Press enter after choosing selection

Ann Arbor Observer City Guide: 2021-2022

Parent ID
Year
2021

The following articles appear in the 2021-2022 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer City Guide

Huron River Renaissance, by Grace Shackman

Huron River Renaissance: Ann Arbor Rediscovers Its River

Year
2021

When my husband and I were first married in the mid-1960s, we often wandered down to Argo Park, which was only two blocks away from our home on Pontiac Tr. We'd go into what was then Wirth's Canoe Livery, in a building which the family also lived in, and put a dime in one of their nickelodeons or sit on the screen porch and enjoy the view of the Huron River.

We were always the only ones there. After we had our first child, we would take him down to the playground at Longshore Park across from Argo, and again we were always the only ones there.

Affordable Care

Last February the doctors at Packard Health began seeing some strange illnesses.

The coughs, troubled breathing, sweats, and fevers didn't test as any kind of influenza that they knew. Nevertheless, they were in a "state of shock and awe," says executive director Ray Rion, when in March the first confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported in Michigan.

Ann Arbor Observer, October 2020

Parent ID
Month
October
Year
2020
p {margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;} The following articles appeared in the October 2020 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:
  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


Ann Arbor Observer, September 2020

Parent ID
Month
September
Year
2020
p {margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;} The following articles appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:
  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


Puppy Promenade

A neighborhood morale booster on Soule Blvd

On the afternoon before the Puppy Promenade was scheduled to take place, organizer Linda Hoadley, who lives next door to me, had no idea if it would actually happen. She'd come up with the idea of inviting neighborhood dogs and their so-called masters to congregate at the flagpole in front of Eberwhite School and walk, at a social distance, down Soule to Liberty and back as the rest of the neighborhood watched.

Outdoor Education: Habitats, Goats, and Bird Feeding

During the warm months of the pandemic, my husband and I took walks in different neighborhoods, often parking in the empty lots next to schools. We noticed that many had nature areas at the edge of their grounds. My interest piqued, I began looking into it and discovered that the Ann Arbor Public Schools were pathfinders in outdoor education--and that much of their success depended on citizen activists who saved and maintained these areas.

Ann Arbor Observer, January 2021

Parent ID
Month
January
Year
2021
p {margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;} The following articles appeared in the January 2021 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:
  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


  • , by , page
  • Keywords:

    People:

    Places:


Lima Center Interurban Station

Month
July

 

Janice Stevenson, owner of Wackenhut Gartens, says people often guess that her store at Jackson and Lima Center roads was originally a church or a school. A former resident reported that people often knocked at his door thinking it was the township hall.

Endangered Pentastar

Month
October
Year
2019

A unique structure on Ann Arbor's west side is for sale and its ultimate fate unknown.

Naylor Motor Sales' five-sided showroom on W. Stadium is based on the "pentastar," the logo comprised of five triangles that Chrysler introduced in 1962 to represent the five brands it sold at the time--Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, Imperial, and Dodge trucks. "I hoped Chrysler Corporation would adopt [the showroom design] and make me famous, but that didn't happen," says architect Ted Smith, who designed it in 1965.