Ann Arbor Observer, August 2014

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Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: August 2014


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

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Ann Arbor Observer, July 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: July 2014


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

  • Fake Evangelists [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Panhandling
    • Ann Arbor Police Department

    People:

    • Ed Dreslinski


  • More Smarter Cars [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Information Technology
    • Automobiles
    • University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    People:

    • Francine Romine


  • Heavy Metal Bug [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Automobiles
    • Advertising
    • Art & Artists
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Rolling Sculpture Car Show

    People:

    • Scott Lankton


  • One Hundred Years Ago This Month [UpFront], page
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    • Local History
    • World War I
    • Ann Arbor News

    People:

    • Fred Schaible


  • Oil Scio? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 - 12
  • Keywords:

    • Energy Resources
    • Scio Township
    • Lawsuits
    • Environment
    • West Bay Exploration
    • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Water Pollution

    People:

    • Dagmar Moore
    • Kevin Wing
    • Spaulding Clark
    • Pat Gibson
    • Bob Elrod


  • The Summer Game [Inside Ann Arbor], page 12 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Books & Reading
    • Contests
    • Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library
    • Scott and Mary Westerman Fund

    People:

    • Souleyman Ribier
    • Papillon Ribier
    • Josie Parker
    • Eli Neiburger
    • Nieka Apell
    • Cheryl Orosz


  • Who's a Townie? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Skate Park
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • University of Michigan - Athletics

    People:

    • Trevor Staples
    • Betty Hass
    • Dave Skala
    • Michael Jewett
    • George H. Jewett I


  • In Search of Muskrat: The Assistant Creator of the World [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 19
  • Keywords:

    • Nature
    • Wildlife
    • Folklore
    • Native Americans
    • Leslie Science & Nature Center

    People:

    • Allison Morris

    Places:

    • 1831 Traver Rd,


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Hiawatha Bailey: Still Rocking [Ann Arborites], by Matt Thompson, page 23
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    • Musicians
    • Blind Pig
    • Cult Heros (Musical Group)
    • White Panther Party
    • People's Food Co-op
    • Local History
    • Hamburg Pub

    People:

    • Hiawatha Bailey
    • David Sinclair
    • John Sinclair
    • Leni Sinclair
    • James Conway Jr.
    • Nikki Savage
    • Terry Ivan


  • Obit for the O Team: A Boomer's Lament For a Dying Game [My Town], by Michael Betzold, page 25 - 27
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    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Sports
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Softball

    People:

    • Jeff Holden
    • Valerie Laken
    • Ken Garber
    • Bob Wischmeyer
    • John Hilton
    • Mary Jean Babic
    • Larry Dishman
    • AJ Haduch


  • Aviary Avocation [My Town], by Anita LeBlanc, page 27
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    • Birds & Birding
    • Centanarians

    People:

    • Noel Roach
    • Neoma Robinson
    • Wilma Roach


  • Is Bigger Better? Planting a Park on Library Lane, by James Leonard, page 29 - 31
  • Keywords:

    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Library Green Conservancy
    • Ann Arbor Parks Advisory Commission
    • Campus Inn
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Liberty Plaza
    • Homelessness
    • Panhandling
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Drug Abuse
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

    People:

    • Mary Hathaway
    • Will Hathaway
    • Gwen Nystuen
    • Eric Lipson
    • Alan Haber
    • Mike Anglin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Dennis Dahlmann
    • John Hieftje
    • Sandi Smith
    • John Seto
    • Josie Parker
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Ingrid Ault

    Places:

    • 319 S Fifth Ave


  • Running For Judge: Two Winner Will HOld Court For Years To Come, by Jan Schlain, page 33 - 35
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    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Courts - Michigan
    • Michigan - Governor
    • Washtenaw County Clerk

    People:

    • Julia Owdzieg
    • Rick Synder
    • Larry Kestenbaum
    • Nancy Wheeler
    • Constance Jones
    • Tracy Van den Bergh
    • Jane Bassett
    • Tamara Garwood
    • Don Shelton
    • David Swartz
    • Pat Conlin
    • John Conlin
    • Veronique Liem
    • Dick Sobel
    • Doug Shapiro
    • Charles Pope
    • Elaine Economou
    • Carol Kuhnke
    • Jeff Irwin
    • John Hieftje
    • Paul Schreiber
    • Mike Woodyard
    • Tim Connors


  • The Hollywood Park Controversy, by David Swain, page 37 - 39
  • Keywords:

    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Land Preservation
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Haisley Elementary School
    • Demonstrations & Protests
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Natural Area Preservation Program
    • Hollywood Park
    • Abbott Elementary School
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • DDT
    • Hazardous Substances
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • Victoria Swain
    • Louise Ritsema
    • Velma Coyne
    • Eli Gallup
    • Otto Haisley
    • Sheldon Sproull
    • Al Gallup
    • Cecil Creal
    • Ron Cordray
    • Bill Browning
    • Dave Borneman


  • The Fine Art of Art Marketing, by David Stringer, page 41 - 47
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    • Ann Arbor Art Fairs
    • Art & Artists
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Art Meets Business
    • Chelsea Center for the Arts
    • Chelsea District Library
    • Arts Alliance
    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • World Wide Web

    People:

    • Helen Gotlib
    • Bruce Henry
    • Jean Paul Slusser
    • Nick Wroblewski
    • Kim Krumrey
    • Abram Kaplan
    • Sandra Xenakis/li>
    • Idelle Hammond-Sass
    • Carol Furtado
    • Annette Baron
    • Dylan Strzynski
    • Chris Belleau
    • Jessica Puleo-Hernandez


  • Knight's Downtown: Mad Men Decor and Meat Galore [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 49 - 51
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    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Knight's Downtown Steakhouse

    Places:

    • 600 E Liberty


  • Completing the Street: Great Lakes Cycling Takes Discount Tire's Spot [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Bicycles - Sales & Service
    • Great Lakes Cycling
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Ace Barnes Hardware
    • Discount Tire

    People:

    • Linday Bustos
    • Oscar Bustos
    • Jack Bustos
    • Hank Bednarz

    Places:

    • 2270 W Stadium


  • Get Some Burritos [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 53
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    • Restaurants
    • Get Some Burritos
    • Oriental Express

    People:

    • Devon Bivens
    • Dave Walden

    Places:

    • 707 Packard


  • T-Mobile [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Mobile Phones - Sales & Service
    • T-Mobile
    • Wireless Toyz

    People:

    • Simon Kemennu
    • Michale Kemennu

    Places:

    • 200 E Washington


  • Blue Leprechaun and Study Hall Lounge [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 53 - 55
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    • Blue Leprechaun
    • Study Hall Lounge
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Brown Jug

    People:

    • Perry Porikos

    Places:

    • 1220 S University


  • Bubble Island [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 55
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    • Restaurants
    • Bubble Island
    • Saigon Gardens
    • A. F. Jonna Development & Management Co.

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    • David Lord

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    • 1220 S University


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Birth of the Cube Farm

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

Author: Grace Shackman, Nancy Deromedi

Date: June 2014

Driving by the deserted, dilapidated one-story building at 2285 S. State, no one would ever guess it was the birthplace of the office cubicle, an invention that radically changed the American workplace. The much-maligned "cube farm" has been the butt of untold numbers of Dilbert cartoons. But like many new products grown commonplace, the panel systems were innovative in their time, giving workers formerly stationed in rows of open desks a semiprivate space of their own.

Action Office, the original "office system," was the invention of Bob Propst, a brilliant artist and inventor hired in 1958 to create new products for west Michiganbased Herman Miller. The man who hired Propst, Dirk Jan De Pree, had already turned a small Zeeland furniture company into a major design force by being an excellent spotter of talent.

When De Pree started working as a clerk at what was then the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1910, the company was making household furniture that replicated historic styles. In 1923 De Pree and his father-in-law, Herman Miller, took over the business. And in 1930, De Pree turned the company 180 degrees by hiring Gilbert Rohde to design modem-style furniture- a daring move to stave off bankruptcy at the start of the Great Depression. The experiment paid off when Rohde's unique designs turned out to be big sellers. "He demonstrated that mass production had the potential to spread modernism to consumers in all regions of the country," explains Phyllis Ross, Rohde's biographer. When Rohde died in 1944, DePree again looked for a star designer, and after a yearlong search, hired George Nelson. Nelson in tum recruited other talented modernists to design products for Miller, among them Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and textile designer Alexander Girard.

By the time DePree hired Propst in the late 1950s, the company's star designers were segueing into other pursuits. Herman Miller kept producing modem furniture, as it still does, but De Pree was looking for new projects. Since he didn't want to offend his existing talent, he originally stipulated that Propst should "find problems outside the furniture industry and to conceive solutions for them." As it turned out, Propst didn't stay out of furniture development but instead invented the company's next major product, office furniture systems.

