Ann Arbor Observer, March 2016

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Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: March 2016


The following articles appeared in the March 2016 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

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Ann Arbor Observer, February 2016

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: February 2016


The following articles appeared in the February 2016 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

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  • Keywords:

    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Sewers & Sewage
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • University of Michigan
    • Lawsuits
    • Courts - Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Irvin A. Meremlstein
    • Timothy P. Connors

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Ann Arbor Observer, January 2016

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: January 2016


The following articles appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

  • Expensive Gift [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Cancer
    • Nie Funeral Home
    • Muehlig Funeral Chapel
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • University of Michigan Medical Center

    People:

    • Jan Kirk
    • Jennifer Kirk
    • Kara Gavin


  • Runaround [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Accidents - Automobile
    • Traffic Safety
    • Statistics
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Pittsfield Township
    • Washtenaw County Road Commission

    People:

    • Chris Bragg
    • Mark McCulloch


  • DIY Art [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Toys & Games - Retail
    • Learning Express Toys
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Westgate Shopping Center
    • Nicola's Books
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Events

    People:

    • Pam Smith
    • Linda Caine
    • Mark Brakefield


  • ArborBike Update [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • ArborBike
    • Bicycling
    • Transportation
    • Statistics
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Ann Arbor Clean Energy Coalition

    People:

    • Heather Croteau
    • Cassandra Fletcher-Martin


  • Cold Comfort [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    • Farms & Farming
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor Public Market Advisory Commission
    • Works Progress Administration (WPA)
    • Kohler Architecture
    • Pure Harvest Pesto
    • The Pasta Shop
    • Wasem Fruit Farm
    • Grandma's Kitchen
    • Garden Works

    People:

    • Sarah DeWitt
    • Paul Martin
    • Pat Shockley
    • Jan Upston
    • Debra Marx
    • Janna Field
    • Donna Puehler
    • Joan Ernst
    • Rob MacKerchen

    Places:

    • 315 Detroit St


  • Final Curtain [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Performance Network
    • Theater
    • Bankruptcy

    People:

    • John Manfredi
    • Suzi Regan
    • Carla Milarch
    • Erin Sabo
    • Annie Martin

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


  • Blowin' In The Wind [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 19
  • Keywords:

    • Windmills
    • Renewable Energy
    • County Farm Park
    • Creature Conservancy
    • Saline Depot Museum
    • Saline Area Historical Society
    • Rentschler Farm
    • Unitarian Universalist Church
    • Skyline High School
    • Weather Underground

    People:

    • Jeff Masters


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Brennan Andes: Waking the Jazz Giant [Ann Arborites], by Matt Thompson, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Musicians
    • Bird of Paradise
    • Firefly Club
    • Del Rio Restaurant and Bar
    • Macpodz (Musical Group)
    • Blind Pig
    • Big City Small World Bakery
    • Pherotones (Musical Group)
    • Last Word Bar
    • Mr. Flood's Party
    • Community High School
    • Black Elk Co-Op
    • WEMU
    • Ravens Club
    • Heather Black Project (Musical Group)
    • Cafe Felix
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Brennan Duncan Andes
    • Dan Henig
    • Luke Winslow-King
    • Ross Huff
    • Mike Grace
    • Vincent York
    • Griffin Bastain
    • Jesse Clayton
    • Linda Yohn
    • Ingrid Racine
    • Heather Schwartz
    • Sarie Andes
    • Hiawatha Bailey


  • The Lustron Life: Heavy Metal Housing in Ann Arbor [My Town], by John C. Heider, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Lustron Company
    • Building & Construction
    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Affordable Housing
    • Veterans
    • Lower Town

    People:

    • Neil Staebler


  • Peacemaking Court, by Jan Schlain, page 27 - 29
  • Keywords:

    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Native Americans
    • Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court
    • Social Services
    • Child Welfare
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
    • Foster Care
    • Dispute Resolution Center

    People:

    • Tim Connors
    • Jennifer Sullivan
    • Belinda Dulin
    • Sherry Fire
    • Joyce Tesoriero
    • Deborah Shaw
    • Dean DeGalan
    • Steve Tramontin

    Places:

    • 301 E Huron St


  • Campaign Manager To The Stars, by James Leonard, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Democratic Party
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Elections - Michigan
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Michigan House of Representatives
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Jim Toy Community Center

    People:

    • Brad O'Furey
    • Nathan Furey
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Carol Kuhnke
    • Adam Zemke
    • Sally Petersen
    • Jane Lumm
    • Mark Schauer
    • Christine Green
    • Karl Fink
    • Sabre Briere
    • Veronique Liem
    • Pat Conlin
    • Alex Milshteyn
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Julie Grand
    • John Hieftje


  • A Natural End, by Laura Lyjak Crawford, page 35
  • Keywords:

    • Funeral Homes
    • Environment
    • Death & Dying
    • Green Burial Council
    • Cemeteries
    • Arborcrest Memorial Park
    • Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Washtenong Memorial Park
    • Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
    • Ann Arbor Green Burial Network
    • Community Television Network
    • WEMU
    • Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home
    • All Saints Cemetery
    • The Preserve
    • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
    • Bethlehem Cemetery

    People:

    • Donna Campbell
    • Merilynne Rush
    • Barbara Lucas
    • Sheila Johnson
    • Mike Mitchell
    • Paula Saratsis
    • Joe Stageman
    • Angelica Stageman


  • Grizzly Peak: As Time Goes By, by M. B. Lewis, page 37
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
    • Breweries
    • Ann Arbor Brewing Company
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Old German Restaurant
    • Del Rio Restaurant and Bar

    Places:

    • 120 W Washington St


  • Eve-olution [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • Eve the Restaurant
    • Bell Tower Hotel
    • Community High School Jazz Band
    • Frito Batidos Restaurant
    • Mercy's Restaurant
    • Earle Uptown Restaurant
    • Escoffier Restaurant
    • Kerrytown Bistro

    People:

    • Eve Aronoff Fernandez
    • Luc LePottier
    • Jose Dominguez
    • Natalie Nichols
    • Carlos Fernandez
    • Steve Kasle
    • Mercy Kasle

    Places:

    • 300 S Thayer St


  • Yarn Over Ann Arbor ~ Spun [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • Yarncraft
    • Spun
    • Kerrytown
    • Ophir Yarn
    • Maple Miller Plaza
    • Wild Weft
    • Yarn Expressions
    • Busy Hands
    • Knit A Round

    People:

    • Carol Sickman-Garner
    • Peter Sickman-Garner
    • Kate Ernsting
    • Kate Remen-Wait
    • Christine Craig
    • Sarah Freitas

    Places:

    • 407 N Fifth Ave


  • Yarn Over Ann Arbor ~ Ophir Yarn, by Sally Mitani, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Yarncraft
    • Ophir Yarn
    • Maple-Miller Plaza
    • Safa's Salon & Day Spa

    People:

    • Kate Ernsting
    • Barbra Stewart
    • Safa Hassan-Shahin
    • Gary Ernsting
    • Terry Ernsting

    Places:

    • 122 N Maple


  • Wheatgrass Depot [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 43 - 44
  • Keywords:

    • Wheatgrass Depot
    • Farms & Farming

    People:

    • Dave Fromhold

    Places:

    • 858 Phoenix Dr


  • Freshii [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Delicatessens
    • Freshii
    • Briarwood Mall
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Matthew Corrin


  • Stadium Hardware [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Stadium Hardware
    • Retirement

    People:

    • Mike Kruzel
    • Brian Bennick
    • Mark Mayne
    • James Brustad
    • John Siller
    • Karis Siller
    • Skip Hackbarth
    • Bob Siller

    Places:

    • 2177 W Stadium Blvd


  • Rite Aid [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Pharmacies
    • Drug Stores
    • Rite Aid Pharmacy
    • Walgreens Pharmacy
    • Village Pharmacy
    • Westgate Shopping Center
    • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Places:

    • 2603 Jackson Ave


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 44
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Kai Garden Restaurant
    • Retirement

    People:

    • Dan Tus
    • Tina Tus
    • Ed Shaffran

    Places:

    • 116 S Main St


  • Chris Bathgate: A Bit of a Surprise [Singer-Songwriter], by Patrick Dunn, page 46
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark
    • Go Rounds (Musical Group)
    • Bear Medicine (Musical Group)
    • Mittenfest

    People:

    • Chris Bathgate
    • Graham Parsons
    • Michelle Brosius
    • Micah Ling
    • Mike Savina
    • Brad Fitcher
    • Pat Booth

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • C. S. Giscombe: Railroads and Rivers [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 57
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • C. S. Giscombe

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's Company: A Talented Bunch [Musicals], by Patrick Dunn, page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
    • Arthur Miller Theatre

    People:

    • Robby Griswold
    • Marci Rosenberg
    • Amanda Bynum
    • Madison Merlanti
    • Jodi-Renee Giron
    • Paul Clark
    • Trisha Fountain
    • Kate Papachristou
    • Rachel Francisco
    • Chris Joseph

    Places:

    • 1226 Murfin Ave


  • John Primer: Chicago Blue Traditionalist [Blues], by James M. Manheim, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • John Primer

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Handel, Scarlatti, & Bach: Exact Contemporaries [Baroque Chamber Music], by Arwulf Arwulf page 69
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
    • Academy of Early Music
    • Concerts

    People:

    • Aaron Berofsky
    • Joseph Gascho
    • Jennifer Ellis Kampani

    Places:

    • 306 N Division St


  • John Gorka: Really Worth Hearing [Folk], by Sandor Slomovits, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • John Gorka

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • November 2015 Home Sales, by James M. Manheim, page 80
  • Keywords:

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


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

    • Contests
    • Historic Buildings
    • Local History
    • Masonic Temple
    • Footprints Shoe Store
    • MAKE Art Studio
    • Urban Jewelers
    • Vault of Midnight
    • Common Grill

    People:

    • Alex Marsh
    • Cathy Chow
    • Mark Stefaniak
    • Tom Jameson

    Places:

