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One person was taken to the hospital after an SUV rolled over at Washtenaw Avenue and Huron Parkway Friday morning in Ann Arbor.
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Between your nominations and my two cents, we’ve got our third AnnArbor.com Game of the Week poll.
Photo courtesy of Robert HicksThe University of Michigan’s Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital welcomed quintuplets Thursday morning born to Jessica and Robert Hicks of Livingston County, MLive reported.
Canines of all shapes and sizes took to the water for the 2013 annual dog swim at the Buhr Park Outdoor Pool on Thursday, Sept. 5. The event allowed man's best friends to enjoy an afternoon at the pool, with plenty of fetch included.
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From a training session for hospice volunteers to a call for volunteers to cleanup Fuller Park pool, here's a roundup of some of the stories posted on AnnArbor.com’s Community Wall this week:
Sunday, Sept. 8Join us from 2-4:30 p.m. as part of the City of Ann Arbor's Parks & Recreation Give 365 Program for Fuller Park Pool's Fall Clean Up — Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Road. Join us as we close the pool for the season and ready the grounds for the winter.
By: jboan: Hospice Volunteers Needed!
Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for new volunteer orientation on the St.Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor campus! Hospice is looking for caring and compassionate people to join our team and assist patients and their families during end of life.
Thursday evenings in the summertime mean Depot Town Cruise Nights in Ypsilanti. The event shuts down East Cross Street from 6 to 8 p.m. and car owners, collectors and families walk up and down the street checking out the classic cars.
Jaylen Johnson had his choice of several of the country's top college basketball programs. He opted for the defending national champions.
The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Ypsilanti Community senior called Cardinals coach Rick Pitino Friday morning to offer his commitment for the 2014-15 season, ESPN is reporting. Pitino is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Springfield, Mass.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.comCrews began setting up for ESPN's "College GameDay" broadcast on Ingalls Mall at the University of Michigan Thursday.
The show is coming to campus Saturday for the second time in three years. ESPN broadcast the show from campus in 2011 before the first night game in U-M history. In that game, the Wolverines took on Notre Dame, just as they will Saturday.
Fire crews were called to Eastern Michigan University Friday morning around 8 a.m. for a blaze started in a men's restroom, officials said.
Helen Mirren adds another jewel to her crown with 'The Audience,' broadcast live to Michigan Theater
The University Musical Society is known for bringing some big names to town. Next week it’s Queen Elizabeth II - or at least the next best thing.
Mary Bilyeu, ContributorFrugal Floozie Friday is a feature that seeks out dishes - appetizers, drinks, snacks, desserts, sandwiches, whatever - for $5 or less per person. Sometimes I split generously-sized items with loved ones, saving both money and calories; sometimes I find a great deal on a single serving that fits perfectly within the mandatory budget. I try to showcase several options to choose from, and you never know where I'll find them. Check out the column every Friday!
My friend and fellow AnnArbor.com contributor Peggy Lampman wrote to me awhile ago to let me know that "La Casita Taqueria has amazing value — I had a shrimp quesadilla for $2.50 that sent me to the moon."
Well, that was all the recommendation I needed. A trusted palate and a referral to a place that meets our mandatory Frugal Floozie Friday budget of $5 per person...? Off I went!
Mary Bilyeu | ContributorSo, of course, I ordered the shrimp quesadilla that had set Peggy's heart so a-flutter. A freshly fried, hot, crisp shell filled generously, it was very hearty all by itself, especially when paired with the chips and salsa basket that the waitress had brought to the table. To fill out the $5, I also ordered a gordita: a "Round Crispy Corn Tortilla Filled With ... Fresh Shredded Lettuce & Cheese." The Al Pastor — marinated roasted pork — cost $2.25. It was so much food that I actually had leftovers for the next day.
The tacos range in price from $1.69 (Al Pastor, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Chorizo, Lengua/Tongue, Chochinita/Pork) to $2 for Tripe. Pambazos — "Mexican Bun Filled With Your Choice of Meat & Drowned in Special Red Mild Sauce" — cost $4.50-$4.75, with fillings from chicken to pork to beef.
La Casita also offers breakfast, served with beans and rice, with platters costing $4.75 for eggs with a variety of accompaniments (chorizo, ham, vegetables). And you know dessert is always important! For $3.50, you can choose from Tres Leches Cake, Flan, and rice pudding.
For a wide variety of frugal and hearty options, La Casita Taqueria is a great find!
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
It's always fun to see what our readers' lives are like with their own pets and other animals, and there are always interesting stories to tell.
This week, you'll see area dogs and cats, including a pair of pooches who took advantage of the annual Buhr Park Dog Swim, a dog who made it through his dental cleaning, another who isn't fond of thunderstorms and a sweet girl who is waiting for a forever home.
It's all in good fun!
Lyssa Alexander | ContributorNothing can hold a toddler’s attention like an animal.
Whenever my young daughter sees an animal, all she can focus on is trying to get close and touch it. This desire is nearly universal in small children, but adults also crave physical contact with animals.
How many times have I been to a butterfly garden and seen a father or grandmother stretch out their hand to make a perch. They leave that perch hovering in the air in perfect stillness just hoping that a butterfly will light upon them for a brief moment. We dole out cash to feed the giraffes, we sit motionless for hours while our cat takes a nap, and we make friends with every dog who greets us at the park.
There is something truly special and powerful about that cross-species connection. I feel it strongly myself. The joy of touching and interacting with animals is a big part of what brought me to veterinary medicine in the first place.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comAnn Arbor Police Chief John Seto says the public can expect heightened police enforcement for the return of the Notre Dame night game on Saturday.
"With the Notre Dame night game two years ago, after the game it was quite busy because of the atmosphere and the crowd, so we'll keep extra officers out here patrolling," he said.
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However, what exactly led to Trias, 45, stabbing his wife to death, leaving as many as 69 individual injuries to her body, before police responded on Jan. 11 to their home in the 4700 block of Hickory Pointe Drive in Pittsfield Township, still isn’t known.
About a year and a half ago, Nate Ayers and some of his neighbors in Ann Arbor's Lower Burns Park neighborhood began thinking seriously about solar energy.
They discussed ways to collaborate on a group installation project, pooling their resources and buying as many solar panels as possible for as cheaply as possible.
The Vitosha Guest Haus Inn on Ann Arbor’s Washtenaw Avenue is getting a facelift after the property was sold in July.
The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority will soon move into the Ypsilanti City Hall.
Officials say the move will save the DDA money, bring slightly more revenue to the city and improve coordination between them.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.com file photoMilan High School football coach Jesse Hoskins was more than a little upset after his team’s season opening win against Ypsilanti Community High School on Saturday. The Big Reds beat the Grizzlies 13-6, but Hoskins contends that the way the game was played, officiated and organized make him never want to face Ypsilanti on the gridiron ever again.
For more than 40 years now, Gary Grimshaw, the celebrated rock-poster artist, has been a pop-culture legend in the Ann Arbor / Detroit area. Actually, that “legendary” status has straddled a few different sub-cultures - underground rock, visual arts and the counter-culture.
Grimshaw first won renown and acclaim in 1966, when he began creating vivid, colorful, psychedelic posters for concerts at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll theater, where he was also the light-show artist.