Ann Arbor Observer, March 2014

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Ann Arbor Observer,
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Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: March 2014

The following articles appeared in the March 2014 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

  • Crime is Down -- Again [UpFront], page9
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics
    • Weather
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Criminal Investigations

    People:

    • John Seto
    • John Hieftje


  • Don't Flush 'Em [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Sewers & Sewage
    • Garbage
    • Water Treatment Plant

    People:

    • Robert Kellar


  • Thurston Beatlemania [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Thurston Community Players
    • Thurston Elementary School
    • Plays
    • Theater
    • Anniversaries
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools

    People:

    • Praveena Ramaswami


  • Go Ahead, Play "Nug" [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Games
    • Firefly Club
    • Arbor Brewing Company
    • Ann Arbor Scrabble Club
    • Contests

    People:

    • Susan Chastain

    Places:

    • 114 E Washington St


  • Colon Cleanse [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Creative Lifeflow
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Groupon
    • World Wide Web

    People:

    • Nancy Gurney

    Places:

    • 280 Collingwood Dr


  • Proactive Policing [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Traffic
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Statistics
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Graffiti

    People:

    • John Seto
    • John Hieftje
    • Sally Hart
    • Tom Hickey


  • The Big Chill [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 - 13
  • Keywords:

    • Weather
    • Snow Removal
    • Midwest Outdoor Service
    • Statistics
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Meteorological Services
    • Nicola's Books
    • Main Street Area Association
    • Downtown Home and Garden
    • Stadium Hardware
    • AAA Michigan
    • Whitney's Collison

    People:

    • Ian Hammond
    • Paul Ellerholz
    • Nicola Rooney
    • Maura Thomson
    • Mark Hodesh
    • Skip Hackbarth
    • Nancy Cain
    • Alan Hukkala


  • The Sleep-Depression Connection [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Mental Health
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • University of Michigan Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Bipolar Institute
    • University of Michigan Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic

    People:

    • Barb Carter
    • Huda Akil
    • Jun Li
    • Ellen Frank
    • Deirdre Conroy


  • Homeless Gamelan [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Musical Instruments
    • Concerts
    • Stearns Collection
    • University of Michigan School of Music
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Bill Malm
    • Charley Sullivean
    • Susan Gelman
    • Pratt Walton

    Places:

    • 1100 Baits Dr


  • Rockin' With Zelda [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17 - 18
  • Keywords:

    • PhoneHome Repair
    • Mobile Devices - Repair & Service
    • Displays

    People:

    • Kort Linden
    • Katrina Chizek
    • Kohl Linden

    Places:

    • 406 E Liberty


  • When The Grass Dances [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman , page 19
  • Keywords:

    • Nature
    • Ecology
    • Gardens & Gardening
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Gallup Park

    People:

    • Wolfgang Oehme
    • James va Sweden


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Josh Greenberg [Ann Arborites], by Jennifer Xu, page 23 - 24
  • Keywords:

    • Progressive Health Partnership
    • Nonprofits
    • Public Health
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Diseases - Research

    People:

    • Josh Greenberg
    • Jordan Batesiswiba
    • Eddie Zhang
    • Alex Cho


  • Nerdy Flirty [My Town], by David Alexander, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Vault of Midnight
    • Games
    • Comic Books
    • Dating Services

    People:

    • Josh Schramm
    • Daniel Loines
    • Will Blattman
    • Marcus Schwimmer
    • Liz Sullivan
    • Jon Smith
    • Jenny Blattman

    Places:

    • 219 S Main St


  • Fandom and Family [My Town], by Jeff Mortimer, page 28
  • Keywords:

    • Mosaic Youth Theater
    • National Economic Council
    • Sports
    • Detroit Tigers
    • Actors
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Black Sheep Theater

    People:

    • Rick Sperling
    • Larry Sperling
    • Doris Sperling
    • Mike Sperling
    • Gene Sperling
    • Anne Sperling


  • DIY Lumberjack [My Town], by Sally Mitani, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Trees
    • Landscaping Services