Propst was born in 1921 on a cattle farm. Jack Propst's right-hand man and co-holder of twenty eight patents, thinks that was where he learned to make things work: "When you live on a farm, if something goes wrong, you're the only one to fix it."

Propst's college and work life was an unusual mix of the artistic and practical. He entered college to stw.dy chemical engineering but switched to fine arts. During World War II Propst was in charge of beachhead operations in the South Pacific, which he later said taught him to innovate. When he returned from the war, he taught art, started an architectural sculpture business, and worked as a freelance inventor.

The monumental meeting of De Pree and Propst was totally accidental, according to Clark Malcolm, Herman Miller writer and researcher. De Pree had a free afternoon while visiting his son, who was teaching math at the University of Colorado. A young architect recommended he go hear a lecture by an interesting researcher. "D.J. went to hear Propst, was impressed, and sent his son Hugh to meet Propst," Malcolm explains. "Hugh did, was impressed, and began the relationship that eventually resulted in Propst moving to Ann ·Arbor to become president of the brand-new Herman Miller Research Corporation in 1960."

The official explanation for locating the company in Ann Arbor was to be close to the U-M. Malcolm suggests a more practical reason: Propst "didn't want to move to Zeeland, and he wanted to be near an international airport. He decided either Chicago or Ann Arbor would be good, opting for Ann Arbor because the drive to Zeeland in the morning would be west and back to Ann Arbor in the east. That way the sun would never be in his eyes." When these trips were necessary, Propst raced his beloved Porsche across the state.

Propst set up shop in a former .rnr,ee-loav garage on S. State. Built of poured concrete and perched on a hill, its basement was on ground level on one side, perfect for delivering prototypes of Propst's designs. Kelley, then a U-M senior studying industrial design, came to work as an intern after seeing a posting on a school bulletin board. When Kelley graduated, Propst hired him full time.

Dave Armstrong, who joined the company later, recalls that the two men worked so closely together that "Kelley could finish Propst's sentences. He was good at thinking, at making things happen." The office had only two other employeesPropst's wife, Lee Propst, who was the business manager, and Del Coates, an automotive designer, later replaced by another designer, John Holmes.

Action Office grew out of Propst's interest in trying to make offices more efficient. Its first iteration, although based on Propst's concept, was styled by George Nelson in New York (Nelson didn't want to live in Zeeland either). Introduced in 1964, Action Office I included a stand-up desk, storage unit, and accessory pieces.

"It was nice looking but too expensive and didn't work," Kelley recalls. "It was a pain in the neck to put together and not easy to work in." But though it didn't sell, it did get some good reviews, and four years later Herman Miller replaced it with Action Office II.

This time the design was completely the work of Probst and his Ann Arbor office. "It had thirteen components. It was a wonderfully simple program," recalls Kelley. The pieces included wall units, desks, storage cabinets, and file bins. A table could be brought out for meetings.

The dividing walls provided some privacy and muffled the sound of meetings and telephone calls. But the main reason for the panels was more efficient use of space. Shelves, bulletin boards, storage units, or personal items could all be hung on them without taking up desk space.

D.J. and Hugh De Pree asked Nelson and Propst to collaborate, but they never got along. When Nelson received an award for the first iteration of the Action Office, he didn't even mention Propst. When a model of the Action Office was sent to Charles Eames, in California, he sent it right back without comment.

The feelings were mutual. "Propst thought Nelson and Eames were more about aesthetics than problem solving. And they thought his stuff so ugly, who would want it?" explains Malcolm.

While Nelson and Eames thought in terms of individual pieces of furniture, Propst was interested in developing a system where the components worked together. He started by studying how people actually worked and then developed a system that facilitated productivity. "He always said, 'The solution is easy if you can define the problem,' " recalls Kelley.

Propst's concept was that the pieces could be assembled in different ways to meet each person's needs and easily adapted when their requirements changed. "People should not be planted like onions in pots to sit somewhere," he said. The thought of offices full of square cubicles horrified him. In his 1968 booklet "The Office: A Facility Based on Change," he recommended a layout of "three sides with a slightly widened opening," explaining "there is good definition of territory, privacy is well expressed and the ability to survey or participate is well maintained." Kelley admits that he was the one who unintentionally made the cube farm possible by creating a rigid connector.

Action Office II -- later known simply as Action Office -- proved to be very successful and profitable. "Propst changed the world of office design for the next forty years," says Kelley. Herman Miller added an addition onto its main building in Zeeland to manufacture the systems. In 1964 Herman Miller's sales were $10 million. By 1970 they had more than doubled to $25 million.

Other western Michigan furniture companies, such as Hayworth and Steelcase, also began producing office systems. Today most residential furniture is made in North Carolina or abroad, but western Michigan is still the world's largest producer of office furniture.

Propst's next big project, introduced in 1971, was Co/ Struc (Coherent Structures), a system for use in hospitals. Propst thought of it when he was in traction at University Hospital for back pain in the 1960s. "He watched how nurses moved around and noted inefficiencies. They noticed he took notes and told their manager, who became interested in Propst's ideas," explains Malcolm. An interchangeable system with containers, frames, carts, and wall rails to support storage cabinets and lockers, Co/Struc, like Action Office, is still in production. Kelley recently bought a storage system for his son, a dentist.

Propst's team left the old garage in 1972 for a rented building at 3970 Varsity Drive. In 1979 the company was reconfigured as the Facility Management Institute, and its mission was expanded to address more general questions of how offices could work efficiently. FMI eventually built its own building at 3971 Research Drive (now the Social Security Office). At its height, the company employed fortyfive people-architects, designers, planners, and human behaviorists-to study such subjects as how people interact in offices, optimum work environments, and training of managers.

Propst hired Dave Armstrong when he was organizing FMI in 1978. They had met when Armstrong, as associate dean of agriculture at MSU, was one of the first customers for Action Office II. Later, whenever they were in the same town, the two men would meet for dinner. Propst would always ask, 'When are you coming to work for me?'" recalls Armstrong.

"When Propst developed his theories, the modem office was just emerging and hadn't been scientifically studied by anyone," Armstrong recalls. "The white-collar boom was just starting." Today facilities management degrees are offered at universities all around the country. The International Facilities Management Association began in Ann Arbor as an outgrowth of a conference organized by Herman Miller. Armstrong was its first head.

The Propst family lived at 2347 Londonderry in a house designed by·modem architect David Osler. Kelley remembers that the house was filled with "stuff he designed, sitting on classic pedestal columns. He was always moving around, so the sculpture was always shaking." Kelley describes Propst as "really down-to-earth. There was nothing pretentious about him. He knew he was smart, but thought life was to be lived."

Propst left Herman Miller in 1980. There were differences of opinion, especially over the way Action Office was being used, and a new president coming in. Armstrong took over FMI.

Clark Malcolm joined the office in 1983, so he never worked under Propst. However, he had seen him a few times when he was working at the Centicore bookstore near campus -- "an odd guy who came in to buy art books around Christmas for his employees. he would spend a couple thousand. He was tall, bald headed, stocky, and crotchety." Propst eventually moved to Seattle, where he pursued new design interests, including modular homes, until his death in 2000.

The State St. building served as the retail outlet for Ann Arbor Plastics, then was occupied by a series of food-related businesses. Ali Hijazi opened La Zamaan Cafe there in 2007, but stayed only a few months before deciding "it was not suitable for sit-down customers." Several other eateries have come and gone since. At present it stands empty.

Armstrong left FMI in 1986, when Herman Miller reconfigured the company as Metaform. A reduced staff of about ten studied products that could help older people stay in their own homes longer. When Metaform closed five years later, the remaining staffers transferred to Zeeland, except for Malcolm. Working out of an upstairs office in his house, he wrote five books with D.J. De Pree's son Max and wrote or co-authored more than ten more about facility management, architecture, and design.

The fiftieth anniversary of Action Office this year has renewed interest in Propst's work-in May, he was written up in both the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. Though never as famous as some of Herman Miller's other designers, his designs touched more people's lives, for better or worse. Asked about the long-term effect of Propst's work, Malcolm answers, "Bob Propst and his invention completely changed the way we think about knowledge work and the places it happens."


From diagram (print edition): Three sides with a slightly widened opening appears to be the best enclosure of all as a generality. There is good definition of territory, privacy is well expressed and the ability to survey or participate is well maintained.

Four sided enclosure is bad for the wide awake and activity-oriented man. He is isolated, insulated, and remote. His ability to be part of an organization family is diminished. Bad Cubicle!

Propst saw his invention as a way to customize spaces to meet people's needs -- the thought of offices full of square cubicles horrified him. His right-hand man, Jack Kelley, admits that he was the one who unintentionally made the cube farm possible by creating a rigid connector.