    • 215 S Main St


Ann Arbor Observer, December 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: December 2015

December 2015 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer


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

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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 4800 E Huron River Dr


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

    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Elections - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Chip Smith


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

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

    People:

    • Elaine Johns
    • Jack Middlebrook

    Places:

    • 529 Detroit St


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

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Briarwood Mall
    • Santa Claus

    People:

    • Judy Noerr


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Jim Merte
    • Mandy Grewal
    • David Petrak


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

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

    People:

    • Karen Driggs
    • Alice Penrose


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

    • Inventions & Product Development
    • Travel
    • DeskSpaceAnyplace

    People:

    • Jon Ryburg


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Cynthia Redinger
    • Luke Liu


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


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

    • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Trees
    • Recreation


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

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


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

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

    People:

    • Carey Carlson


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

    • Local History
    • University of Michigan - Campus
    • Statues


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 216 N 4th Ave


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Donnell Wyche
    • Ken Wilson

    Places:

    • 2275 Platt Rd


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

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Vegan Cookery

    People:

    • Swaroop Bhojani

    Places:

    • 108 S Main St


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

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

    People:

    • Mike Monahan
    • Bob Sparrow


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 113 E Liberty St


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

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

    People:

    • Rob Parent
    • Heidi Parent
    • Bob Parent

    Places:

    • 3780 Jackson Rd
    • 462 Jackson Plaza


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

    • Restaurants
    • VKitchen
    • Paradise Asian Restaurant

    People:

    • Terry Phung
    • Angela Nguyen
    • Ethan Pham

    Places:

    • 883 W Eisenhower Blvd


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

    • Dear Prudence
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Arbor Hills Crossing

    People:

    • Prudence Kauffman

    Places:

    • 3030 Washtenaw Ave


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 2507 Jackson Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Debbie Baxter
    • Kay Seeney
    • Melissa Lindsay

    Places:

    • 2463 W Stadium Blvd


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

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

    People:

    • Shawn McBride
    • Randy Fazio

    Places:

    • 887 W Eisenhower Blvd


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

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

    People:

    • Peter Linden
    • Ron Marten

    Places:

    • 2390 E Stadium Blvd
    • 309 S Main St


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • RUSH Nightclub
    • Andy Adamson Quartet

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 314 S Main St


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

    • Movies - Reviews
    • Film
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • John Waters

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


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

    • Takacs Quartet
    • Music - Reviews
    • Rackham Auditorium

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Peter Mulvey

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Michael Malis

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Tyree Guyton

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


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

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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 210 S First St


Ann Arbor Observer, November 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: November 2015


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

  • 50k In Forty-Five Days [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Performance Network Theatre
    • Theater
    • Fundraisers

    People:

    • John Manfredi
    • Joseph Zettelmaier
    • Annie Martin

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


  • Oil Patch Parking [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Railroad
    • Watco
    • Economic Conditions
    • Petroleum
    • Public Safety

    People:

    • Dale Leslie


  • Small Victory [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Courts - Washtenaw County
    • Prostitution
    • Red Roof Inn
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Human Trafficking
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Amy Sawulski
    • Elizabeth Campbell

    Places:

    • 3505 S State St


  • Munger Matchmaking [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Student Housing
    • Munger Graduate Residences
    • Berkshire Hathaway
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Gits & Donations

    People:

    • Charles T. Munger
    • Ashley Adams

    Places:

    • 540 Thompson St


  • Fisher House [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Rotary
    • Veterans Administration Hospital
    • Fisher Foundation
    • Veterans
    • Affordable Housing
    • Fundraisers
    • Hill Auditorium

    People:

    • Randy Ritter
    • Ashish Sarkar


  • Powers Departs [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • Steve Powers
    • Roger Fraser
    • John Seto
    • John Hieftje
    • Christopher Taylor


  • New Owner [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Cooley Law School
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Real Estate - Ann Arbor
    • Architects
    • Ava Maria Law School
    • National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
    • Conductron Corp.
    • Colliers International

    People:

    • Don LeDuc
    • Alden Dow
    • Kip Siegel
    • Tom Monaghan
    • Mike Bennett

    Places:

    • 3475 Plymouth Rd


  • The Poorest Americans [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 19
  • Keywords:

    • Poverty
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan - Research
    • Demographics
    • Books & Authors
    • United States Congress
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Economic Conditions

    People:

    • Luke Shaefer
    • Kathryn Edin
    • Susie Hernandez


  • Going Ultra-Green [Inside Ann Arbor], page 19 - 22
  • Keywords:

    • Energy Conservation
    • Building & Construction
    • Farms & Farming
    • Architectural Resource
    • International Living Future Institute
    • Environment
    • Burh Becc at Beacon Springs
    • Advantage Computing Systems
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church

    People:

    • Tom Burbeck
    • Marti Burbeck
    • Michael Klement
    • Mark Shepard


  • Let's Talk Turkey [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Wildlife
    • Holidays
    • Thanksgiving
    • Washtenaw Audubon Society

    People:

    • Dea Armstrong


  • Crime Map, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Walter Roberson: Legend of Liberty St. [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Afternoon Delight Cafe
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Chelsea Flower Shop

    People:

    • Walter Roberson
    • Paul Hoppin
    • Anita Sherman Moran
    • Alex Reynolds
    • Tom Hackett
    • Nobuko Sakoda

    Places:

    • 251 E Liberty St


  • Growing Up With Ballet [My Town], by Leah O'Donnell, page 31
  • Keywords:

    • Dance
    • Local History
    • CAS Ballet Theatre School
    • Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre

    People:

    • Carol Radovic

    Places:

    • 548 Church St


  • The Whistle-Pig Conundrum [My Town], by Debi McCarthy, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Wildlife
    • Animal Control
    • National Wildlife Federation

    People:

    • Mary Mathias


  • My Killjoy Liver [My Town], by John C. Heider, page 33
  • Keywords:

    • Alcohol
    • Diseases
    • Bars
    • Downtown Ann Arbor
    • Old Town Tavern
    • Beer Grotto
    • Bill's Beer Garden
    • Arbor Brewing Company
    • Knight's Steakhouse
    • Dominick's Restaurant


  • The Ward 2 War , by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Golf Courses
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Huron Hills Golf Course
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Economic Development
    • Animal Control

    People:

    • Jane Lumm
    • Sally Hart Petersen
    • Kevin Leeser
    • Chip Smith
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Kirk Westphal
    • John Hieftje
    • Stephen Rapundalo
    • Brad O'Connor
    • Adam Zemke
    • Sabra Briere
    • Carol Kuhnke
    • Andy LaBarre
    • Ingrid Sheldon
    • Barbara Bergman
    • Kathy Griswold
    • Mike Anglin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Steve Kunselman


  • Back From Vietnam, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 39 - 41
  • Keywords:

    • Vietnam War
    • Veterans
    • Nursing
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    • American Legion
    • Veterans Administration Hospital
    • Social Services

    People:

    • Ken Rogge
    • Sandie Wilson
    • Gary Bordeau
    • David Gouger Jr.


  • What Became of the VVAW, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 41
  • Keywords:

    • Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)
    • Veterans
    • Vietnam War
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
    • Wayne State University

    People:

    • Sandi Wilson


  • Dieselgate: How John German Caught Volkswagen Cheating, by James Leonard, page 43 - 45
  • Keywords:

    • Automobile Manufacturing
    • Vehicle Emissions
    • Air Pollution
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Volkswagen
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • International Council on Clean Transportation
    • California Air Resources Board (CARB)
    • Recalls
    • West Virginia University
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • Fraud

    People:

    • John German
    • Peter Mock


  • The Hole-In-The-Truck Gang, by Greg Stejskal, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Criminal Investigations
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Hazardous Waste Disposal
    • Racketeering
    • Hi-Po
    • University of Michigan
    • Courts - Federal

    People:

    • Aaron Smith
    • Stephen Carbeck
    • Michael Stagg
    • Greg Horvath
    • Steve Flattery
    • Greg Cainstraight
    • Kris Dighe


  • Taste Kitchen: Reinvented [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Taste Kitchen

    People:

    • Danny Van

    Places:

    • 521 E Liberty St


  • Salt Springs Brewery: Homemade From Beer to Cheese [Restaurant Reviews] , by M. B. Lewis, page 49 -
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Breweries
    • Salt Spring Brewery

    People:

    • Justin Dalenberg

    Places:

    • 117 S Ann Arbor St Saline


  • A Deli With a View: Arbor Farms Rounds the Corner [Marketplace Changes], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Arbor Farms Market
    • Boulevard Plaza
    • Grocery Stores
    • Delicatessens
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Robert Cantelon
    • Leo Fox

    Places:

    • 2103 W Stadium Blvd


  • Menards Comes to Ann Arbor: Mammoth Store Totes Some Baggage [Marketplace Changes], page 53 - 55
  • Keywords:

    • Menards
    • Home Improvement
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Scio Township

    People:

    • Mark Blumberg
    • John Menard
    • Jeff Abbott
    • Jack Knowles

    Places:

    • 6405 Jackson Rd


  • Cardamom Expands: Color, Color Everywhere and Craft Cocktails to Drink [Marketplace Changes], page 55 - 57
  • Keywords:

    • Cardamom
    • Courtyard Shops
    • Restaurants
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Zingerman's

    People:

    • Binod Dhakal
    • Becky Winkler-Dhakal
    • Lori Saginaw

    Places:

    • 1739 Plymouth Rd


  • PetPeople [Briefly Noted], page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Pets & Pet Supplies
    • PetPeople
    • Wright & Filippis
    • Whole Foods Market

    People:

    • Terri Montigny

    Places:

    • 3330 Washtenaw Ave


  • Bake Me Crazy [Briefly Noted], page 57
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Bake Me Crazy
    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Pizza
    • Fingerle Lumber

    People:

    • Harold Solomon
    • John Fingerle

    Places:

    • 108 E Madison St


  • Legion [Briefly Noted], page 57 - 59
  • Keywords:

    • Legion
    • Business - Closings
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Clothing - Design & Manufacturing
    • Swisher Company

    People:

    • Michael Kao
    • Jay Tiempo
    • Joe Palms

    Places:

    • 205 N Main St


  • Yoon's Bakery [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Yoon's Bakery
    • Bakeries & Confectioners

    People:

    • Sun Hyup Yoon

    Places:

    • 2775 Plymouth Rd


  • Arbor House Furniture & Interior Design [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Arborland
    • Arbor House Furntiure & Interior Design
    • Furniture
    • Maurices
    • Krogers

    People:

    • Rick Shlom
    • Carl Williamson


  • Sock World [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Zumiez
    • Sock World
    • Briarwood Mall
    • Dry Goods

    People:

    • Hitesh Patel
    • Vandan Patel


  • Busy Hands [In The Works], page 59 - 61
  • Keywords:

    • Busy Hands
    • Business - Closings
    • Pratt Block Building
    • Yarncraft
    • Ophir Yarn
    • Spun

    People:

    • Rebecca Konieczny
    • Ed Shaffran
    • Kate Ernsting
    • Carol Sickman-Garner
    • Pete Sickman-Garner


  • Jim Brady's Detroit [In The Works], page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Jim Brady's Detroit Restaurant
    • Vellum Restaurant

    People:

    • Tom Brady

    Places:

    • 209 S Main St


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Safe Sex Store
    • Village Pub
    • What Crepe
    • Damas Restaurant

    People:

    • Beth Karmeisool
    • Lisa Rasak
    • Wally Mulki
    • Carol Kremer
    • Tom Boldberg
    • Lamis Barawid
    • Jawad Seif


  • Laura Rain and the Caesars: Motown Soul [R&B], by Patrick Dunn, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Laura Rain and the Caesars (Musical Group)
    • Mash Bar

    People:

    • Laura Rain
    • George Friend
    • Ron Pangvorn
    • Gwen Hayes
    • Phil Hale

    Places:

    • 211 E Washington St


  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Love, Intellectual Style [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Performance Network

    People:

    • Sandra Birch
    • John Seibert
    • Nicholas Yocum
    • Victoria Walters

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


  • Tom Paxton: Never Stale [Folk Music], by Sanor Slomovits, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Tom Paxton

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Jay Stielstra: Virtuoso Songwriter and Human [Michigan Music], by Sandor Slomovits, page 77
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Jay Stielstra
    • Judy Banker
    • Dave Roof
    • Mary Seelhorst
    • Peter "Madcat" Ruth
    • Chris Buhalis

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Lusophone Film Fest: Humor of the Marginalized [Film], by Patrick Dunn, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Film - Reviews
    • Film Festivals
    • Michigan Theater
    • Lusophone Film Fest

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St.


  • Casting Session: Jeff Daniels' New Comedy [Theater], by Stephanie Douglass, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theatre

    People:

    • Jeff Daniels
    • Tom Whalen
    • David Daoust
    • Guy Sanville
    • Erika Matchie Thiede

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


  • Jamaal May: The Neighborhood Is Not a War Zone [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 91
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Jamaal May

    Places:

    • 500 S State St


  • Gentle Resonance: In Praise of the Viola da Gamba [Baroque Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page93
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Anna Steinhoff
    • Francis Yun

    Places:

    • 415 N Fourth Ave


  • Diego Rivera: The Saxophone Player [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 94
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Diego Rivera
    • Tad Weed
    • Kurt krahnke
    • Sean Dobbins

    Places:

    • 415 N Fourth Ave


  • Scaling Up: Tom Fitzsimmons Grows His Niche [Real Estate Report] , by John Hilton, page 104
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Huron Contracting
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Tom Fitzsimmons
    • Mark Berg
    • Peter Allen
    • Stephanie Savarino
    • Marc Reuter


  • Now With a Z [Real Estate Report], by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 104
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Montgomery Ward & Co.
    • Montgomery Houze
    • Condominiums
    • First National Building
    • Town Center Plaza
    • Foreclosures

    People:

    • Sale Newman
    • Joe Barbat
    • Todd Quantro

    Places:

    • 210 S Fourth Ave


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

    • Contests
    • Historic Buildings
    • Downtown Home and Garden
    • Michigan Theater
    • Hertler Brothers Hardware

    People:

    • Kristen Mowrey
    • Katie Weyant
    • Andrea Knab
    • Matthew Hickey

    Places:

    • 210 S Ashley


Ann Arbor Observer, October 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: October 2015


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

  • A Raise and a Request [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Washtenaw Community College - President
    • Washtenaw Community College Education Association (WCCEA)
    • Washtenaw Community College - Board of Trustees
    • Elections - Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Rose Bellanca
    • Christine Fleming
    • Ruth Hatcher
    • Maryann Barrie
    • David Fitzpatrick

    Places:

    • 4800 E Huron River Dr


  • Gun Protest [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Firearms
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Gun Control
    • Michigan Open Carry (MOC)
    • Holiday's Restaurant
    • Frank's Restaurant
    • Fundraisers
    • Lawsuits
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools

    People:

    • Rob TerBush
    • Frank Vrvos
    • Chris Buhalis


  • GenZe Revs Up [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Scooters - Sales & Service
    • Mahindra Group
    • Manufacturing

    People:

    • Yesim Erez

    Places:

    • 1901 E Ellsworth Rd


  • Souvenirs of War [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • World War II
    • Veterans
    • Books & Authors

    People:

    • Adrian Wylie
    • Bruce Laidlaw
    • Andrea Laidlaw
    • Andy Hays


  • Plumage on Packard [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Birds & Birding
    • Pets
    • Mirage Unisex Salon
    • Barber Shops

    People:

    • David Karaien

    Places:

    • 3180 Packard Rd


  • Vacant Village [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Strathmore Development Co.
    • Broadway Village
    • State of Michigan Retirement Systems (SMRS)
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Zoning
    • Toxic Substances
    • Groundwater Contamination
    • Brownfields
    • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    • Huron River Watershed Council
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - City Planning

    People:

    • Peter Allen
    • Scott Chappelle
    • Terry Stanton
    • Clint Hinds
    • Matt Naud
    • Mitch Adelman
    • Sabre Briere
    • Kirk Westphal


  • A Bigger Art Center? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Art & Artists
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • Marie Klopf
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Steve Kunselman

    Places:

    • 117 W Liberty St
    • 415 W Washington


  • Rent Like a Champion [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Sports
    • Rental Services
    • Rent Like a Champion

    People:

    • Erika Kopald
    • Mike Doyle
    • Adam Bzura


  • Audio Comeback [Inside Ann Arbor], page 17 - 20
  • Keywords:

    • Overture Audio
    • Fox Tent and Awning Co.
    • Stereo Equipment
    • Absolute Sound
    • Economic Conditions - Michigan
    • O'Leary Paint
    • Sam's Store

    People:

    • Keith Moorman
    • Tom Jarkowski
    • Craig Johnson
    • Duncan Cole
    • Mark Braun
    • Tom O'Keefe

    Places:

    • 2460 W Stadium Blvd,


  • Masked Bandits: Caught in the Act [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Wildlife
    • Animal Control
    • Help 4 Wildlife
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley

    People:

    • Karen O'Connor


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Rebecca Arends: Fighting Graffiti With Stencils [Ann Arborites], by James Leonard, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Graffiti
    • Massage Services
    • Art & Artists
    • Vandalism
    • Orchid Lane
    • Carter's Auto Service
    • Family Therapy Associates
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Excelsior Massage Therapy
    • McKinley Properties
    • Tomukun Korean Barbeque
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

    People:

    • Rebecca Arends
    • John Gilbee
    • Tom Hickey
    • Jeff Hayner
    • Betsy Berriz
    • Susan Pollay


  • Ghosts of East Ann Arbor: Finding Traces of a Vanished City [My Town], by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • East Ann Arbor
    • East Ann Arbor Fire Department
    • Lundy Hardware
    • W. W. Ladd Dry Goods
    • Community Drug
    • G & H Barbers
    • Annexations

    People:

    • Ronald Dankert
    • Jim Mabley
    • Janet Landman
    • Oliver Whitmore
    • Sarah Whitmore
    • Samuel McDowell
    • Charlotte McDowell
    • Emil Nordman
    • Mary Cruse
    • Jim Mullin


  • I Was the Dope: Fame and Its Afterlife [My Town], by Jeff Mortimer, page 30
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor News
    • Contests
    • Sports
    • Journalists & Journalism

    People:

    • Brian Malone
    • John Barton
    • Geoff Larcom
    • Ed Surovell


  • Remaking Miller Manor, by Anita LeBlanc, page 33 - 35
  • Keywords:

    • Miller Manor
    • Affordable Housing
    • Homelessness
    • Social Services
    • Delonis Center
    • Avalon Housing
    • Ann Arbor Housing Commission
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Homicides
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Food Gatherers
    • Ann Arbor Police Department

    People:

    • Beth Yaroch
    • Carol McCabe
    • Evelyn Walther
    • Betsy Lindsley
    • Molly Smith
    • Tom Hickey
    • Koran Boze

    Places:

    • 727 Miller Ave


  • A New Train Station at Last?, by James Leonard, page 37 - 39
  • Keywords:

    • Mass Transit
    • Train Stations
    • Amtrak
    • Sierra Club
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Federal Rail Administration
    • Ecology Center
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • University of Michigan - Campus

    People:

    • Nancy Shiffler
    • Jack Eaton
    • Sabre Briere
    • Rita Mitchell
    • Eli Cooper
    • Mike Garfield
    • Mike Magliari
    • John Hieftje
    • Michael Frezell
    • Christopher Taylor


  • What Will It Cost, by James Leonard, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • Mass Transit
    • Train Stations
    • Amtrak
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Federal Rail Administration
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

    People:

    • Eli Cooper
    • Sabre Briere
    • John Hieftje


  • Snowflake Babies, by Linda R. Benson, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Adoption - International
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Hands Across the Water
    • Embryo Donation
    • Gago Center for Fertility
    • Alternative Reproductive Resources
    • Nightlight Christian Adoptions
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Julie Roesch
    • Karen Shaper
    • Scott Shaper Sr.
    • Scott James Saper Jr.
    • L. April Gago
    • Debra Chaney
    • Ronald Stoddart
    • Kimberly Tyson
    • Marlene Strege
    • Joseph Fuiten
    • Maria Lancaster
    • Ed Goldman


  • Festivals: New Chefs at the Ravens Club and Terry B's [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 45 - 46
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Ravens Club Restaurant
    • Terry B's Restaurant

    People:

    • Matt Downarowicz
    • Frank Fejeran
    • Chris Huey
    • Jeffrey Sartor

    Places:

    • 207 S Main
    • 7954 Ann Arbor St Dexter


  • Maize & Blue Comes to Main St. [Marketplace Changes], page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Delicatessens
    • Maize & Blue Deli

    People:

    • Omar Sukkar
    • Mike Sukkar
    • Hamzah Rahmani
    • Reza Rahmani
    • Kelly Sukkar
    • Ed Sukkar

    Places:

    • 106 E Liberty


  • The Insider's Guide to Tmaz Taqueria [Marketplace Changes], page 49 - 51
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Tmaz Taqueria

    People:

    • Cesar Hervert
    • Ana Trinidad

    Places:

    • 3182 Packard Rd


  • Tiny Buddha on State St. [Marketplace Changes], page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Yoga
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Tiny Buddha Boutique
    • Clothing - Retail

    People:

    • Risa Gotlib

    Places:

    • 213 S State St


  • New York 5th Avenue Subs & Gyros [Briefly Noted], page 51 - 52
  • Keywords:

    • New York 5th Avenue Subs & Gyros
    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Gas Stations

    People:

    • Ehab Samaha

    Places:

    • 3891 Platt Rd


  • Cherry Bee [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Cherry Bee
    • Ice Cream & Yogurt Parlors

    People:

    • Ehab Samaha


  • Cass Lake Shawarma [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Cass Lake Shawarma
    • Eata Pita
    • Gas Stations
    • Food - Carryout & Delivery

    People:

    • Emad Alkhateeb

    Places:

    • 402 S Main St


  • BP [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • BP
    • Gas Stations

    People:

    • Nabil Hassan


  • Village Apothecary [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Village Apothecary
    • Village Pharmacy II
    • Pharmacies
    • Convenience Stores

    People:

    • Garry Turner

    Places:

    • 1112 S University Ave


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Village Pharmacy II
    • Pizza Hut

    People:

    • Al Knaak
    • Fred Schmid
    • Marni Schmid
    • Jennifer Acra

    Places:

    • 325 N Maple Rd
    • 5630 Jackson Rd


  • The Whiskey Charmers: Since 1608 [Alt-Country], by Chris Berggren, page 56
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Whiskey Charmers (Musical Group)
    • Old Town Bar

    People:

    • Carrie Shepard
    • Lawrence Daversa

    Places:

    • 122 W Liberty St


  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Universal African Music [African Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • University Musical Society
    • Michigan Theater
    • Ekay--Zula (Musical Group)

    People:

    • Dollar Brand
    • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Kim Ki-duk: Extremes of Extremes [Film], by Patrick Dunn, page 68
  • Keywords:

    • Film - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • Kim Ki-duk

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Rhiannon Giddens: Her Turn [Roots], by Sandor Slomovits, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Carolina Chocolate Drops (Musical Group)
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Rhiannon Giddens

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Trumpeter Ted Daniel: Sonic Explorations [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • RMD (Musical Group)
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Ted Daniel
    • Michael Marcus
    • Jay Rosen

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • Sankai Juku: Dialog With Gravity [Dance], by Susan Isaacs Nisbett, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Dance
    • Sankai Juku
    • University Musical Society
    • Power Center for the Performing Arts

    People:

    • Ushio Amagatsu

    Places:

    • 121 Fletcher St


  • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: A Double-Decker Tchaikovsky Sandwich [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 86
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    • Michigan Theater

    People:

    • Julie Albers

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Louise Gluck: Returning To Find a Voice [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 89
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Louise Gluck

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • August 2015 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 104
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

    • Contests
    • Murals
    • Art & Artists
    • TreeTown Murals
    • McKinley Properties
    • Oxford Property Management
    • Michigan Theater Foundation

    People:

    • Melodie Marske
    • Xue Dietrich
    • Alexander Marsh
    • David Karl
    • Susan Agler
    • Monet Tiedemann
    • Cathy Gendron
    • Mary Thiefels
    • Daniel Matanic
    • Narooz Soliman
    • Jerri Jenista

    Places:

    • 320 N Main St


Ann Arbor Observer, September 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: September 2015


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

  • Archivist's Dilemma [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Bentley Historical Library
    • University of Michigan - Libraries
    • Local History

    People:

    • Aprille McKay
    • Matt Adair

    Places:

    • 1150 Beal Ave


  • Trolley Pub [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Trolley Pub
    • Bicycles
    • Beer & Wine - Retail

    People:

    • Kai Kaapro


  • Community Theater [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Carriage House Theatre
    • Theater
    • Spinning Dot Theater
    • Rudolf Steiner High School

    People:

    • Forrest Hejkal

    Places:

    • 541 Third St


  • Locally Sourced [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Salvation Army
    • Social Services
    • Hunger

    Places:

    • 100 Arbana Dr


  • Taylor's Win [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 -15
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Democratic Party
    • Huron Valley Central Labor Council

    People:

    • John Heiftje
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Mike Anglin
    • Jack Eaton
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Zach Ackerman
    • Chip Smith
    • Chuck Warpehoski
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Julie Grand
    • Graydon Krapohl
    • Jane Lumm
    • Jamie Magiera
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Sabre Briere
    • Ian Robinson
    • Will Leaf
    • Sally Petersen


  • Musical Marathon [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Musicians
    • Eastern Michigan University - Faculty & Staff
    • Concerts
    • Pease Auditorium

    People:

    • Joe Schoenhals
    • Aaron Schoenhal
    • Andras Schiff


  • Creative Reuse [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 19
  • Keywords:

    • Historic Buildings
    • Local History
    • Independent Order of Oddfellows
    • Moveable Feast
    • Identity Salon and Spa
    • Sequoia Applied Solutions
    • Old West Side Association
    • Argus Farm Stop

    People:

    • Joe Lambert
    • Will Lambert
    • Peter Brehm
    • Wystan Stevens
    • Louisa Brehm
    • Gustav Brehm
    • Elizabeth Brehm
    • Ricky Agranoff
    • Dan Huntsbarger
    • Carol Huntsbarger

    Places:

    • 326 W Liberty


  • To Market, To Market: Shopping at Sunrise [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    • Farms & Farming
    • Harnois Farm
    • Bay Port Fish Company

    People:

    • Sarah DeWitt
    • John Harnois
    • Tod Williams

    Places:

    • 315 Detroit St


  • Crime Map , page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Andy LaBarre: The Chamber's Resident Liberal [Ann Arborites], by Eve Silberman, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
    • Elections
    • Milllages
    • First United Methodist Church
    • United States House of Representatives
    • Washtenaw Community Health Organization
    • Social Services
    • Democratic Party

    People:

    • Andrew LaBarre
    • John Dingell
    • Leigh Greden
    • Debbie Dingell
    • Diane Keller
    • Yousef Rabhi
    • Declan LaBarre
    • Megan Pugh
    • Rowan LaBarre


  • On Green Slime Pond: Farewell to Eberwhite Woods [My Town], by Michael Betzold, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Eberwhite Woods
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Nature
    • Recreation
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools


  • Chasing Butterflies: Learning from Herb Wagner and Eddie Kahn [My Town], by James C. Stanley, page 27 -28
  • Keywords:

    • Memoirs
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Nature
    • Local History

    People:

    • Nancy Stanley
    • Warren H. Wagner Jr.
    • Edgar A. Kahn
    • Albert Kahn
    • Rose Kahn
    • Jeff Stanley


  • The Making of Foundry Lofts: How Downtown's Controversial Building Came to Be, by James Leonard, page 31 - 32
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Apartments
    • Foundry Lofts
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Old Fourth Ward Historic District
    • Lawsuits
    • Zoning
    • Historic Preservation
    • Liberty Lofts
    • Zaragon Place
    • Zaragon West
    • The Landmark
    • The Varsity
    • Sterling 411 Lofts
    • Ann Arbor City Apartments
    • Campus Inn
    • Sloan Plaza
    • Ann Arbor City Planning Commission
    • Downtown Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Alex O'Brien
    • Ilene Tyler
    • Bonnie Bona
    • John Hieftje
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Sabre Briere
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Sumi Kailasapthy
    • Stephen Postema

    Places:

    • 413 E Huron St


  • Houses of Hospitality: MISSION Makes a Home for the Homeless, by Patrick Dunn, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Homelessness
    • Social Services
    • Michigan Itinerant Shelter System - Interdependent Out of Necessity (MISSION A2)
    • Camp Take Notice
    • St. Mary Student Parish
    • Delonis Center
    • Mercy House
    • Affordable Housing
    • Purple House
    • Ann Arbor City Council

    People:

    • Peggy Lynch
    • Sheri Wander
    • Dan Reim
    • Seth Best
    • Tracy Williams
    • Brandy Hill
    • David Porteous
    • Stephen Kunselman
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Brian Durrance
    • Jimmy Hill
    • Caleb Poririer

    Places:

    • 805 W Huron St
    • 3501 Stone School Rd


  • Football Dramas, by Craig Ross, page 39 - 43
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Jim Harbaugh
    • Brady Hoke
    • Doug Nussmeier
    • Rich Rodriguez
    • Lloyd Carr
    • Devin Gardner
    • Dave Brandon
    • Don Canham
    • Bill Martin
    • John U. Bacon
    • Bruce Madej
    • Jon Falk
    • Mark Schlissel
    • Jim Hackett
    • Bo Schembechler
    • Nick Saban
    • Greg Mattison
    • D. J. Durkin
    • Mike Zordich
    • Greg Jackson
    • Shane Morris
    • Jake Rudock
    • Tim Drevno
    • Jedd Fisch
    • Tyrone Wheatley
    • Jay Harbaugh
    • John Baxter
    • James Franklin
    • Mark Richt
    • Jabrill Peppers
    • Alex Malzone
    • Amara Darboh
    • Jehu Chesson
    • Jake Butt
    • Blake O'Neill
    • Andrew David
    • Dennis Norfleet


  • A Season at the Food Hub, by Patrick Dunn, page 45 - 47
  • Keywords:

    • Tantre Farm
    • Farms & Farming
    • Washtenaw Food Hub
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Alternative Energy
    • Arbor North
    • Brinery
    • Locavorius
    • Ann Arbor Township
    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market

    People:

    • Richard Andres
    • Deb Lentz
    • Oscar Bee
    • David Klingenberger
    • Kim Bayer
    • Jennifer Blesh
    • Rena Basch


  • The Antiquarian: Garrett Scott Aspires to be Ann Arbor's Captain Charley, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Bookstores
    • Used Books
    • Garrett Scott Bookseller
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Morgan & York
    • Kerrytown BookFest

    People:

    • Garrett Scott
    • Betsy Davis

    Places:

    • 1924 Packard


  • Ruth's Crhis Steak House: Just Like Dubai [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 51 - 52
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House

    People:

    • Rohit Mehra

    Places:

    • 314 S Fourth Ave


  • Macheko Grill: K-Pop, Chilies, and Choices Galore [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 52 - 53
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Macheko Grill

    Places:

    • 2283 Ellsworth Rd Ypsilanti


  • Medicine Men [Marketplace Changes], page 55
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Back2Roots Bistro
    • Hut-K Chaats Restaurant
    • Washtenaw Community College - Faculty & Staff
    • Marks Carts

    People:

    • Swaroop Bhojani
    • Pradeep Chowdhry
    • Derek Anders Jr.

    Places:

    • 108 S Main St


  • From Smoothies to Stanhopes [Marketplace Changes], page 55 - 57
  • Keywords:

    • Thistle & Bess
    • Gift Shops
    • Home Furnishings
    • Smoothie King
    • People's Food Co-op
    • Heavenly Metal
    • Found
    • Catching Fireflies
    • Treasure Mart
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Diana Marsh
    • Peter Bilakos
    • Chris Bilakos
    • Olga Bilakos
    • Steve Hall
    • Abby Oblitzky
    • Dick Marsh

    Places:

    • 222 N Fourth Ave


  • Ann Arbor Arms Moves and Grows [Marketplace Changes], page 57 - 59
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Arms
    • Firearms

    People:

    • Bill Pinon
    • Holly Pinon
    • Megan Schlanderer

    Places:

    • 45 Metty Dr


  • Which Wich [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Which Wich
    • Franchises
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • Alexandra Zaki
    • Sheref Zaki

    Places:

    • 301 E Liberty St


  • Songbird Cafe [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Songbird Cafe
    • Great Lakes Coffee

    People:

    • Jenny Song

    Places:

    • 2891 Jackson Rd


  • Dick Tyler's Tavern [Briefly Noted], page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Bars
    • Dick Tyler's Tavern
    • World of Beer
    • The Landmark

    People:

    • Chad Wilson
    • Steve Rossi

    Places:

    • 1300 S University


  • Chia Shiang [Briefly Noted], page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Chia Shiang Restaurant
    • Restaurants

    People:

    • Catherine Lee
    • Barry Pang

    Places:

    • 2016 Packard Rd


  • Washtenaw Commons [In The Works], page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Shopping Centers
    • Washtenaw Commons
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • A. F. Jonna Development
    • Merchant of Vino
    • Plum Market
    • Ann Arbor Thrift Shop

    People:

    • Duane Renken
    • Ingrid Sheldon
    • Arkan Jonna
    • Matt Jonna
    • Marc Jonna
    • Ed Jonna
    • Juliette Jonna


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 60
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Biggby Coffee
    • Beagle Brain
    • Apples and Oranges
    • Computers - Repair & Service

    People:

    • Nesha Slocum
    • Ben Falk
    • Raul Tomas Perdomo
    • Claire Harrison


  • Brad Phillips: Chops Up the Wazoo [Traditional Music], by Sandor Slomovits, page 62
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Recitals

    People:

    • Brad Phillips

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Sara Adlerstein: Here's To Advocacy [Galleries], by Sally Wright Day, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Exhibitions
    • Art & Artists
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • WSG Gallery

    People:

    • Sara Adlerstein

    Places:

    • 306 S Main St


  • Ann Arbor Poetry Slam: Provocative to Profound [Poetry], by Sandor Slomovits, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
    • Heidelberg Restaurant
    • Espresso Royale Cafe
    • Silvio's Organic Pizza

    People:

    • Tariq Luthun
    • Trevor Torres
    • Garrett Potter


  • The Creature Conservancy: Close Encounters [Festivals], by Anita LeBlanc, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Creature Conservancy
    • Fundraisers
    • Huron Valley Humane Society
    • Animal Kingdom

    People:

    • Vicky Marsh

    Places:

    • 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd


  • Mary Doria Russell: Epitaph [Fiction], by James M. Manheim, page 77
  • Keywords:

    • Books - Reviews
    • Kerrytown BookFest
    • Authors

    People:

    • Mary Doria Russell


  • Gary Snyder: Napping With the Chainsaw [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • Authors
    • Books - Reviews
    • White Lotus Farm

    People:

    • Gary Snyder

    Places:

    • 7217 W Liberty Rd


  • Piano Sonatas: The Many Faces of Beethoven [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Eastern Michigan University - Faculty & Staff
    • Concerts
    • Pease Auditorium

    People:

    • Joe Schoenhals


  • The Kapralova Festival: Without Precedent [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Composers
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • University of Michigan School of Music

    People:

    • Vaclav Kapral
    • Vitezslava Kapralova
    • Bohuslav Martinu
    • Liane Curtis


  • Right & Left: An Earthy Vocabulary [Dance], by Leah O'Donnell, page 89
  • Keywords:

    • Dance - Reviews
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Chinese Arts and Culture Festival
    • University of Michigan - Confucius Institute

    People:

    • Li Nan
    • Gu Jiani
    • Ah Ping


  • July 2015 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 100
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

    • RelaxStation
    • Hunter Brothers Gas Station
    • Local History
    • Contests
    • Seva Restaurant

    People:

    • Kate Heywood
    • Kevin McKay
    • Annalise Jencson
    • Grace Shackman
    • Sara Kitzsteiner

    Places:

    • 300 W Huron St


Ann Arbor Observer, August 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: August 2015


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

  • An Eagle Departs [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Leslie Science and Nature Center
    • Wildlife
    • River Raisin Raptor Center
    • Eastern Michigan University - Athletics
    • Rynearson Stadium

    People:

    • Francie Krawcke
    • Susan Westhoff
    • Dody Wyman


  • Full Circle [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Architects
    • A3C Collaborative Architecture
    • Colvin Robinson and Wright
    • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    • Energy Conservation
    • Cahoots Holdings
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Jan Culberston
    • Dan Jacobs
    • Brian Winkler
    • Joe Malcoun

    Places:

    • 115 E Liberty


  • Good Time Booze [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Good Time Charley's
    • University of Michigan - Students
    • Statistics
    • Michigan Liquor Control Commission
    • Last Word Bar
    • Knight's Steakhouse

    People:

    • Lizzie Kendrick


  • What's In A Name [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Michigan Wolverines
    • Michigan State Spartans
    • Coaches
    • Football
    • World Wide Web
    • Underground Printing

    People:

    • Zach Bruch
    • Ryan Luck
    • Jim Harbaugh
    • Dave Ablauf
    • Ann Arbaugh


  • Gagged [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Faculty & Staff
    • Labor Unions
    • Michigan Employment Relations Commission
    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Democratic Party
    • Ann Arbor Education Association
    • Michigan House of Representatives
    • Republican Party

    People:

    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Linda Carter
    • Chris Savage
    • Susan Baskett
    • Simone Lightfoot
    • Jeff Irwin


  • Peer-Reviewed Plants [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 -13
  • Keywords:

    • Matthaei Botanical Gardens
    • Nichols Arborteum
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Medicinal Plants

    People:

    • Bob Grese
    • David Michener
    • Volney Spalding


  • A Serious Man [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 -14
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Retirement
    • Local History
    • Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department
    • Ypsilanti Police Department
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • University of Michigan
    • Law Enforcement Equipment
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics
    • Homicides

    People:

    • John Seto
    • Thomas O'Brien
    • Doug Smith
    • Steve Powers
    • Aura Rosser
    • Carl Ent
    • Dan Oates
    • Barnett Jones
    • Steve Powers
    • Jim Baird


  • Pill Power [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 -16
  • Keywords:

    • Pharmacists
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan Medical Center

    People:

    • Cornelia Morrison
    • Anne Shin Yoo
    • Connie Standiford
    • Hae Mi Choe
    • Nancy Mason


  • Elvis & Don [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 18
  • Keywords:

    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Treasure Mart

    People:

    • Elvis Presley
    • Don Nordman
    • Angela Nordman
    • Martha Hefner
    • Larry Hierholzer


  • The Biggest Butterfly: Seeking Giant Swallowtails [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Insects
    • Recreation
    • Michigan Butterfly Network
    • Matthaei Botanical Gardens
    • Parks - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Ronda Spink
    • Becky Gajewski


