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Posted on Tue, May 22, 2012 : 9:55 a.m.

Letter carrier food drive blows away previous Washtenaw County donation record; AAPS proposal to cut funding for summer music camp saddens student

By Staff


The local 2012 Stamp Out Hunger food drive broke all previous records.

From a record-breaking food drive conducted by area letter carriers to a student's passionate letter in defense of funding music programs in the schools, here's a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall over the last few days:

By: Food Gatherers: Letter Carriers See Orange in Washtenaw County: Break Local Food Drive Record

... a record breaking 107,819 pounds of food, was collected for Food Gatherers, a nearly 200% increase over the previous year’s drive. This year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive broke Washtenaw County’s record, which was 75,031 pounds in 2008.

By: Natalie D. White: Budget Cuts Affect Music Students

When it comes down to it, that $60,000 that the district is saving is nothing in comparison to the large numbers of students who take advantage of the camps and basically pay for it themselves.

By: encreative: Paesano To Host Local Micro Brew Party on their Patio

By: Janet Hawkins: Dingell To Receive WCC Honorary Degree and More Than 3,000 Graduate From WCC

By: Katy M: Biogenesis Medical Fitness Center Open House and June 8 Cipriano Classic 5K benefits Cipriano Children's Trust

By: Dawn Farm Education Series: When mental health and addiction problems co-occur -

By: Joe Baublis: 2012 Michigan Republican Party Delegates Convention Results

By: Ann Farnham: Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Hosts Annual 50%-Off-Everything Memorial Day Sale!

By: K Jordan: Washtenaw County 4-H Council Flower Sale

By: Catholic Social Services: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County Chip-in Fore Children Golf Outing ~ July 23

By: M. Perry: Hackers and Scratchers WANTED!

By: Dale R. Leslie: The Earl of Dixboro and Ann Arbor Airport: "We were here first!"

By: Tanner Friedman: Neil Weissman and Ronald Eppler Each Designated ‘Premier Advisor’ by Wells Fargo Advisors's Community Wall is a spot for local people to post local stories, news and announcements. To post a story, sign in to, then go to and use the Got News? Tell Us function at the top to submit your news. If you have a photo to add, e-mail it to us at, and we'll insert it into your story.



Tue, May 22, 2012 : 6:20 p.m.

In my opinion the orange bags made all the difference. I had forgotten about the annual food drive until I found the orange bag in my mailbox. After finding the bag, I immediately went into my house and filled the bag with canned goods from my cupboard and put the bag by my front door. I am glad the food drive was such a success and thanks to all of the sponsors of the drive.


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 12:14 a.m.

The orange bag was a brilliant idea -- hope they do that again next year...What a fantastic way to donate, and thanks to all of our neighbors and friends!


Tue, May 22, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

Thanks, letter carriers!


Tue, May 22, 2012 : 4:18 p.m.

Great to hear the food drive was a success! I guess they got what they needed, because we left a nicely stuffed bag out by the mailbox and it was never even picked up!