Photographs (in print edition): (Top) Bob Propst (right) with fellow designer George Nelson. Though they collaborated on Herman Miller's first office system, Action Office I, they never got along. "Propst thought Nelson and [Charles] Eames were more about esthetics than problem solving," says Miller writer and researcher Clark Malcolm. "And they thought his stuff was so ugly, who would want it?" The far more successful Action Office II (below left and right) was entirely designed at Propst's Ann Arbor office.


See also the following video, in which author Grace Shackman talks with Bob Propst, former president of the Herman Miller research Corporation. He designed the Action Office furniture system, which reshaped the American office by providing a semi-private space to work in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89rsc660kFg#t=558

Ann Arbor Observer, June 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: June 2014


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

  • The Summer Festival At Thirty [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Summer Festival
    • National Endowment for the Arts
    • Fairs & Festivals

    People:

    • Amy Nesbitt
    • Linda Siglin
    • Dave Siglin
    • Robb Woulfe


  • Mock Court [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Community High School
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Awards Honors Prizes
    • Contests
    • Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament

    People:

    • Avery Farmer
    • Eve Kausch


  • AASO On The Air [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    • Radio Stations
    • WKAR
    • WRCJ
    • Concerts
    • Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians

    People:

    • Mary Stefek Blaske
    • Barbara Zmich
    • Peter Whorf
    • Arie Lipsky
    • Dave Devereaux
    • Andre Watts


  • Flower Bed [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Gardens & Gardening
    • Flowers
    • Neighborhoods
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Downtown Home and Garden

    People:

    • Anne Seaman
    • Ken Seaman


  • Transit Triumphant [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Millages
    • Mass Transit

    People:

    • Mike Garfield
    • Libby Hunter
    • Kathy Briswold
    • Ted Annis


  • Canine Goose Patrol [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Animal Control
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • North Campus Research Complex
    • Gooseworks
    • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    • Michigan Border Collie Association

    People:

    • Kara Gavin
    • Kirk Mehlhaff
    • Wendy Villarreal


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

    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Economic Condition - Michigan
    • Promanas Group
    • Real Estate Development
    • Investment Services

    People:

    • John Bogdasarian
    • Don Chisholm
    • Ari Weinzweig
    • Brent Wall


  • Fragments of the Great War [Inside Ann Arbor], page 18 - 19
  • Keywords:

    • History
    • World War I
    • World War II
    • Veterans
    • Art & Artists
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Exhibits
    • River Gallery

    People:

    • Bill Lewis
    • Wilfred Lewis
    • Henry Breuhan
    • Deb Greer
    • Garland Lewis
    • Susan Lewis
    • Clayton Lewis


  • Long-Distance Medicine [Inside Ann Arbor], page 19 - 21
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Students
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Health Care
    • Grace Care Center
    • World Wide Web
    • Computers
    • Telemedicine

    People:

    • Perumal Pillai
    • Naresh Gunaratnam


  • Sculpture on Campus: Where the Flying Fishes Play [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Recreation
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Art & Artists
    • Sculpture

    People:

    • Carl Milles


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Gayle Hurn: Keeper of Fuller Pool [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Recreation
    • Fuller Park
    • Mack Pool
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Eastern Michigan University - Alumnus

    People:

    • Gayle Hurn
    • Jonathan Hurn
    • Winnrey Hurn
    • Chet Hurn

    Places:

    • 1519 Fuller Rd


  • Baseball Dreams: Local Boys and Their Families [My Town], by Jan Schlain, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Sports
    • Baseball
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Huron High School
    • Gabriel Richard High School
    • Wolverine Sports
    • Pioneer High School

    People:

    • Debbie Bourque
    • Don Eaton
    • Ted Maezes
    • James Bourque
    • Donnie Eaton
    • Travis Maezes
    • James Tice
    • Jens Zorn
    • Don Canham
    • Clare Canham Eaton
    • Mike Highfield
    • Carol Hutchins
    • Steve Engle

    Places:

    • Ray Fisher Stadium


  • The Coleman Era, by Eve Silberman, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - President
    • University of Michigan - Board of Regents
    • University of Michigan - Budget & Finance
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Tuition
    • Fundraising
    • University of Iowa
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • Awards Honors Prizes
    • Affirmative Action
    • Lawsuits
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Salaries & Wages
    • Statistics
    • Demographics
    • Sexual Assault

    People:

    • Mary Sue Coleman
    • Jeff Daniels
    • Andrea Fischer Newman
    • Lee Bollinger
    • Dario Gaggio
    • James Duderstadt
    • Harold Shapiro
    • Joe White
    • Terry McDonald
    • Steven M. Ross
    • A. Alfred Taubman
    • Charles Munger
    • Julia Darrow
    • Ross Stamps
    • Penny Stamps
    • Mike LaVaque-Manty
    • Tiya Miles
    • Abigal Stewart
    • David Lampe
    • Jake Levey
    • Galip Ulsoy
    • Mark Schissel
    • Ken Coleman


  • Reasons For Hope, by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Budget
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    • Labor Unions
    • Laws & Legislation

    People:

    • Jeanice Swift
    • Christine Stead
    • Glenn Nelson
    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Patricia Greene
    • Marios Demetriou
    • Susan Baskett
    • Alesia Flye
    • Linda Nelson


  • Who Is (And Isn't) Running?, by James Leonard, page 37
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Christine Stead
    • Glenn Nelson
    • Irene Patalan
    • Susan Baskett
    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Ben Edmonson
    • Jody Huhn


  • Potholed!, by Jan Schlain, page 38 - 39
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Weather
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • O'Neal Construction
    • Laws & Legislation

    People:

    • Joe O'Neal
    • Cynthia Kokkales
    • Dean Kokkales
    • Laurie O'Malley
    • Bob West
    • Abby Elias
    • Sarah Singleton
    • Jane Lumm
    • Matt Horning
    • Robert Kellar


  • Reinhart Legacy, by Sally Mitani, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate - Agents & Brokers
    • Charles Reinhart Company
    • Edward Surovell Company
    • Dobson-McOmer Insurance Agency Inc.
    • Howard Hanna Real Estate
    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Parrot Restaurant
    • Mr. Flood's Party
    • Spear & Associates
    • Michigan Commerce Bank
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • Prudential Real Estate
    • Berkshire Hathaway

    People:

    • Steve Dobson
    • Dave Lutton
    • Edward Surovell
    • Charles Reinhart
    • Dick Caldwell
    • Louise Lutton
    • Bumble Marsh
    • Kevin Duke
    • Nancy Bishop
    • Sharon Snyder


  • Breakthrough, by Ken Garber, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Diseases - Research
    • Pharmaceuticals - Research & Development
    • Parke-Davis
    • Warner-Lambert
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Lycera Corp.
    • Everist Genomics

    People:

    • Peter Toogood
    • Dave Fry
    • Richard Finn
    • Dick Leopold


  • Birth of the Cube Farm, by Grace Shackman, Nancy Deromedi, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Inventions & Product Development
    • Interior Design
    • Art & Artists
    • Inventors
    • Herman Miller Inc.
    • Michigan Star Furniture Co.
    • Veterans
    • World War II
    • Herman Miller Research Corp.
    • Facility Management Institute
    • Ann Arbor Plastics
    • Metaform

    People:

    • Bob Probst
    • George Nelson
    • Clark Malcolm
    • Dirk Jan De Pree
    • Herman Miller
    • Gilbert Rohde
    • Phyllis Ross
    • Charles Eames
    • Alexander Girard
    • Isamu Noguchi
    • Jack Kelley
    • Dave Armstrong
    • Lee Probst
    • Del Coates
    • John Holmes
    • David Osler


  • New Carts At Mark's Carts [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Downtown Home and Garden
    • San Street
    • Hut K
    • El Manantial
    • Great Grilled Sandwiches
    • Xdelica
    • Simply Spanish
    • Old Carolina Barbecue Company
    • Mighty Good Coffee

    People:

    • Jay Nirban
    • Jeet Nirbsan
    • Sean Zhang
    • Xavi Vitta

    Places:

    • 211 W Washington St


  • Seva At Westgate [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 51 - 55
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Seva Restaurant
    • Westgate Shopping Center

    Places:

    • 2541 Jackson Ave


  • The Midtown Restaurant Revival Marches On [Marketplace Changes] , by Sally Mitani, page 57 - 59
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Statistics
    • Business - Closings
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Grand Traverse Pie Company
    • @burger
    • Hommus Express
    • La Pita Fresh
    • Tamaki
    • RJ's Coney
    • Knight's Restaurant
    • Slurping Turtle
    • Tomukun Korean Barbeque
    • Ginger Deli
    • Tribute
    • Lab Cafe
    • Mani Osteria
    • Babo
    • Renaissance
    • Bivouac
    • Retail Trade

    People:

    • Susan Pollay
    • Takashi Yagihashi
    • Thomas Yon
    • Joanna Hong
    • Adam Baru
    • Sava Lelcaj
    • Te Phan
    • My Phan
    • Sandy Won
    • Socheat Chau
    • Roger Pothus
    • Ed Davidson


