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Ann Arbor Observer, February 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: February 2015


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

  • Hands Off My Email [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Google
    • University of Michigan - Administration
    • Lawsuits

    People:

    • Sol Bermann


  • Own Winter! [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Mass Transit
    • Contests

    People:

    • Nancy Shore
    • Roger Young
    • Lissa Spitz


  • The Ann Arbor Daily [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Michigan Daily
    • Newspapers
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan - Students

    People:

    • Doug Solomon
    • Doug Raab
    • Katy Ciesinski


  • Miss Dean's New Trees [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Trees
    • Endowments
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments

    People:

    • Elizabeth Dean
    • Kerry Gray


  • The Family Glitch [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Health Insurance
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Medicaid
    • Michigan - Government Departments & Agencies
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • Polls & Surveys

    People:

    • Krista Nordberg
    • Candice Starks


  • Sign Wizard [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 14
  • Keywords:

    • Signs & Signage
    • Art & Artists
    • Chalou Design
    • Zingerman's Roadhouse
    • Aventura Restaurant
    • Fleetwood Diner
    • Domino's Pizza Inc.

    People:

    • Mark Chalou
    • Tom Monaghan
    • Frederick Culpepper
  • Trigger Talk [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • Radio Programs
    • WAAM
    • Firearms
    • Tri-County Sportsmen's League
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Gun Control

    People:

    • Dick Cupka
    • Terry "Thayrone X" Hughes
    • Linda Hughes
    • Matt Clark


  • Finches In Love [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 19
  • Keywords:

    • Birds & Birding
    • Recreation


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Mary Morgan and Dave Askins: Getting People To Care More About Local Government [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Journalists & Journalism
    • Local Government
    • Ann Arbor Chronicle
    • World Wide Web
    • CivCity
    • ArborWiki
    • Ann Arbor District Library

    People:

    • Dave Askins
    • Mary Morgan


  • Our Deer Are Mostly Ann Arborites, by Margaret A. Leary, page 25 - 27
  • Keywords:

    • Animal Control
    • Wildlife
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Washtenaw Citizens for Ecological Balance (WC4EB)
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley
    • University of Michigan - Academic Departments
    • Statistics
    • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    • Huron-Clinton Metroparks

    People:

    • Maurita Holland
    • Bernie Banet
    • Jane Lumm
    • Steve Powers
    • Charles Fleetham
    • Chris Graham
    • Kristin Bissell
    • Sandy Fortier
    • Jill Fritz
    • Tanya Hilgendorf
    • Karen Patterson
    • Robert Simms
    • Paul Muelle


  • Super Blogger, by Craig Ross, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • World Wide Web
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Michigan Wolverines
    • MGoBlog
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Football
    • Coaches

    People:

    • David Brandon
    • Brian Cook
    • Keith Olbermann
    • Ben Mathis-Lelley
    • Jim Hackett
    • Brady Hoke
    • Jim Harbaugh


  • Hearth and Heart, by Kate Convissor, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Blacksmiths
    • Michigan Artisit Blacksmith Association
    • Hell Creek Forge

    People:

    • Andrew Kyte
    • Jim Roth
    • Scott Lankton
    • Michael Bondi
    • Paul Zimmerman
    • Mike Wolfe


  • Centsible Eats: Bargains To Savor [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 35 -37
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Dos Hermanos
    • Tomukun Noodle
    • Jerusalem Gardens
    • Broadway Cafe
    • Bell's Diner
    • Zingerman's Roadshow
    • Bread Basket Deli
    • Arirang
    • Godaiko


  • Detroit Vegan Soul: Bright Spot In The City [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 37
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Detroit Vegan Soul Restaurant

    Places:

    • 8029 Agnes St Detroit


  • Briarwood Steps Up Its Game [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • Briarwood Mall
    • Shopping Centers
    • Bravo! Cucina Italiana
    • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
    • Restaurants

    People:

    • Denise Murrray
    • William Kirby

    Places:

    • 760 Briarwood Circle
    • 720 Briarwood Circle


  • Paredown Opens An Annex [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 39 - 40
  • Keywords:

    • Furniture - Retail
    • Home Furnishings
    • Annex of Paredown

    People:

    • Brenda Brown

    Places:

    • 1608 Jackson Ave


  • Coffee Klatch: The Espresso Bar [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 41
  • Keywords:

    • Coffee Houses
    • Mighty Good Coffee
    • Business - Closings
    • Peet's Coffee
    • The Espresso Bar
    • Literati Books

    People:

    • David Myers
    • Sandy Bledsoe
    • Hilary Gustafson
    • Mike Gustafson

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington Ave


  • Coffee Klatch: Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co. [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 41
  • Keywords:

    • Coffee Houses
    • Great Lakes Cocolate & Coffee Co.
    • Business - Closings
    • Franchises
    • Sweetwater's Coffee & Tea

    People:

    • Christine Eleby
    • Laurie Vaquero

    Places:

    • 2891 Jackson Ave


  • Salads UP [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Salads UP
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Architectural Salvage Warehouse

    People:

    • Max Steir
    • Robert Mayer
    • Nicholas Simmons
    • Gail Solway

    Places:

    • 611 E Liberty


  • Taco King [In The Works], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • El Ranchito Restaurant
    • Business - Closings
    • Taco King
    • Tienda La Libertad

    People:

    • Lisa Weiss
    • Saber Naghmouchi
    • Sihem Ben Aich

    Places:

    • 4079 Stone School Rd


  • Nicholson's [In The Works], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Nicholson's Enterprises Inc.
    • Motorcycles - Sales & Service

    People:

    • Robert Mechigian
    • Scott Meterko

    Places:

    • 4405 Jackson Rd


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Dancing Dog Gallery
    • Vellum Restaurant
    • Herb David Guitar Studio

    People:

    • Bill Knudstrup
    • Peter Roumanis
    • John Roumanis

    Places:

    • 302 E Liberty St
    • 209 S Main St


  • The Understorey: Marriage of Musical Minds [Folk-Rock], by Chris Berggren, page 44
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Jess McCumons
    • Matt McCumons
    • Dave Wak
    • Billy King
    • Miles Shultz
    • Graham Lapp
    • Jenny Jones

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Tomasz Tanko: The Trumpet, Romanticism, and Polish Jazz [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
    • University Musical Society

    People:

    • Tomasz Tanko
    • Thomas Morgan
    • Gerald Cleaver
    • Tim Berne

    Places:

    • 911 N University Ave


  • Deliciously Dark: Film Noir at the Michigan [Film], by Patrick Dunn, page 54
  • Keywords:

    • Films
    • Movies
    • Michigan Theatre

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Mendelssohn's Elijah: The Heights and Depths of Devotion [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Concerts
    • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    • Choral Union
    • Hill Auditorium

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


  • Henrik Karapetyan & Francis Yun: Twleve Extra Strings [Baroque Music], by Sandor Slomovits, page 65
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Concerts
    • Kerrytown Concert House
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Henrik Karapetyan
    • Francis Yun

    Places:

    • 415 N Fifth Ave


  • Fix-It Friday: Friendly, Expert Repairs For Free [Hobbies], by Anita LeBlanc, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Hobbies
    • Maker Works
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    People:

    • Tom Root
    • Bob Stack
    • Al McWaters
    • Michele Leshan
    • Je'Tone Alexander
    • Janet Osborn

    Places:

    • 3765 Plaza Dr


  • Albert Lee: The Greatest Guitarist In The World? [Guitar], by James M. Manheim, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Albert Lee

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Natalie Diaz: The Beauty of a Busted Fruit [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • Natalie Diaz


  • December 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 80
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • University of Michigan - Fraternities & Sororities
    • Historic Buildings
    • Rudloph Steiner House
    • Anthroppsophical Society of America
    • Zingerman's Roadhouse

    People:

    • Megan Hartline
    • David Bicknell
    • Kathy Peterson
    • Judy Taylor
    • Keith McConnelly
    • Tim Reade
    • Marilyn Knepp


Ann Arbor Observer, January 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: January 2015


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

  • The Hedron Project [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Sculpture
    • Argo Pond
    • Hamlet Construction
    • Mathematics

    People:

    • Robert Marshall


  • Snow Buddy [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Fourth Ave Birkenstock
    • Snow Removal
    • Nonprofits
    • Fundraising
    • Volunteers & Volunteerings
    • Sidewalks
    • Water Hill Music Fest

    People:

    • Paul Tinkerhess
    • Claire Tinkerhess


  • Living In Their World [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Architects
    • Hobbs & Black Associates Inc.
    • Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
    • Anniversaries
    • Historic Buildings
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Wayne Chubb


  • It's Never Too Late [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Track & Field
    • Senior Citizens
    • Sports
    • University of Michigan - Athletics

    People:

    • Joan Berman
    • Kenny "Red" Simmons


  • Welcome, Mahindra! [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Mahindra Group
    • Scooters
    • JAC Products

    People:

    • Vish Palekar


  • CIL Reborn [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
    • Disability Rights
    • Social Services
    • Disabilities
    • Nonprofits

    People:

    • Carolyn Grawi
    • Jim Magyar
    • Kevin Hartgerink
    • Tom Hoatlin
    • Shirley Coombs
    • Chris Cooley
    • Stephanie Stiles
    • Jim Egerdal
    • Dave Reid
    • Kevin Hartgerink

    Places:

    • 3941 Research Park Dr


  • Michigan Tea? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 14
  • Keywords:

    • Orchards
    • Arbor Teas
    • Imports & Exports

    People:

    • Aubrey Lopatin
    • Jeremy Lopatin

    Places:

    • 1342 N Main St


  • Historic Fixer-Upper [Inside Ann Arbor], page 14 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Historic Buildings
    • Local History
    • Anson Brown Building
    • Northside Grill
    • Historic Preservation
    • Kellogg Building
    • Sic Transit
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • St. Vincent de Paul Store

    People:

    • Jim Koli
    • Anson Brown
    • William Suchman

    Places:

    • 1001 Broadway


  • Kickshaw Theatre [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • Kickshaw Theatre
    • Theater
    • Williamston Theater
    • Transforming Theatre Ensemble
    • Michigan State University - Faculty & Staff
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor

    People:

    • Julia Glander
    • Lynn Lammers
    • Jane Griffith
    • Heidi Bennett
    • Janice Glander
    • Christopher Taylor


  • Flash and Friends: A Winter Visit to Cobblestone Farm [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Cobblestone Farm
    • Cobblestone Farm Association
    • Historic Buildings
    • Farm Animals
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Recreation

    People:

    • Jessica Black
    • Janet Farrell

    Places:

    • 2781 Packard Rd


  • Crime Map, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Scott Campbell: Social Media Scholar [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Telecommunications
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan - Research

    People:

    • Scott Campbell
    • Arnold Pohs
    • Constance Pohs
    • Faith Sparr


  • Heavy Traffic, by James Leonard, page 27 -29
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Traffic
    • Ann Arbor - City Ordinances
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Public Safety
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • Marilyn Tower
    • Margie Teall
    • Bob White
    • Sandra White
    • Jack Eaton
    • Robert Keller
    • Jamie Adkins
    • John Seto
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Greg Bazick
    • Bill Clock
    • Dan Oates
    • Jamie Adkins


  • Seventh St.'s Prophet of Sustainability , by James Leonard, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Alternative Energy
    • Environment
    • Energy Conservation
    • THRIVE Collaborative
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • Water Supply
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Michigan House of Representatives
    • Laws & Legislation

    People:

    • Matt Grocoff
    • Dahlia Grocoff
    • Kelly Grocoff
    • Rachel Goubert
    • Jordan Occena
    • Hannah Rockwell
    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Jeff Irwin
    • Jane Grocoff


  • Canvassing Kemnitz, by Greg Dobrin, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • World War II
    • Veterans
    • Local History
    • Labor Unions
    • Activists
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Civil Rights
    • Saunders Frame Shop
    • Sam's Clothing
    • Historic Preservation

    People:

    • Milton N. Kemnitz
    • Esther Lichenstein
    • Henry Meyer
    • William Kemnitz
    • Walter Kemnitz
    • Tom Kemnitz
    • Martha Kemnitz
    • Milt Rochman
    • Dave Brooks


  • Two Burger Shops: Blimpy Burger and Hunter House [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 39 - 40
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Blimpy Burger
    • Hunter House Hamburgers
    • White Market

    Places:

    • 304 S Ashley
    • 609 E William


  • Argus Farm Stop [Quick Bite], by M. B. Lewis, page 40
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Argus Farm Stop
    • Grocery Stores
    • Coffee Houses
    • Roos Roast
    • Cafe Japon
    • Crust Bakery

    People:

    • Brian Barch
    • Laura Barch
    • Kathy Sample
    • Bill Brinkerhoff

    Places:

    • 325 W Liberty St


  • The Little Books Shop That Could: The Friends of the Library Move Upstairs [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library
    • Friends Book Shop
    • Nonprofits
    • Fundraisers
    • Used Books
    • Ann Arbor District Library

    People:

    • Rae Ann Weymouth
    • Josie Barnes Parker

    Places:

    • 343 S Fifth Ave


  • Sava Looks South [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43 - 44
  • Keywords:

    • Babo Farm Fresh Meals To Go
    • Babo Market
    • Grocery Stores
    • Seva Restaurant
    • Babo Real Food Fast

    People:

    • Kris Lelcaj
    • Sava Lelcaj

    Places:

    • 2825 Boardwalk
    • 12 Nickels Arcade


  • S-G Parts of Ann Arbor [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Automotive Parts - Retail
    • S-G Parts of Ann Arbor
    • Viking Auto Parts
    • Boyer Auto Supply
    • Auto-Wares Inc.

    People:

    • Bruce Bertram
    • Bill Hueter
    • Brett Boland
    • Tony Gay

    Places:

    • 3350 W Liberty


  • Al Madina Trading, Kasoa Africa Market [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Al Madina Trading
    • Kasoa Africa Market
    • Imports & Exports
    • Shopping Centers
    • Biggby Coffee

    People:

    • Ehab Samaha

    Places:

    • 3980 Platt Rd


  • Tuesday Morning [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 45 - 47
  • Keywords:

    • Tuesday Morning
    • Discount Retailers

    Places:

    • 3140 Carpenter Rd


  • CUBS' A.C. [In The Works], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Colonial Lanes
    • CUBS' A.C. Sports Bar & Restaurant
    • Bowling Alleys
    • Bars
    • Remodeling & Renovations
    • Architects

    People:

    • Bob Ufer
    • John Janviriya
    • Brian Conway
    • Robert McGeorge

    Places:

    • 1950 S Industrial Hwy


  • Washtenaw Shell [In The Works], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Washtenaw Shell
    • Gas Stations
    • Convenience Stores
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Lurie Terrace at Fifty

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer, December 2014,
December 2014

Author: Grace Shackman

Lurie Terrace, a residence for active seniors of moderate means, was a real groundbreaker when it was built fifty years ago. "There were none [like it] to the best of our knowledge" recalls Bob Chance, one of the four architects who worked on it. The designers had no template to follow, just organizer Shata Ling's vision.

Ling was a remarkable woman who was not only full of ideas but made them happen. Born in 1905 in Houston and trained as a social worker, she came to Ann Arbor with her husband, Daniel Ling, in 1943 for grad school - he in civil engineering and she in public health. She later returned to U-M to study community organizing and worked part-time for researcher Wilma Donahue, a pioneer in the new field of gerontology.

When Ling realized that local seniors lacked a gathering place, she and her husband bought an old house at 439 S. Ashley to use as a senior center, renting out a basement apartment to help cover the cost. Ling served as the unpaid director and organized activities such as art classes and choral groups. "It was almost an instant success," recalled Daniel Ling in a 1985 memoir. When they outgrew that building, a generous donation helped them buy a house at 323 Packard, again making it work by renting out apartments. One of the renters there was U-M student Bob Creal, who later served on the board of Lurie Terrace for thirty-eight years.

The seed for Lurie Terrace was planted when Ling learned that many seniors who came to the center lived in inadequate rooms or small apartments, often paying more than they could afford. The problem was compounded by the fact that many of the older homes that offered low rents were being tom down to make room for apartments in the post-WWII building boom. There were four nursing homes in Ann Arbor, but no places for active seniors except for the Anna Botsford Bach Home, which housed just seventeen women.

Learning of new federal programs that would loan money for supportive housing for the elderly, Ling in 1961 converted the senior center board into a nonprofit entity known as Senior Citizens Housing of Ann Arbor, Inc. She then put together a proposal, convincing professionals, such as architect Jim Livingston, to sign on without knowing if they would ever collect a fee or not. Daniel Ling was the structural engineer. Wanting a site near downtown, she convinced the seller of property on Huron St. to keep the land option open for two years.

