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Notes from all over


Michael Pollan will be at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum today at 7pm discussing his latest book. Admission—and your chance to gloat for being someone who cares—is free.

The Blaine reports that a new coffee roaster is starting up in town: Tom Sawyer Country Coffee. That’s nice and all, and serves as a reminder: Whatever happened to Budge Brothers Brewery?

Laughing Dog is having a “Brewing Pint night at Mill Public house in Riverstone By CDA Tonight @ 5:30-8:30 prizes Trivia with Laughing Dog’s Mike Deprez.” Not shabby. We like Laughing Dog.