Ann Arbor Observer, April 2015

Publisher: 
Ann Arbor Observer Company
Parent ID: 
Ann Arbor Observer
Month: 
April
Year: 
2015

The following articles appeared in the April 2015 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

  • An Elected Executive? [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Elections - Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Verna McDaniel
    • Conan Smith
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Felicia Brabec


  • Toy Bunny [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Easter
    • Toys & Games - Retail
    • Lexi's Toy Box
    • Pets

    People:

    • Crystal Metzger
    • Susan Barrow

    Places:

    • 328 S Ashley St


  • Ethics Bowl [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Pioneer High School
    • Contests
    • National High School Ethics Bowl
    • A2 Ethics
    • University of Michigan - Academic Programs

    People:

    • Jeanine DeLay


  • Good-Time Foundry [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Apartments
    • University of Michigan - Student Housing
    • Foundry Lofts
    • Cardinal Group Properties
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor Foundry

    People:

    • Ryan Sundling
    • Tom Cook
    • Charles Baker
    • Ernie Jones
    • Grace Shackman

    Places:

    • 413 E Huron St


  • Movie Rebound [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Films
    • Movie Theaters
    • Goodrich Quality Theaters
    • Quality 16
    • Cinemark

    People:

    • Martin Betz


  • Changing Buses [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Transportation
    • Salaries & Wages
    • Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    • Durham School Services
    • University of Michigan
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Labor Unions
    • Michigan Education Association (MEA)
    • American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

    People:

    • Barbara Brown
    • Susan Baskett
    • Scott Menzel
    • Emma Jackson
    • Liz Margolis


  • Flood Plain Reprieve [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Floods
    • Floodplains
    • Insurance
    • Laws & Legislation
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • United States - Departments & Agencies
    • Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

    People:

    • Jerry Hancock
    • Stephen O'Rielly


  • A2TC [Inside Ann Arbor], page 14 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Mass Transit
    • Michigan Land Use Institute
    • Washtenaw and Livingston Line (WALLY)
    • Great Lakes Central Railroad
    • Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • A2CT

    People:

    • Hans Voss
    • John Hieftje
    • Michael Benham
    • Tim Fischer
    • Jim Bruckbauer
    • George Gregory
    • Lisa Bausch


  • Aretha's Piano [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 19
  • Keywords:

    • King's Keyboard House
    • Pianos
    • Concordia College

    People:

    • Aretha Franklin
    • Jim King
    • Curt Gielow
    • Brian Altevogt


  • Human-Electric-Hybrids [Inside Ann Arbor], page19 -21
  • Keywords:

    • Human-Electric-Hybrids HEH
    • Bicycles
    • Turnkey Bicycles

    People:

    • Jim Summers
    • Kim Mayes


  • Mosses and Lichens: Come the Thaw, They're Good to Go [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Plants
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan Saginaw Forest
    • University of Michigan Herbarium
    • Recreation

    People:

    • Tony Reznicek
    • Tim James
    • Pat Rogers


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Jeff Pickell: At Kaleidoscope, Nostalgia Is A Business And A Way Of Life [Ann Arborites] , by Eve Silberman, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Used Books
    • Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles
    • Books & Reading
    • Huron Services for Youth

    People:

    • Jeff Pickell
    • Deborah Greene
    • Isaac Pickell
    • Olga Bilakos
    • Peter Bilakos

    Places:

    • 200 N Fourth Ave


  • Is SPARK Worth It?, by James Leonard, page 29 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor SPARK
    • Economic Development
    • Employment
    • Statistics
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Local Development Finance Authority
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Bank of Ann Arbor
    • Michigan - Governor
    • Michigan Economic Development Commission (MEDC)
    • Toyota Corp.
    • Menlo Innovations
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Google Inc.
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor

    People:

    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Mike Anglin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Jane Lumm
    • Andy LaBarre
    • John Hieftje
    • Ken Nisbet
    • Mary Sue Coleman
    • Rick Snyder
    • Mike Finney
    • Skip Simms
    • Tim Marshall
    • Cynthia Wilbanks
    • Paul Krutko
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Bruce Brownlee
    • Rod Mathews
    • Rich Sheridan
    • Liz Perpich
    • Brian Dixon
    • Tom Crawford
    • Jeff Irwin
    • Christopher Taylor

    Places:

    • 201 S Division St


  • What Happened In Plymouth? , by James Leonard, page 33
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor SPARK
    • Economic Development
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Esperion Therapeutics
    • Michigan Life Sciences Innovation Center
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Michigan Economic Development Commission (MEDC)

    People:

    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Fred Earl
    • Roger Newton
    • Paul Krutko


  • Beyond Fire Lore, by James Leonard, page 35 -37
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • Statistics
    • Labor Unions
    • Ann Arbor Firefighters Association

    People:

    • Larry Collins
    • Steve Powers
    • Chuck Hubbard
    • John Seto
    • John Hieftje


  • Seto's Staying, by James Leonard, page 37
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Michigan State Police
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Demonstrations & Protests
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • John Seto
    • Brian Mackie
    • Steve Powers


  • From Crisis To Opportunity: How the U-M Reinvented Pfizer, by Jeff Mortimer, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Research
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex
    • University of Michigan - School of Medicine
    • Lycera Corp.
    • Honda Motor Co.
    • Bosch USA
    • BoroPharm Inc.
    • Veteran's Administration Center for Clinical Management Research
    • University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    People:

    • James Woolliscroft
    • David Canter
    • Colin Duckett
    • Jacqueline Jeruss
    • Lonnie Shea


  • Growing Spin-Offs, by Jeff Mortimer, page 41
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Research
    • University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • Michigan Translational and Commercialization (MTRAC)

    People:

    • Ted Lawrence
    • Judy Leopold
    • Mukesh Nyati
    • Chris Whitehead
    • Mark Cohen
    • Anna Schwendeman
    • James Woolliscroft
    • James Moon


  • The Ring Road That Wasn't, by David Swain, page 42 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Highways
    • Traffic Control
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor - City Planning
    • Ann Arbor City Planning Commission
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Land Preservation
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Leslie Park
    • Black Pond Woods Natural Area

    People:

    • Guy Larcom
    • Thomas H. Green
    • John R. Laird
    • Robert Moses
    • Eli Cooper


  • Up From The Basement, by Michael Betzold, page 45 - 47
  • Keywords:

    • Sports
    • Baseball
    • Pioneer High School
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Chicago White Sox
    • El Harissa Market Cafe

    People:

    • Zach Putnam
    • Steve Putnam
    • Mary Beth Putnam
    • Dylan Putnam
    • Rich Maloney
    • Barry Larkin


  • Happy Hours: Cheapskate Bliss [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 49 - 51
  • Keywords:

    • Sabor Latino
    • Dos Hermanos
    • Black Pearl
    • Gandy Dancer
    • Lena
    • The Earle
    • Felix Bistro and Bar
    • Quarter Bistro
    • Carlyle Grill
    • Mediterrano


  • News From the Grocery Wars - Lucky's Market [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Grocery Stores
    • Lucky's Market
    • Kroger Co.

    People:

    • Jim Mick
    • Bo Sharon
    • Trish Sharon
    • Patrick Gilliland
    • Krista Torvik
    • Mike Gilliland

    Places:

    • 1919 S Industrial


  • News From the Grocery Wars - Arbor Farms [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 53 -54
  • Keywords:

    • Grocery Stores
    • Arbor Farms
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Mattress and Futon Shoppe
    • Plum Market
    • Whole Foods
    • Sun Bakery
    • Trader Joe's

    People:

    • Robert Cantelon
    • Leo Fox

    Places:

    • 2103 W Stadium Blvd


  • Mi Compadre [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 54 - 55
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Mi Compadre
    • Packard Plaza
    • Ann Arbor Pizza & Subs

    People:

    • Luis Hernandez
    • Andres Luna
    • Nicolas Hernandez Quintana

    Places:

    • 2111D Packard


  • 8 Tortas [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 55 - 57
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • 8 Tortas
    • Zamann Cafe
    • Plymouth Green Shopping Center

    People:

    • Ali Hijazi
    • Cesar Ochoa

    Places:

    • 3584 Plymouth Rd


  • HopCat [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Bars
    • HopCat
    • Barfly Ventures

    People:

    • Chris Knape
    • Nick Filmon
    • Mark Sellers

    Places:

    • 311 Maynard


  • Art Is In Market [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 57 - 58
  • Keywords:

    • Art Is In Market
    • Art & Artists
    • Briarwood Mall

    People:

    • Debbie La Pratt


  • Mr. Alan's Elite [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Clothing - Retail
    • Mr. Alan's Elite
    • Pittsfield Plaza

    People:

    • Bill Ruiz
    • Alan Bishop
    • Jake Bishop

    Places:

    • 3408 Washtenaw Ave


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Children's Orchard
    • Franchises
    • Great Lakes Zoological Society
    • Smoke Station

    People:

    • Taylor Bond
    • Ron Olson
    • Mark Creswell
    • Tom Titus
    • Nick Kamouni
    • Josh Cao


  • The Jake Lives Band: Marvel Away [Rhythm & Blues & More], by Patrick Dunn, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Jake Lives Band (Musical Group)
    • Weber's Inn
    • Bar Louie
    • Mash Lounge

    People:

    • "Shakey" Jake Woods
    • Dan Carter
    • Hank Davis
    • Sheila Clark Rhodes
    • Cecil Johnson
    • Rodriquez Linson
    • Harris Johnson
    • George Overstreet
    • Phil Clemons


  • Stones In His Pocket: The Play of the Year [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Performance Network

    People:

    • Wayne David Parker
    • Andrew Huff

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


  • Kirsten Valdez Quade: Miracle-Laden [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Authors
    • Books - Reviews
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Kirsten Valdez Quade

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • Opera On Tap: Highbrow Meets Lowenbrau [Opera], by Sandor Slomovits, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Opera
    • Sidetrack Bar and Grill

    People:

    • Ko Kaiden
    • Glenn Perry
    • Beth Mitchell
    • Elaina Robbins
    • Kathy Ball

    Places:

    • 56 E Cross St Ypsilanti


  • Responding to Chaos: Grappling With Heartache [Galleries] , by Sally Wright Day, page 77
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Exhibitions
    • Rackham Hall
    • River Gallery

    People:

    • Deborah Greer
    • Felicia Macheske
    • Vickie Michalak
    • Diane Marie Kramer
    • Catherine Amidei
    • Ben Merlo
    • Ellen Wilt
    • Maria Polenberg
    • Michele Waalkes

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


  • FoolMoon: A Luminous Community Festival , by Stephanie Douglas, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Fairs & Festivals
    • FoolMoon Festival
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • FestiFools

    People:

    • Mark Tucker
    • Shoshana Hurand


  • Chick Corea and Herbi Hancock: A Jazz Piano Reunion [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Hill Auditorium

    People:

    • Herbie Hancock
    • Chick Corea

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


  • Steve Poltz: Wry Story and Song [Singer-Songwriter], by James M. Manheim, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Folk Festival
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Steve Poltz
    • Jewel

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Brick Bash: Lego Heaven [Constructions], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 86
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Skyline High School
    • Brick Bash
    • Recreation
    • Children

    Places:

    • 2552 N Maple Rd


  • The Artemis Quartet: Bursting With Life [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 87
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Artemis Quartet
    • Rackham Auditorium

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


  • Mark O'Connor: Superhuman Violinist [Fiddlers], by Sandor Slomovits, page 94
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Mark O'Connor
    • Maggie Dixon O'Connor

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • February 2015 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 112
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 115
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex
    • Statues
    • Cardamom Restaurant

    People:

    • Steven Huang
    • Marilyn Knepp
    • Judi Taylor
    • David Karl
    • Robert Goffeney
    • Tom Jameson
    • Julie Visco