  • Bake Me Crazy [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 59 - 60
  • Keywords:

    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Pizza
    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Insomnia Cookies
    • Fingerle Lumber

    People:

    • Harold Solomon
    • Mike Raymond
    • Seth Berkowitz

    Places:

    • 108 E Madison


  • Breastfeeding Boutique [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Breastfeeding Boutique
    • West Side Dairy
    • Center for the Childbearing Year
    • Infants

    People:

    • Barbara Robertson
    • David Orlin

    Places:

    • 726 Brooks


  • Curry On [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Curry Up
    • Curry On

    People:

    • Rutul Patel
    • Swetang Patel

    Places:

    • 2711 Plymouth Rd


  • Flophouse Skateboards [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60 - 61
  • Keywords:

    • Skateboarding
    • Flophouse Skateboards
    • Taco King
    • Eco Sign Solutions

    People:

    • Saber Naghmouchi
    • Ben Thompson

    Places:

    • 2231 W Liberty


  • The Floor Trader [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • The Floor Trader
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • GCO
    • Floor Coverings & Flooring

    People:

    • Matt Merkel

    Places:

    • 2301 S Industrial


  • Clay Gallery [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 61 - 62
  • Keywords:

    • Clay Gallery
    • Business - Closings
    • Pangborn Collections
    • Art & Artists
    • Gift Shops

    People:

    • Monica Wilson
    • Dominic Pangborn
    • Jim Curtis

    Places:

    • 335 S Main St,


  • Le Dog [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Le Dog
    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Business - Closings
    • Clark's Caramel Corn Castle
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Ann Arbor Historic District Commission

    People:

    • Jules Van Dyck-Dobos
    • Ed Shaffran
    • Ika Van Dyck-Dobos
    • David Esau

    Places:

    • 410 E Liberty St
    • 306 S Main St


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Dick Sampier Vacuum
    • Wendy
    • Clothing - Retail

    People:

    • Dick Sampier
    • Jim Young
    • Ruth Hafford
    • Wendy Chapman
    • Johnny Vaughn

    Places:

    • 2165 W Stadium Blvd
    • 5 Nickels Arcade


  • May Erlewine: Under the Influence of Iris [Singer-Songwriter], by Sandor Slomovits, page 64
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark
    • Seth and May (Musical Group)
    • Red Tail Ring(Musical Group)

    People:

    • Mary Erlewine
    • Seth Bernard
    • Michael Shimmin
    • Dominic Davis

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Carolyn Wonderland: Hard-Earned Mastery [Blues], by James Manheim, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews

    People:

    • Carolyn Wonderland

    Places:

    • 316 S Main


  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Deep Jazz Talent [Ann Arbor Summer Festival], by Jud Branam, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Summer Festival

    People:

    • Cecile McLorin Salvant


  • Ned Night: Be There and Be Square [Talks], by Anita LeBlanc, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Live Nightclub
    • Lectures
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Musical Instruments

    People:

    • Mark Deming
    • Connor Barrie
    • Michael Leonard
    • Mariah Cherem
    • Amber Conville
    • Ann Seekatz

    Places:

    • 102 S 1st St


  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Viva La Tradicion [Hard Salsa], by Arwulf Arwulb, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
    • Ann Arbor Summer Festival

    People:

    • Oscar Hernandez


  • Shaun Manning: Addicted To The Past [Graphic Novel], by Keith Taylor, page 89
  • Keywords:

    • Authors
    • Books & Reading
    • Barnes & Noble

    People:

    • Shaun Manning
    • Anna Wieszczyk

    Places:

    • 3235 Washtenaw Ave


  • April 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 96
  • Keywords:

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


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

    • Historic Buildings
    • University of Michigan - Buildings
    • North Hall
    • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    • Contests
    • Local History
    • Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

    People:

    • Susan Daron
    • Bob DeBona
    • James Brinkeroff
    • Will Hathaway

    Places:

    • 1105 N University


Ann Arbor Observer, May 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: May 2014


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

  • Obama Care [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • United States - President
    • University of Michigan
    • Speeches
    • Salaries & Wages
    • Laws & Legislation
    • University of Michigan Intramural Building
    • University of Michigan Canham Natatorium

    People:

    • Barack Obama

    Places:

    • 606 E Hoover Ave


  • Never A Bystander [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Documentaries
    • Film Festivals
    • Michigan Theatre
    • Jewish Film Festival
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Holocaust
    • Awards Honors Prizes
    • Wallenberg Medal

    People:

    • Evelyn Neuhaus
    • Irene Butter

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • N. Main Catch-22 [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Bandemer Park
    • Argo Park
    • Streets & Roads
    • Pedestrians
    • Recreation
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Border-to-Border Trail
    • Railroads

    People:

    • Mike Nearing
    • Jessie Rogers


  • Guest of Honor [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Musicians
    • Nightclubs
    • Ravens Club
    • Heather Black Project (Musical Group)
    • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
    • Concerts
    • University Musical Society

    People:

    • Heather Schwartz
    • Wynton Marsalis
    • Marcus Belgrave
    • Ali Jackson
    • Dan Nimmer
    • Josef Deas
    • Ingrid Racine

    Places:

    • 207 S Main St


  • Grace In Ann Arbor [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Drama Season
    • Theater
    • Plays
    • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
    • Films
    • Theater - Reviews

    People:

    • Grace Kelly
    • Grace Shackman
    • Ted Heusel
    • Charlton Heston
    • E. G. Marshall


  • Miller's New Look [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Pedestrians
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Road Construction
    • Sewers & Sewage
    • Hoffman Brothers Contractors

    People:

    • Mary Ann Wattles
    • Kevin Clark
    • David Dykman
    • Susan Bryan


  • Pensions Get a B+ [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 14
  • Keywords:

    • Pensions
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Retirement
    • Investments
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Nancy Walker
    • Steve Powers
    • Larry Langer


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

    • Building & Construction
    • Demolitions
    • Recycling
    • Restaurants
    • Architects
    • Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • Materials Unlimited
    • GreenStreet Tree Care
    • Urban Ashes Picture Frame
    • Architectural Salvage Warehouse
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Salads Up

    People:

    • Gail Solway
    • Brad Angelini
    • Theresa Angelini
    • Linda Keen
    • Paul Hickman
    • Chris Rutherford


  • Goldfinches in Spring: Gold In the Backyard [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Nature
    • Birds & Birding
    • Parks - Washtenaw County
    • County Farm Park
    • Matthaei Botanical Gardens


  • Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: Healing Through Our Pets [My Town], by Julie Stotlar, page 23 - 24
  • Keywords:

    • Pets
    • Health
    • Bereavement
    • Paws With A Cause
    • Children

    People:

    • Nathan Stotlar
    • Jackie Stotlar
    • Lauren Stotlar


  • Lost In Lakewood: My Search for Beaver Cleaver [My Town], by Matt Phillips, page 24
  • Keywords:

    • Streets & Roads
    • Neighborhoods
    • Lakewood Subdivision
    • Television Programs


  • Life at Panera: Coffee Shop Kindness [My Town], by Mary Rexer-Bluhm, page 24 - 25
  • Keywords:

    • Panera Bread
    • Restaurants
    • Homelessness
    • GameStop
    • Human Interest

    Places:

    • 3205 Washtenaw Ave


  • Crime Map, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Latania Fair: Alpha House's Troubleshooter [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Alpha House
    • Social Services
    • Homelessness
    • Interfaith Hospitality Network
    • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    • Shelters
    • Nonprofits
    • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    People:

    • Latania Fair
    • Julie Steiner
    • Larry Siden

    Places:

    • 4290 Jackson Rd


  • What Price Transit?, by James Leonard, page 31 - 35
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Mass Transit
    • Millages
    • Taxation - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Ecology Center
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • University of Michigan
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Washtenaw Community College
    • Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Michigan Suburban Alliance
    • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
    • Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Handicapped
    • Menlo Innovations
    • Local Government

    People:

    • Michael Ford
    • Mike Garfield
    • John Hieftje
    • Ted Annis
    • Kathy Griswold
    • Don Salberg
    • Libby Hunter
    • Mary Stasiak
    • Carolyn Grawi
    • Lloyd Shelton
    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Rich Sheridan
    • Bob Guenzel
    • Paul Schrieber
    • Brenda Stumbo
    • Michael Ford
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Larry Krieg


  • The Faculty Strike Back: Are U-M Administrators Overpaid? , by Eve Silberman, John Hilton, page 37 - 39
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Administration
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Salaries & Wages
    • University of Michigan - Board of Regents
    • Tuition
    • University of Michigan - Budget & Finance
    • Accenture

    People:

    • Juan Cole
    • Ivette Perfecto
    • Dario Gaggio
    • Rowan Miranda
    • Tim Slottow
    • Fawwaz Ulaby
    • Mike Morris
    • Mary Sue Coleman
    • Phil Hanlon
    • Larry Deitch
    • Rich Fitzgerald
    • Terry McDonald
    • Cynthia Wilbanks
    • Martha Pollack
    • Andrea Fischer