  • Crime Map, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics


  • Randall Torno: Canoe Artisan [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Boats - Designers & Builders
    • Canoeing
    • Accidents - Aviation
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Jenkins Equipment Company
    • Torno Boatworks
    • ReUse Center
    • Recycling

    People:

    • Randall Torno
    • Jarrett Torno
    • Janet Torno


  • Squeezing Tomatoes [My Town], by Madeline Strong Diehl, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Farms & Farming
    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market

    Places:

    • 315 Detroit St


  • The Circus In The 1930s [My Town], by Val Lauder, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Circuses
    • Local History
    • Ann Arbor News
    • Al G. Barnes Circus
    • Factory Hat Store
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Burns Park
    • Washtenaw County Fairgrounds

    People:

    • LaVahn Hoh
    • William Rough


  • Who'll Control Council?, by James Leonard, page 29 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Elections - Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Zoning
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Affordable Housing
    • Public Safety

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • John Hieftje
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Zachary Ackerman
    • Mike Anglin
    • Chip Smith
    • Jack Eaton
    • Jaime Magiera
    • Will Leaf
    • Sabra Briere
    • Debbie Dingell
    • Julie Grand
    • Marcia Higgins
    • Tom Partridge
    • Sally Petersen


  • Tech Town, by James Leonard, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • Computers - Software Development
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Duo Security
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Arbor Networks
    • Ann Arbor Skatepark
    • Google Ventures
    • Pinoccio

    People:

    • Rod Mathews
    • Andy Blyler
    • Evan Zacks
    • Terry Branoff
    • Andy Jensen
    • Jessica Haralson
    • Dug Song
    • Trevor Staples
    • Jon Oberheide
    • Brian Kelly
    • Sally Carson
    • Eric Jennings


  • A Cultural Bank?, by James Leonard, page 37
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Duo Security
    • Chase Bank
    • Downtown Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Pete Baker
    • Dug Song

    Places:

    • 125 S Main St


  • A Ride In A Vanpool, by Benjamin Meyers, page 39
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Parking
    • Alternative Transportation

    People:

    • Alan Hunt
    • Kinnothan Nelson
    • Khia Moseley
    • Kierstin Fiscus
    • Lindsey Lossing


  • When Polio Stalked Ann Arbor, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 41 -43
  • Keywords:

    • Polio
    • Local History
    • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    • University Hospital
    • Polio Vaccine
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
    • Physical Therapy
    • University of Michigan Fresh Air Camp
    • Disabilities
    • Books & Authors
    • St. Thomas High School

    People:

    • Ginger Visel Ford
    • Charles Visel
    • Jonas Salk
    • Thomas Francis
    • Donna Visel
    • Frankie Visel
    • Eric Ford
    • David Oshinsky


  • Jerusalem Garden: Big, Bright Move [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 45 - 46
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Jerusalem Garden Restaurant
    • Historic Buildings
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • VFW Hall
    • Seva Restaurant

    Places:

    • 314 E Liberty St


  • Katoi: Exile On Fifth Ave. [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 46 - 47
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Katoi in Exile Restaurant
    • Bon Bon Bon Restaurant

    People:

    • Brad Greenhill
    • Courtney Henriette

    Places:

    • 307 S Fifth Ave


  • Food Truck Rally [Quick Bite], by Lee Lawrence, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    • Food - Carry Out & Delivery
    • Hero or Villian
    • Pita Post
    • Babo Market to Go
    • Shimmy Shack
    • Ingrid
    • Sweet Maria's
    • Petey

    Places:

    • 315 Detroit St


  • Meijerlandia: The Hypermarket Fills Its Out-Lots [Marketplace Changes], by , page
  • Keywords:

    • Meijer Inc.
    • Pittsfield Place
    • Shopping Centers
    • AT&T
    • Subway Restaurant
    • Sport Clips
    • Eyeglass World
    • Five Guys
    • Menchie's
    • Pittsfield Township
    • Demographics
    • City Planning
    • Real Estate Development
    • Scio Square
    • Starbucks

    People:

    • Mandy Grewal
    • Matt Payne


  • Dumplings From Liaoning [Marketplace Changes], page 49 -51
  • Keywords:

    • Yee Siang Dumplings
    • Roma Bakery
    • Restaurants
    • Calvary Bible Church

    People:

    • Aaron Zhou
    • Ivy Tie
    • Hua Bai
    • Weiguo Tie

    Places:

    • 4837 Washtenaw Ave


  • Kiwanis Goes West [Marketplace Changes], page 51 -52
  • Keywords:

    • Kiwanis Center West
    • Resale (Second-Hand Merchandise) - Retail
    • Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
    • Sheridan Books
    • Thrift Stores
    • Habit for Humanity ReStore
    • ShareHouse
    • University of Michigan - Student Housing

    People:

    • Dan Dever
    • Nick Dever
    • Doug Ziesemer

    Places:

    • 102 N Staebler


  • Found [Briefly Noted], page52
  • Keywords:

    • Found Shop
    • Baby Accessories & Furnishings - Retail
    • Ma

    • Elephant Ears
    • Clothing - Retail
    • Gift Shops
    • Housewares - Retail
    • Kerrytown Market & Shops
    • Luick Building
    • Luick Brothers Lumber Co.

    People:

    • Matt Cyrulnik
    • Jenna McElroy
    • Kyle Morse
    • Rebecca Greene
    • Karen Farmer
    • Mary Cambruzzi

    Places:

    • 415 N Fifth Ave


  • Pieology [Briefly Noted], page 52
  • Keywords:

    • Pizza
    • Restaurants
    • Borders Books

    People:

    • Mike Morgan

    Places:

    • 620 E Liberty


  • Freeride Powersports [Briefly Noted], page 52 - 53
  • Keywords:

    • Freeride Powersports
    • Motorcycles - Sales & Service
    • Nicholson's

    People:

    • Ron Quinkert
    • Robert Mechigian
    • Scott Meterko

    Places:

    • 4405 Jackson Rd


  • Black Diesel Coffee [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Black Diesel Coffee
    • Peet's Coffee & Tea
    • Coffee Shops
    • Caribou Coffee

    People:

    • Nick Ferris

    Places:

    • 1423 E Stadium Blvd


  • Commonwealth [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Commonwealth Coffee Bar
    • Shinola
    • Coffee Houses

    People:

    • David Chapman

    Places:

    • 301 S Main


  • Mighty Good [Briefly Noted], by , page
  • Keywords:

    • Mighty Good
    • Glassbox Coffee
    • Coffee Houses
    • Crust Bakery
    • White Lotus Farms
    • Arbor Hills Shopping Center

    People:

    • David Myers

    Places:

    • 3010 Washtenaw Ave


  • Wright & Filippis [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Wright & Filippis
    • Durable Medical Equipment

    People:

    • Bill Simon

    Places:

    • 4585 Washtenaw Ave


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • R.U.B. BBQ

    People:

    • Randy Yono

    Places:

    • 640 Packard St


  • Thunderwude: Versatile Bluegrass [Americana], by Patrick Dunn, page 54
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Jason Dennie
    • George Merkel
    • Tommy Reifel
    • Wesley Fritzemeier


  • The Milan Bluegrass Festival: A Rare Collection of Talent [Bluegrass], by James M. Manheim, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Milan Bluegrass Festival


  • The Big Flush Toilet Race: Seriously Silly [Fairs & Festivals], by Shelley Daily, page 67
  • Keywords:

    • Big Flush Toilet Race
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Labor Unions
    • UA Plumbers & Pipefitters
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Fundraisers
    • Conor O'Neill's Pub
    • Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Downtown Ann Arbor

    People:

    • Dain Vettese
    • Randall Whitaker
    • Kristy Poore


  • Whit Hill: Something To Dig [Country], by Sandor Slomovits, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Nashbash
    • Fairs & Festivals

    People:

    • Whit Hill


  • Dena DeRose: The Accidental Singer [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Dena DeRose
    • Rodney Whitaker
    • Sean Dobbins

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • Kelly Fordon: Behind the Walls of Privelege [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Books - Reviews
    • Authors
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Kelly Fordon

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • June 2015 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 84
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 87
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • Crisler Arena
    • University of Michigan - Buildings
    • University of Michigan - Athletics
    • Yost Field House
    • William Davidson Development Center
    • Kroger Co.

    People:

    • Cazzie Russell
    • Mary Keeley
    • Vivian Loh
    • Aimee Germain
    • Tim Reade
    • Kim Elsifor

    Places:

    • 333 E Stadium Blvd


Ann Arbor Observer, July 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: July 2015


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

  • Detention Art [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Washtenaw County Youth Center
    • Youth Arts Alliance
    • Social Services
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Art & Artists
    • University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project
    • Ozone House
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    People:

    • Heather Wilson
    • Lisa Greco
    • Brittany Curran


  • Boycott Eden? [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • National Organization for Women (NOW)
    • People's Food Co-op
    • Boycotts
    • Eden Foods
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Affordable Care Act
    • Birth Control
    • Lawsuits
    • Thomas More Law Center

    People:

    • Michael Potter
    • Lesley Perkins
    • Ann Sprunger

    Places:

    • 216 N 4th Ave


  • Ann Arbor to China, and Back [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Contests
    • TurtleCell
    • Digital Treasures
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Imports & Exports

    People:

    • Paul Schrems
    • Jeremy Lindlbauer
    • Anthony Girard


  • Not-So-Grim Reapers [UpFront], page 9
  • Keywords:

    • Food Gatherers
    • Gardens & Gardening
    • Hunger
    • Bethlehem United Church of Christ
    • Volunteers & Volunteering
    • Cemeteries
    • Delonis Center

    People:

    • Tom Ziesemer
    • Eileen Spring


  • Schools Showdown [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11 - 13
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools - Administration
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Labor Unions
    • Ann Arbor Education Association
    • Lawsuits

    People:

    • Jeanice Swift
    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Linda Carter
    • Marios Demetriou


  • Eaton's Bridge [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 15
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Bridges
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Subdivisions
    • Streets & Roads
    • Lans Basin Inc.
    • Neighborhood Associations
    • Elections - Ann Arbor