  • 301 S Main - The Best Corner In Ann Arbor [Then & Now], by Grace Shackman, page 30 - 31
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Historic Buildings
    • Selo/Shevel Gallery
    • Art Galleries
    • Saloons
    • Orchestrion Hall
    • Hutzel's Ladies Apparel
    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Ann Arbor Organ Company
    • German American Bank
    • Department Stores
    • Radio Stations
    • WPAG Radio
    • Greene's Cleaners
    • World War II
    • Lucky Drugs
    • WPZA Radio
    • WTKA Radio
    • Domino Farms
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Middle Earth
    • Signs & Signage
    • Ann Arbor Historic District Commission

    People:

    • Elaine Selo
    • Henry Binder
    • Cynthia Shevel
    • Samuel Baumgardner
    • John Baumgardner
    • Charles Hutzel
    • Ray Hutzel
    • George Dibble
    • Mary Dibble
    • Connie Osler
    • Molly Dobson
    • Helen Dobson
    • Ted Baughn
    • Paul Greene
    • Arthur Greene
    • Bob Ufer
    • Dick Brunvand
    • Jim Heddle
    • Tom Monoghan
    • Reza Rahmani

    Places:

    • 301 S Main


  • The Hieftje Era, by James Leonard, page 33 - 35
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Economic Conditions
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County
    • Land Use
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Energy Conservation
    • Ann Arbor - City Hall
    • Bridges
    • Building & Construction
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics
    • Downtown Ann Arbor
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • Ann Arbor Public Art Commission
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Mass Transit

    People:

    • John Hieftje
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Sabra Briere
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Lou Belcher
    • Ingrid Sheldon
    • Marcia Higgins
    • Leigh Greden
    • Joan Lowenstein
    • Steve Rapundalo
    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Tony Derezinski
    • Leah Gunn
    • Roger Fraser
    • Jerry Jernigan
    • Liz Brater


  • The Subdivision That Got Away, by David Swain, page 37 - 38
  • Keywords:

    • Subdivisions
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Forsythe Middle School
    • Land Use
    • Ann Arbor Greenbelt Advisory Commission
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Farms & Farming
    • The Meadows Farm
    • Concordia University
    • Historic Buildings
    • University High School
    • World War II
    • Veterans
    • Detroit Edison Co.
    • Soybean Cellars
    • Arbor Farms
    • Real Estate Development - Washtenaw County
    • Taxation - Michigan
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Parks - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Don Brokaw
    • Earldine DePlonty Brokaw
    • Dave Szczygiel
    • Dan Ezekiel
    • John Alexander
    • Ginny Trocchio
    • Joseph Donald Brokaw
    • Roscoe Brokaw
    • Eleanor Brokaw
    • Harry Boyd Earhart
    • David Osler
    • Connie Lorch
    • John Alexander
    • Louis Walraff
    • Julia Wollraff
    • Bonnie Calhoun
    • Gary Brokaw
    • Leo Fox
    • Dianna Fox
    • Sue Van Appledorn
    • Karl Van Alppedorn
    • Don McHenry
    • William Drollinger
    • Joy Yearout
    • Tim Connors

    Places:

    • 3031 W Huron Dr


  • A Cappella Ascending: The Giddy World of Campus Harmony, by Patrick Dunn, page 40 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Music
    • Concerts
    • International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA)
    • Michigan A Cappella Council (MACC)
    • University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
    • University of Michigan Women's Glee Club

    People:

    • Sharon Ikenberry
    • Nina Peluso
    • Hannah Nathans
    • Kellie Rong
    • Apoorv Dhir


  • Zola Bistro: A New Friend [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 43 - 45
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Zola Bistro
    • Cafe Zola

    People:

    • Hediye Batu
    • Alan Zakalik

    Places:

    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


  • Vellum [Table Talk], by Sally Mitani, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Huffington Post

    People:

    • John Roumanis
    • Peter Roumanis
    • Ric Jewell
    • Jeffrey Sartor

    Places:

    • 209 S Main St


  • Bookstore Ecology [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Bookstores
    • Nicola's Books
    • Literati Bookstore
    • Bookbound Bookstore
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Little Professor Books
    • Publisher's Weekly

    People:

    • Nicola Rooney
    • John Wisotzkey

    Places:

    • 2513 Jackson Rd


  • BookBound Bookstore [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 47 - 48
  • Keywords:

    • Bookbound
    • Bookstores

    People:

    • Megan Blackshear
    • Peter Blackshear

    Places:

    • 1729 Plymouth Rd


  • Literati Bookstore [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 48
  • Keywords:

    • Literati Bookstore
    • Bookstores

    People:

    • Hilary Gustafson
    • Mike Gustafson
    • Jeanne Joesten
    • John Ganiard
    • John U. Bacon

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • Changes At The Colonnade: Oreck Clean Home Center [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Oreck Clean Home Center
    • The Colonnade
    • Shopping Centers
    • Appliances - Sales & Service
    • Green Health
    • Franchises
    • Business - Closings
    • Lawsuits

    People:

    • Mike Ervin
    • Heidi Obeid
    • John Obeid
    • Ashley Herzig

    Places:

    • 869 W Eisenhower Blvd


  • Changes At The Colonnade: Reena Market [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 49 -51
  • Keywords:

    • Zamann Cafe
    • Restaurants
    • Convenience Stores
    • Reena Market
    • Grocery Stores

    People:

    • Ali Hijazi
    • Nadia Issa

    Places:

    • 867 W Eisenhower Blvd


  • Changes At The Colonnade: Style Trader [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise) - Retail
    • Children's Orchard
    • Style Trader
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Taylor Bond

    Places:

    • 893 W Eisenhower


  • Pierre Paul Design Studio [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 51 - 54
  • Keywords:

    • Pierre Paul Art Gallery
    • Pierre Paul Design Studio
    • Arlington Square Shopping Center
    • Art Galleries
    • Picture Framing
    • Gift Shops

    People:

    • Graham Mitchell
    • Leveille Jean-Gilles

    Places:

    • 3252 Washtenaw Ave


  • In The Works [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 54
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Restaurants
    • Kuroshio Restaurant
    • Piata Restaurant
    • Mainstreet Venture

    People:

    • Ken Wang
    • Alan Wang
    • Ed Shaffran
    • Dennis Serras

    Places:

    • 120 E Liberty St


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 54
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Blue Front
    • Magazines & Newspapers
    • Get Some Burritos
    • Fast Food
    • Wild Bird Center
    • Biwako Sushi

    People:

    • Mike Gould
    • Ray Collins
    • Lisa Haanpaa

    Places:

    • 701 Packard St
    • 2775 Plymouth Rd
    • 2276 S Main St


  • Hoodang: Consummate Country [Americana], by Patrick Dunn, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Hoodang (Musical Group)
    • The Ark

    People:

    • David Rossiter
    • Ralph McKee
    • John Crawford
    • Dave Keeney

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Into The Wild: Redwood Curtain [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Plays
    • Purple Rose Theater

    People:

    • Vincent Mountain
    • Lanford Wilson
    • Alex Leydenfrost
    • Rainbow Dickerson

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


  • The Act of Killing: A Documentary of the Imagination [Film], by James M. Manheim, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Documentaries
    • Michigan Theater

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Heywood Banks: Good Clean Gut Laughs [Comedy], by Sandor Slomovits, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Comedy
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Heywood Banks

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Curtis Sittenfeld: Midwestern Beauty [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 87
  • Keywords:

    • Books & Reading
    • Lectures
    • University of Michigan

    People:

    • Curtis Sittenfeld


  • Ann Arbor Film Festival: Looking Back at L.A., by Patrick Dunn, page 91
  • Keywords:

    • Film
    • Movies
    • Ann Arbor Film Festival
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • Thom Anderson
    • Penelope Spheeris

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Alex Belhaj: The Modest Bandleader [Jazz], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 93
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Crescent City Quartet (Musical Group)
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Alex Belhaj
    • James Dapogny
    • Paul Klinger
    • Jordan Schug
    • Dave Kosmyna
    • Ray Heitger

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • January 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 100
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • House - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 103
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • Historic Buildings
    • Cobblestone Farm
    • Local History
    • Zingerman's

    People:

    • Janine Chey
    • Pamela Kittel
    • Robert DeBona
    • Olivia Popp
    • Judi Taylor
    • Candice Sorensen
    • Evelyn Helpa
    • Ellen Wilson