  • Sue Thy Neighbor: How a Shortcut To The Arb Triggered a Costly Legal Battle, by Julie Halpert, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Neighborhoods
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Nichols Arboretum
    • Lawsuits
    • Land Use
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Building & Construction
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Nicholas Delbanco
    • Barbara Hilbert
    • Raven McCrory
    • Scott Munzel
    • Benjamin Conrad
    • Margaret Huddy
    • Andrew Franklin Smith
    • Mark Moyad
    • Mia Moyad
    • James Sweetnam
    • Elizabeth Sweetnam
    • Jane Hassinger
    • Susan Karp
    • Bill Berkowitz
    • Zaire Dinzy-Flores
    • Eunice Burns
    • Carolyn Lepard
    • Brent Ericson
    • Wendy Walker-Dyes
    • David Swartz
    • William Miller
    • Michael Krassa


  • The Honesty Policy, by David Alexander, page 45 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan Medical Center
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Lawsuits
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Health Care
    • Physicians & Surgeons
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Statistics

    People:

    • Rick Boothman
    • Wendy Levinson
    • Peter Davis
    • Daniel Hayes
    • Norm Tucker
    • Vickie Patterson
    • Douglas Smith
    • Claudia Megaro
    • Michelle Mello


  • Bigalora: Washtenaw Retreat [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Bigalora
    • Arbor Hills Crossing

    People:

    • Luciano DelSignore

    Places:

    • 3050 Washtenaw Ave


  • From Florida to South U: BurgerFi and World of Beer [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • BurgerFi
    • World of Beer
    • Franchises
    • Beer & Wine - Retail

    Places:

    • 1235 S University
    • 1300 S University


  • Location, Location: Knight's Moves Inward, Seva Moves Outward [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Knight's Restaurant
    • Seva Restaurant
    • Borders
    • Momus Design
    • Ruth's Chris Restaurant
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    • Westgate Shopping Center

    People:

    • Dan Sutter
    • Susie Sutter
    • Don Knight
    • Maren Jackson
    • Jeff Jackson
    • Aikia Lahti
    • Lupe Miranda
    • Steve Bellock
    • George N'Namdi

    Places:

    • 600 E Libert
    • 2541 Jackson Ave


  • Crocs Are Boring: Dear Golden's Classy Curated Vintage [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Clothing - Retail
    • Dear Golden
    • Jewelry - Retail & Custom Design
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Laura Naimola
    • Michele Longo
    • Chad Pratt

    Places:

    • 211 S Fourth Ave


  • Mark's Carts [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 59 - 60
  • Keywords:

    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Mark's Carts
    • Simply Spanish
    • Xdelica
    • Great Grilled Sandwiches
    • Old Carolina Barbecue
    • Mighty Good Coffee
    • San Street
    • El Manantial
    • Hut K

    People:

    • Mark Hodesh
    • Xavi Vitta
    • Sean Zhang
    • Leann Zhang

    Places:

    • 211 W Washington


  • Old Carolina Barbecue Company [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Old Carolina Barbecue Company
    • Franchises
    • Cranbrook Village Shopping Center

    People:

    • Nick Ferris

    Places:

    • 980 Eisenhower Pkwy


  • Life Is Good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Clothing - Retail
    • Life Is Good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe
    • Seyfried Jewelers
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Lisa Zahra
    • Mark Messmore
    • Bert Jacobs
    • John Jacobs

    Places:

    • 304 S Main


  • Little Seedling [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Little Seedling
    • Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center
    • Goldfish Swim School
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Toys & Games - Retail
    • Baby Accessories & Furnishings - Retail

    People:

    • Molly Ging

    Places:

    • 2121 W Stadium Blvd


  • Red Shoes and Graphic Art Wholesalers [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 61 - 63
  • Keywords:

    • Arts & Crafts
    • Red Shoe
    • Home Furnishings
    • Cancer
    • Graphic Art Wholesalers

    People:

    • Catherine Thursby
    • McCabe Ash

    Places:

    • 224 S Main
    • 332 S Ashley St


  • Cloverleaf [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Cloverleaf Restaurant
    • Deaths
    • Northside Grill

    People:

    • Nick Stamadianos
    • George Stamadianos
    • Pat Stamadianos
    • Sue Sabo

    Places:

    • 201 E Liberty


  • In The Works [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Blimpy Burger
    • Eastern Flame
    • Restaurants
    • Jerusalem Gardens
    • Seva Restaurant
    • Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Rich Magner
    • Ali Ramlawi

    Places:

    • 304 S Ashley St
    • 314 E Liberty


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Greenback Dollar Store
    • RJ's Coney Island
    • Hommus Express
    • Office Max
    • Gordon Food Service (GFS)

    People:

    • Malcolm Gin
    • Lee Hanna
    • Said Namari
    • Brian Levine


  • Blues In The City: Alive and Well [Blues], by James M. Manheim, page 64
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Mash Bar
    • Nightclubs
    • Bluescasters (Musical Group)
    • Blues Revolution (Musical Group)
    • Terraplanes (Musical Group)

    People:

    • Kerry Adams
    • Chris Canas

    Places:

    • 211 E Washington St


  • Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics: Purple Rose's Spring Comedy Festival [Theater], by Keith Taylor, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Comedy
    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theatre
    • Plays

    People:

    • Jeff Daniels
    • Kirsten Knisley
    • David MacGregor
    • Michelle Mountain
    • Carey Crim

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


  • Bruce Mills: Autism, Language, and Family [Memoir], by Keith Taylor, page 76
  • Keywords:

    • Books & Authors
    • Autism
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Bruce Mills
    • Jacob Mills

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • The Collages of Brenda Miller Slomovits: Impassioned Observations [Galleries], by Stephanie Douglass, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Jewish Community Center
    • Art & Artists
    • Galleries
    • Exhibitions

    People:

    • Brenda Miller Slomovits

    Places:

    • 2935 Birch Hollow Dr


  • Style Beyond Style: Drummer Tom Rainey & Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House
    • Concerts

    People:

    • Tom Rainey
    • Ingrid Laubrock

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • TechTwilight: Nerdlicious Fun [Festivals], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 86
  • Keywords:

    • Children
    • Museums
    • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    • Fairs & Festivals

    Places:

    • 220 E Ann St


  • A Winter's Journey: Baritone Jesse Blumberg & Pianist Martin Katz [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 89
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Jesse Blumberg
    • Martin Katz

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • The Howlin' Brothers: Hot Time In the Old Town [Music], by James M. Manheim, page 95
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • March 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page
  • Keywords:

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


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 107
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Demolitions
    • University of Michigan - Buildings
    • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
    • Contests
    • Seva

    People:

    • Michael McGraw
    • Tom Jameson
    • Lyn Latta Sleator


Saline's Plymouth Rock

Author: Grace Shackman

Saline's Plymouth Rock
A playful dog rediscovers a long-lost salt spring.

Saline's name and identity are tied up with salt, yet the actual salt springs that once bubbled up along the Saline River south of town hand't been seen since the area was drained for farming in the nineteenth century. But last year, Jim Peters accidentally discovered a slat spring that is still active!

Peters and his dog Bonnie, a gentle but energetic pit bull terrier, were hiking on undeveloped city land near Saline's wastewater treatment plant. Bonnie pulled Peters toward a muddy puddle to get a drink. "As she got close, she sank in up to her chest in muck. Before I could pull her out, she had backed herself, out," he recalls.

Peters washed the grayish mud off Bonnie in the nearby Saline River, then went back to take a closer look at the puddle. “I noticed very few plant varieties growing nearby and that the mud was covered with deer tracks.” That’s when Peters, then a city councilmember, had his “aha” moment: Why were the deer drinking there when they could have used the river? And why was the puddle in a clearing with no trees and substantially less vegetation than anywhere else nearby?

Peters collected some of the watery muck in a plastic bottle he found and took it to the city lab to be tested. “When the report came back that it was as salty as sea water, I was like a kid at Christmas,” recalls Peters. He double-checked these findings using a cleaner bottle and another lab. Again the same results came back.

As soon as his suspicion was confirmed, Peters contacted Saline historian Bob Lane. The two men began working together, Peters researching the salt springs’ prehistory and Lane putting the more recent Saline history in context.

Peters research revealed that Saline’s salt springs are part of an ancient sea bed formed about 600 million years ago, which extended from present-day New Jersey to Wisconsin. (Detroit’s salt mines are part of the same system.) When the Ice Age was over, about 12,000 years ago, animals and people began moving into this area. Prehistoric animals came to drink at the salt springs. Remains of mastodons and mammoths have been found nearby.

