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Correction: The figuring representing U-M's acceptance rate has been fixed. U-M accepted approximately 1/3 of applicants.
The University of Michigan received more than 46,730 applications for entry to its 2013 freshman class- and 33 percent of applicants were admitted.
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Digital billboards similar to one along Interstate 94 outside Ypsilanti could be erected at Wines Elementary and Huron and Pioneer high schools come fall.
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Micro Brew-Haha dinner 2013. 6:30 p.m. Paesano’s, 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Beers from three local micro breweries will be paired with a multi-course dinner: Arbor Brewing Co. of Ann Arbor, Original Gravity in Milan, and Great Lakes Brewing Co. out of Cleveland, Ohio, matched with a locally inspired early summer menu from Chef David. Representatives from each brewery will also be on hand to share their insight into the brewing process. Round #1: Chilled carrot ginger soup with cucumber creme fraiche and a grilled tomato and ricotta crostini. Beer: Dortmunder Gold from Great Lakes Brewing. Round #2: Grilled avocado and tomato filled salmon roll, with asparagus drizzle and a lemon basil vinaigrette. Beer: Buzzsaw IPA from Arbor Brewing. Round #3: Short rib and pork sliders, arugula, Tallywacker mayo, gouda, and blue potato chips. Beer: Tallywacker Scottish Ale from Arbor Brewing. Round #4: Honey BBQ ribs over a summer vegetable gratin. Beer: County Street Amber from Original Gravity. Last Call: Chocolate porter beer tart with a porter infused whipped cream. Beer: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the restaurant’s banquet room. $45 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Call for reservations: 734-971-0484.
Canning 101 with Cynthia Hodges. 7-9 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Plan ahead for preserving the bounty from your summer garden. Understand the basics of safe canning methods using a warm water bath and pressure canning. Assist the instructor in preparing the vegetables and take home a jar to begin stocking your pantry. A little planning now will allow you to eat local food all year long. $39. Register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation at 734-994-2300 ext. 53203 or www.aareced.com.
Amateur Cake Contest. Noon-2 p.m. Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Come join us for free food, raffles, and giveaways. This is a great way to network, as there will be different vendors at this event. The best part of this event is that the raffle proceeds will go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. No admission charge. 734-680-9178.
Flight Nights. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, at the wine bar. Each Thursday evening, experts lead an exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. (Note: These events were previously called Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief.) This week’s topic: American red blends for summer. $17. 734-997-7500.
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Washtenaw County boys track and field teams went to three different regional sites to compete last weekend. And they came away with a clean sweep.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comWhen he entered Ann Arbor's sobriety court program, Jon G. viewed it as "two years of hell" he would have to fight through and maybe he'd be lucky enough to survive.
Now sober thanks to that same program, which forced him to confront his underlying drinking problem, his outlook has changed.
Lorrie Shaw | ContributorI think it's a safe bet that we're free from the worry of frost advisories (finally!) and if you're like me, you're really enjoying the outdoors.
Certainly, as a pet sitter, I'm thrilled. Working outdoors much of my days, I get to take in all of my favorite sensate delights — the smell of the air, the warmth, the dragonflies — but I realize the danger because of the rough weather that can occur when there is a vast shift in temperature.
The weather events in Oklahoma earlier in the week — not to mention what was experienced in Dexter last year — are a testament to how important it is to be prepared ahead of time should a severe weather event like a tornado occur.
Being ready isn't limited to just having a flashlight and a radio while huddled in the basement or in a room on an interior wall.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.comRelated coverage: Grizzly Peak owners plan to revive the Old German in restaurant's basement
The owners of more than a dozen Michigan restaurants and bars are hoping to revive a long-lost piece of Ann Arbor when they open the Old German on West Washington Street this summer.
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Crews are expected to finish the garage by spring 2014. The garage will be located between Maiden Lane and Wall Street in Ann Arbor, near the Kellogg Eye Center.