Ann Arbor's Seven Sisters

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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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Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: May 2015


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  • Cultural Tip Jars [Inside Ann Arbor], page 15 - 17
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  • Ann Arbor's Seven Sisters: Fifty Years of Low-Budget Goodwill, by Grace Shackman, page 53 - 55
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  • Cheap Eats III: Food Store Takeout [Restaurant Reviews], by Lee Lawrence, page 57 - 60
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  • Brunch at Sava's and Lena: A New Look and a New Cook [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 60 -61
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  • Big Brands Downtown: Shinola [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 63
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  • Big Brands Downtown: Ruth's Chris Steak House [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 63 - 64
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    • 314 S Fourth Ave


  • Quilting, A Job Creator! [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 64 - 67
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    • 1915 Federal Blvd


  • Great Lake Fans, Rejoice! [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 67 -68
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  • Just Baked [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 68
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  • The Stop [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 68
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    • Mark's Carts
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    • MeiMe's Dumplings
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    People:

    • Wei Zhu
    • Jason Quan Ye
    • James Zhouran Fan

    Places:

    • 211 W Washington St


  • Wings Over Ann Arbor [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 68 - 69
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    • Food - Carry Out & Delivery
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    People:

    • Patrick Daly
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    Places:

    • 1758 Plymouth Rd


  • Chopsticks [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 69
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    • Restaurants
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    • Panda House
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    People:

    • Eric Cheng

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    • 882 W Eisenhower Ave


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 69
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    • Business - Closings
    • Detroit Scoot Salon
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    People:

    • Eric Huang
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  • Rollie Tossing: Spellbinding Guitar Work [Old-Style Jazz], by Patrick Dunn, page 70
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Midwest Territory Band (Musical Group)
    • Hathaway's Hideway

    People:

    • Rollie Tussing
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    Places:

    • 310 S Ashley St


  • Keith Taylor's Fidelities: Worth Savoring [Poetry], by Stephanie Douglass, page 75
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Michigan Quarterly Review
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Keith Taylor

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • Tradition Renewed: Jayme Stone' Lomax Project [Folk Music], by James M. Manheim, page 83
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Alan Lomax
    • Jayme Stone
    • Tim O'Brien

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


  • Talley's Folly: Jewish Guy Walks Into a Boathouse [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theater

    People:

    • Jeff Daniels
    • Landford Wilson
    • Angie Kane Ferrante
    • Sarah Pearline
    • Danna Segrest
    • Aphrodite Nikolovski
    • Robert Najarian

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


  • Art NOW: Painting 2015: It Ain't Just Paint [Gallery Review], by Sally Wright Day, page 87
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Exhibitions
    • Art & Artists

    People:

    • Lea Bult
    • Peter Williams
    • Mary Rousseaux
    • Bartosz Beda
    • Christine Wuenschel

    Places:

    • 117 W Liberty St


  • Bruce Holsinger: Collector of Secrets [Fiction], by Keith Taylor, page 90
  • Keywords:

    • Authors
    • Books - Reviews
    • Literati Bookstore

    People:

    • Bruce Holsinger

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


  • A Slavic Soiree: Bewitching, Inventive and Tumultuous [Chamber Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 93
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    People:

    • Christopher Harding
    • Aaron Berofsky
    • Yeonjin Kim

    Places:

    • 415 N 4th Ave


  • Duo Mosaic: Danceable [International Folk], by Sandor Slomovits, page 97
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Duo Mosaic (Musical Group)
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Yellow Barn

    People:

    • Henrik Karapetyan
    • Martin Torch-Ishii

    Places:

    • 416 W Huron St


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

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

    • Contests
    • Signs & Signage
    • Encore Records
    • Liberty Music
    • Downtown Home & Garden

    People:

    • Elleanor Crown
    • Alexander Marsh
    • Christel Raute
    • David Karl
    • Stephanie Harrell

    Places:

    • 417 E Liberty St


Ann Arbor Observer, April 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: April 2015


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

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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Crystal Metzger
    • Susan Barrow

    Places:

    • 328 S Ashley St


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

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

    People:

    • Jeanine DeLay


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 413 E Huron St


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

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

    People:

    • Martin Betz


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Jerry Hancock
    • Stephen O'Rielly


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

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

    People:

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


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

    • King's Keyboard House
    • Pianos
    • Concordia College

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Jim Summers
    • Kim Mayes


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

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

    People:

    • Tony Reznicek
    • Tim James
    • Pat Rogers


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 200 N Fourth Ave


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 201 S Division St


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • John Seto
    • Brian Mackie
    • Steve Powers


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 1919 S Industrial


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

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

    People:

    • Robert Cantelon
    • Leo Fox

    Places:

    • 2103 W Stadium Blvd


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

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

    People:

    • Luis Hernandez
    • Andres Luna
    • Nicolas Hernandez Quintana

    Places:

    • 2111D Packard


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

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

    People:

    • Ali Hijazi
    • Cesar Ochoa

    Places:

    • 3584 Plymouth Rd


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

    • Bars
    • HopCat
    • Barfly Ventures

    People:

    • Chris Knape
    • Nick Filmon
    • Mark Sellers

    Places:

    • 311 Maynard


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

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

    People:

    • Debbie La Pratt


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

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

    People:

    • Bill Ruiz
    • Alan Bishop
    • Jake Bishop

    Places:

    • 3408 Washtenaw Ave


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Performance Network

    People:

    • Wayne David Parker
    • Andrew Huff

    Places:

    • 120 E Huron St


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

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

    People:

    • Kirsten Valdez Quade

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington St


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

    • Opera
    • Sidetrack Bar and Grill

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 56 E Cross St Ypsilanti


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


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

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

    People:

    • Mark Tucker
    • Shoshana Hurand


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • Hill Auditorium

    People:

    • Herbie Hancock
    • Chick Corea

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Steve Poltz
    • Jewel

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

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

    Places:

    • 2552 N Maple Rd


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • Artemis Quartet
    • Rackham Auditorium

    Places:

    • 915 E Washington St


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Mark O'Connor
    • Maggie Dixon O'Connor

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


Ann Arbor Observer, March 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: March 2015


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

  • Homeless Count [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Homelessness
    • Statistics
    • Washtenaw Housing Alliance
    • Delonis Center
    • Affordable Housing
    • Washtenaw County - Government

    People:

    • Amanda Carlisle
    • John Stacey


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

    • Newspapers
    • Washtenaw News

    People:

    • Nick Genova


  • Kroger's Secret [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • Stadium Pharmacy
    • Hometown Pharmacy
    • Village Apothecary
    • Village Pharmacy II
    • Pharmacies
    • Kroger Co.

    People:

    • Xavier Tato
    • Brent DesArmo
    • Ken McClure


  • Historic Birds [UpFront], page 11
  • Keywords:

    • University of Michigan - Libraries
    • Bentley Historical Library
    • Wildlife
    • Birds & Birding

    Places:

    • 1150 Beal Ave


  • The New Northside [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Northside Elementary School
    • Ann Arbor STEAM @ Northside
    • Remodeling & Renovation
    • Ann Arbor Board of Education
    • Ann Arbor Education Association

    People:

    • Linda Carter
    • Monica Harrold
    • Jeanice Swift
    • Rachel Van Dyke
    • Nina Klein
    • Don Adams
    • Liz Margolis
    • Fred Klein
    • Cynthia Bostwick

    Places:

    • 912 Barton Dr


  • Power Shortage [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13 - 14
  • Keywords:

    • Alternative Energy
    • Automobiles
    • Energy Conservation
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Parking Structures
    • Ecology Center
    • DTE Energy
    • Mass Transit
    • University of Michigan
    • Zipcar

    People:

    • Dave Konkle
    • Matt Naud
    • Susan Pollay
    • Charles Griffith
    • Nancy Shore
    • Grant Winston


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

    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments
    • Ann Arbor - City Ordinances
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley
    • Pets
    • Animal Control

    People:

    • Jackie Beaudry
    • Dena Waddell
    • Jane Lumm


  • What's A View Worth? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 19 -20
  • Keywords:

    • Building & Construction
    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Hotels & Motels
    • One North Main
    • Residence Inn by Marriott
    • Sloan Plaza
    • Reinhart Realtors
    • University of Michigan - Camput

    People:

    • Stephen Ranzini
    • Lisa Marie Ranzini
    • Elizabeth Brien
    • Nancy Bishop
    • Peter Allen


  • Skating at Buhr: There's Still Time To Hit The Outdoor Ice [Outside], by Bob Feldman, Jorja Feldman, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Recreation
    • Ice Skating
    • Parks - Ann Arbor
    • Buhr Park

    People:

    • Jason Nealis

    Places:

    • 2751 Packard Rd


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


  • Art French: Keeper of the Ann Arbor Car [Ann Arborites], by Shelley Daily, page 27
  • Keywords:

    • Antiques & Collectiibles
    • Automotive Manufacturing
    • Local History
    • Huron River Manufacturing Co.
    • French Insurance
    • Schwaben Verein
    • Aprill Agency

    People:

    • Art French
    • Kathy French
    • John Jarvis
    • Wally Jarvis
    • Chandler French


  • The Collector: DanWalters' Life In Cars [My Town], by Jan Schlain, page 28
  • Keywords:

    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • Automobiles
    • Grapp & Reeds Gas Station
    • Tuomy Hills Gas Station
    • Casey's Tavern
    • Bank of Ann Arbor
    • Ross-Beakes Collision

    People:

    • Dan Walters
    • Bill Martin
    • John Henderson
    • Gary Ross


  • Treasury Department: Don't Hang Up the Phone [My Town], by W.R.D., page 29
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Consumer Fraud
    • Internal Revenue Services


  • Glencoe Hills [Then & Now], by Kim Elsifor, John Hilton, page 31
  • Keywords:

    • Local History
    • Apartments
    • Historic Buildings
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus

    People:

    • James McDonald
    • Christine Jewell


  • Closing the Frontier: The Sale of the Nixon Farm, by James Leonard , page 33 - 35
  • Keywords:

    • Real Estate Development - Ann Arbor
    • Farms & Farming
    • Local History
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Toll Brothers
    • Annexations
    • Ann Arbor Township
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor City Planning Commission
    • Sewers & Sewage
    • Traffic Control
    • Ann Arbor Northeast Alliance
    • Wetlands

    People:

    • Don Nixon
    • Betty Nixon Spurway
    • Lewis Nixon
    • Harold Spurway
    • Adam Bleznak
    • Alexis DiLeo
    • Mike Moran
    • Sabre Briere
    • Kirk Westphal
    • Jane Lumm
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Wendy Rampson
    • Jeff Kahan
    • Ward Bissell
    • Sheila Jensen


  • Five Stories of Overcoming Addictions: The Elephant Under the Rug, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, page 37 -39
  • Keywords:

    • Drug Abuse
    • Alcoholism
    • Addiction Services
    • Dawn Farm
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Blues Traveler (Musical Group)
    • Growth Works Inc.
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Drug Dealers
    • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

    People:

    • Ron Harrison
    • Jim Balmer
    • Dale Yagiela
    • Ben Wilson


  • Taken For a Ride, by James Leonard, page 41 - 43
  • Keywords:

    • Taxicabs
    • Uber
    • Computers - Applications & Software
    • Bars
    • Nightclubs
    • \aut\ Bar
    • Blue Cab Co.
    • Ann Arbor Yellow Car Service
    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Select Ride Paratransit
    • Arbor Limousine
    • Amazing Blue Taxi
    • Laws & Legislation
    • Insurance - Automobile

    People:

    • Keith Orr
    • Steve Kunselman
    • Christopher Taylor
    • Michael White
    • Sumi Kailasapathy
    • Mike Anglin
    • Dave Reid
    • Rick Clark
    • Tom Crawford


  • Downtown Hounds: Working Like a Dog in Ann Arbor, by Anita LeBlanc, page 45
  • Keywords:

    • Pets
    • Downtown Ann Arbor
    • Peaceable Kingdom
    • Abracadabra
    • Vogel's Lock & Safe
    • Dogma Catmantoo
    • Heavenly Metal
    • Courthouse Square
    • Mallek's Service Station

    People:

    • Carol Lopez
    • Katherine Lesse
    • Mariah Burton
    • Sheila Dietz
    • Denise Vogel
    • Robert Vogel
    • Jeff Marshall
    • Pam Behjatnia
    • Vicki Honeyman
    • Jerry Foster
    • Alan Richardson
    • Lucy Ann Lance


  • Zoup!: Hot Spot [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 47
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Zoup!
    • Franchises

    Places:

    • 2619 Plymouth Rd


  • Salads UP: Feeling Virtuous [Restaurant Reviews], by M. B. Lewis, page 47 - 49
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Salads UP

    Places:

    • 611 E Liberty St


  • Brillig Dry Bar [Table Talk], by Anita LeBlanc, page 49
  • Keywords:

    • Brillig Dry Bar
    • Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Company

    People:

    • Nic Simm
    • David Myers

    Places:

    • 217 N Main


  • Beer Grotto: A Craft Beer Bar for Grownups [Marketplace Changes], by Sally Mitani, page 51
  • Keywords:

    • Bars
    • Breweries
    • Beer Grotto
    • Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
    • Ann Arbor Brewing Company
    • World of Beer
    • Ashley's
    • Hop Cat
    • Bill's Beer Garden
    • Fleetwood Diner
    • Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger
    • Bar Louie
    • Blank Slate Creamery
    • Argus Farm Stop

    People:

    • Jaime Reichard
    • Jake VanAtta
    • Lisa Manno
    • Sam Short

    Places:

    • 303 S Ashley


  • Veganism for Everyone: A Second Lunch Room Opens, by Sally Mitani, page 51 - 53
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Huron Towers
    • Kerrytown
    • Lunch Room Cafe & Bakery
    • Lunch Room Restaurant & Bar

    People:

    • Phillis Engelbert
    • Joel Panozzo
    • Melissa Allen
    • Maurenn Perrault
    • Ellen Koselka
    • Catrin Koselka
    • Daniel Koselka
    • Suzanne Devine
    • Elizabeth Koselka

    Places:

    • 2200 Fuller Ct


  • Pita King [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 53 - 54
  • Keywords:

    • Restaurants
    • Pita King
    • Lamp Post Plaza
    • King's Keyboard
    • Star's Cafe

    People:

    • Moe Shalabi
    • Fidaa Shalabi
    • Intisar Shalabi
    • Jalal Shalabi

    Places:

    • 2412 E Stadium Blvd


  • Sweetology [Briefly Noted], by Sally Mitani, page 54
  • Keywords:

    • MoMo Tea
    • Sweetology
    • Restaurants

    People:

    • Irene Zhang
    • Aaron Li

    Places:

    • 1213 S University


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

    • Automobiles - Parts & Supplies
    • S-G Parts of Ann Arbor
    • Viking Auto Parts
    • Boyer Auto Parts
    • Auto-Wares
    • Big M Car Wash
    • AutoZone Auto Supply
    • O'Reilly Auto Parts
    • Gallup Properties
    • Carquest
    • Loveland Auto Supply

    People:

    • Bruce Bertram
    • Bill Hueter
    • Doug Ziesmer
    • Doug Aikenhead
    • Charles Gallup


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

    • Business - Closings
    • Brookstone
    • RadioShack
    • Briarwood Mall
    • YCI Clothing
    • South University Merchants Association

    People:

    • Stephanie Hensel
    • Maggie Ladd
    • Sabrina Hirachian


  • Cold Tone Harvest: Tranquil Yet Powerful [Acoustic Pop-Folk], by Chris Berggren, page 64
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Cold Tone Harvest (Musical Group)
    • Crazy Wisdom Tea Room

    People:

    • Andrew Sigworth
    • Ozzie Andrews
    • Brian Williams
    • Michael Bush
    • Angela Sheppard

