Ann Arbor Observer, December 2014

Publisher: 
Ann Arbor Observer Company
Parent ID: 
Ann Arbor Observer
Month: 
December
Year: 
2014

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

  • The Contrarian Vote [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • Bryan Kelly
    • Eric Plourde
    • Albert Howard
    • Jane Lumm
    • Will Leaf
    • Sabre Briere


  • WCC Upset [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Washtenaw County
    • Washtenaw Community College - Board of Trustees
    • Labor Unions
    • Labor Contracts

    People:

    • Christina Fleming
    • Ruth Hatcher
    • David DeVarti
    • Rose Bellanca

    Places:

    • 4800 East Huron River Drive


  • Basketball Turnaround [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Sports
    • Basketball
    • Michigan Wolverines

    People:

    • Ed Martin
    • Brian Ellerbee
    • Tommy Amaker
    • John Beilein
    • Nick Stauskus
    • Mitch McGary
    • Glenn Robinson III


  • Still Crusading [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Michigan Daily
    • Filmmakers
    • Quality 16

    People:

    • Roger Rapoport
    • David Brandon
    • Eugene Power
    • Alex Leydenfrost
    • Julia Glander
    • Bob Goodrich


  • Too Many Helpers [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Nonprofits
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Food Gatherers
    • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
    • Delonis Center
    • Homelessness
    • Alpha House
    • Meals on Wheels
    • St. Clare's Episcopal Church
    • Temple Beth Emeth
    • Jewish Family Services

    People:

    • Mary Schlitt
    • Kathy Koehler
    • John Miller


  • Road Tax [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Millages
    • Streets & Roads
    • Road Construction
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • County Road Association of Michigan
    • Taxation - Michigan
    • Michigan Legislature

    People:

    • Matthew Horning
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Jane Lumm
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Denise Donohue
    • Yousef Rabhi


  • Over The Top [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 -14
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Mass Transit
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • University of Michigan - Administration
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Mark Doman
    • Eli Cooper
    • Sue Gott


  • Annexation Failure [Inside Ann Arbor], page 14 - 18
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Washtenaw County
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Whitmore Lake Public Schools
    • Annexations
    • Demographics

    People:

    • Glenn Nelson
    • Jim Vibbart
    • Jeanice Swift
    • Christine Stead
    • Andy Thomas
    • Scott Menzel
    • Irene Patalan
    • Donna Lasinski
    • Patricia Manley
    • Susan Baskett
    • Simone Lightfoot


  • Pouring It Out [Inside Ann Arbor], page 18 - 21
  • Keywords:

    • Building & Construction
    • Real Estate Development
    • Road Construction
    • Gotts Transit Mix
    • Michigan Concrete Association

    People:

    • Paul Gott
    • John Ciulis
    • Dan Ketelaar
    • Steve Gallagher
    • Dan DeGraaf
    • Jeff Spahr
    • Dave Duetsch


  • Heavenly Music [Inside Ann Arbor], page 21 - 22
  • Keywords:

    • Boychoir of Ann Arbor
    • Choirs
    • Concerts
    • Music

    People:

    • Tom Strode
    • Laura Dunbar
    • Luke Andoni-Savas
    • Sebastian Berofsky
    • Peter Ghormley
    • Keith Leonard


  • Weather Vanes [Outside], by Jorja Feldman, Bob Feldman, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Historic Buildings
    • Local History
    • West Side Book Shop
    • Arbor Brewing Co.
    • Art & Artists
    • Arena Sports Bar
    • Metzger's German Restaurant
    • Hands-On Museum

    People:

    • Jay Platt
    • Don Van Curler
    • Bil Mundus
    • Grace Shackman
    • Fred Hoelzle


  • Crime Map, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Ben Darragh: Bowling For Friendship [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Recreation
    • Bowling
    • Bel-Mark Lanes
    • Autism
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Faculty & Staff
    • Clague Middle School

    People:

    • Ben Darragh
    • Christine Darragh
    • Angela Warr


  • Buttercup: The Christmas Cow [My Town], by Anita LeBlanc, page 31
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Farms & Farming
    • Arts & Crafts

    People:

    • Terry Karnatz
    • Sandy Karnatz
    • Velma Karnatz


  • A Place To Lay Their Heads: How My Son Adopted an African Village [My Town], by Ana Luisa Seromik, page 31 - 32
  • Keywords:

    • Peace Corps
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Social Services
    • Fundraising
    • Christ the King Church

    People:

    • Victor Kinmagbahohoue
    • Sebastian Seromik


  • Habitat Chips In: Retiring My Elderly Appliances [My Town], by Bertie Bonnell, page 32
  • Keywords:

    • Retirement
    • Aging
    • Home Repair Services
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Nonprofits

    People:

    • Karla Velikan
    • Ivano Zamperla


  • Exit John Heiftje, Enter Christopher Taylor , by James Leonard, page 35 - 39
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Streets & Roads
    • Mass Transit
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)

    People:

    • John Heiftje
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Steve Powers
    • Michael Ford


  • A Team Of Their Own, by Shelley Daily, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Sports
    • Hockey
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Huron High School
    • Skyline High School
    • Community High School
    • Pioneer High School
    • Coaches
    • Ann Arbor Area Hockey Association (AAAHA)
    • Ann Arbor Ice Cube
    • Ttile IX
    • Yost Ice Arena
    • Veterans Memorial Ice Arena

    People:

    • Miah McCallister
    • Sandy Hurd
    • Alona Henig
    • Megan Taylor
    • Kate Hallada Begeman
    • Kathy Issel
    • Kathleen Brophy
    • Barbara Brophy
    • Sue McDowell
    • Jeff Bourne
    • John U. Bacon
    • Don Bartolacci
    • Michele Mudar
    • Pam Bennett
    • Camille Hutchinson
    • Patricia Buckley
    • Adira Cohen


  • Hockey Mom: An Earlier Generation On The Ice, by Lawrence Power, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Sports
    • Hockey
    • Aging


  • Bionic Eye On The Prize: Lifting the Curtain Of Blindness at Kellogg Eye Center, by Ben Meyers, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Disabilities
    • University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • Second Sight Medical Products Inc.

    People:

    • Thiran Jayasundera
    • Roger Pontz
    • Shalini Gunawardane
    • Robert Weinreb
    • Kang Zhang

    Places:

    • 1000 Wall St


  • Lurie Terrace at Fifty, by Grace Shackman, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Lurie Terrace
    • Local History
    • Senior Citizens
    • Affordable Housing
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Anna Botsford Bach Home
    • Senior Citizens Housing of Ann Arbor Inc.
    • Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Bob Chance
    • Shata Ling
    • Daniel Ling
    • Wilma Donahue
    • Bob Creal
    • Jim Livingston
    • Kip Serota
    • Linden Pettys
    • Sid Woolner
    • Anna Lurie
    • Minoru Yamasaki
    • Henry Johnson
    • Mary Jean Raab

    Places:

    • 600 W Huron St


  • Mark Koernke and Me, by Greg Stejskal, page 50 - 51
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Radio Programs
    • Terrorism
    • Michigan State Police
    • Courts - Michigan

    People:

    • Mark Koernke
    • Gene Ward


  • Roger Monk's: Dixboro Time Travel [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 65
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Roger Monk's Restaurant
    • Country Cupboard Restaurant
    • Lord Fox Restaurant

    People:

    • ErIk Kolodzinski

    Places:

    • 5400 Plymouth Rd


  • Eata Pita [Quick Bite], by Michael Betzold, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Eata Pita
    • Food - Carry Out & Delivery
    • Gas Stations
    • BP Gas Station

    Places:

    • 300 N Main St


  • Leftovers [Table Talk], by Sally Mitani, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Michigan Theater
    • State Theater
    • Michigan Theater Foundation
    • Hill Auditorium
    • Power Center for the Performing Arts
    • Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
    • Arthur Miller Theatre
    • University Productions

    People:

    • Russ Collins
    • Jeffrey Kuras


  • A Designer's Odyssey: From DTW to Main St. [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 69
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Pangborn Collection
    • Pangborn Design

    People:

    • Dominic Pangborn
    • Delia Pangborn
    • Neil Van Houten
    • Oliver Pangborn

    Places:

    • 335 S Main St


  • Tamaki Retools as Taste Kitchen [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 69 - 70
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Taste Kitchen Restaurant
    • Tamaki Restaurant

    People:

    • Dan Van
    • Kyle Klobucar

    Places:

    • 521 E Liberty St


  • A Bar That Isn't: VinBar Is a Piece of Michigan Wine Country [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 70
  • Keywords:

    • VinBar
    • Wineries
    • Good Harbor Vineyards
    • L. Mawby Vineyards
    • Black Star Farms
    • Acme Mercantile

    People:

    • Kate Nordby

    Places:

    • 111 W Libert St


  • Grillcheezerie [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Grillcheezerie Restaurant
    • Restaurants
    • Mr. Greek's Coney