In the spring of 1962, the nonprofit was approved for a $1.7 million loan, payable over fifty years at 3.375 percent interest. However, it was another year before they could break ground while they ironed out the last details, including raising funds to finish the interior. The community responded with contributions, including a lounge furnished by the Kiwanis Club.

Meanwhile, the architects went to work on the design. Chance remembers Livingston coming into the office and saying "Bob, we've got a good one. You're going to love this lady." meaning Shata Ling. He was right. Chance developed a "profound admiration and respect for her," describing Ling as "an intense, brilliant, no-nonsense, off-the-shoulder kind of gal."

Livingston, who owned the firm, dealt directly with the clients. Kip Serota was the chief designer, while Linden Pettys did the drawings. Chance's main job was to see that the design was carried out as planned when building began. But Chance says they worked as a team. "If there was a problem we'd work it out together to make it happen," he explains.

"We started with what was generally expected, but Shata pushed-she wanted something different," recalls Chance. The challenge, according to Serota, "was to create something with a modest amount of money that didn't look like a public housing project."

The size of the parcel and the number of units dictated a high-rise. But Serota made it different from most blocky low-income projects by designing two eight-story hexagon-shaped towers. The ten apartments on each floor are accessed from corridors that branch out from a central elevator, rather than a single long hall. The hexagonal walls made for wedge-shaped rooms, but Serota explained those made the small spaces seem bigger, and gave residents different views out their windows. Chance remembers doing mock-ups to make sure that furniture would fit in the unconventional rooms.

Serota's original design had balconies, but Livingston nixed them, saying that the residents would rather have more floor space. Serota still thinks they would have been a good idea: in the era before air conditioning they would have allowed residents to cool off, given an illusion of more space, and made the exterior more attractive. The section connecting the two towers contained the elevator, stairs, and a different activity room for each floor: a music room, a greenhouse, an exercise room, an arts and crafts room, and a library.

The most controversial part of the plan was locating the dining room on the top floor. Ling suggested that so all the residents, not just those living on top floors, could enjoy the view over downtown Ann Arbor and the Old Serota’s original design had balconies, but Livingston nixed them, saying that the residents would rather have more floor space. Serota still thinks they would have been a good idea; in the era before air conditioning they would have allowed residents to cool off, given an illusion of more space, and made the exterior more attractive. The section connecting the two towers contained the elevator, stairs, and a different activity room for each floor: a music room, a greenhouse, an exercise room, an arts and crafts room, and a library.

The most controversial part of the plan was locating the dining room on the top floor. Ling suggested that so all the residents, not just those living on top floors, could enjoy the view over downtown Ann Arbor and the Old West Side. She felt the bother of bringing food up and carrying garbage down was worth it. City officials disagreed. Characteristically, Ling didn't back down, and eventually they relented.

The groundbreaking took place in May 1963. Sid Woolner, head of the federal Community Facilities Administration – soon to be folded into the new Department of Housing and Urban Development – called Lurie Terrace “a remarkable, intriguing design.” When construction started, Ling resigned from her by-then-paying position at the senior center to volunteer on the site. She was given a hard hat and an office in the old house that the contractors were using as headquarters before tearing it down. “She was one of the few clients I’ve had who read the specifications,” recalls Chance. She monitored every aspect of the project, including the doors, carpeting, slate, drapery rods, kitchen cabinets, and tile. She also fought to save the trees on the site.

Daniel Ling recalled that his wife “climbed ladders to check the construction and brought coffee to the workmen on cold winter days. With such feminine supervision, some of the men wanted to be informed if she became involved in another construction project so they could apply for the work.”

As the opening date neared, there was a steady stream of applicants to live in the 142 apartments in the new building, which Ling had named after her mother, Anna Lurie. To qualify, people had [to] be at least sixty-two years old and have an income of less than $4,000 a year if single, or $5,000 a year if married. There were also federal rent subsidies for twenty people who qualified.

The official opening was October 9, 1965 – a day so cold and raw that some of the participants watched from inside. The program booklet included a quite from Donahue, from whom Ling had gotten many of her ideas: “Not only is this a ‘break-through’ in retirement housing for middle-income people, but Lurie Terrace represents the practical application of U-M’s many years of work and study.” The New York Times published an article about Lurie Terrace, and in the early years there were visitors from around the world who wanted to learn from its example.

Ling stayed involved in the new residence for the rest of her life. Louise Bale, who later became active in Lurie Terrace, recalled her first glimpse of its creator while dining there with a friend: “Ling entered, dressed in a classic brown suit, her gorgeous red hair piled high on her head. She radiated warmth and vigor. Table after table of the residents looked up to greet her as she passed. A quick remark, an inquiry about someone’s health, an infectious laugh – everyone in that section of the dining room became livelier at once.” Ling died of cancer in 1969 at age sixty-four, just five years after Lurie Terrace was completed.

Serota left Livingston’s office to work for Minoru Yamasaki, who was expanding his staff when he got the job of designing the World Trade Center. Chance spent most of his career working as an architect for the U-M. Livingston continued in private practice, where he designed a wide array of local buildings including Weber’s, Kale’s Waterfall (later Szechuan West), and Lawton Elementary School, as well as apartment houses and private homes.

If Shata Ling and Wilma Donahue were alive today, they would be amazed at how their pioneering efforts have mushroomed. Every community in Washtenaw County now has a senior center. Catholic Social Services Resource Directory lists eighteen senior residences including independent living, assisted living, and memory loss units, plus sixteen subsidized or affordable places. For seniors who wish to stay in their own homes, there are a myriad of services including Meals on Wheels, senior cab service, home sharing, and home health care.

The revolution that brought about this new order started in 1965 with the passage of the Older Americans Act, part of LBJ’s Great Society program. “It moved the needle on the needs of seniors and how to respond,” explains Henry Johnson, U-M emeritus vice president, who is a neighbor and supporter of Lurie Terrace. “As the population aged, a more informed public began advocating for better senior services, which led to both private and public development.”

In spite of the newer competition, Lurie Terrace is usually full, although vacancies are not filled as fast as they once were. “It used to be that they [new residents] would move in literally the next day. They’d already have their things in the car,” recalls Mary Jean Raab, who has been a board member for twenty-two years and is now president.

Most of the original units were very small efficiency apartments ranging from 300 to 350 square feet. While a great step up from the rented rooms many of the first tenants came from, as Americans grew used to having more space, Raab says, “that was simply not the right mix of unit sizes,” and eighteen of them were combined to create nine large one-bedroom apartments. Though the efficiencies are a bargain – rents start at $546 a month, including fifteen meals in the dining room – those larger apartments are now in the greatest demand, with a wait list of several years.

Raab also notes that there used to be more couples. “Today with more options [for support] to bring into the home, couples stay [home] more often until one person passes.”

Another change is the removal of the original ban on walkers and wheelchairs – the thinking then was that the residents had to be totally independent. But as residents needed assistance walking, many just hid their devices or had others go through the food line for them. “We now realize that seniors can be active mentally and physically and still need help,” Raab says.

Last year the board paid off the fifty-year mortgage. That frees them from HUD rules but also means greater responsibility. Since 2002, the board has spent $1.2 million on major updates – installing air conditioning, replacing plumbing, and putting in new windows.

“Fifty years after the first resident, we are thriving, still around, fulfilling our mission,” says Raab. She hopes that with all the improvements, the same thing can be said at the end of the next fifty years.

Captions from images:

There were no models for a residence for active seniors when Shata Ling (at left, with husband Daniel) conceived Lurie Terrace.(Above) Jim Livingston, one of the architects, speaks at the 1964 dedication; his colleague Kip Serota designed the striking hexagonal towers.

The Lings started Ann Arbor's first senior center in a house on Ashley. When Shata realized that many seniors who attended lived in inadequate rooms or small apartments, she created a nonprofit and got a $1.7 million federal loan to build Lurie Terrace. (The name honors Shata's mothers, Anna Lurie.)

Board president Mary Jean Raab shows off the vista from the top-floor dining room. Placing it there was the most controversial part of the design, and city officials objected. But Ling prevailed – she wanted every resident to be able to enjoy the view.