Native Americans followed, drawn by the good hunting and also because they too liked the salt. Their remains have also been found. According to the 1881 History of Washtenaw County, Michigan, “Early seekers for relics did not hesitate to open shallow graves and the ground was strewn with the bones of departed warriors.” Lane has identified the location of two Indian burial mounds near the salt springs. One has been leveled for the Crestwood subdivision--people remember finding bones and relics at the time it was being built in the 1960s. A hill west of the DNR Fisheries is believed to be the other. The most recent Indian residents, the Potawatomi, who came to this area in the sixteenth century, used six paths, still there, that converge at the springs. They were known to trade salt with neighboring tribes.

Frend explorers gave the Saline River its name in the 1600s. The first European visitors also appreciated the salt springs. Trappers used the salt to preserve beaver pelts, which were in great demand in Europe for hats. The springs were first pinpointed on a map in 1819 by surveyor Joseph Francis in section 12 of Saline Township.

In 1826, the first permanent settler in Saline Township, Leonard Miller, built his home near the salt springs. Others built nearby. In 1829, F. A. Dewey, a pioneer travelling to Tecumseh, wrote of taking the United States Military Road “west through the Saline River near the salt springs.” This road, the first across the state, ran from Detroit to Chicago following an old Indian trail; it's now Michigan Avenue. In 1832, Orange Risdon, who'd surveyed the road, laid out the town of Saline on high ground north of the salt springs.

The 1881 County History told of an attempt by a group of local men to manufacture salt in 1863. “A building was erected, a derrick put in place, and boring commenced. After three unsuccessful attempts to sink a well, the project was abandoned. There has always existed a doubt in the minds of many whether the contractor engaged to sink the well acted in good faith. The charge is boldly made that he was bought off by rival interests,” they reported.

Evidence of this failed endeavor was found in 1944, when a farmer named Harry Finch was plowing for corn and felt his plow sink down. Investigating, the site he found evidence of the former salt wells. The late Ray Alber, who farmed on land marked as part of the salt springs, once told Lane that he remembered that he and other farmers used to pick up salt clumps that they’d give to their animals.

Lane worked out the wells' location on the west side of Macon Road and has shown it to people as part of historic tours. and has shown it to people as part of historic tours. He has also, with the land owner’s permission, gone over the ground with a metal detector but found nothing left of the would-be salt works.

The 1863 mining attempt is the last reference to active salt springs. When the County History was written eighteen years later, the authors felt the need to offer proof that the salt springs had even existed: “That salt has been made here in years gone by cannot be doubted. Iron kettles have been found which were once doubtless used for this purpose."

So Peters’ delight at his find is easy to understand. The spring presumably escaped discovery for so long because it's in an overgrown area that people rarely visit. Even if another dog had dived in as Bonnie did, only someone well versed in Saline history would have realized what the muddy puddle might be.

Last October, Peters sponsored a bill to create “Salt Spring Park” on the land where he found the active spring. It passed unanimously. “A forgotten parcel of city-owned land in the Saline River valley will now be available for all to enjoy as a unique park dedicated to our local heritage," explains Peters. “It will allow us to provide proper stewardship of our salt springs, enjoy nature and reconnect with Saline’s distant past.” Lane is equally enthusiastic, explaining “There is nothing now in town that explains why we are called ‘Saline.’”

Peters' council term ended last year, but he's continuing to work on the project as a member of the parks commission. His vision is to leave the site as natural as possible but to improve the trail and build an observation deck with signage at the spring, so people won’t get as muddy as Bonnie did. He would like someday to see the spring connected by a walking trail to Curtiss and Millpond parks-- he says that could be “a beautiful, safe, free from car traffic path, much of which is along the river.” He knows all this will take money, which he hopes can be provided with grants. The local Eagle Scouts have already volunteered to clear the overgrown path.

Peters worries that the muddy puddle would underwhelm some people. He compares the spring to Plymouth Rock: “It’s just a brown rock to some – but it’s what it stands for, not what it looks like.” But so far, the reaction fromt he public has been very positive. "People find it fascinating," he reports.

Community Observer, Spring 2014

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Spring 2014 edition of the Community Observer

Ann Arbor Observer, April 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: April 2014


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

  • Green Thieves [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Retail Trade
    • Recycling
    • Sparrow Market
    • Kerrytown
    • Ann Arbor Police Department

    People:

    • Bob Sparrow

    Places:

    • 407 N 5th Ave


  • Livestrong [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Cancer
    • Ann Arbor YMCA
    • Physical Fitness

    People:

    • Marie Kuhlman
    • Suzanne Kessler
    • Eddy Chacon-Lontin

    Places:

    • 400 W Washington St


  • SafeHouse's Budget Crunch [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Shelters
    • Domestic Violence
    • United States - Departments & Agencies
    • Homelessness
    • Fundraising

    People:

    • Barbara Niess-May

    Places:

    • 4100 Clark Rd


  • Turtle Stewards [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Wildlife
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Animal Welfare
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation Program
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    People:

    • Patrick Terry


  • Peacemaking At Court [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Courts - Michigan
    • Native Americans
    • Courts - Tribal
    • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
    • Dispute Resolution Center

    People:

    • Claire Tinkerhess
    • Susan Butterwick
    • Lucile Kirk-Malcolm
    • Timothy Connors
    • Michael Petoskey
    • Paul Raphael
    • Belinda Dulin


  • Driving The Drunken Student [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 - 12
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Students
    • University of Michigan - Fraternities & Sororities
    • Getaway Tours & Charters
    • Limousine Services
    • Alcoholism
    • University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center
    • Statistics
    • University of Michigan Interfraternity Council
    • Wolverine Wellness
    • Counseling & Pyschotherapy

    People:

    • Mark Reddock
    • Tommy Wydra
    • Mary Jo Desprez


  • The Clothesline Lady [Inside Ann Arbor], page 12 - 14
  • Keywords:

    • Retirement
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Lectures
    • Jewish Community Center
    • Senior Citizens

    People:

    • Anne Lawrence


  • Friend of the Court [Inside Ann Arbor], page 14 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Courts - Michigan
    • Gabriel Richard High School
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Detroit Free Press
    • Associated Press
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Michigan - Government Departments & Agencies

    People:

    • Matilyn Sarosi
    • Jon Muth
    • Kimm Sarosi
    • Bill Schuette
    • Dakota Eliason
    • Raymond Carp
    • Cortez Davis


  • A Circus in the Trees [Inside Ann Arbor]
  • , page 15 - 17

    Keywords:

    • Circus
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Trees
    • Art & Artists
    • Arbor Solaris

    People:

    • Christopher Nolte


  • John Dingell's Long View [Observer Interview], by Eve Silberman, page 19 -21
  • Keywords:

    • United States Congress
    • Retirement
    • Kensington Court Hotel
    • Speeches
    • Redistricting
    • Elections - Federal
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Mass Transit
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Salaries & Wages
    • Environment
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • World War II
    • United States - President

    People:

    • John D. Dingell
    • Lynn Rivers
    • John Heiftje
    • Chris Schuler
    • Fred Veigel
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • Harry S. Truman
    • John F. Kennedy
    • George W. Bush
    • Richard J. Nixon
    • Debbie Dingell


  • A Flower For All Seasons: Cools Shade at County Farm Park [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Parks - Washtenaw County
    • Flowers
    • Recreation
    • County Farm Park
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Landscape Architects

    People:

    • Jeff Dehring
    • Ray Edsel

    Places:

    • 2230 Platt Rd


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • What Can I Have Gotten Myself Into? [My Town], by Stephanie Kadel Taras, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor City Club
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Nonprofits
    • Books & Reading
    • Poetry

    People:

    • Susan Smith Gray
    • Kathleen Fitzgerald
    • Barb Pomey

    Places:

    • 1830 Washtenaw Ave


  • Martin Contreras and Keith Orr [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Aut Bar
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Gay & Lesbian Community
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Courts - Federal
    • AIDS (Disease)
    • Washtenaw County Clerk
    • Common Language Bookstore
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Elections
    • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    • Signs & Signage
    • Michigan Liquor Control Commission
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • Demonstrations & Protests
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Flame Bar
    • Immigrants
    • La Casita de Lupe Restaurant

    People:

    • Martin Contreras
    • Keith Orr
    • Bernard Friedman
    • Mark Brigance

    Places:

    • 315 Braun Ct


  • Aut at Night, by Peter Matthews, page 30
  • Keywords:

    • Aut Bar
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Gay & Lesbian Community

    People:

    • Martin Contreras
    • Keith Orr
    • Laura Mendez
    • Keith Haring

    Places:

    • 315 Braun Ct


  • A Road Back From Walking The Streets - The County Tackles Sex Trafficking , by Patrick Dunn, page 32 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Human Sex Trafficking
    • Child Abuse
    • Sexual Assaut
    • Foster Care
    • Domestic Violence
    • Lovelight Foundation
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Michigan State Police
    • World Wide Web
    • Red Roof Inn
    • Prostitution
    • University of Michigan Human Trafficking Clinic
    • Ann Arbor Police Department

    People:

    • Christina Linguidi
    • Peg Talburtt
    • Peter Cummings
    • Julie Fisher Cummings
    • Charles Pope
    • Elizabeth Campbell
    • Edward Price


  • EPA Comes Clean - It's Not the Tests. It's the Real World, by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • United States - Departments & Agencies
    • National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
    • Automobile Emissions
    • Research
    • Air Pollution
    • Environment
    • Automotive Manufacturing
    • Hyundai-Kai
    • Ford Motor Co.

