Photo by Autumn de WildeLike many of us, 5-time Tony Award winning actress/singer (and "Private Practice" star) Audra McDonald – who will perform an Ann Arbor concert on Sunday, September 15, courtesy of UMS – spent much of Labor Day weekend getting the kids in her family (McDonald's daughter, Zoe, plus husband Will Swenson's two sons) ready for the start of a new school year.
The difference, of course, is that unlike the rest of us, she flew across the country on that Sunday to rehearse for the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala.
With 22 days left in its fundraising campaign, the Yankee Air Museum is about $3.2 million short of its $8 million goal to save a portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Township from demolition.
Brianne Bowen | AnnArbor.comIt's standing room only in some Ann Arbor Public Schools classrooms after 36 teachers were cut for this school year.
Classes pushing 40 students have resulted in shared desks and standing room only for some subjects at Pioneer High School, said James Svensson, parent of a freshmen at the school.
“I’m afraid my daughter won’t get the quality education that she needs,” Svensson said.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comA year after adding 700-plus parking spaces with the opening of a new underground garage, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority leaders say parking demand is strong.
In fact, there's a wait list of more than 100 people seeking monthly permits for the subterranean garage off Fifth Avenue, said DDA Executive Director Susan Pollay.
Saline, Skyline and Gabriel Richard ranked in first Associated Press poll and more prep football notes
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
Of the three Wasthtenaw teams that appear in the first Michigan Associated Press prep football poll, one won a regional title last year, one nearly did, and the third went 2-7.
NBCU-M grad and Saline resident Sean Panikkar, a member of the male opera trio Forte, will perform again on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Tom Perkins | For AnnArbor.com
Grove Road access to the Gault Village Shopping Center in Ypsilanti Township will be temporarily closed for one week during the street's paving project, beginning Tuesday.
Technicians from My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline and Chelsea will partner with My Handyman President Alex Roberts and 16 volunteers from the corporate office in Ann Arbor to donate free repair and maintenance services to the Scio Township Fire Department Tuesday.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.comIt's early in the high school football season, so the Washtenaw County Power Rankings are going to shuffle more than Cupid.
Get it...Cupid Shuffle?
DEAR DOCTOR K:
I want to cut down on sugar in my diet. Are artificial sweeteners the answer?
That is fine as long as Genius isn't missing the mark, which can happen. Slowly reaching the right answer is much better than jumping to the wrong conclusion.
In today's deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads his fourth-highest spade. East wins with his ace and returns the two (lowest of three remaining cards). South wins with his king and cashes the club ace, but East discards a spade. How should declarer proceed from there? Also, what do you think of the bidding?
Here is the daily Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle for September 10: 20130910pzdxl-a.pdf
I am a 75-year-old man who lives in a gated community. For the last eight months I have been seeing a woman who lives nearby. We are starting to fall in love.
Our problem is her 95-year-old mother, who lives with her. Her mom is pretty healthy and has some money, but she's scared to be left alone. Because of this, my lady and I have difficulty finding private time.
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I have been dating "John" for the past year. He has been divorced for two years from "Heidi," his wife/partner of 30 years. They had no children and she lives a few states away, but they are "bestest buddies" and were in contact almost daily until I put my foot down.
Many of her calls came in when we were together: in bed, having dinner out, etc. I told John how I saw Heidi's contact as interference in our relationship. John finally told Heidi not to contact him unless it was divorce-related.
I recently found out they are still in contact. I told him today if he wants a friendship with his ex-wife that is fine; however, I don't want to be a threesome.
Am I overreacting? Why can't they move on? He says they are just friends and he is so glad she divorced him to give him a second chance at life. I see her as a ball and chain.
-- Don't Want Drama
Backtracking will enable you to make greater accomplishments in the coming months. If you look to some old professional relationships, you'll discover new opportunities. Continue to develop your many talents and you'll find profitable ways to use them.
After disinvitation, Alice Walker accepts a second speaking invitation from the University of Michigan
A regular meeting of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Wednesday has been canceled.