Ann Arbor Observer, December 2011

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Ann Arbor Observer,
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Publisher: Ann Arbor Publishing Company

Date: December 2011


The following articles appeared in the December 2011 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

  • Synder's Gift? [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Laws & Legislation
    • Rick Synder
    • Local Government
    • Labor Unions
    • Labor Contracts
    • Health Care
    • Health Insurance
    • Ann Arbor - Budget

    Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • University of Michigan
    • John Hieftje
    • Michigan Legislature


  • Use It or Lose It [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Nonprofits
    • Food Gatherers
    • Taxation - Michigan
    • Fundraising

    Keywords:

    • Mary Schlitt
    • Food Banks
    • Tax Credits
    • Nicole Adelman
    • Alpha House
    • Ozone House
    • Katie Doyle


  • Good Cause Gowns [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Fundraisers
    • Cancer Survivors
    • Health
    • Nonprofits
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    Keywords:

    • Brides Project Wedding Boutique
    • Support Groups
    • Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor
    • Monique Sluymers
    • Barb Hiltz


  • Where's Andrew? [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Ann Arbor Observer
    • Consumer Protection
    • Advertising
    • World Wide Web

    Keywords:

    • Andrew Watson
    • Babysitting
    • Scams
    • Online Coupons
    • Island Packet


  • Space Available [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Exhibits
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Art & Artists
    • Galleries

    Keywords:

    • U-M WORK
    • Osman Khan
    • Kayla Romberger
    • Penny Stamps


  • People or Animals? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Subjects:

    • Animal Control
    • Animal Rescue
    • Animal Welfare
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

    Keywords:

    • Tanya Hilgendorf
    • Revenue Sharing
    • Property Tax
    • HSHV
    • Rob Turner
    • Human Services
    • Barbara Bergman


  • "We All Were Jackasses" [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11-12
  • Subjects:

    • Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department
    • Ypsilanti Township
    • Lawsuits
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Augusta Township
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

    Keywords:

    • Leah Gunn
    • Conan Smith
    • Doug Winters
    • Doug Radzik
    • Barbara Bergman
    • McLain & Winters
    • Matta Blair
    • Garan Lucow Miller
    • Mike Radzik


  • Reanimated [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13-14
  • Subjects:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Sports

    Keywords:

    • Basketball
    • NCAA
    • Big 10
    • John Beilein
    • Manny Harris
    • DeShawn Sims
    • Darius Moore
    • DiMo
    • Stu Douglass
    • Trey Burke
    • Jon Horford
    • Jordan Morgan
    • Evan Smotrcyz
    • Tim Hardaway
    • Max Biefeldt
    • Carlton Brundidge
    • Matt Vogrich
    • Zack Novak


  • Crime Map, page 17
  • Subjects:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department


  • Bill Hoppe: Farmer and Forester [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 19
  • Subjects:

    • Biography
    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Farms & Farming
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Forestry

    Keywords:

    • Bill Hoppe
    • Shirley Hoppe
    • Jeanie Schultz
    • Spruce Cottage


  • Whose Tutu?: The Nutcracker, Again [My Town], by Amy Kuras, page 21
  • Subjects:

    • Musicians
    • Holidays
    • Concerts
    • Dance

    Keywords:

    • Comic Opera Guild
    • Cello


  • The Better Angels of Ann Arbor?, by James Leonard, page 23-25
  • Subjects:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Statistics
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Demographics

    Keywords:

    • Sexual Assault
    • Robbery
    • Vehicle Theft
    • Burglary
    • John Hieftje
    • Barnett Jones
    • Greg O'Dell
    • FBI
    • Michigan State Police
    • Carl Ent
    • Prisons
    • Community Policing
    • Ingrid Sheldon
    • Steven Pinker
    • Crime Map
    • Ann Arbor Observer


  • Hoarder Within, by Eve Silberman, page 27-31
  • Subjects:

    • Mental Health
    • Social Services
    • Ann Arbor - City Ordinances
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor Fire Department