Ann Arbor Observer, December 2014

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Date: December 2014


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    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


Ann Arbor Observer, November 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: November 2014


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

  • Fear and Flu [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Influenza
    • Vaccinations
    • University of Michigan Visiting Care Clinic
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Rite Aid Pharmacy
    • Ebola Virus Disease

    People:

    • Tracy Newhouse
    • Rhonda Morris
    • Matthew Boulton


  • Tax Dollars at Work [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Sidewalks
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
    • Millages
    • Disability Rights
    • Lawsuits

    People:

    • Homayoon Pirooz
    • Robert Kellar


  • Sid Gilman's Last Stand [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Pharmaceuticals - Research & Development
    • New Yorker Magazine
    • SAC Capital Advisors

    People:

    • Sid Gilman
    • Mathew Martoma
    • Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Steven A. Cohen
    • Joel Vilensky


  • From Fantasy to Tragedy [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Comic Books
    • Biography
    • United States - President
    • Criminal Investigations

    People:

    • Jerzy Drozd
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Dan Mishkin


  • Lost In Briarwood [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Briarwood Mall
    • Sears Roebuck & Co.
    • Restaurants


  • Football In Chaos [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • University of Michigan - Administration
    • Sports
    • Football
    • Coaches
    • Michigan Wolverines
    • Sports Injuries

    People:

    • Mark Schlissel
    • Brady Hoke
    • David Brandon
    • Shane Morris
    • Devin Gardner
    • Doug Nussmeier
    • Al Borges
    • Greg Matison
    • Jabrill Peppers
    • Rich Rodriguez
    • Jeff Casteel


  • When Lawyers Go Bad [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Attorneys
    • Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
    • Dykema Gossett
    • State Bar of Michigan

    People:

    • James Cameron
    • Kwame Kilpatrick
    • Mike Stefani
    • Valerie Colbert-Osamuede


  • Curating the U-M's Cast-Offs [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan Property Disposition Office
    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise)

    People:

    • Mary Ellen Lyon
    • Steve Sinelli

    Places:

    • 3241 Baxter Rd


  • A Dog Named Bo [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17
  • Keywords:

    • Pets
    • Affordable Vet Services
    • Ann Arbor Animal Hospital
    • Veterinarians & Veterinary Medicine

    People:

    • Bill MacArthur
    • Janet Figarra


  • Power Pruning [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17 - 20
  • Keywords:

    • Forestry
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor Parks Advisory Commission
    • Emerald Ash Borer
    • University of Michigan - Campus

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • Paul Bairley
    • Ingrid Ault


  • Shadow Season [Outside], by Jorja Feldman, Bob Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Nature
    • Photography


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Sharon McRill: Keeping Clients Organized [Ann Arborites], by Debbie Merion, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Betty Brigade
    • Personal Assistants
    • Concierge Services
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • ZingTrain

    People:

    • Sharon McRill

    Places:

    • 2008 Hogback Rd


  • Joybox Express: Mr. B's Mississippi River Ride [My Town], by Sandor Slomovits, page 28 - 29
  • Keywords:

    • Musicians
    • Bicycling
    • Accidents - Motorcycle
    • Artrain
    • Fundraising

    People:

    • Mark Braun
    • Shoshana Hurand
    • Sam Genson
    • Marty Stano
    • Jules Cunningham


  • Marry Me: A + WL, by Eve Silberman, page 31 - 32
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Whitmore Lake Public Schools
    • Elections - Proposals & Referendums
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Whitmore Lake Public Schools Board of Education
    • Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    • Annexations

    People:

    • Glenn Nelson
    • Jim Vibbart
    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Christine Stead
    • Susan Basket
    • Andy Thomas
    • Tom DeKeyser
    • Jeff Vega
    • Julie ReBeau
    • Monique Deschaine
    • Jeanice Swift
    • Scott Menzel


  • A Crowded School Board Race, by James Leonard, page 33
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools

    People:

    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Susan Basket
    • Christine Stead
    • Irene Patalan
    • Glenn Nelson
    • Jeffrey Harrold
    • Donna Lasinski
    • Patricia Manley
    • Deirdre Piper
    • Hunter Van Valkenburgh
    • Don Wilkerson
    • Roland Zullo
    • Jack Panitch


  • Contrarian For Mayor: Bryan Kelly's Quixotic Quest, by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Fires & Firefighting
    • Delonis Center
    • Homelessness
    • Affordable Housing
    • Hooper Hathaway Price Beuche & Wallace

    People:

    • Bryan Kelly
    • Christopher Taylor
    • John Hieftje
    • Albert Howard
    • Tom Wall
    • Jane Lumm
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Larry Kestenbaum


  • A Republican State Rep?, by James Leonard, page 36
  • Keywords:

    • Michigan House of Representatives
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

    People:

    • Gretchen Driskell
    • John Hochstetler
    • Jeff Irwin
    • John Spisak
    • Adam Zemke
    • Leonard Burk
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Yousef Rabhi
    • Conan Smith
    • Joe Miriani
    • Jeff Gallatin
    • John Floyd


  • Ann Arborites Run for Regent With Control of the Board at Stake , by James Leonard, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Board of Regents
    • Elections - Michigan
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • McKinley Properties
    • Wayne State University - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Kathy White
    • Rob Steele
    • Ron Weiser
    • Julia Darlow
    • James Duderstadt
    • John Dingell
    • Michael Behm


  • Grover's Corner - When Families Lived and Worked at State and Packard, by Val Lauder, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Factory Hat Store
    • Standard Oil Service Station
    • A & P
    • Calkins-Fletcher Drug Stores
    • Campus Corner
    • Pastry Peddler Bakery & Cafe
    • PJ's Records
    • Ali Baba Restaurant
    • Jimmy John's
    • Cottage Inn Pizza
    • Mr. Spot's
    • Rod's Diner
    • Pizza Bob's
    • Bell's Pizza
    • Quickie Burgers & Dogs
    • R.U.B. BBQ Pub
    • Pizza Loy's
    • Dairy Joy
    • Loy's Speedy Lunch
    • Double D Restaurant
    • Loy's Snappy Service
    • Blue Front

    People:

    • Warren Mann
    • Anna Mann
    • Bud Mosher
    • Jim Chaconas
    • Katy Loy
    • Jeff Taras
    • Marc Taras
    • Dennis Loy
    • P. J. Ryder
    • Omar Dari
    • Adnan Dari
    • Adam Gottschalk
    • Anne-Catherine Dargis
    • Ray Collins
    • Ed Gottschalk


  • Miya: Suddenly Serene [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Miya Restaurant
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Silvio's Organic Pizza
    • Tomukun Restaurant

    Places:

    • 715 N University


  • Changes of Seasons: Hodesh Sells Downtown Home & Garden [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Downtown Home & Garden
    • Hertler Brothers Hardware
    • Fleetwood Diner
    • Mark's Carts
    • Bills' Beer Garden
    • Castine Inn
    • Ehnis & Sons

    People:

    • Mark Hodesh
    • Kelly Vore
    • Bill Zolkowski
    • Margaret Parker
    • Jeanne Hodesh

    Places:

    • 210 S Ashley


  • What Price Fame? Blimpy Burger Redux [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Blimpy Burger
    • Restaurants
    • Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

    People:

    • Chris Magner
    • Rich Magner
    • Herm Steinman

    Places:

    • 304 S Ashley


  • Hyper-Local Microbusiness - Real Baked Goods [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 49 - 50
  • Keywords:

    • Read Baked Goods
    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Coffee Houses
    • Milan Coffee Works

    People:

    • Martha Ebinger
    • Alan Caldwell
    • Matt Bjurman

    Places:

    • 1232 Packard


  • Hyper-Local Microbusiness - Ground Floor Cafe, by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Ground Floor Cafe
    • Espresso Bar
    • Braun Court
    • Coffee Houses

    People:

    • Eric Farrell
    • Ted Kennedy
    • Dana Blaisdell

    Places:

    • 827 Braun Ct


  • Hyper-Local Microbusiness - Shades of Green Artisan Merchandise / On Your Left , by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50 - 53
  • Keywords:

    • Shades of Green Artisan Merchandise
    • On Your Left
    • Bicycles - Sales & Service
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Gift Shops

    People:

    • Luciana Lampert
    • Paul Meyer

    Places:

    • 1217 Prospect


  • Hyper-Local Microbusiness - Garden Cafe, by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Garden Cafe
    • Restaurants
    • Huron Towers

    People:

    • Mercedes Lyons

    Places:

    • 200 Fuller Ct


  • Bed & Butter [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Bed & Butter
    • Home Furnishings
    • Rock Paper Scissors

    People:

    • Lisa Roberts

    Places:

    • 333 S Main


  • Native Kichwa Arts [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 53 - 55
  • Keywords:

    • Native Kichwa Arts
    • Art & Artists
    • Arts & Crafts

    People:

    • Inty Muenala

    Places:

    • 315 1/2 S Main


  • Biggby [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 55
  • Keywords:

    • Coffee Houses
    • Biggby
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Henry Lin
    • Justine Lin

    Places:

    • 5245 Jackson Rd


  • BMW of Ann Arbor / Mercedes Benz of Ann Arbor [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 55
  • Keywords:

    • Automobile Dealers
    • BMW of Ann Arbor
    • Mercedes Benz of Ann Arbor
    • Suburban Collection

    People:

    • Dave Fischer
    • Nick Bertini

    Places:

    • 501 Auto Mall Dr
    • 570 Auto Mall Dr


  • Germain [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 55 - 57
  • Keywords:

    • Automobile Dealers
    • Germain
    • Audi Ann Arbor
    • Volkswagen of Ann Arbor
    • Porsche of Ann Arbor

    People:

    • JP Lammers

    Places:

    • 2575 S State St


  • In The Works [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Plum Market
    • Groceries
    • Cleary College

    Places:

    • 3601 Plymouth Rd


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Middle Earth
    • Two Wheel Tango
    • Falling Water Books & Collectables
    • Smoothie King

    People:

    • Cynthia Shevel
    • Elaine Selo
    • Dennis Pontius
    • Oscar Bustos
    • Dave Massey
    • Kay Gould-Caskey
    • Jim Johnston
    • Wade Johnston
    • Jessica Wade Johnston
    • Olga Bilakos


  • The Ben Daniels Band: Channeling Talking Heads [Rock 'n' Roll], by Chris Berggren, page 58
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Ben Daniels Band (Musical Group)
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Ben Daniels
    • Jeff Daniels
    • Amanda Merte
    • George Merkel
    • Tommy Reifel
    • Wesley Fritzemeier

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Ann Arbor Stamp Show: Armchair Collecting [Collecting], by Stephanie Douglass, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Postage Stamps
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • American Topical Association

    People:

    • Mike Homel
    • Vera Felts


  • Susan Werner: Switch-Hitting Songstress [Singer-Songwriter], by Sandor Slomovits, page 66
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Susan Werner
    • Ron Shelton

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Dady Mehta: Back In Flight [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Pease Auditorium
    • Eastern Michigan University

    People:

    • Dady Mehta


  • Leslie Stainton: Memory Machine [Histories], by Keith Taylor, page 70
  • Keywords:

    • Authors
    • Books & Reading
    • Nicola's Books

    People:

    • Leslie Stainton

    Places:

    • 2513 Jackson Ave


  • Grave of the Fireflies: War Is Hell [Films], by John Hilton, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Films
    • Studio Ghibli
    • Animation
    • State Theatre
    • University of Michigan - Academic Programs

    Places:

    • 233 S State St


  • Fred Tomaselli's The Times: Ironic Collage [Galleries], by Sally Wright Day, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Exhibitions
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • Fred Tomaselli

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Warner Bros. Cartoons: Still Funny After All These Years [Toons], by Katie Whitney, page
  • Keywords:

    • Cartoons
    • Films
    • Michigan Theater

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • September 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 101
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics

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

      • Art & Artists
      • Contests
      • Humane Society of Huron Valley

      People:

      • Sally Soden
      • Sandra Sipkin
      • Joe Palms
      • Jeanne Getty
      • Shannon Kohlitz
      • Kristen McCurry
      • Louisa Griffes
      • Linda Bankauska
      • Nancy Alexius


Many Lives of 2390 Winewood

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer, February 2013,
February 2013

Author: Grace Shackman

The History of the Observer's New Home

You wouldn't think a simple 1940s industrial building would have much of a history, but 2390 Winewood, the new home of the Ann Arbor Observer, has a surprisingly diverse past: it has housed a manufacturer of trading stamp gifts, a factory where the first hockey helmets were made, a one-of-a-kind map store, and a remodeler's office.

The address first appears in the 1947 city directory. A motorcycle store was the first tenant, but Automated Products, later known as Kingsware, soon moved in. The company made gift items for Gold Bell trading stamps.

At the time many stores gave trading stamps as incentives to encourage customers to come back--an early version of today's "loyalty" programs. Customers received the stamps based upon the amount they spent; pasted in books, the stamps could be redeemed for gifts at special cash-free "redemption centers." It was quite a business in its heyday: Shelly Byron Hutchinson, founder of S&H Green Stamps, made enough to build the awesome mansion at 600 River St. in Ypsilanti (used today by High Scope).

In an undated aerial photo of W. Stadium, 2390 is visible as a small cement-block building facing Winewood. Presumably, it was Kingsware that added a steel warehouse behind the original structure that connected it to a second cement-block building, with a loading dock, off Maple. John Marchello, co-founder of Danmar Products, recalls that the building had already been expanded to that L shape by the time he first saw it, in the early 1960s.

Marchello says that Kingsware made electric fondue makers, hot plates, and other household appliances. His discussions with Kingsware owner Hugh Garver about painting the ice-hockey helmets that he was developing led to Danmar's moving into the building in 1962. The "Dan" is for Harlan and Josephine Danner, who joined with Marchello to form Danmar, which manufactured safety products for sports and medical uses. Marchello developed the products, and the Danners oversaw their production.

Marchello, a U-M art and design major and a member of the U-M wrestling team starting in 1954, had worked with his coach, Cliff Keen, to develop better ways to protect competitors from the hematomas known as "cauliflower ears." From wrestling headgear, he moved on to develop a plastic ice-hockey helmet; up until then, players' only head protection was a pair of soft pads connected by an elastic strap.

With a $300 loan from Keen, Marchello began manufacturing hockey helmets in his garage in New Hudson. He soon had enough orders to repay Keen's loan. Meanwhile, the Danners had moved back to Ann Arbor from Venezuela in order to rear their children in the United States and were looking for a business to become involved in. Harlan Danmar had also wrestled for the U-M, in the 1930s, and his mother was a landlady who often rented rooms to wrestlers--including, during his college years, Marchello. The sports connection soon led to a business partnership.

It turned out to be a good time to start a helmet business. Besides hockey headgear, Danmar made special helmets for motorcycle riders and police departments. And when bigger competitors took over those markets, Danmar found a new niche in medical safety products.

During Danmar's infancy, Marchello had continued doing freelance design work. One of his customers suggested that he create a helmet to protect the heads of institutionalized people, some of whom are prone to falling. Soon, other customers began asking Danmar for various medical safety products.

"There was a big need not being serviced," explains Marchello. Health care professionals had "been trying to jury-rig things to work. We'd talk on the phone, and they'd send rough drawings." Products for people with special needs included face guards, apparatuses to help hold forks or crayons, headrests, chest and head supports, and wheelchair accessories. Ruth Harris, U-M professor of physical education, contacted Danmar to suggest they build a flotation device that would allow physically handicapped people to play water sports, and thus was launched a line of swim aids.

In 1978 the Danners retired, and Marchello became Danmar's sole owner. Ten years later he sold the business to general manager Karen Lindner, but continued to work for the company. That same year, Danmar moved the company to roomier quarters at 221 Jackson Industrial Dr.

The company now has thirty-three employees, tripled since its Winewood days, and is still making medical safety equipment, much of it one-of-a-kind items. They've also seen a bit of a return to sports equipment; for instance, some teams come to them to make helmets with logos that don't easily peel off, as decals do. At age seventy-six, Marchello still comes into work every day.

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John Roumanis, who was then running the Cottage Inn Pizza delivery chain, bought the building from Marchello to store supplies for his company's commissary, which at the time was located across Winewood. (For Roumanis's latest project, see Marketplace Changes, p. 45.) He rented out the part facing Winewood to Don Wagman for his map store, Geography Ltd. Wagman remembers that Cottage Inn employees stopped by many times a day, to retrieve food stored on pallets in the metal building or to get foods out of the walk-in freezer in the very back, but he says they didn't bother him because they used different doors.

