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Market Spotlight: Vogue Booge Candles

Market Spotlight: Vogue Booge Candles
Daniel Ging

Nestled in the middle of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is a soy candle stand: Vogue Booge Candles. For owner, James Vooge, it is much more than a business.

Vooge’s love for candle making started when he was a young boy. He was first introduced to the craft at an art exhibit in Colonial Williamsburg. From then on, he was hooked. Vooge spent his time experimenting with scents, waxes and wicks; trying to perfect his recipe.

Now, the candles that he sells are directly inspired by childhood.

“They’re all themed to remind me of something in Michigan,” Vooge said.

Vooge made his business official in 2016. After selling a couple candles, business started to pick up, and he choose to dedicate more of his time to the craft.

“It was growing, growing, growing and it was bigger than my job,” Vooge said. “So I left my job.”

For Vooge the best part of working at the market is not the candles themselves but the people he sells them to. Now, every Wednesday and Saturday he gets to share his passion with the community.

Post by Elle McCreadie, Daniel Ging, Nina Tinney, Kate Groves and Jake Williams
Photos by Daniel Ging

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Elle McCreadie, Journalist
Elle is a junior at CHS and this is her first year on staff. Outside of room 300, you can find her playing guitar in her room, drinking a matcha latte, or contemplating buying concert tickets. Elle loves spending time with family and friends, swimming in lakes up north, and doing absolutely anything involving music. She is super excited to see what this year in Journalism brings!
Nina Tinney, Journalist
Nina is a junior and is entering her third semester on staff. When she's not writing articles, you can find her dancing ballet, perusing old magazines or baking cookies. She is passionate about sharing other peoples' stories and can't wait to see all the amazing work that will be done this year.
Daniel Ging, Photography Editor
Daniel (Danny) is a senior at CHS and this is his second year on staff, first as photography editor. His favorite part about journalism is capturing life around Ann Arbor to tell a story. When he's not editing photos, he can be found skateboarding around town or hammocking and slacklining in parks around Ann Arbor. He enjoys photography as both a hobby and a passion with most recently picking up film photography and film development.
Kate Groves, Journalist
Kate is a Junior at CHS and is so excited to be joining the Communicator for her first semester on staff! In her free time, she loves playing soccer, participating in musical theater, reading, listening to music and being outdoors. She is an avid Taylor Swift fan and can be found re-creating her performances.
Jake Williams, Journalist
Jake Williams is a junior at Pioneer and Community High School and this is his first year on staff. When not at school Jake spends his time playing video games with his friends, building sets for PTG, coaching flag football at WideWorld Sports Center, and listening to an unhealthy amount of music. Jake is looking forward to talking about and reviewing music in his first year on the staff of The Communicator.

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