Mary Bilyeu | ContributorLatkes — they're not just for Chanukkah! You can make summery ones, not just the heavier potato version, to celebrate lovely sunny, warm days like the ones that have finally arrived in Ann Arbor.
My friend Karan, a fabulous cook, had given me a recipe for zucchini latkes that also featured feta cheese. I couldn't find her recipe when I went to finally make them, so I improvised; I also threw in some spinach, just 'cause a little extra greenery wouldn't hurt anyone.
Quick and easy to make, these were really good. And how fabulous will they be in the summer, when we have beautiful produce from our gardens and from farmers' markets?
photo by Philip PorcellaFor roughly the first 20 years of Livingston Taylor’s music career, starting in about 1969-'70, he devoted himself full-time to performing and recording.
But in 1989, Taylor joined the faculty of the Berklee School of Music—and, all these years later, he continues to teach two Stage Performance courses per semester.
So, for these last 24 years, Taylor has enjoyed the variety of being both a performer / recording artist and a teacher. And in the last few years, he’s also become involved in the administration at Berklee, so these days, he’s at the school four days a week.
Consequently, he does not spend as much time recording and performing as he did in his pre-Berklee days. He’s released two albums in the last 15 years, and he mostly limits his “touring” to the summer months, when he’s not teaching. Although, during the school year, he still frequently does weekend shows in the Boston area, where he lives, but out of town as well.
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Editor's note: National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19 - 25. Click here to read a post from Monday on preventing dog bite incidents, which includes a comprehensive guide from the American Veterinary Medical Assocation.
“I’ve done everything right!” my client Jane sobbed. “I‘ve taken the puppy to be socialized. I go to dog parks. Nothing seems to work.”
Jane’s puppy was now a dog — a rather large dog. The problem? Erratic biting.
Let’s start at the beginning. The puppy, Max, was the shyest one in the litter. Jane felt sorry for him when she went to pick out a puppy. She felt sure that she could “bring the puppy out of its shell” with a lot of TLC.
Next step — Jane takes the puppy to puppy class. At puppy class, Max always hid behind a chair. When another puppy approached him to play, Max would cower.
As difficult as it can be for big-hearted owners, shy puppies must be taught to sit at your side — not to cower behind you. Sitting at your side builds the puppy’s confidence. If an overly-rambunctious puppy approaches the shy puppy, you can block the rambunctious puppy with your body.
Many puppies come to class with fear or shyness, just like Max. But most often, to the happiness of not only puppy’s owner but the supportive class mates, the puppy comes out of its shell.
Next came the dog park. Jane was convinced Max could romp and play with other small pups. She was happy to chat with her friends at the dog park, but her inattention left Max defenseless, and soon the snapping began. Why? Max was fearful. He needed to build up his confidence.
The Ypsilanti City Council will consider an emergency ordinance Tuesday to impose a moratorium on the issuing of permits and licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries and grow facilities.
Council member Ricky Jefferson and Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson have requested no additional permits and licenses be granted related to medical marijuana until city staff reviews the present density of licenses already granted.
Mayor John Hieftje and his colleagues on the Ann Arbor City Council blocked an attempt early Tuesday morning to add three police officer positions to the city's budget.
The outcome of the 6-5 split vote — which came toward the end of a nearly seven-hour meeting — left Council Member Jane Lumm, who sponsored the proposal, disappointed.
Ann Arbor Public Schools' two tuition-based preschool programs are at risk of closing this fall, unless the district can secure enough full-time seats, school officials said.
Parents interested in enrolling their 4-year-olds must sign up this week, according to the district's website and emails sent around by administrators.
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com
Kim's Resale Shop in Ypsilanti's Depot Town closed last Thursday, nearly two and a half years after opening. Owner Kim Ion said with the shop closing, she now has time to focus on her new venture in Ypsilanti, the 5 Alarm Flea Market.
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University of Michigan will begin construction on a 725-space, six-story parking structure along Wall Street next month and the school is holding a meeting on Wednesday to discuss details of the construction project with nearby residents.
Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.comBurgerFi, a Florida-based restaurant chain that sells all-natural hamburgers made with grass-fed beef, is preparing to open near the University of Michigan’s campus.
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- CNN: 51 killed in mammoth Oklahoma tornado; 40 more bodies expected
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- The Oklahoman: Local coverage from the scene
- The Atlantic: Tornadoes in America: The Oklahoma Disaster in Context
Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night early Tuesday lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said.