Wagman sold anything having to do with cartography--maps, atlases, globes, even astronomy paraphernalia. His maps were of every kind imaginable and from all over the world--topographical, reproduction antique, road and railroad maps, street plans, and literary maps, to name just a few. When Cottage Inn moved out a few years later, Wagman had the whole building to himself, so he spread out into the unused space. "To call it ramshackle would be being kind," laughs Wagman. His biggest sellers were Michigan topographical maps, used in summer by vacationers, in fall by hunters, and year-round by engineers and environmental consultants. Wagman stayed for fourteen years but closed in 2004, no longer able to compete with online sales and web mapping services.

Contractor Paul LaRoe bought the building in 2006. By then it was in pretty rough shape, but being a remodeler, he knew what to do. "I could see that it had a good structure and was full of possibilities," LaRoe says. He gutted and cleaned the inside and, working with architect Ed Wier, installed new offices, bathrooms, and windows. He says his goal was to make the interior feel "warm and cozy, like a home," a theme echoed by a new facade with hints of a traditional peaked roof.

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Observer owners Patricia Garcia and John Hilton bought the building last summer. LaRoe did such a good job on the front part that it needed only minor changes. The metal building, though, got a complete overhaul that added windows, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems. The Observer is also using part of the back building, but still has some warehouse space on the Maple side that it hopes to rent out.

The Observer spent twenty-one good years in the Marketplace Building near Kerrytown. But when ad sales fell during the recession, the company had to sublet part of its space, and what remained was uncomfortably cramped. The magazine's staff is enjoying having room to spread out again and plenty of parking (rented from Eberbach Corporation across Winewood). They do admit to missing downtown but are pleased to discover how many locally owned businesses are within easy walking distance on the west side. Says publisher Patricia Garcia, "We've traded Zingerman's [Deli] for the Roadhouse."

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This article has been edited since it appeared in the February 2013 Ann Arbor Observer. The spelling of John Marchello's name has been corrected. (end of article)

Ann Arbor Observer, October 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: October 2014


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

  • No Oil In Scio [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Scio Township
    • Environment
    • Fuels
    • Oil Wells
    • West Bay Exploration
    • Laws & Legislation

    People:

    • Spaulding Clark
    • Pat Gibson


  • Jewett Memorial [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Memorials
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Coleman Jewett
    • Marsha Chamberlin
    • Jim Lounsbury

    Places:

    • 315 Detroit St


  • Tower of Pizza [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • ArborBLU
    • Pizza House
    • University of Michigan - Student Housing
    • Apartments

    People:

    • Dennis Tice

    Places:

    • 624 Church St


  • Doughnut Medicine [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Washtenaw Dairy
    • Cancer
    • Donations

    People:

    • Jim Smith III


  • Chi Whiz [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Physical Fitness
    • Fourth Ave Birkenstock

    People:

    • Paul Tinkerhess
    • Mike Lachance
    • Dick Felton
    • Zach Ornelas


  • WCC Election [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Washtenaw County
    • Washtenaw Community College - Board of Trustees
    • Washtenaw Community College - Faculty & Staff
    • Washtenaw Community College Education Association
    • Labor Unions

    People:

    • Rose Bellanca
    • Anne Williams
    • Mark Freeman
    • Ruth Hatcher
    • Alex Milshteyn
    • Christina Fleming
    • Dave De Varti
    • William Campbell
    • Eric Borregard
    • Tony Derezinski

    Places:

    • 4800 E Huron River Dr


  • In The Rough [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • Golf Courses
    • Country Clubs
    • Lake Forest Golf Club
    • Polo Fields Golf & Country Club
    • Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club
    • Stonebridge Golf Club
    • Barton Hills Country Club
    • Indian Trail Golf Center
    • University of Michigan - Radrick Farms Golf Course
    • Ann Arbor Country Club
    • Huron Hills Golf Course
    • Leslie Park Golf Course
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Miles of Golf

    People:

    • Gilda Johnson
    • Diana Kuenzli
    • Pallas Snedecor
    • Dongmin Kim
    • Brian Stange
    • Doug Mervis
    • Allen Young
    • Corey S. Gerhart
    • Paul Scott
    • Mark Chalou
    • Colin Smith


  • Nerdfighters [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17 - 18
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Authors
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Skyline High School
    • Charities

    People:

    • John Green
    • Hank Green
    • Maya Gurfinkel
    • Maia Hoberman
    • Evan Harris
    • Gabriel Aptekar
    • Alex Bernard


  • Art House [Inside Ann Arbor], page 18 - 21
  • Keywords:

    • Art & Artists
    • Sculpture
    • University of Michigan - Student Housing
    • Black Elk Co-op
    • Films

    People:

    • Dean Fogarasi
    • Debashis Mazumder
    • Emil Szkipala

    Places:

    • 902 Baldwin Ave


  • A Visual Feast: Savoring the Spectacle of Fall [Outside], by Jorja Feldman, Bob Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Recreation
    • Nature
    • Parks
    • Gallup Park
    • Nichols Arboretum
    • Leslie Science and Nature Center


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Life After Everest: Pem Dorjee Sherpa and Moni Mulepati [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Himalayan Bazaar
    • Imports & Exports
    • Weddings
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Of Global Interest Adventure Travel

    People:

    • Moni Mulepati
    • Pem Dorjee Sherpa
    • Heather O'Neal

    Places:

    • 218 S Main St,


  • Return of the Sidewalk Surfer: Skateboarding at Vets Park [My Town], by David Swain, page 28
  • Keywords:

    • Skateboarding
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Veterans Park
    • Ann Arbor Skatepark
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Wildlife

    Places:

    • 2150 Jackson Ave


  • Reading, Writing, and Politics: Running For School Board, 1991 [My Town], by Jeff Mortimer, page 28 - 29
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Ann Arbor News
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Ann Arbor League of Women Voters

    People:

    • Doug Shapiro


  • The Greenbelt At Ten, by James Leonard, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Land Conservancy
    • Farms & Farming
    • Greenbelts
    • Ann Arbor Greenbelt Advisory Commission
    • Real Estate Development
    • Bur Oaks Farm
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Millages
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Ecology Center
    • Sierra Club
    • McKinley Properties
    • Wexford Homes
    • Ann Arbor Township
    • Conservation Fund
    • Washtenaw County Natural Area Preservation Program
    • Economic Conditions
    • Green Things Farm

    People:

    • Tom Bloomer
    • Rosanne Bloomer
    • Jane Lumm
    • Craig Welch
    • Dan Ezekiel
    • Mike Garfield
    • John Hieftje
    • Bob Johnson
    • Doug Cowherd
    • Albert Berriz
    • Peg Kohring
    • Ginny Trocchio
    • Catherine Riseng
    • Bob Johnson
    • Tom Bloomer
    • Jill Lada
    • Nata Lada


  • When Water Was Wealth, by David Swain, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Argo Cascades
    • Huron River
    • Sawmills
    • Grist Mills
    • Dams
    • Creeks & Streams
    • Allen Creek
    • Argo Dam
    • Illi's Auto
    • City Mill
    • Traver Creek
    • Malletts Creek
    • Arbor Springs Water Company
    • Argo Power Station
    • Mill Creek
    • Camp Birkett
    • Camp Newkirk
    • Peach Mountain Observatory
    • Delhi Mills
    • Osborne Mill
    • Paper Mills
    • Energy Resources
    • Water Works Park
    • Hudson Mills
    • Lawsuits
    • Chelsea Milling Co.
    • Cornwell Coal Co.
    • Washtenaw Light and Power Company
    • Ann Arbor Milling Co.
    • Michigan Milling Co.
    • Detroit Edison Co.
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Huron-Clinton Metroparks
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Gallup Park
    • Wellers Weddings
    • Saline Mill
    • Parker Mill

    People:

    • John Allen
    • Benjamin Woodruff
    • Robert Noyes
    • John Dix
    • Nicholas Marsh
    • Lou Doll
    • Eli Gallup
    • Taylor Jacobsen
    • Carlene Jacobsen


  • Taking the Pledge, by James Leonard, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • Homelessness
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Democratic Party
    • Genesis of Ann Arbor
    • St. Clair of Assisi Episcopal Church
    • Temple Beth Emeth
    • Washtenaw Housing Alliance
    • Camp Take Notice
    • Delonis Center
    • Alpha House
    • Economic Conditions
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • United States - Departments & Agencies
    • Veterans
    • Affordable Housing
    • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
    • Grants
    • Poverty
    • Ann Arbor Housing Commission
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Public Housing

    People:

    • Julie Steiner
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Amanda Carlisle
    • Robert E. Guenzel
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Jennifer Hall
    • Sabre Briere