    People:

    • Chris Grundler
    • Byron Bunker
    • David Haugen

    Places:

    • 2565 Plymouth Rd


  • Michigan's Homeopathic Hospital, by Margaret F. Wagner, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Hospitals
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan Homeopathic Hospital
    • North Hall
    • Historic Buildings
    • Local History
    • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    • University of Michigan - Board of Regents
    • Michigan Legislature
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Michigan Supreme Court
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • Demolitions

    People:

    • Royal S. Copeland
    • Samuel Hahnemann
    • Henry Tappan
    • James B. Angell
    • Zina Pitcher
    • Federal Vanderburgh
    • William Adams
    • Harris Coulter
    • Wilbert Hinsdale
    • Seneca Litchard
    • Willis Watkins
    • Paul Starr

    Places:

    • 1105 N University Ave


  • Old German Bar and Bierkeller: A Lot Going On [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Old German Restaurant
    • Grizzly Peak Restaurant
    • Del Rio Bar

    Places:

    • 117 S Ashley


  • A Taste of Soul: Biggie's Back [Restaurant Reviews] , by Lee Lawrence, page 43 - 44
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • A Taste of Soul by Biggie's Restaurant

    People:

    • Victor Swanson

    Places:

    • 97 Spring St Ypsilanti


  • Terry B's [Quick Bite], by Lee Lawrence, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Terry B's Restaurant

    Places:

    • 7954 Ann Arbor St Dexter


  • From Damascus to Damas [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Damas Restaurant
    • Woodland Plaza
    • Refugees

    People:

    • Lamis Barawi
    • Jawad Seif
    • Sarah Seif
    • Biwako Sushi
    • Riad Seif
    • Dania Shikh Fadle
    • Hassan Qutob

    Places:

    • 2276 S Main


  • Saddling Up The Urban Cyclist [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Bicycles - Sales & Service
    • Sic Transit Cycles
    • Adrian's T-Shirts
    • Lower Town
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Joe Bollinger
    • Michael Firn
    • Duc Tang

    Places:

    • 1002 Pontiac Tr


  • Legion [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Eastern Michigan University - Students
    • Clothing - Design & Manufacturing
    • Clothing Retail
    • Legion

    People:

    • Michael Kao
    • Jay Tiempo

    Places:

    • 205 N Main


  • Maiz Cantina - Los Amigos Fiesta [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Business - Closings
    • Maiz Cantina Restaurant
    • Los Amigos Fiesta Restaurant

    People:

    • David Corona
    • Juan Hernandez
    • Jason Branham

    Places:

    • 4855 Washtenaw


  • Total Hockey [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 49 - 51
  • Keywords:

    • Sporting Goods - Retail
    • Total Hockey

    People:

    • Harrison Niemann

    Places:

    • 2771 Oak Valley Dr


  • Move [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Move
    • Fitness Studios
    • Movement Center
    • Expressions Design Center
    • Foot Solutions
    • Business - Closings

    People:

    • Elaine Economou
    • Aimee McDonald-Anderson
    • Toula Georgakas
    • Donna English

    Places:

    • 3780 Jackson Rd


  • Buffalo Wild Wings [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant
    • Franchises
    • JK&T Wings

    People:

    • Ben Storey
    • Jason Garrity

    Places:

    • 3150 Boardwalk


  • Orange Leaf Yogurt [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Ice Cream & Yogurt Parlors
    • Orange Leaf Yogurt
    • Franchises
    • Traver Village
    • Woodland Plaza

    People:

    • Jason Zalewski
    • Scott McLean

    Places:

    • 2613 Plymouth
    • 2216 S Main


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitania, page 51 - 52
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Mercy's Restaurant
    • Bell Tower Hotel
    • Dogma Catmantoo
    • Pets & Pet Supplies
    • Naked Furniture
    • Furniture - Retail
    • Bankruptcy
    • Hot Hydro
    • Hydroponics

    People:

    • Mercy Kasle
    • Steve Kasle
    • Ryan Gillies
    • Alice Liberson
    • Peter Bilakos
    • Olga Bilakos
    • Diana Slaughter
    • Ron LaFleur
    • Joe Collins
    • Kai Brodersen


  • Fuzz Fest: Muggs and Much More [Hard Rock], by Patrick Dunn, page 56
  • Keywords:

    • Music Festivals
    • Fuzz Fest
    • Woodruff's Bar
    • Snaggletooth (Musical Group)

    People:

    • Chris Taylor

    Places:

    • 36 E Cross St Ypsilanti


  • Venus In Fur: Fifty Shades of Something [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Performance Network

    People:

    • Sebastin Gerstner
    • Maggie Meyer

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


  • Sumkali: Joyous Blending [Fusion Music], by Sandor Slomovits, page 66
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Sumkali (Musical Group)
    • Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
    • Yellow Barn

    People:

    • John Churchville
    • Meeta Banerjee

    Places:

    • 114 S Main St


  • Doris Duke's Shangri La: Opulence and Islamic Art [Shangri La], by Jacqui Hinchey, page 69
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Exhibits
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • Doris Duke
    • Tim Street-Porter
    • Shahzia Sikander

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin: A Visit From the Bach Family [Akademie], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Akamus (Musical Group)
    • University Musical Society
    • Hill Auditorium

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


  • A. M. Homes: Our True Selves [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 79
  • Keywords:

    • Books & Reading
    • Authors
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    People:

    • A. M. Homes

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Easy Virtue: Early and Pregnant Hitchcock [Film], by James M. Manheim, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Film
    • Michigan Theatre

    People:

    • Alfred Hitchcock

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty


  • The Clarinet and Saxophone of Michael Moore [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Michael Moore

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • February 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 104
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Houses - Cost of


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 107
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • Trees
    • Cafe Felix
    • Arcadian II Boutique
    • Ann Arbor Framing Co.
    • McFarland Tree Service

    People:

    • Lori K. Wintermeyer
    • Lisa Renko
    • Kathy Wirstrom
    • Joseph L. Gilenas
    • Linore Latham
    • Bruce Conforth
    • Linda Bankauskas

    Places:

    • 838 S Main St


301 S. Main: The Best Corner in Ann Arbor

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

Author: Grace Shackman

Date: March 2014

Elaine Selo, co-owner of the Selo/Shevel Gallery, calls its longtime location at 301 S. Main "the best corner in Ann Arbor. The building's changes over the past 142 years mirror downtown's evolution. Built in 1871 by German immigrant Henry Binder, it originally housed Binder's third-story saloon as well as thi sown large family. In the twentieth century, when downtown was the country's shopping center, Hutzel's Ladies Apparel sold upscale women's dresses on the corner from 1916 until 1989, when it was purchased by Selo and Cynthia Shevel, her partner in both life and business. Now 301 S. Main has been sold again, and its next use will doubtless reflect downtown's changing character.

Binder immigrated to Ann Arbor in 1852 at age twenty-one. Discovering there was only one small hotel in town, he built another one by the railroad station. It did well, and with the proceeds he began erecting brick commercial buildings downtown.

When the shopping district expanded south from the courthouse square on N. Main, Binder tore down his home to contruct the building that still stands at 301 S. Main. Done in the Commerical Italianate style, with tall windows capped with ornate hoods and brackets at the roofline, it blended well with the other buildings then going up nearby. Binder moved into the second floor with his wife and eleven children. On the taller top floor, he opened a "lager beer and refreshment saloon" that he named Orchestrion Hall after its entertainment system: a sort of giant music box that could imitate the sound of a wind orchestra.

In 1877, recent immigrants Samuel and John Baumgardner opened a grocery store and baker on the street level. "The started in business in a humble way, and scarcely knowing any of the English language," the 1881 History of Washtenaw County, Michigan reported. In 1880 the Baumgardners built a "large and commodious baker" at the back of the building and quickly gained a reputation for being some of the best bakers in the county. Their ads mention "greatly celebrated Vienna Bread" as well as an array of housewares for sale, including crockery, china, and glassware. When the Buamgardners moved to a new location in 1892, the storefront became a showroom for the Ann Arbor Organ company, whose factory was a few blocks away.

By the time the German American Bank moved into 301 S. Main in 1906, Italianate was considered old-fashioned and overly ornate. The bank simplified the brackets, took off the window hoods, squared the windows, and made the pilasters (fake columns" larger and blockier. They added more light by putting in oriel windows on the second floor and Luxfer windows on the first, both in style at the time. (Luxfer windows incorporate prisms to project more light into a building's interior.)

