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Posted on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 9:54 a.m.

Local woman says, 'My heart belongs to Food Gatherers'; Ypsilanti High School senior takes 2nd place in business competition

By Staff


Jua'Tyena Lyons, preparing heart-shaped chicken at the Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen.

photo courtesy of Food Gatherers

From one woman's love letter to the nonprofit organization Food Gatherers to a Ypsilanti teen taking second place in a business competition, here’s a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall over the last few days:

By: Food Gatherers: My Heart Belongs to Food Gatherers

This story was originally posted on the Food Gatherers blog by Jua'Tyena Lyons: Words are indescribable as to how much Food Gatherers means to me. Being an intern [at the Community Kitchen] for a year and a half has been a definite learning experience. The internship brought out a lot of strengths I didn't know I had, and has improved weaknesses.

By: Emma Jackson: YHS senior takes second place in business competition

Emily Bearman, YHS senior, took second place Friday, Feb. 10 in the Skandalaris Business Plan Competition, part of the EMU Sesi Young Entrepreneurs Conference.

By: Emma Jackson: EMU Collects Donations for YPS and RCTC hosts regional competition and YPS students part of NAAPID at Night event

By: MyShoestringdotcom: Ann Arbor-Based Startup Seeks to Make Grocery Shopping Simpler

By: Julie Lubeck-Hofer: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor Grand Opening Celebration

By: President: Arbor Consort celebrates 30 years, Seeks new members

By: Bernadette Quist: The Educational Foundation of Dexter to hold annual auction at Ann Arbor Country Club on March 10

By: Andreas Pocsatko: The Infinity Coaches' Charity Challenge

By: jason holmes: Some financial best practices to lead a debt free life

By: Char Luttrell: Find Girl Scout cookies fast with Cookie Locator mobile app

By: John McCandless: Blood Drive at Suburban Collection Dealerships Slated to Help Increase Community Blood Supply

By: Dawn Farm Education Series: Have a great meal & support a GREAT CAUSE!

By: Michael Armitage: Greater Milan Area Community Foundation -'Lighting The Way' Gala

By: ann thompson Green Health Thermography: Free Digital Infrared Thermography Imaging Seminar

By: Geoff Larcom: Phil Plait, 'The Bad Astronomer,' to visit Eastern Michigan University for lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15'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, Feb 14, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

I'm so glad that there is a caption explaining that Ms. Lyons is holding a chicken when the headline lead me to believe that she was holding a giant cow heart to prepare for Food Gatherers. Mmm...nothing quite as appealing as boiled cow heart in soup or as a main dish.


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 7:55 p.m.

Why is it so hard if not impossible for to say anything positive about Ypsilanti or anyone from Ypsi ?.I'll GUARANTEE that if it was something negative it would be " Ypsilanti woman " but since it's positive it's " Local woman ".I just don't get it