  • Mezzevino: Simple and Intense [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 41
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Mezzevino Restaurant
    • Mainstreet Ventures

    People:

    • Guillermo Fleurquin

    Places:

    • 120 E Liberty


  • El Harissa: Making Progress [Restaurant Reviews], by Misty Callies, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • El Harissa Market Cafe

    People:

    • Khaled Houamed
    • Susan Thomas

    Places:

    • 1516 N Maple Rd


  • It's All Good [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Motawi Tile
    • Art & Artists
    • Nonprofits
    • 117 Gallery
    • Galleries
    • Gallery Project

    People:

    • Marie Klopf
    • Nawal Motawi
    • JPaul Dixon

    Places:

    • 117 W Liberty


  • Argus Farm Stop [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 45 -46
  • Keywords:

    • Argus Farm Stop
    • Farms & Farming
    • Tantre Farm
    • Schwartz Farm

    People:

    • Kathy Sample
    • Bill Brinkerhoof
    • Scott Fleck
    • Alex de Parry

    Places:

    • 325 W Liberty


  • Victory on State St. - The Victors Collection by the M Den [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 46
  • Keywords:

    • The Victors Collection by the M Den
    • All About Blue
    • Steve and Barry's
    • Moe's Sport Shop
    • MDen
    • University of Michigan - Athletics

    People:

    • Abraham Hejazi
    • Scott Hirsch
    • Brian Hilger

    Places:

    • 307 S State St


  • Victory on State St. - Verbena [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 46 - 48
  • Keywords:

    • Verbena
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Sava Restaurant

    People:

    • Kate Duerksen
    • Sava Lelcaj

    Places:

    • 309 S State St


  • Victory on State St. - aMa Bistro [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 48
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • aMa Bistro

    People:

    • Nina Miftiu

    Places:

    • 215 S State St


  • Hunter House Hamburgers [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 48
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Hunter House Hamburgers
    • White Market
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Kelly Cobb
    • Kaitlyn Buss
    • Susan Cobb
    • Jesse Phelps

    Places:

    • 609 E William St


  • Dogma Catmantoo [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 48 -50
  • Keywords:

    • Pets & Pet Supplies
    • Dogma Catmantoo
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Pam Behjatnia
    • Alice Liberson

    Places:

    • 208 N Fourth Ave


  • Cirilla's [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily , page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Retail Trade
    • Franchises

    Places:

    • 2925 Carpenter Rd


  • Painting with a Twist [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Painting with a Twist
    • Franchises
    • Art & Artists
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Village Center Plaza

    People:

    • Letitia Tenner

    Places:

    • 3143 Oak Valley Drive


  • Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
    • Nightclubs
    • Theater
    • Comedy
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Roger Feeney
    • Andy Pitz
    • Kristin Key

    Places:

    • 212 S Fourth Ave


  • Dragon's Lair Futons / All About Furniture [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Dragon's Lair Futons
    • Beds & Bedding
    • All About Furniture
    • Furniture - Retail

    People:

    • Sandy Cadotte-Keys
    • Sanjay Panjwani

    Places:

    • 5301 Jackson Rd


  • No Thai! [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 50 - 51
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • No Thai!
    • Kerrytown
    • Siam Cuisine
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Aut Bar
    • Common Language Bookstore

    People:

    • Martin Contreras
    • Keith Orr

    Places:

    • 226 N Fourth Ave


  • In The Works [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Kiwanis Thrift Sale
    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise)
    • Fundraisers
    • Sheridan Books
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
    • Parking Lots
    • Restaurants

    People:

    • Dana Dever


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, Shelley Daily, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Reena Market
    • LILL Studio

    People:

    • Ali Hijazi
    • Tom Goldberg

    Places:

    • 865 W Eisenhower Pkwy
    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


  • The Vibratrons: Old-School Energy [Rock 'n' Roll], by Patrick Dunn, page 54
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Vibratrons (Musical Group)
    • Live Nightclub

    People:

    • Dan Mulholland
    • Brian Delaney
    • David Roof
    • Fred Klein
    • Rich Dishman

    Places:

    • 102 S 1st St,


  • Tomfoolery: Nothign But Fun [Theater], by Davi Napoleon, page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Penny Seats Theatre Company
    • Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Lauren London
    • Zach London

    Places:

    • 318 S Main St


  • Ann Arbor Russian Festival: Celebrating Many Russias [Festivals], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Fairs & Festivals
    • St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church

    Places:

    • 9900 Jackson Rd


  • The Saragossa Manuscript: Tales Within Tales [Films], by James M. Manheim, page 69
  • Keywords:

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Film
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • Jan Potocki
    • Wojciech Has

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • The Harrison Bankhead Quartet: Bass Is The Place [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 76
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Harrison Bankhead Quartet (Musical Group)
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Harrison Bankhead
    • Avreeayl Ra
    • Mars Williams
    • Ed Wilkerson

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • The Belcea Quartet: Living, Breathing Music [Chamber Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Belcea Quartet (Musical Group)
    • Rackham Hall

    People:

    • Corina Belcea
    • Krzysztof Chorzelski
    • Axel Schacher
    • Antoine Lederlin

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


  • The Belle of Amherst: Dickinson at the Kempf House [Belle of Amherst], by Grace Shackman, page 80
  • Keywords:

    • Kempf House
    • Historic Buildings
    • Poetry
    • Theater
    • Actors
    • Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
    • Michigan League Dinner Theater
    • St. Andrews Episcopal Church
    • Local History

    People:

    • Nancy Heusel
    • Pauline Kempf
    • Reuben Kempf

    Places:

    • 312 S Division St


  • Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits [Korean Film], by Patrick Dunn, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Film
    • Documentaries


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

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


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

    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Building & Construction
    • Trees
    • Contests
    • Grizzly Peak Restaurant

    People:

    • Janet Max
    • Betsy Williams
    • Shannon Kohlitz
    • Linore Latham
    • Lakshmi Narayanan
    • Emily McKinnon
    • Chad Rocco
    • Jerri Jenista


Ann Arbor Observer, September 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: September 2014


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

  • Three and Out [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Michigan
    • Michigan Legislature
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party

    People:

    • Jeff Irwin
    • John Spisak
    • Dian Slavens
    • Rebekah Warren


  • (Not) A Burning Issue [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Affion Consultants
    • Labor Unions

    People:

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


  • Suck It Up [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Compost
    • Leaf Collection
    • Evergreen Lawn & Snow

    People:

    • Cory Benoit


  • Juuust Right [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Michigan Theater
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • State Theater
    • Hill Auditorium
    • Urban Outfitters

    People:

    • Karen Epstein
    • Russ Collins

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • New Balance [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • Sabra Briere
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Bryan Kelly
    • John Hieftje
    • Lawrence Kestenbaum
    • Mike Anglin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Jane Lumm
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Julie Grand


  • Green Zone [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 - 13
  • Keywords:

    • Medical Marijuana
    • Laws & Legislation
    • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
    • Courts - Michigan
    • Michigan Legislature
    • Gro Blue
    • Hydroponics
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    People:

    • Matthew Abel
    • Dennis Hayes
    • Chuck Ream
    • Kriss Pullen


  • Stumping The Erudites [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ford Motor Company
    • Statistics
    • Television Programs
    • Contests

    People:

    • Vasiliy Krivtsov


  • Real Music [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • Musicians

    People:

    • Laith Al-Saadi
    • George Jones
    • Jeffrey Weber


  • Tree Watching [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Trees
    • Nature
    • Recreation
    • Birds & Birding


  • Crime Map, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Arie Lipsky: A Traveling Conductor Puts Down Roots [Ann Arborites], by Sandor Slomovits, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    • Conductors
    • Musicians

    People:

    • Arie Lipsky
    • Mary Steffek Blaske
    • Rachel Lipsky
    • Inbal Lipsky
    • Gilad Lipsky


  • Post-Party Politics: The Activist Coalition vs. the Back-to-Basics Caucus, by James Leonard, page 27 - 29
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Public Safety
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Kirk Westphal
    • Chuck Gelman
    • Jane Lumm
    • Janis Bobrin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Mike Henry
    • John Hieftje
    • Stephen Rapundalo
    • Marcia Higgins
    • Lawrence Kestenbaum
    • Christopher Taylor
    • John Floyd
    • Conan Smith
    • Dave Parker
    • Margie Teall
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Mike Anglin
    • Bryan Kelly


  • The Trials Of U-M Football, by Craig Ross, page 31 - 35
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Michigan Wolverines
    • Sports
    • Football
    • Coaches
    • Big Ten Conference

