Ann Arbor Observer, December 2015

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

December 2015 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer


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

  • Trustee Turnover [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Washtenaw Community College - Board of Trustees
    • Labor Unions
    • Washtenaw Community College - President
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Pam Horiszny
    • Rose Bellanca
    • David Fitzpatrick
    • Rick Landau
    • Alex Milshteyn
    • Dilip Das
    • Stephen Gill
    • Ruth Hatcher

    Places:

    • 4800 E Huron River Dr


  • Chip & Chuck [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Elections - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Chip Smith


  • Treasure Hunters [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Treasure Mart
    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise) - Retail
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Consignment Shops
    • Recycle Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor ReUse Center
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club
    • The Thrift Shop
    • ShareHouse

    People:

    • Elaine Johns
    • Jack Middlebrook

    Places:

    • 529 Detroit St


  • Finding Santa [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Briarwood Mall
    • Santa Claus

    People:

    • Judy Noerr


  • Expensive Elections [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Jane Lumm
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Brad O'Furey
    • Zack Ackerman
    • Chip Smith
    • Jack Eaton
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Mike Anglin
    • Steve Kunselman


  • In the Dark [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Taxation - Michigan
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Courts - Michigan
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Scio Township
    • Pittsfield Township
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments

    People:

    • Jim Merte
    • Mandy Grewal
    • David Petrak


  • Healthy Snacking [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • Sleepy Cricket Healthy Vending
    • Vending Services
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Public Health

    People:

    • Karen Driggs
    • Alice Penrose


  • Have Desk, Will Travel [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17 - 18
  • Keywords:

    • Inventions & Product Development
    • Travel
    • DeskSpaceAnyplace

    People:

    • Jon Ryburg


  • Safe Satire [Inside Ann Arbor], page 18 - 21
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - University Activities Center (UAC)
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Comedy
    • Every Three Weekly
    • Alternative Newspapers

    People:

    • Brian Cook
    • Amol Parulekar
    • Sumi Sawani
    • Courtney Cantor
    • George Cantor
    • Bryan Kelly
    • Karla Talley
    • Marie Michels


  • Stoplights: Seeing Red [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Sidewalks
    • Traffic Safety
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments

    People:

    • Cynthia Redinger
    • Luke Liu


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • June Manning Thomas: Planning a Better Detroit [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Education - Desegregation
    • Urban Planning
    • Baha'i

    People:

    • June Manning Thomas
    • Margaret Dewar
    • Richard Thomas
    • Kemba Braynon
    • Ali Thomas


  • The Perfect Tree [My Town], by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 29/li>
    Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Trees
    • Recreation


  • Santa's Helper [My Town], by Greg Stejskal, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Fundraising
    • Salvation Army
    • Kroger Co.
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department


  • Eggs Over Easy [My Town], by Dick Siegel, page 31
  • Keywords:

    • Angelo's Restaurant
    • Musicians
    • The Ark
    • Local History
    • WCSX Radio

    People:

    • Carey Carlson


  • Ben Franklin's Visit to Michigan [Then & Now], by Frederick W. Mayer, page 33
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Statues


  • Mr. Congeniality: Christopher Taylor's Civil Offensive, by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Hooper Hathaway
    • Environment
    • Homelessness
    • Affordable Housing
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • Jack Eaton
    • John Hieftje
    • Zack Ackerman
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Sabre Briere
    • Jane Lumm
    • Mike Anglin
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Chip Smith
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Albert Berriz


  • Obamacare in Ann Arbor, by Ilene Wolff, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • Health Insurance
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Health Care
    • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    • Affordable Care Act
    • Physician Organization of Michigan (POM)
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University Medical Center
    • Medicare
    • Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
    • Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA)
    • Residential Hospice

    People:

    • Josephine Taylor
    • Steven Bernstein
    • David Spahlinger
    • David Introcaso
    • Martin Gaynor
    • Marianne Udow-Phillips
    • Mary Durfee
    • Leigh Ann Bowers
    • Justin DeWitte


  • Feeding the Starving Student, by Anita LeBlanc, page 43 - 45
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Hunger
    • Maize & Blue Cupboard
    • Michigan State University - Students
    • Michigan State University Food Bank
    • College and University Food Bank Alliance
    • Tuition & Fees
    • Feeding America
    • Food Gatherers
    • Washtenaw Community College - Students
    • Homelessness
    • St. Clare's Episcopal Church

    People:

    • Gaurav Mehda
    • Zoe Hawtof
    • Nate Smith-Tyge
    • Clare Cady
    • Markel Miller
    • Liz Orbits
    • Julie Harkema
    • Wesley Zhu
    • Forest Burczak
    • Keith Soster
    • Zoe Hawtof
    • Bonnie Arnett
    • Kathy Daly


  • Midlife Crisis: The People's Food Co-op, by Eve Silberman, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • People's Food Co-op
    • Food - Retail
    • Anniversaries
    • Lucky's Market
    • Plum Market
    • National Cooperative Grocers Association
    • Free People's Clinic
    • People's Ballroom
    • Ozone House
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Cafe Verde
    • Boycotts
    • Homelessness
    • Whole Foods
    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market

    People:

    • Ann Spunger
    • Lesley Perkins
    • Rebecca Kanner
    • Matt Graff
    • Gaia Kile
    • Bruce Curtis
    • Linda Diane Feldt
    • Carol Collins
    • Stuart Reid
    • Ken Charboneau
    • Kevin Sharp
    • Daniel Michniewicz
    • Maysel Brooks
    • Dory Mead

    Places:

    • 216 N 4th Ave


  • Leaving the Vineyard: An Evangelical Congregation Splits Over Gay Rights, by James Leonard, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
    • Gay & Lesbian Community
    • Churches
    • Religion
    • St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church
    • Temple Beth Emeth
    • Blue Ocean Church

    People:

    • Ken Wilson
    • Emily Swan
    • James Rhodenhiser
    • Julia Httar Bailey
    • Penny Johnson
    • Diane Sonda


  • The Vineyard Now, by James Leonard, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
    • Gay & Lesbian Community
    • Churches
    • Religion

    People:

    • Donnell Wyche
    • Ken Wilson

    Places:

    • 2275 Platt Rd


  • Back2Roots Bistro: White-Tablecloth Vegan [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 63 - 64
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Vegan Cookery

    People:

    • Swaroop Bhojani

    Places:

    • 108 S Main St


  • Christmas Shopping: In Search of a Different Holiday Dinner [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 64 -65
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Cooking
    • Arbor Farms
    • Durham's Tracklements and Smokery
    • Monahan's Seafood Market
    • Sparrow Meats
    • Kerrytown

    People:

    • Mike Monahan
    • Bob Sparrow


  • Table Talk, by M. B. Lewis, page 65
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Baking
    • Ethnic Foods
    • Authors
    • University of Michigan - Libraries
    • Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive
    • Downtown Home & Garden

    People:

    • M. L. Slater
    • Ann Pearlman
    • Janice Bluestein Longone
    • Kelly Vore

    Places:

  • What the Heck Is a Cheese Bar? [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Spencer Restaurant
    • Zingerman's
    • Wafel Shop
    • Cafe Japon
    • Lamb & Spencer
    • Local History

    People:

    • Abby Olitzky
    • Steve Hall
    • Fred Lamb
    • Louis Spencer

    Places:

    • 113 E Liberty St


  • Sun & Snow Subdivides [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 67 - 68
  • Keywords:

    • Sun & Snow
    • Sun & Snow Swim HQ
    • Scio Towne Plaza
    • Sporting Goods - Retail

    People:

    • Rob Parent
    • Heidi Parent
    • Bob Parent

    Places:

    • 3780 Jackson Rd
    • 462 Jackson Plaza


  • Anyone Want to Buy a Restaurant? [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 68 - 71
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • VKitchen
    • Paradise Asian Restaurant

    People:

    • Terry Phung
    • Angela Nguyen
    • Ethan Pham

    Places:

    • 883 W Eisenhower Blvd


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

    • Dear Prudence
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Arbor Hills Crossing

    People:

    • Prudence Kauffman

    Places:

    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


  • Picture Plus [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 71 - 72
  • Keywords:

    • Picture Plus
    • Westgate Shopping Center
    • Picture Framing
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • West Branch Library
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Old Siam Restaurant
    • Sun & Snow
    • T. J. Maxx
    • Ann Arbor Potters Guild
    • Mast Shoes

    People:

    • Mike Grob
    • Josie Parker
    • Don Van Curler
    • Scott Godwin
    • Andrew Godwin

    Places:

    • 2507 Jackson Ave


  • JB Sweets & Treats [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 72
  • Keywords:

    • JB Sweets & Treats
    • Just Baked
    • Be My Bakery
    • Bakeries & Confectioners

    People:

    • Debbie Baxter
    • Kay Seeney
    • Melissa Lindsay

    Places:

    • 2463 W Stadium Blvd


  • Mattress Geeks [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 72
  • Keywords:

    • Mattress Geeks
    • Beds & Bedding
    • The Colonnade
    • Mattress & Futon Shoppe

    People:

    • Shawn McBride
    • Randy Fazio

    Places:

    • 887 W Eisenhower Blvd


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 72
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Investment Rarities of Michigan
    • Melting Pot

    People:

    • Peter Linden
    • Ron Marten

    Places:

    • 2390 E Stadium Blvd
    • 309 S Main St


  • Andy Adamson: In His Element [Jazz], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 74
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • RUSH Nightclub
    • Andy Adamson Quartet

    People:

    • Andy Adamson
    • Brennan Andes
    • Jonathan Taylor
    • Dan Bennett

    Places:

    • 314 S Main St


  • Pecker: Outsider Perspective [Film], by James M. Manheim, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Film
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • John Waters

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Takacs Quartet [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Takacs Quartet
    • Music - Reviews
    • Rackham Auditorium

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


  • Peter Mulvey: Monster Musician [Folk], by Sandor Slomovits, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Peter Mulvey

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Michael Malis: New Detroit Piano [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 91
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Michael Malis

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • The Art of Tyree Guyton: Wonderland Finessed [Gallery Review], by Sally Wright Day, page 98
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Galleries
    • Art & Artists
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • Tyree Guyton

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • September & October 2015 Home Sales, page 108
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics
  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 111
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor Central Mills
    • Cavern Club
    • Downtown Home & Garden

    People:

    • Mary Stefanik
    • Alexander Marsh
    • Annalise Jencson
    • Dan Romanchik

    Places:

    • 210 S First St