July 2006

life in community , news

Sunward Cohousing, our neighbor to the North, wanted to “liberate” some ex-members who had defected (opted to move to) to Great Oak. They decided to launch a water balloon assault…(the refrigerator boxes in the truck were not what they appeared — click on the image for more photos):
Great Oak vs. Sunward 2006 water balloon fight

Sneakily, some Sunwardians snuck into Great Oak in the early morning and added flow-restrictors to all the hoses, which limited the retaliatory options! Sunward’s General, George, was captured late in the battle, but unfortunately at the cost of Jillian, an ex-Sunwardian being kidnapped. An amicable swap, followed by a BBQ well-attend by both communities served to patch up differences…till next year!

Here’s a video of the mayhem:

music , news , performances

John Sinclair Performs Sunday, August 6, 8:30 PM (doors open 8 PM)
Backed by Blue Stone Project, Grammy nominee, Nammy winner, Native American-based music. Limited tickets available; $15 at the door or advanced tickets $12 at Nicola’s Books, Westgate Shopping Center at Jackson and Maple, Ann Arbor. See also the John Sinclair radio show website (Radio Free Amsterdam).