Monday, April 11, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ann Arbor finally has an answer to New York City's famed Pizza Rat: Pizza Squirrel. Tonight a fox squirrel in Liberty Plaza is eating well. Apparently though, the squirrel does not like pepperoni.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Gentle readers, there is a new website satirizing life in Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Sentinel,which is authored by an anonymous "Faithful Reporter," has already cranked out 4 articles since its inception in late February. Hopefully the Sentinel will keep satirizing us for years to come.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Gentle reader, if you're like me this week's elections have made you pumped for politics. If you're looking to get your political fix locally, why not stop by Workantile tonight to watch #a2council with us? The viewing party starts at 6:45. It's BYOB and BYO snack. Hope to see you there.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Gentle readers, have you been to Larrytown? Centered around the section of Packard between Stadium and Jewett, the Larrytown Corridor is a trendy commercial district and home to several local businesses including: eat, Morgan and York, Garrett Scott, Bookseller, Fraser's Pub, and Ricewood BBQ. According to the Larrytown website, the name Larrytown, was selected for the neighborhood "for its obvious euphony, the faint echo of another local destination district..."
Friday, March 4, 2016
The line at that time still stretched from the truck next to the Morgan and York entrance in the courtyard at 1928 Packard Road south through the snowy parking lot out to Jorn Court. At 12:43 p.m. there was still a line, albeit a shorter line, and ticket 102 was served to Dan Freidus, a numismatist from Barton Hills known for his 1994 study of the Higley Coppers who joined me there1.
At about a minute a ticket, the line was moving at a deliberate and steady pace. Parking behind Morgan and York was tight, with Michigan State Police patrol car 1221 taking advantage of an open spot in front of the dumpster. The patrolman had an animated conversation with an MLive reporter, Jessica Webster, who was covering the event, and they exchanged cards.
Frank spent some of his time in the truck, a black Grumman, and some tending to his two smokers: a Meadow Creek that had been in use in 2015, and a new smoker acquired that had been put to new use preparing 16 orders of BBQ chicken. The chicken is an addition to the 2016 menu;
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Washtenaw County operated sirens will be tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through October. This means that this Saturday, March 5, at noon is the first Washtenaw County siren test of the year.
The City of Ann Arbor’s sirens are tested every second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm. Testing of sirens is performed from March through November. This means that this Tuesday, March 8, at 1 pm. is the first City siren test of the year.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
- City polling places will be open from 7am until 8pm on March 8.
- Find your polling place at the Michigan Voter Information Center. (You can also verify you're properly registered and view sample ballots there.)
- As we previously reported, February 8 was the last day to register in Ann Arbor and be eligible to vote in this election. If you're not registered, you should register to be sure you'll be ready next time.
- The city clerk has information on absentee ballots, accessible voting, and voting ID requirements. (The city clerk's office Saturday hours for absent voter ballots will be March 5, 2016, 8am - 2pm.)
- The Secretary of State has Elections and Voting FAQs available.
|Election information from the City of Ann Arbor (click to view full-size)|
Monday, February 29, 2016
City council meetings start at 7pm, so we'll gather at Workantile around 6:45. We'll have a video feed of the meeting running on a big TV, and many of the #A2Council Twitter folk plus our friends will be there for real-time commentary and socializing.
Whether you're heavily invested in local politics or just curious, this should be a fun and useful event. All are welcome.
Please bring your own drinks & snacks, if you're so inclined.
Workantile's address is 118 S. Main St.
Facebook event: City Council Viewing Party.