    Places:

    • 114 S Main St


  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Diverse and Extraordinary [Two Banjos], by Sando Slomovits, Emily Slomovits, page 69
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Power Center for the Performing Arts

    People:

    • Bela Fleck
    • Abigail Washburn
    • Juno Fleck

    Places:

    • 121 Fletcher St


  • Steel Magnolias: Not the Major Motion Picture [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 71
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theatre

    People:

    • Guy Sanville

    Places:

    • 137 Park St Chelsea


  • Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt [Gallery Review], by Stephanie Douglass, page 77
  • Keywords:

    • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
    • Exhibitions

    Places:

    • 434 S State St


  • Martin Espada: More Like the World [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 83
  • Keywords:

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

    People:

    • Martin Espada

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


  • Scott Beal: Chicken Soup for the Lesbian Nun Soul, by Sally Mitani, page 85
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • Hatcher Graduate Library

    People:

    • Scott Beal
    • Jeff Kass

    Places:

    • 913 S University


  • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Absolutely Russian [Classical Music], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 87
  • Keywords:

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

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • Ann Arbor Film Festival: The Art of the Wait [Film Festivals], by Patrick Dunn, page 88
  • Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Film Festival
    • Films
    • Documentaries
    • Michigan Theatre

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


  • January 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:

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

    People:

    • Jim Grosch
    • Ken Koral
    • Tom Jameson
    • Clement Meadmore
    • Judi Taylor
    • David Karl
    • Pamela Kittel


Ann Arbor Observer, February 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: February 2015


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

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

    • Google
    • University of Michigan - Administration
    • Lawsuits

    People:

    • Sol Bermann


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

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

    People:

    • Nancy Shore
    • Roger Young
    • Lissa Spitz


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

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

    People:

    • Doug Solomon
    • Doug Raab
    • Katy Ciesinski


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

    • Trees
    • Endowments
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments

    People:

    • Elizabeth Dean
    • Kerry Gray


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

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

    People:

    • Krista Nordberg
    • Candice Starks


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

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

    People:

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

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

    People:

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


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

    • Birds & Birding
    • Recreation


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

    • Dave Askins
    • Mary Morgan


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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


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

    • Restaurants - Reviews
    • Detroit Vegan Soul Restaurant

    Places:

    • 8029 Agnes St Detroit


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

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

    People:

    • Denise Murrray
    • William Kirby

    Places:

    • 760 Briarwood Circle
    • 720 Briarwood Circle


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

    • Furniture - Retail
    • Home Furnishings
    • Annex of Paredown

    People:

    • Brenda Brown

    Places:

    • 1608 Jackson Ave


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 124 E Washington Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Christine Eleby
    • Laurie Vaquero

    Places:

    • 2891 Jackson Ave


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 611 E Liberty


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

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

    People:

    • Lisa Weiss
    • Saber Naghmouchi
    • Sihem Ben Aich

    Places:

    • 4079 Stone School Rd


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

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

    People:

    • Robert Mechigian
    • Scott Meterko

    Places:

    • 4405 Jackson Rd


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

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

    People:

    • Bill Knudstrup
    • Peter Roumanis
    • John Roumanis

    Places:

    • 302 E Liberty St
    • 209 S Main St


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 911 N University Ave


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

    • Films
    • Movies
    • Michigan Theatre

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


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

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

    Places:

    • 825 N University Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Henrik Karapetyan
    • Francis Yun

    Places:

    • 415 N Fifth Ave


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

    • Hobbies
    • Maker Works
    • Volunteers & Volunteering

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 3765 Plaza Dr


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Albert Lee

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

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

    People:

    • Natalie Diaz


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

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


Ann Arbor Observer, January 2015

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: January 2015


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

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

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

    People:

    • Robert Marshall


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

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

    People:

    • Paul Tinkerhess
    • Claire Tinkerhess


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

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

    People:

    • Wayne Chubb


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

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

    People:

    • Joan Berman
    • Kenny "Red" Simmons


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

    • Mahindra Group
    • Scooters
    • JAC Products

    People:

    • Vish Palekar


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 3941 Research Park Dr


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

    • Orchards
    • Arbor Teas
    • Imports & Exports

    People:

    • Aubrey Lopatin
    • Jeremy Lopatin

    Places:

    • 1342 N Main St


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

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

    People:

    • Jim Koli
    • Anson Brown
    • William Suchman

    Places:

    • 1001 Broadway


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Jessica Black
    • Janet Farrell

    Places:

    • 2781 Packard Rd


  • Crime Map, page 23
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    Places:

    • 304 S Ashley
    • 609 E William


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 325 W Liberty St


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

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

    People:

    • Rae Ann Weymouth
    • Josie Barnes Parker

    Places:

    • 343 S Fifth Ave


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

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

    People:

    • Kris Lelcaj
    • Sava Lelcaj

    Places:

    • 2825 Boardwalk
    • 12 Nickels Arcade


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 3350 W Liberty


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

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

    People:

    • Ehab Samaha

    Places:

    • 3980 Platt Rd


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

    • Tuesday Morning
    • Discount Retailers

    Places:

    • 3140 Carpenter Rd


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 1950 S Industrial Hwy


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

    • Washtenaw Shell
    • Gas Stations
    • Convenience Stores
    • Remodeling & Renovation

    People:

    • Raza Ali
    • Samantha Bodnar
    • Kassem Beydoun
    • Nasser Choucair

    Places:

    • 3240 Washtenaw Ave


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

    • Business - Closings
    • Sunoco Station
    • Roly Poly Sandwiches
    • Wafel Shop

    People:

    • Abraham Marzban
    • R. J. Meiring
    • Nancy Meiring
    • Noah Goldsmith
    • Tim Hoffman
    • Kyrie Micelli

    Places:

    • 2275 West Stadium Blvd
    • 2412 E Stadium Blvd
    • 113 E Liberty St


  • Folk the Police: The Ann Arbor Way [Hip-Hop], by Patrick Dunn, page 48
  • Keywords:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Blind Pig

    People:

    • Abigail Stauffer
    • Keri Lynn Roche
    • Nicole P'Simer

    Places:

    • 208 S First St


  • Suspended Moments: Photographs from the David S. Rosen Collection [Galleries], by Stephanie Douglass, page 53
  • Keywords:

    • Art - Reviews
    • Exhibitions
    • University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
    • Photographers
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • David S. Rosen
    • Dawoud Bey
    • Helen Levitt
    • Bruce Davidson
    • Sally Mann
    • Billie Mercer
    • Michael Kenna
    • Howard Bond
    • Ansel Adams

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


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Lurie Terrace at Fifty

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

Author: Grace Shackman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captions from images:

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

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

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

Ann Arbor Observer, December 2014

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Date: December 2014


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    • The Ark
    • University of Michigan - Alumnus
    • Big Sky Recording

    People:

    • Laith Al-Saadi
    • Skeeto Valdez
    • David Stearns
    • Jim Keltner
    • Lee Sklar
    • Larry Goldings
    • Tom Scott

    Places:

    • 316 S Main


  • Annapurna: A Mountain and a Woman [Theater], by Sally Mitani, page 81
  • Keywords:

    • Theater - Reviews
    • Purple Rose Theater

    People:

    • Richard McWilliams
    • Michelle Mountain


  • Rossini's William Tell: More Than an Overture [Opera], by Arwulf Arwulf, page 89
  • Keywords:

    • Opera
    • Music - Reviews
    • Royal Theatre of Turin
    • Hill Auditorium

    Places:

    • 911 N University


  • Lorna Goodison: At Home In the Garden [Poetry], by Keith Taylor, page 91
  • Keywords:

    • Poetry
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
    • Retirement
    • Authors

    People:

    • Lorna Goodison


  • Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: The Ironies of Wagner [Opera], by Sandor Slomovits, page 93
  • Keywords:

    • Opera
    • Music - Reviews
    • Quality 16

    Places:

    • 3686 Jackson Rd


  • Ann Arbor Community Messiah Sing: Half a Century of Song [Chorales], by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, page 95
  • Keywords:

    • Choirs
    • Music - Reviews
    • St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church
    • Huron High School - Faculty & Staff
    • Pioneer High School - Faculty & Staff

    People:

    • Meg Gower
    • Richard Ingram
    • Bob Pratt
    • Ellen Weatherbee

    Places:

    • 2309 Packard St


  • October 2014 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 108
  • Keywords:

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


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 111
  • Keywords:

    • Contests
    • University of Michigan - Buildings
    • Fleming Administration Building

    People:

    • Deborah Wyse
    • Peter Herbert
    • Jenna Clark
    • Rebecca Sweeton
    • Will Hathaway
    • Louisa Griffes
    • Alden Dow


Ann Arbor Observer, November 2014

Published In:
Ann Arbor Observer,
1976-current

Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: November 2014


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

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

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

    People:

    • Tracy Newhouse
    • Rhonda Morris
    • Matthew Boulton


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

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

    People:

    • Homayoon Pirooz
    • Robert Kellar


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Jerzy Drozd
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Dan Mishkin


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

    • Briarwood Mall
    • Sears Roebuck & Co.
    • Restaurants


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

    • Mary Ellen Lyon
    • Steve Sinelli

    Places:

    • 3241 Baxter Rd


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

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

    People:

    • Bill MacArthur
    • Janet Figarra


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

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

    People:

    • Christopher Taylor
    • Paul Bairley
    • Ingrid Ault


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

    • Nature
    • Photography


  • Crime Map, page 25
  • Keywords:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Statistics


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

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

    People:

    • Sharon McRill

    Places:

    • 2008 Hogback Rd


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    Places:

    • 715 N University


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 210 S Ashley


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

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

    People:

    • Chris Magner
    • Rich Magner
    • Herm Steinman

    Places:

    • 304 S Ashley


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

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

    People:

    • Martha Ebinger
    • Alan Caldwell
    • Matt Bjurman

    Places:

    • 1232 Packard


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

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

    People:

    • Eric Farrell
    • Ted Kennedy
    • Dana Blaisdell

    Places:

    • 827 Braun Ct


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

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

    People:

    • Luciana Lampert
    • Paul Meyer

    Places:

    • 1217 Prospect


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

    • Garden Cafe
    • Restaurants
    • Huron Towers

    People:

    • Mercedes Lyons

    Places:

    • 200 Fuller Ct


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

    • Bed & Butter
    • Home Furnishings
    • Rock Paper Scissors

    People:

    • Lisa Roberts

    Places:

    • 333 S Main


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

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

    People:

    • Inty Muenala

    Places:

    • 315 1/2 S Main


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

    • Coffee Houses
    • Biggby
    • Franchises

    People:

    • Henry Lin
    • Justine Lin

    Places:

    • 5245 Jackson Rd


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

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

    People:

    • Dave Fischer
    • Nick Bertini

    Places:

    • 501 Auto Mall Dr
    • 570 Auto Mall Dr


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

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

    People:

    • JP Lammers

    Places:

    • 2575 S State St


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

    • Plum Market
    • Groceries
    • Cleary College

    Places:

    • 3601 Plymouth Rd


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

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

    People:

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


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

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

    People:

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

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Postage Stamps
    • Antiques & Collectibles
    • American Topical Association

    People:

    • Mike Homel
    • Vera Felts


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • The Ark

    People:

    • Susan Werner
    • Ron Shelton

    Places:

    • 316 S Main St


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

    • Music - Reviews
    • Pease Auditorium
    • Eastern Michigan University

    People:

    • Dady Mehta


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

    • Authors
    • Books & Reading
    • Nicola's Books

    People:

    • Leslie Stainton

    Places:

    • 2513 Jackson Ave


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

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

    Places:

    • 233 S State St


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

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

    People:

    • Fred Tomaselli

    Places:

    • 525 S State St


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

    • Cartoons
    • Films
    • Michigan Theater

    Places:

    • 603 E Liberty St


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

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics

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

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

      People:

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


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