    People:

    • Rich Rodriguez
    • Brady Hoke
    • David Brandon
    • Devin Gardner
    • Al Borges
    • Lloyd Carr
    • Bo Schembechler
    • Gary Moeller
    • Denard Robinson
    • Fitz Touissant
    • Brian Cook
    • Taylor Lewan
    • Michael Schofield
    • Doug Nussmeier
    • Jeremy Gallon
    • Drew Dileo
    • Devin Funchess
    • Jehu Chesson
    • Amara Darboh
    • Greg Mattison
    • Jake Ryan
    • Desmond Morgan
    • James Ross
    • Ben Gedeon
    • Royce Jenkins-Stone
    • Willie Henry
    • Ondre Pipkins
    • Maurice Hurst
    • Matt Godin
    • Ryan Glasgow
    • Frank Clark
    • Mario Ojemudia
    • Taco Charlton
    • Tom Strobel
    • Chris Wormley
    • Brennan Beyer
    • Lamar Woodley
    • Alan Branch
    • Jarrod Wilson
    • Dymonte Thomas
    • Delano Hill
    • Jeremy Clark
    • Blake Countess
    • Jabrill Peppers
    • Charles Woodson
    • Marcus Ray
    • Andre Weathers


  • Shades of 1973: Mapping Ann Arbor's Hippie Era, by Dale DeVoss, page 37
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor - History
    • Musicians
    • Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival
    • Rainbow People's Party
    • Mr. Flood's Party
    • Del Rio Bar
    • DeLong's BBQ
    • Star Lounge
    • Cracked Crab Restaurant
    • Round Table Restaurant
    • Fleetwood Diner
    • Blind Pig
    • Old Town Nightclub

    People:

    • John Sinclair
    • Chris Frayne
    • George Frayne
    • Joe Tiboni
    • Evelyn York


  • Damas: Syria In Exile [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Damas Restaurant
    • Woodland Plaza

    People:

    • Lamas Barawi
    • Jawad Seif
    • Riad Seif

    Places:

    • 2276 S Main


  • Old Carolina Barbecue Company: Folksy Franchise [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Old Carolina Barbeque Company
    • Cranbrook Village
    • Franchises
    • Mark's Carts

    Places:

    • 900 Eisenhower Pkwy


  • Table Talk, by Cindy Samoray, page 40
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Paesano Restaurant
    • Arborland
    • Bimbo's On The Hill
    • Bigalora
    • Zola Bistro
    • Arbor Hills Crossing

    People:

    • Mike Roddy
    • Bridget Roddy

    Places:

    • 411 Washtenaw Ave


  • Campus Renewal: New Eateries Welcome Students - Au Bon Pain [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Au Bon Pain Cafe
    • University Club
    • Michigan Union

    People:

    • Laura Seagram
    • Tony Campeau

    Places:

    • 530 S State


  • Campus Renewal: New Eateries Welcome Students - Menna's [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Menna's Joint
    • White Market

    People:

    • Gus Brush
    • Hank Andres Jr.
    • Gary Adam

    Places:

    • 607 E William


  • Campus Renewal: New Eateries Welcome Students - Miya [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 43 - 44
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Miya Restaurant
    • Sushi.com Restaurant

    People:

    • Don Kim
    • Mi Hea

    Places:

    • 715 N University


  • Campus Renewal: New Eateries Welcome Students - Sweetwaters [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 44 - 45
  • Keywords:

    • Coffee Shops
    • Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
    • Franchises
    • Green Bright Design Build

    People:

    • Lisa Bee
    • Wei Bee
    • Sheila Li
    • Roy Xu

    Places:

    • 604 E Liberty


  • Campus Renewal: New Eateries Welcome Students - Still More Places [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Salads Up
    • HopCat
    • Hunter House
    • Mezes Greek Grill
    • aMa Bistro
    • Grillcheezerie Sandwich Shoppe

    People:

    • Sam Roumanis
    • Nina Mistiu


  • iT Boutique Comes Downtown [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Gift Shops
    • Chocolate House
    • Lovin' Spoonful
    • Ionnia Gifts
    • Art & Artists
    • Selo/Shevel

    People:

    • Nicki Wilson
    • Ilkim Erturk
    • Beth Wilson
    • Darren Brode
    • Jan Gjaltema
    • Paul Hickman
    • Signe Lawson
    • Sue Wedemeyer
    • Frank Wilson

    Places:

    • 33 S Main St


  • Fireside Cafe [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 45 - 47
  • Keywords:

    • Fireside Cafe
    • Commons Cafe
    • Business - Closings
    • Pierpont Commons
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Beanster's Cafe
    • Panda Express
    • Quiznos
    • Leonardo's
    • Ahmo's
    • Jamaican Jerk Pit
    • Earthen Jar

    People:

    • Laura Seagram
    • Rachel Limb

    Places:

    • 2101 Bonisteel Blvd


  • Dancer's Boutique, Little Seedlings [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Scio Town Center
    • Boulevard Plaza
    • Dancer's Boutique
    • Little Seedlings
    • Diaper Services

    People:

    • Michelle Kulcsar
    • Roxanne Blaess
    • Sarah Martens

    Places:

    • 355 S Zeeb
    • 2121 W Stadium Blvd


  • Ann Arbor Running Company [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Running Company
    • Sporting Goods - Retail
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Running Fit

    People:

    • Nick Stanko
    • Ian Forsyth
    • Randy Step
    • Steve Angerman

    Places:

    • 2755 Oak Valley Dr


  • Stadium Store Inc. (Marahton) [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Gas Stations
    • Vacuums
    • Toys & Games - Retail

    People:

    • Zeke Kaji

    Places:

    • 2445 W Stadium Blvd


  • Fourth Ave Birkenstock [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Shoes - Retail & Repair
    • 4th Ave Birkenstock
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Water Hill Music Festival

    People:

    • Claire Tinkerhess
    • Paul Tinkerhess
    • Helaine Hunscher

    Places:

    • 209 N Fourth Ave


  • Downtown Home and Garden [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Downtown Home and Garden
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Top of the Lamp
    • Crown House of Gifts

    People:

    • Mark Hodesh


  • In The Works [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • All About Blue
    • Business - Closings
    • Verbena
    • Middle Kingdom Restaurant

    People:

    • Kate Duerksen
    • Ilkim Erturk


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Quiznos

    People:

    • Chris Hutton

    Places:

    • 3584 Plymouth Rd


  • The Crane Wives: Further Than Folk [Folk-Rock], by Patrick Dunn, page 50
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Crane Wives (Musical Group)
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Emilee Petersmark
    • Kate Pillsbury
    • Tom Gunnels
    • Dan Rickabus
    • Ben Zito

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Mandolin Orange: Classic American Style [Americana], by James M. Manheim, page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Mandolin Orange (Musical Group)
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Emily Frantz
    • Andrew Marlin

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Sarah Jarosz - Wunderkind [Acoustic Music], by Sandor Slomovits, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Sarah Jarosz

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • An Evening of Beethoven: Two Fifths and an Overture [Symphony Orchestra], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    • Hill Auditorium

    People:

    • Arie Lipsky
    • Andre Watts

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


  • The Many Flavors of the Jazz Guitar: Mary Halvorson, Michele Ramo, and Howard Alden [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 68
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Mary Halvorson
    • Michele Ramo
    • Howard Alden
    • Michael Formanek
    • Tomas Fujiwara
    • Jessica Pavone

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • Chad Harbach: Making It Look Easy [Fiction], by Michael Betzold, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Books - Reviews
    • Authors
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • Chad Harbach

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Old West Side Home Tour: The Seinfeld of Historic Neighborhoods [Tours], by Sally Mitani, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Old West Side Association
    • Tours
    • Historic Buildings
    • Neighborhoods
    • Local History
    • St. Paul Lutheran Church
    • Blank Slate Creamery


  • Lolita Hernandez: Another World in the D [Short Stories], by Keith Taylor, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Books - Reviews
    • Authors
    • University of Michigan - Residential College

    People:

    • Lolita Hernandez

    Places:

    • 701 E University


  • July 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 92
  • Keywords:

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


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 95
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Sculpture
    • Contests
    • Common Grill

    People:

    • Johanna Grum
    • David Karl
    • Jim Dine
    • Dave Bicknell
    • Lisa Vogel
    • Michele Forbes
    • Duane Keahl


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