    People:

    • George Airey
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Jack Eaton
    • Ken Gottschlich
    • Graydon Krapohl
    • Julie Grand


  • Same Pets, New Vets [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 16
  • Keywords:

    • Veterinarians & Veterinary Medicine
    • Pets
    • Woodland Animal Hospital
    • Pet Practice
    • Veterinary Centers of America
    • Woodland Plaza
    • Compassionate Care Animal Hospital

    People:

    • Ken Genova
    • Michele Forbes
    • Cynthia Barker
    • Sarah Kemner
    • Beth Kimber

    Places:

    • 2200 S Main St


  • Gentrification 2.0 [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16 - 19
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Car Washes
    • Community Auto Wash
    • Big M Car Wash
    • Zippy Auto Wash

    People:

    • Vern Campbell
    • Kevin Campbell
    • Scott Campbell
    • Larry Paul
    • Susan Paul


  • Flag Memories: Counting Stars [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Holidays
    • Fourth of July
    • Flags
    • Recreation

    People:

    • Robert G. Heft


  • Crime Map,page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Jeff and Marc Taras: Keeping the Vinyl Faith [Ann Arborities], by Matthew Thompson, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Record Stores
    • PJ's Records
    • PJ's Lager House
    • Pastry Peddler
    • Discount Records
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • WEMU

    People:

    • Marc Taras
    • Jeff Taras
    • Paul Joseph Ryder
    • Don Easterbrook
    • Dave Haffey
    • Jackie Rowry
    • Stephanie Kadel Taras

    Places:

    • 617 Packard St


  • GameStart Takes Off , by James Leonard, page 27 - 29
  • Keywords:

    • Video Games
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • GameStart
    • Menlo Innovations
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Pioneer High School
    • GameStop
    • Plymouth Road Plaza

    People:

    • Nate Aschenbach
    • David Arditti
    • Rich Sheridan

    Places:

    • 2765 Plymouth Rd


  • Coding In Detention, by James Leonard, page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Video Games
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • GameStart
    • Classes & Instruction
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    • Youth Arts Alliance
    • Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs

    People:

    • Nate Aschenbach
    • Dave Arditti
    • Heather Wilson


  • Fletcher's Korea, by James Militzer, page 31 - 33
  • Keywords:

    • Veterans
    • Korean War
    • Prisoners of War
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Awards Honors Prizes
    • Veterans Administration Hospital
    • Bell's Diner

    People:

    • Robert Fletcher
    • Carol Fletcher


  • Help Wanted: My Twenty-First-Century Job Hunt, by Kim Elsifor, page 35 - 37
  • Keywords:

    • Unemployment
    • Sears Roebuck & Co.
    • Cancer
    • Disabilities
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • Mass Transit
    • Employment Services
    • Work Skills Corporation
    • Michigan Rehabilitation Services


  • The Elusive Collector, by Jan Schlain, page 39 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Art Fairs
    • Art & Artists
    • Guild of Art and Artisans
    • Fairs & Festivals

    People:

    • Arthur Nusbaum
    • Irving Nusbaum
    • Dan Hamburg
    • William Kidd
    • Charles Gatewood
    • Ralph Davis
    • Berry Davis
    • Collette Fortin
    • Nancy Vangieson
    • Scott Davis
    • Adam Bloomenstein
    • Gregg Palm
    • Bob Daily
    • Brad Patterson
    • Maurina Terauds
    • Laura Barnhardt-Corle
    • Paul Jackson
    • Renee Harris
    • Robert Hessler


  • The Judge's Spider, by Jan Schlain, page 43
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Art Fairs
    • Art & Artis
    • Fairs & Festivals
    • Courts - Washtenaw County

    People:

    • Donald Shelton
    • Thomas Yano
    • Marjorie Shelton
    • George Anderson


  • Casablanca: Vibrant, Adventurous, and Right Next Door [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 47 - 48
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Casablanca Restaurant

    Places:

    • 2333 Washtenaw Ypsilanti


  • Blank Slate Creamery: Super Natural Ice Cream [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 48 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Blank Slate Creamery
    • Ice Cream & Yogurt Parlors

    People:

    • Janice Sigler

    Places:

    • 300 W Liberty


  • Quick Bite, by M. B. Lewis, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Food Trucks
    • Food - Carryout & Delivery
    • Ricewood Barbecue Truck
    • Morgan & York

    People:

    • Frank Ferejan
    • Gabe Golub

    Places:

    • 1928 Packard St


  • Big Gulp: Kroger Swallows Hiller's [Marketplace Changes], page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Supermarkets
    • Kroger Co.
    • Hiller's Markets
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Arborland
    • Harris-Teeter
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Labor Unions
    • United Food and Commercial Workers

    People:

    • Ken McClure
    • Jim Hiller
    • Meg Major
    • Puneet Manchanda
    • Matt Sauber

    Places:

    • 3615 Washtenaw Ave


  • Fancy Cakes in the Courtyard Shops [Marketplace Changes], page 51 - 53
  • Keywords:

    • Bakeries & Confectioners
    • Cakes by Rubina
    • Courtyard Shops

    People:

    • Rubina Sadiq
    • Sohail Sadiq
    • Haris Sadiq
    • Maria Sadiq

    Places:

    • 1689 Plymouth Rd


  • La Marsa [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • M-Den
    • Sporting Goods - Retail
    • Gifts & Collectibles
    • La Marsa Restaurant

    People:

    • Ed Davidson
    • Dave Hirth
    • Doug Horning
    • Scott Hirth
    • Julie Corrin
    • Steve Horning

    Places:

    • 303 S State St


  • Elevation Burger [Briefly Noted], page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Elevation Burger
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Mike Tayter
    • Sarah Tayter

    Places:

    • 529 E Liberty


  • Ann Arbor Cabinet & Counter [Briefly Noted], page 53 - 55
  • Keywords:

    • Kitchens
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Ann Arbor Cabinet & Counter
    • Lamp Post Plaza

    People:

    • Dan Helzerman
    • Chelsea D'Agostino

    Places:

    • 2414 E Stadium Blvd


  • Belle Tire [Briefly Noted],page 55
  • Keywords:

    • Automobiles - Parts & Supplies
    • Belle Tire

    People:

    • Sam Waze
    • Belle Waze
    • Don Barnes Sr.
    • Herb Waze
    • Jeremy Palmer
    • Sean Wilson

    Places:

    • 590 W Ellsworth Rd


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 55
  • Keywords:

    • Business - Closings
    • Lexi's Toy Shop
    • Peaceable Kingdom
    • iT Boutique

    People:

    • Crystal Metzger
    • Lexi Metzger
    • Robert Hernandez
    • Nikki Wilson
    • Tess Fil
    • Reza Rahmani
    • Fritz Metzger
    • Bertha Metzger
    • Bud Metzger

    Places:

    • 328 S Ashley St


  • Junglefowl: Skilled Garage Rock [Rock], by Patrick Dunn, page 56
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Junglefowl (Musical Group)
    • Crossroads Bar and Grill
    • Blind Pig

    People:

    • Melissa Coppola
    • Stefan Carr


  • Ashley MacIsaac: Beyond Category [Fiddle Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Ashley MacIsaac

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • The Polish Muslims: Parody With Purpose [Polka-Rock], by James M. Manheim, page 61
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Polish Muslims (Musical Group)
    • Top of the Park
    • WCBN


  • Encore's South Pacific: Doing a Classic Proud [Musicals], by Sandor Slomovits, page 63
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Encore Theatre
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Stephen West
    • Marlene Inman
    • Matthew Brnennan

    Places:

    • 3126 Broad St Dexter


  • Edan Lepucki: Postapocalyptic Dystopia [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 68
  • Keywords:

    • Books - Reviews
    • Authors
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Edan Lepucki

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • Rock , Paper, Memory: Ancient Made Modern [Gallery Review], by Sally Wright Day, page 73
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Exhibitions
    • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
    • University of Michigan - Museums

    People:

    • Wendy Artin

    Places:

    • 434 S State St


  • Chris Collins: The Legacy of Detroit Jazz [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 74
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Detroit Jazz Festival
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Chris Collins

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • May 2015 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 84
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

    • Contests
    • Washtenaw Dairy

    People:

    • Teri Klein Gordinier
    • Anne Heise
    • Tom Jameson
    • Margaret Conlon
    • Alex Marsh
    • Kenneth Koral
    • Bob Baird
    • Mary Baird
    • Mary Keeley

    Places:

    • 602 S Ashley St


Ann Arbor's Seven Sisters

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer, May 2015,
May 2015

Author: Grace Shackman

Fifty years of low-budget goodwill

When President Obama announced in December that he would normalize relations with Cuba, photographer Jack Kenny and retired attorney Kurt Berggren got to thinking about an official visit with Ann Arbor's newest sister city. In 2003, they'd persuaded city council to adopt Remedios, a town of 46,000 in central Cuba. Though both men have since visited, U.S. travel restrictions have prevented the cities from exchanging official delegations.

Most Ann Arborites don't know we have a Cuban sister city, because council didn't want to spend $1,000 to add Remedios to the signs that list Ann Arbor's six other sister cities. Though exchanges over the years have led to close personal and business relationships, the city no longer provides staff support or funding, so it's strictly been volunteer efforts of late.

Contact with Juigalpa, Nicaragua died out in the 1990s. The connection to Dakar, Senegal, began and ended with a single visit in 1997. There hasn't been an official visit with Belize City since their mayor checked out our recycling program in 1999, and the last youth sports exchange with Peterborough, Ontario, was in 2003.

But two relationships, with Tübingen, Germany, and Hikone, Japan, remain strong. It's no coincidence that both countries were America's enemies in WWII.

Sister cities originated in the People to People program, an outgrowth of a 1956 White House conference that promoted friendship between former enemies. Ann Arbor's involvement started in 1965. Georg Melchers, a Tübingen city councilmember, visited that December and was serenaded by Ann Arbor High School students singing Christmas carols in German.

