as the competition's only chef while working with three teams of fourth grade students…