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Patrick Gannon, Owner of Falsetta's Market, Dressed For St. Patrick's Day - March 1985

Patrick Gannon, Owner of Falsetta's Market, Dressed For St. Patrick's Day - March 1985 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 17, 1985
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TOP OF THE MORNIN' - Patrick Gannon, dressed as a leprechaun, will greet customers who walk into his store this morning with a wave of his shillelagh and a pretzel for the kids. "The idea was to get everybody excited about St. Patty's day, even though it's on Sunday," said the all-Irish Gannon, owner of Falsetta's Market, 2200 Pittsfield Blvd. He worked up to it gradually, starting with a hat on Monday and adding a piece of the costume each day. "I had the pipe, then the ears and by Friday I had the full get-up," said Gannon, whose pantaloons and blouse were made by his wife, Jennifer, and his mother, Elizabeth. The shoes, fake ears and long-stemmed pipe were discovered by Gannon's sisters Pat Burns and Jackie Gannon, who manage the store. "The beard is mine and the hat covers my bald head," said the 42-year-old Gannon. Customers Friday and Saturday did double takes upon seeing the 6 feet 2 inch gnome, and sister Jackie promises he'll be back for Easter as a bunny.

Colorful Service

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3
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March
Year
1999
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Wearin' Of the Green

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15
Month
March
Year
1961
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St. Patrick's Day Party At The Ann Arbor Inn, March 1979

St. Patrick's Day Party At The Ann Arbor Inn, March 1979 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 17, 1979
Caption
"WHEN IRISH EYES are smiling..." Irish hands are apt to be holding a glass of something fermented, and perhaps even distilled. In the case of the three smiling Sons of Erin above, the liquid is green beer, and the occasion is a traditional party hosted by Tom Conlin and Bob Collins (left and center above), this year joined by Dr. Dave Middleton (right), a former Detroit Lions defensive back. The "St. Pat's Party" took place Friday at the Ann Arbor Inn. Erin Go Bragh! (Staff photo by Larry E. Wright)

Chi Omega Sorority Sisters Decorate For St. Patrick's Day, March 1967

Chi Omega Sorority Sisters Decorate For St. Patrick's Day, March 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 17, 1967
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The three Miss Gallaghers living at the Chi Omega sorority house on campus decorate one of their rooms with shamrocks and a picture of Blarney Castle for St. Patrick's Day. Working on the decorations are (from left) Sherry Gallagher of Alma, a junior; Kathleen Gallagher of Grosse Pointe, a sophomore, and Jean Gallagher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Gallagher of Londonderry Road, a senior. Although the girls have the same last name they are not related to each other.

Irish Filly Born On St. Patrick's Day At Stoney Ridge Farm, March 1965

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 18, 1965
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Whether it was the Irish stubbornness or sense of humor, we'll never know, but Wee Colleen, an Irish mare belonging to Mr. and Mrs. James R. Alder Jr. of Stoney Ridge Farm riding stables, waited until St. Patrick's Day to foal her little dark filly - a month past the foal's due date. The grey mare (who really isn't very old) hails straight from Dublin, was shipped over here by a local hunting enthusiast, and was eventually purchased by the Alders. Sure 'n' it's a sign o' good luck for her owners, who just recently moved into their new stables at 9970 W. Liberty Rd.