    Keywords:

    • Bruce Laidlaw
    • Tom Fournier
    • Laurie Lutomski
    • Synod Residential Services
    • Washtenaw County Hoarding Task Force
    • Harriet Bakalar
    • Turner Center
    • Housing Bureau for Seniors
    • Kusga Turner-Tolbert
    • Randy Frost
    • Gail Steketee
    • Dave French
    • Kristen Larcom
    • Brice Carnahan


  • Children of Hoarders, by Eve Silberman, page 29
  • Subjects:

    • Mental Health
    • Social Services
    • Nonprofits

    Keywords:

    • Elizabeth Nelson
    • Trinity Lutheran Church


  • Retiring Champions, by James Leonard, page 33
  • Subjects:

    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Population
    • Elections
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County

    Keywords:

    • Redistricting
    • Conan Smith
    • Barbara Bergman
    • Leah Gunn
    • Delonis Center
    • Decennial Census
    • U.S. Census Bureau
    • Bob Guenzel
    • Verna McDaniel
    • Meri Lou Murray
    • Social Services
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley
    • United Way
    • Millages
    • Yousef Rabhi
    • Rob Turner
    • Andy LaBarre


  • Mr. Ellie Pooh, Hogwash and Glo: Our 2011 Shopping Guide, by Toby McReynolds, page 35-42
  • Subjects:

    • Retails Shops
    • Holidays
    • Art & Artists
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Gift Shops

    Keywords:

    • Lexi's Toy Box
    • Acme Mercantile
    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • M Den
    • Carol Roeda
    • Ten Thousand Villages
    • Cherry Republic
    • Falling Water
    • Vogel's
    • Peaceable Kingdom
    • Himalayan Bazaar
    • Art Spot
    • Conor O'Neill's
    • Blind Pig
    • Ashley's
    • Found
    • Kerrytown
    • Everyday Wines
    • Emerald Dragonfly
    • Dogma Catmantoo
    • Teahaus
    • Heavenly Metal
    • Caravan Shop
    • Nickels Arcade
    • Get Your Game On
    • American Apparel
    • Pink Pump
    • Ragstock
    • Herb David
    • By the Pound
    • Morgan & York
    • Game Stop
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Georgetown Gifts
    • Barnes Ace Hardware
    • Wheels in Motion
    • Toys R Us
    • Michael's Crafts
    • Bed, Bath & Beyond
    • Everything Battery
    • Little Seedling
    • Advantage Sports
    • Big George's
    • A & L Wine Castle


  • La Marsa: Zesty [Restaurants], by Michael Betzold, page 45
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants - Reviews/li>
    • Ethnic Food

    Keywords:

    • Cosi's


  • Foodie Holiday: Edible Gifts Around Town [Restaurants], by Lee Lawrence, page 45-47
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Food - Retail
    • Holidays

    Keywords:

    • Morgan and York
    • Zingerman's
    • TJ Maxx
    • HomeGoods
    • Durham's Tracklements
    • Monahan's Seafood Market
    • Mike Monahan
    • Sparrow Market
    • Kerrytown
    • Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
    • Spice Merchants
    • Replenish
    • Arbor Farms
    • Sleeping Bear Farm
    • Food for Thought
    • Produce Station
    • Mediterranean Market
    • Decadent Delight
    • Trader Joe's
    • Whole Foods
    • Plum Market
    • Maple Village


  • Pies Have It: Wendy Achatz on the Virtues of Old-Style Baking [Marketplace Changes], page 49
  • Subjects:

    • Food - Retail
    • Bakeries & Confectioners

    Keywords:

    • Dave Achatz
    • Achatz Handmade Pie Company
    • Ed Jonna
    • Merchant of Vino
    • Irene Achatz
    • Irene's Catering
    • Steve Achatz
    • Grant Achatz
    • Alinea
    • Traver Village
    • Tim Turner
    • Julie Lawler-Hoyle


  • Hunters' Heaven: Guns and More on the South Side [Marketplace Changes], page 49
  • Subjects:

    • Sporting Goods - Retail
    • Hunting
    • Recreation
    • Fishing

    Keywords:

    • Dick's Sporting Goods
    • Linens & Things
    • Dick Stack
    • MC Sports
    • Oak Valley Center
    • Ed Rix
    • Waters Place


  • Multicultural Bakery on Washtenaw: Pepperoni Rolls Meet Yemeni Samosas at Roma , page 50-51
  • Subjects:

    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Ethnic Foods

    Keywords:

    • Nemer's Roma Bakery
    • Sam Nemerr


  • Edible Arrangements [Briefly Noted], page 51-52
  • Subjects:

    • Food - Retail
    • Gift Shops
    • Franchises

    Keywords:

    • Michelle Toal
    • Sheesh Restaurant


  • 7-Eleven [Briefly Noted], page 52
  • Subjects:

    • Convenience Stores
    • Franchises
    • Party Stores

    Keywords:

    • Vipul Patel
    • Austin & Warburton
    • Blue Front Party Store


  • Discount Tire [Briefly Noted], page 52
  • Subjects:

    • Automobiles - Parts & Supplies
    • Automobiles - Repair & Maintenance
    • Franchises

    Keywords:

    • Bruce T. Halle
    • Tim Ehinger


  • Tmaz Taqueria [Briefly Noted], page 52
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Ethnic Foods

    Keywords:

    • Zamaan Cafe and Bakery
    • Arbor Brewing Company


  • Modest Intentions [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Subjects:

    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise) - Retail
    • Nonprofits
    • Religion

    Keywords:

    • Muslim Social Services
    • Elizabeth Lindsey
    • Hijab
    • Islam


  • Quiznos, Subway [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Franchises
    • Business - Closings

    Keywords:

    • Ashok Vashi
    • Mike Heffner


  • Business Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 53
  • Subjects:

    • Business - Closings
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise) - Retail

    Keywords:

    • Woman in the Shoe
    • Salvation Army
    • Connie Snow
    • ReUse Center
    • PTO Thrift Shop
    • Top Drawer
    • This & That
    • Andrea Graef


  • Classical Revolution "Chamber Jam": Getting Down With the Classics [Classical Music], by James Leonard, page 54
  • Subjects:

    • Concerts
    • Musicians
    • Music - Reviews
    • Restaurants

    Keywords:

    • Silvio's Organic Pizza


  • Evening of Sacred Song [Choral Music], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 59
  • Subjects:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Concerts
    • Holidays

    Keywords:

    • Vineyard Church


  • Lizzie Hutton: From Where I Stand [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 63
  • Subjects:

    • Poetry
    • Books & Reading
    • Authors

    Keywords:

    • She'd Waited Millennia
    • Angell Hall


  • Ginastera's Piano Concertos: Exactly What a Music School Ought To Do [Classical Music], by James Leonard, page 65
  • Subjects:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Concerts
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • University of Michigan - Academic Programs

    Keywords:

    • University Symphony Orchestra
    • Barbara Nissman
    • Percussion Ensemble
    • University Philharmonia Orchestra


  • Wheeler Brothers: Folk-Rock Point [Alt-Country], by James M. Manheim, page 73
  • Subjects:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Concerts
    • The Ark


  • Ain't Misbehavin': Keeping the Harlem Renaissance Alive [Plays], by Sally Mitani, page 74
  • Subjects:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Performance Network

    Keywords:

    • Fats Waller


  • October 2011 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 89
  • Subjects:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 91
  • Subjects:

    • Historic Buildings
    • Ann Arbor - History
    • Local History
    • Contests

    Keywords:

    • Maynard House Apartments
    • Jeff Hauptman
    • Susan Daron
    • James Ferguson
    • Tower Plaza
    • Campus Barbers
    • Suzanne Tainter
    • Matt Hickey
    • Campus Barber and Beauty Salon
    • Judy Avery
    • Matt Hickey
    • Biwko Sushi