All posts by Heidi Philipsen

Family Film Fun at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Fest

I’m what you call a “Reel Mom”—I’m a mom that makes and writes about movies. As a filmmaker, I love it when the world comes to Ann Arbor to showcase the best of the best in experimental and avant-garde cinema. My 12-year-old and 14-year-old both go to public schools in Ann Arbor, and I’m always

Catching up with our Local Tween Chopped Junior Champion

This past October, local Ann Arborite and Chopped Junior Champion tween, Chef Nicholas Bruzzano, teamed up with his mentor, celebrated local Chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen & Bar to create a deliciously unique farm-to-table four-course treat in Ypsilanti for a good cause: Growing Hope’s Chefs In the Garden Dinner on the Farm. The evening