    People:

    • Nick Costos

    Places:

    • 709 Packard


  • Blue Front [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Blue Front
    • Beer & Wine - Retail
    • Bigby Coffee
    • Coffee Houses
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Adam Gottschalk
    • Anne-Catherine Dargis
    • Ed Vielmetti
    • Jeannine Mickeleit

    Places:

    • 701 Packard
    • 709 Packard


  • Launch Board Shop [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Launch Board Shop
    • Skateboarding
    • Sporting Goods - Retail
    • Ann Arbor Skatepark
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor - City Ordinances

    People:

    • David Greenwald
    • Chris Briney
    • John Causland

    Places:

    • 2321 Jackson Rd


  • El Ranchito [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani , page 71 -73
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • El Ranchito Restaurant
    • Chela's Restaurant

    People:

    • Guillermo Willie Lopez

    Places:

    • 4079 Stone School Rd


  • 16 Hands [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Gift Shops
    • Art & Artists
    • 16 Hands Gallery
    • Mathilde's Imports

    People:

    • Jill Damon
    • Marlene Dusbiber
    • Leonie Lacouette

    Places:

    • 407 N Fifth Ave


  • Raja Rani [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Raji Rani Restaurant
    • Restaurants
    • Taste of India Suvai Restaurant

    People:

    • Jay Singh
    • Mohana Krishnalal
    • Lakshmanan Muthu

    Places:

    • 400 S Division St


  • Stamatopoulos & Sons Olive Oil [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Stamatopoulos & Sons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Food - Retail
    • The Colonnade

    People:

    • Greg Grigorios
    • Maggie David

    Places:

    • 869 W Eishenhower Pkwy


  • Mezes Greek Grill [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Mezes Greek Grill
    • Restaurants
    • Silvio's Organic Pizza
    • Miya Restaurants

    People:

    • Kirk Blohm
    • Dmitri Roumanis
    • Sam Roumanis
    • Stavro Sianos

    Places:

    • 715 N University


  • Real Irish [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 73 - 75
  • Keywords:

    • Real Irish
    • Arbor Hills Shopping Center
    • Imports & Exports
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Hot Mama
    • Evereve
    • Glass Box Coffee

    People:

    • Stuart Marley

    Places:

    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


  • Menards [In The Works], by Sally Mitani, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Building Supplies - Retail
    • Home Improvement
    • Scio Township

    People:

    • Spaulding Clark


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Crown House of Gifts
    • Kmart Corp.
    • Cake Nouveau
    • Glass Box Coffee
    • Garden Cafe
    • Dobbs Optical

    People:

    • Tom Ungrodt
    • Courtney Clark
    • Jason Friend
    • Mercedes Lyons
    • Bruce Dobbs


  • Laith Al-Saadi: Playing Eight Days a Week [Blues], by Chris Berggren, page 76
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Big Sky Recording

    People:

    • Laith Al-Saadi
    • Skeeto Valdez
    • David Stearns
    • Jim Keltner
    • Lee Sklar
    • Larry Goldings
    • Tom Scott

    Places:

    • 316 S Main


  • Annapurna: A Mountain and a Woman [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theater

    People:

    • Richard McWilliams
    • Michelle Mountain


  • Rossini's William Tell: More Than an Overture [Opera], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 89
  • Keywords:

    • Opera
    • Music - Reviews
    • Royal Theatre of Turin
    • Hill Auditorium

    Places:

    • 911 N University


  • Lorna Goodison: At Home In the Garden [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 91
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Retirement
    • Authors

    People:

    • Lorna Goodison


  • Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: The Ironies of Wagner [Opera], by Sandor Slomovits, page 93
  • Keywords:

    • Opera
    • Music - Reviews
    • Quality 16

    Places:

    • 3686 Jackson Rd


  • Ann Arbor Community Messiah Sing: Half a Century of Song [Chorales], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 95
  • Keywords:

    • Choirs
    • Music - Reviews
    • St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church
    • Huron High School - Faculty & Staff
    • Pioneer High School - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Meg Gower
    • Richard Ingram
    • Bob Pratt
    • Ellen Weatherbee

    Places:

    • 2309 Packard St


  • October 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 108
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 111
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • University of Michigan - Buildings
    • Fleming Administration Building

    People:

    • Deborah Wyse
    • Peter Herbert
    • Jenna Clark
    • Rebecca Sweeton
    • Will Hathaway
    • Louisa Griffes
    • Alden Dow