The next tenant, Charles Hutzel, had managed the ladies' ready-to-wear department at Mack's, then the city's major department store, before going into business for himself in 1916. When Charles died in 1943, his son Ray took over, running Hutzel's Ladies Apparel until 1969, when he sold the buiness to George and Mary Dibble.

Connie Osler recalls Hutzel's as the place to go if you wanted something sophisticated to wear for a special occasion. The only other place selling clothes of this caliber was a special department in Goodyear's department store. "The had wonderful personnel attached to beautiful clothing," recalls MOlly Dobson, another Hutzel's shopper. "As soon as you put your foot in the door, you were warmly welcomed." Dobson adds that Hutzel's carreid "so many salable dresses you couldn't decide what to take home."

In the back of the store, in the former bakery, Dobson's sister-in-law, Helen Dobson, ran a gift shop selling silver, crystal, and other items that would appeal to Hutzel's clienetele. "Helen loved beautiful things," recalls Dobson. She traveled all over Europe on buying trips. Dobson remembers that when a friends sent you a gift in the store's lovely yellow and white box, you knew it would be something wonderful.

The building was also the home of the city's first radio station. WPAG, 1050 AM, began broadcasting April 26, 1945 from a studio on the third floor. While selling ads for a Detroit radio station, Ted Baughn had seen that Ann Arbor needed its own radio station, so he joined forces with Paul Greene and his brother Arthur, the founder of Greene's Cleaners. The partners had wanted to start the station in 1941, but the War Production Board refused to grant permission; the equipment they had purchased was sent intstead to North Africa. The call letters reflected the brothers' initials -- though because the station was upstairs from Hutzel's, legendary WPAG sportscaster Bob Ufer liked to claim that they really stood for "women's panties and girdles."

WPAG's programming was locally oriented and included news, music, sports, weather, and farm reports. There was no elevator, so employees got to work by climbing what they called "the stairway to heaven." That was especially challenging for Dick Brunvand, news director from 1966 to 1968, who needed crutches to get around. "Those days I was much more mobile on my crutches than today and would climb those stairs two or three times a day," he recalls. "I would strap a rather heavy recorder to a crutch so I could haul it up and down the stairs."

The second floors, where the Binders once lived, was by then divided into offices -0- mainly dentists and doctors, but also a beauty salon. "I can still vividly recall the smell of the nasty chemicals that they used on women's hair wafting down the hallway as you came up the stairs," says Jim Hddle, WPAG disc jockey and sportscaster from 1978 to 1980. "I think they had been in business a long time, because I never saw anyone under the age of eighty among their clienetele. Us radio folks used to try to run down to Lucky Drugs to grab a quick snack or pop during the netowkr news and were often late getting back into the studio because there always seemed to be a large elderly woman with a walker blocking our path, slowly trying to climb the stairs."

Tom Monaghan bought the station in 1986 and moved it to Domino's Farms, where he renamed it WPZA, for Radio Pizza. It's now WTKA and specializes in sports talk. Part of the Cumulus chain, it's based in the company's office on Victors Way.

Selo and Shevel met in 1965 when both were social work students in the U-M master's program. Shevel, who came froma retail backgrounds, openined Middle Earth in 1967, originally in a small space upstaris on E. Liberty. Selo went on to earn her PhD in 1976 and then worked for the Institute of Labor and INdustrial RElations, studying law enforcement reactions to violence.

The couple had always traveled and had picked up a lot of great objects, so they added a gallery to Middle Earth. But students did not make good gallery customers, so when the funding for Selo's project ran out in 1982, they opened Selo/Shevel on Main St., a few doors south of its present location. Shevel continued managing Middle Earth, while Selo ran the gallery.

Selo, who had never studied business or even taken much interest in it, describes the opening as a “trial by fire,” adding “I didn’t know how hard it would be.` If I had, I would have been scared.” To choose merchandise, she says, “I saw what people were buying. I talked to customers, and I saw what worked...Ann Arbor people were supportive of this kind of downtown.”

When it’s suggested that she had a great eye, Selo replies, “I was lucky in my taste.” Her father studied medicine in Berlin, but when the Nazis wouldn’t give him a license because he was Jewish, he emigrated I to the United States and practiced medicine in Iowa. Her parents enjoyed going to estate sales on weekends, and she grew up in a home furnished with oriental rugs and Biedermeier furniture.

The store was originally devoted to imports that Selo and Shevel brought back from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. “We’d look around and see what we liked,” Selo says. “We always found great stuff. We had no system.” They gradually added contemporary American crafts. Many stores specialize in one or the other, but Selo thinks they complemented each other and gave customers a wider range of choice.

In 1989, when Selo and Shevel bought the building at 301 S. Main from the Dibbles, it was in bad shape from many years of wear. The upstairs, Selo says, was “a total shambles.” The roof needed replacing, and the windows on the second and third floor were about to fall out; on the first floor, windows had been blocked to give the dressing rooms privacy. -

The Hutzel’s sign, which projected from the building to be visible from both streets, didn’t meet the requirements of the city’s sign ordinance, but, with support from the Historic District Commission, the new owners were given a variance to I keep it.

After more than twenty years on the corner, last fall Selo and Shevel sold their building to Reza Rahmani, an eye doctor with three locations in suburban Detroit, who has been buying Ann Arbor real estate in recent years. He did not respond to recent attempts to reach him, but in an earlier interview he said he was going to renovate the upstairs office space and put in an elevator but do nothing to
change the exterior. Selo has faith, saying, “Something very good will come in after us. I’m not worried, because the buyer realizes the importance and significance of this building.”

The store has to be empty by the end of March. As the closing date gets nearer, customers have been telling Selo about items they bought from her that they still cherish and how sorry they are that the store is closing."

Selo admits the feeling is mutual, and that she will miss her customers. So what’s next for the couple? “It’ll be a different life,” she says. “Yes, we’ll travel, but we’ve always traveled. I’d like to take classes, make soup, and sit by the fireplace and read.”


Photo captions appearing in article:

(Clockweise from above) Elaine Selo remembers the opening of Selo/Shevel Gallery as a "trial by fire." Henry Binder named his Orchestrion Hall for its mechanical orchestra. Hutzel's Ladies Apparel after an updating in the 1930s. The Ann Arbor Organ Company showroom at the turn of the twentieth century, before the building's original Commercial Italianate details were removed.

Ann Arbor Observer, March 2014

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Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: March 2014

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

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

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

    People:

    • John Seto
    • John Hieftje


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

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

    People:

    • Robert Kellar


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

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

    People:

    • Praveena Ramaswami


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

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

    People:

    • Susan Chastain

    Places:

    • 114 E Washington St


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

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

    People:

    • Nancy Gurney

    Places:

    • 280 Collingwood Dr


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 1100 Baits Dr


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

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

    People:

    • Kort Linden
    • Katrina Chizek
    • Kohl Linden

    Places:

    • 406 E Liberty


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

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

    People:

    • Wolfgang Oehme
    • James va Sweden


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 219 S Main St


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

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

    People:

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


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

    • Trees
    • Landscaping Services


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 301 S Main


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 3031 W Huron Dr


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

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

    People:

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


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

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Zola Bistro
    • Cafe Zola

    People:

    • Hediye Batu
    • Alan Zakalik

    Places:

    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


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

    • Restaurants
    • Huffington Post

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 209 S Main St


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

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

    People:

    • Nicola Rooney
    • John Wisotzkey

    Places:

    • 2513 Jackson Rd


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

    • Bookbound
    • Bookstores

    People:

    • Megan Blackshear
    • Peter Blackshear

    Places:

    • 1729 Plymouth Rd


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

    • Literati Bookstore
    • Bookstores

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 869 W Eisenhower Blvd


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

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

    People:

    • Ali Hijazi
    • Nadia Issa

    Places:

    • 867 W Eisenhower Blvd


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

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

    People:

    • Taylor Bond

    Places:

    • 893 W Eisenhower


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

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

    People:

    • Graham Mitchell
    • Leveille Jean-Gilles

    Places:

    • 3252 Washtenaw Ave


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 120 E Liberty St


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

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

    People:

    • Mike Gould
    • Ray Collins
    • Lisa Haanpaa

    Places:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Plays
    • Purple Rose Theater

    People:

    • Vincent Mountain
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    • Alex Leydenfrost
    • Rainbow Dickerson

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


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

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Documentaries
    • Michigan Theater

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


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

    • Comedy
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Heywood Banks

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Books & Reading
    • Lectures
    • University of Michigan

    People:

    • Curtis Sittenfeld


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

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

    People:

    • Thom Anderson
    • Penelope Spheeris

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


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

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

    People:

    • Alex Belhaj
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    • Dave Kosmyna
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    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


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

    • Real Estate
    • House - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


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