Many Ann Arborites trace their heritage to southern Germany, and from the start, local Germans were active in the relationship, hosting events and visitors. City councilmembers were also drafted into the effort. Mary Hathaway, the widow of attorney and councilmember John Hathaway, was dealing with a colicky baby when her husband announced they would be hosting Hugo and Bertl Raiser. The couple didn't speak English, so "I had to reach down deep for the little bit of German I had inside me," she recalls, but the families have been friends ever since.

In 1969 Carolyn Murphy, a young teacher of German at Pioneer High, visited Tübingen as part of a delegation. Georg Melchers took her under his wing and introduced her to his son, Christoph. They fell in love, married, and still live in Tübingen, where Carolyn remains very active in the sister city program. In

1980 Tübingen invited Ann Arbor to take part in its music festival. Mayor Lou Belcher recalls that city manager Sylvester Murray was given palatial quarters on the top floor of a hotel, with balconies on all four sides and a fully stocked bar, while Belcher had a cubbyhole on a lower floor with just a bed and a desk. It turned out that the Germans, who have several levels of mayors starting with the Oberburgermeister or lord mayor, had assumed that the city manager was more important than the plain mayor. When they discovered their mistake they were very apologetic, but Belcher told them to leave things as they were since Murray was getting such a kick out of the mistake.

On the relationship's fortieth anniversary in 2005, Tübingen's delegation was led by the city's first female lord mayor, Brigitte Russ-Scherer. Mayor John Hieftje led the return visit with his wife, pianist Kathryn Goodson, who gave a concert at a nearby monastery. As they have every year since 1982, Tübingen high school students also came to Ann Arbor during their spring break, and Ann Arbor students returned the visit after school got out for the summer.

Most of the participants in the 2011 and 2012 exchanges were architects or people involved in city planning. In Ann Arbor, activities included walking tours, visits to landmark buildings, and explanations of our green initiatives. In Tübingen, Carolyn Melchers enlisted a group of architects including her husband- to organize a tour of their architectural treasures, from the Middle Ages to the modem.

Tübingen will send two groups this year. This month, twelve adults with developmental disabilities, plus eight helpers, are coming to Ann Arbor and staying in North Quad. They will be hosted by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living. An Ann Arbor delegation will return the visit this fall. And on June 1, the Ann Arbor City Council plans to reenact the proclamation they passed fifty years earlier. In the audience will be the latest official delegation from Tübingen. Councilmembers Steve Kunselman and Graydon Krapohl will lead a return visit in July, and members of the public are welcome.

In 1968, Michigan adopted the Prefecture of Shiga as its sister state. The following year, Ann Arbor partnered with Hikone, a city in Shiga on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa.

The first visit was a big one: a contingent of high school teachers and students and 100 members of the Musical Youth International Band and Choir. But it wasn't until 1982 that an official delegation made the trip. Mayor Belcher led a nine-member group including Hitoshi Uchida, owner of the Karnakura Japanese restaurant, who served as translator.

The highlight of the trip for Belcher was a visit to Toyota headquarters to encourage officials to expand the company's small Ann Arbor emissions lab. He expected to take the train and to talk to one of the company's economic development people. "I was surprised when a limo showed up at my hotel and drove me the 120 miles to Toyota's headquarters," Belcher recalls. "When we arrived 1 was escorted to [chairman Eiji] Toyoda's office. He dismissed the staff and closed the door and then said, 'So tell me, how are my Wolverines?' " It turned out he was a U-M alum, and he barraged Belcher with questions about U-M sports and various bars. When Belcher brought up the local lab, Toyota answered, "Well, I think we can do sometgubg about that." Toyota subsequently built a major facility in Ann Arbor Township and then an even bigger one in York Township.

Yearly junior high/middle school exchanges began in 1985, organized by Clague teacher Rusty Schumacher. Ann Arbor students visit Japan every other year, and Hikone students come in the opposite years

Larry Dishman, who organizes the exchanges through the Rec & Ed department, says that Hikone has a city employee in charge of sister cities. Though visitors stay with families, the city gives them rail passes and money for travel and lodging when they travel to Hiroshima and other cities. "On our end, we have the JGds pay $2,000," Dishman says, "and then raise more money patchwork style."

Like Hikone, Tübingen has a staffer who keeps track of their partnerships. The German city also provides funding for cultural events and a travel budget that will pay the way for their mayor and two councilmembers to this year's fiftieth anniversary celebration.

In contrast, Ann Arbor eliminated all regular funding during budget cuts ten years ago. This year, its only financial contribution to the Germans' visit will be some bag lunches, and everyone making the return trip will pay their own way.

Relying entirely on the volunteers means that relationships ebb and flow depending on people's changing interests and commitments-especially if the sister city also has limited resources.

That's what happened with Belize City. The relationship was approved in 1967 at the urging of the local People to People chapter. Former mayor Louis Belcher recalls that the late councilperson Jerry Bell, a fan of Belize steel bands, also championed the connection.

A group of Boy Scouts from Belize City subsequently stopped by while in the United States for an international scout jamboree. But a suggested return visit to Belize by a young people's choir and orchestra was politely discouraged in a letter explaining that the city lacked the resources to host such a large group.

In 1968 five Ann Arborites, including then-state senator Gilbert Bursley, visited. Return visits included their national director of libraries in 1969 and a steel band in 1973. In 1975, the relationship was memorialized with the creation of Belize Park at the corner of Fountain and Summit. But there appear to have been no visits since 1999. As former mayor Ingrid Sheldon explains, "It's really people to people-it takes people to keep things going."

The 1983 partnership with Peterborough was inspired by Doug Walker, then head of the Ann Arbor Recreation Department, who suggested the cities set up a Junior Olympics-type exchange. At its height, the Arborough Games brought six or seven busloads of middle school students to Ontario to compete in soccer, baseball, track, volleyball, and basketball, followed by a return delegation from Peterborough the following year. Participants stayed in the homes of the opposing team and enjoyed a big party after the games.

"It was the gem of the recreation department," remembers Larry Dishman. "When it first started, so many kids wanted to participate that we had to have tryouts." But as more opportunities to play sports opened up in Ann Arbor, interest waned. Toward the end "we were so frustrated we would practically hustle kids off the streets of Ann Arbor and tell them they didn't have to pay, just come," Dishman recalls.

The partnership with Dakar, Senegal, was suggested by Richard Ross, who got the idea while visiting a niece who worked for an ambassador in the west African country. City council approved it in 1997.

That October an official delegation visited Ann Arbor including Dakar's mayor, Mamadou Diop. Mary Hall-Thiam, a member of the hospitality committee and the wife of a Senegalese, recalls that the local Senegalese community sponsored a reception in the group's honor. While in Ann Arbor, the delegation observed Ann Arbor's educational systems, economic development, and environmental protection.

An attempt to organize a return visit foundered when Ross couldn't raise enough money. But the connection is not totally dead. Hall-Thiam says the local Senegalese community is planning to organize a twenty-year reunion in 2017.

The partnership with Juigalpa started with a ballot proposal. Activists concerned about American foreign policy in Central America, collected signatures for a proposal to create a sister city in Central America. In April 1987 it won by a two-to-one margin, and council appointed a task force to select a sister city. Several members had been to Nicaragua and had contacts there, so they consulted with the Sandinista government, which suggested Juigalpa.

In November Ann Arbor sent a seventeen-member delegation, including mayor Ed Pierce and state rep Perry Bullard. The group brought twenty-five boxes of gifts, mostly medical or educational supplies. When asked what else the city would like, the mayor suggested a small garbage truck.

After much research, the committee found a company that made the right kind of truck in Alberta. Initiative organizer Gregory Fox picked it up there and drove it to Ann Arbor, where three other members of the original delegation, Kurt Berggren, Tom Rieke, and Kip Eckroad, took over for the two-week trip to Nicaragua. The volunteers took turns with two in the cab, driving and navigating, and one holed up in the back, able to communicate using a walkie-talkie that Eckroad borrowed from his kids.

There were a few later delegations to Juigalpa, but interest died out. "In the '90s, Juigalpa's citizens voted to replace the Sandinista group in city hall," Rieke recalls by email. "People in Ann Arbor did not know the new leaders, who probably thought that we were just Sandinista puppets." However, the garbage truck "was used for about ten years around the clock," says Berggren. "This was in spite of the fact that parts were hard or impossible to get, so they had to somehow figure out ways to make repairs. Finally it ended up as a flatbed truck used for other things."

Berggren got involved in Remedios after seeing Jack Kenny's work on Cuba. Kenny fell in love with the island after visiting with friends in 1996 and returned frequently to photograph its vintage automobiles, crumbling architecture, and people. The book he published in 2005, Cuba: Photographs by Jack Kenny, shows Cubans, although clearly not rich, enjoying life-playing chess, getting their hair cut, riding bikes, or just hanging out.

"Remedios is an untouched, well preserved colonial city," explains Kenny. It's in the middle of the island, about a six- or seven-hour drive from Havana. When Berggren visited, he played chess with their mayor- Remedios has the main chess school on the island.

Since the thaw in diplomatic relations, Kenny and Berggren have been working to confirm that officials in Remedios support the partnership to clear the way for an official visit.

"If we put a group together we could do it," says Kenny, "but first we have to make sure we are recognized in Cuba. This is the time to see Cuba, before it gets overrun."


Photo caption 1: (Left) in 1987 Ann Arborites voted to adopt a sister city in Central America, and raised funds to donate a garbage truck to Juigalpa, Nicaragua. But interest faded in the 1990s. (Right) Ann Arbor mayor Ingrid Sheldon and Dakar mayor Mamadou Di?P in 1997.

Photo caption 2: Ann Arbor visitors enjoy a trip on the River Neckar in 2012. Thanks to strong institutional and volunteer support, relationship with Tubingen, Germany, and Hikone, Japan, continue to thrive.

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