Meet Vendor #103 Joe Woods

Check out the uncut interview of Groundcover News Vendor #103 Joe Wood, the “$10 Paper Man”. This interview was conducted by University of Michigan Student Contributor and Groundcover Staff Volunteer Amelia Brown.

Please Enjoy!

Groundcover News Vendors sell 10,000 May Issues!

Shattering their previous month’s record, as well as every other monthly sales record, the amazing, talented, and dedicated vendors of Groundcover News sold 10,066 copies of the May issue!

Thank you to all of you supporters, fans, readers, and community members that have helped our vendors to push this organization forward and into the future!

Let’s do it again this month!

Groundcover Benefit Concert in Saline

Groundcover Benefit Concert in Saline

An awesome group of Saline High School students have selected Groundcover News as the focus of their Capstone project. These socially-conscious teens are throwing a benefit concert at the t Brewed Awakenings Cafe at 7025 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176 (corner of State & Michigan).

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and will go to support the continued efforts of Groundcover News throughout the Washtenaw County Community.

Volunteer Meeting recap

Plans are underway for a Groundcover presence in 4th of July Parades, the Ann Arbor Art Fair and the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.  Professional signs will soon be ordered to help vendors sell to cars in outlying areas. Plans are also firming up for a night of comedy in late September that will double as a fundraiser for Groundcover News.  We might even get it together to do another music bash this summer!  Thanks to everyone who came out to help us move things forward.2013-09-17 04.01.10 2013-09-17 04.01.25

Groundcover News had a blast at the A2 Festifools Foolmoon parade this weekend!

This past Friday evening, long-time Groundcover News vendor Shelley DeNeve and Groundcover volunteers Lauren Halperin and Joe Sloan had the opportunity to participate in the super-fun and very Ann Arbory Festifools Foolmoon luminary parade.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Nighswander

They met up with one of three luminary groups at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (the other two began at Slauson Middle School and Kerrytown), and made their merry way through downtown Ann Arbor.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Sloan
Photo Courtesy of Joe Sloan

The parade was very colorful with people covered in flashing lights playing music, dancing, singing, and making everyone who saw them smile widely. Many onlookers joined in the revelry.

Photo courtesy of Joe Sloan

A good time was had by all.

A big shout out to the Festifools crew! You all did such a wonderful job making this a fun and positive event that exemplifies the strengths and unique qualities of this wonderful community, Ann Arbor, Michigan.