Traffic on a portion of Holmes Road in Ypsilanti Township will be restricted for nearly a week while the road is repaved, beginning Thursday.
flickr photo courtesy of nutloafAccording to a press release by The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), one brand of chicken jerky for dogs is being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella health risk.
The strain of bacteria found to sicken 21 people in one state has been identified and linked with the same strain found in the product, which is manufacturered by Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, of New Hampshire.
No deaths have resulted from infection.
The link was discovered after officials at the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control interviewed those who had become ill. One common thread that was shared, was that each person had handled the same brand of jerky treats.
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The historic downtown Ypsilanti Smith Furniture Building was set to sell at a billed-no-minimum-bid auction today, but a bid entered by Ann Arbor-area developer Phil Conlin for $50,000 was rejected by the building’s owner, James Pate.
The days of warm weather may be numbered in Ann Arbor, thanks to storms and a cold front that will come through the area Wednesday night and last through the weekend.
Melanie Maxwell | The Ann Arbor NewsHere comes the sun-powered Michigan Theater marquee - and it's all right.
Yes, installation of a rooftop solar array - an electrical device made up of connected solar cells - should be completed this week at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater. Once the system is in place and operational, it should generate enough electricity to power the marquee, after its incandescent bulbs are replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.
Trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles may only be in his 20s, but he has already recorded three well-received albums, and has just released another.
He’ll offer local fans a taste at a CD release party Saturday night at Kerrytown Concert House.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.comBoth the superintendent and Board of Education president for Ann Arbor Public Schools have launched blogs this year to discuss school issues.
With the publication a couple of years ago of the epic vegan tome Veganomicon and more recently Mark Bittman's VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6pm to Lose Weight and Restore your Health, vegans (i.e. people who abstain from using animal products) are gaining ground in numbers and in national conversations around food.
Since the August opening of a brick-and-mortar location in Kerrytown after years as a popular food cart, now Ann Arbor has its second 100 percent vegan restaurant with The Lunch Room.
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We’ve got a full 10 games on next week’s Washtenaw County high school football slate, but only one can be the Ann Arbor News/Mlive Game of the Week.
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Knowing that there are many fun-loving pets living in the area, we're anxious to see what they've been up to.
Have you captured a really fun photo of your pet? Why not submit a favorite photo of them?
Any pet or animal in the family is welcome in the slideshow we feature each Friday.
Even though Friday the 13th is coming up, Chicago singer/songwriter Amy Dixon-Kolar is convinced that will be a good day for her. She makes her debut at Crazy Wisdom that night.
Mary Bilyeu, ContributorYou say "biscotti," I say "mandelbrot."
According to Wikipedia: "The Yiddish word mandelbrodt literally means almond bread." But not every version contains almonds; the term has simply come to encompass any variety of the traditional treat that's baked as a log, sliced, and then baked again to crisp each individual cookie a bit.
I've been going through Craig's late mother's recipes, and particularly focusing on the handwritten ones (such as the family favorite Helen's Apple Cake). Craig's father, Sid, says that some of those recipes come from several generations back, though he unfortunately doesn't particularly know which ones were passed down from which relatives.
But that doesn't matter so much as knowing that these are a legacy. And the treats prepared from these treasured family recipes are ones that Craig would have enjoyed when his mom baked them, as they were both noted for having a sweet tooth.
Craig's Aunt Syl, his mother Helen's twin sister, seems to have been a particularly noted baker. And her recipe for mandelbrot - Anglicized to "Mandel Bread" - is excellent. I've prepared a lot of biscotti and mandelbrot in my many years of baking, and this one is absolutely the easiest to mix, to shape, and to slice that I've found. The finished cookies aren't too crisp, either, as some variations on this treat require dunking rather than merely being enhanced by a dip into coffee or wine; these can be eaten "as is."
And, best of all, the mandelbrot taste really great, too!
The National Merit Scholarship program announced 102 students from Washtenaw County have been named semifinalists in its 2014 competition.
Ryan Stanton | AnnArbor.comAs chairman of the city's Taxicab Board, Ann Arbor City Council Member Stephen Kunselman hears a lot about the ins and outs of the local taxi industry.
One concern that's surfaced recently, Kunselman said, is there might not be enough taxi stands — curbside parking spots reserved for cab drivers — in the downtown.
Repairs on local roads in Scio Township could be funded by a township-wide special assessment district. (Ann Arbor News file photo)Scio Township will hold the second of two public input hearings Thursday to discuss a plan that would create a Special Assessment District (SAD) to improve the township’s roads.
The plan calls for an $85 fee per parcel to be assessed on all land in the township for the next 10 years.
Photo by Mark Bialek | For AnnArbor.comAnn Arbor software developers Bill Wagner and Dianne Marsh founded SRT Solutions in 2000 and built a company that counted General Motors, Dominos and the University of Michigan among its long list of clients.
Grand Rapids-based Atomic Object announced Wednesday morning that it has acquired the software development firm for an undisclosed sum.
A site formerly used by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan in Ypsilanti has been listed by the city for $285,000 and officials hope the property can be redeveloped for a housing project.