Ann Arbor http://wemu.org en Neighborhood Issues Playing Important Role In Ann Arbor Mayoral Race http://wemu.org/post/neighborhood-issues-playing-important-role-ann-arbor-mayoral-race <div>When it comes to local government what's happening in your neighborhood often plays the biggest role in who gets your vote. &nbsp;With Ann Arbor's Democratic Mayoral primary less than two weeks away, here's&nbsp;what some residents want.</div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:52:27 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49322 at http://wemu.org Neighborhood Issues Playing Important Role In Ann Arbor Mayoral Race Farewell Celebration For Roberto Clemente Student Development Center Saturday http://wemu.org/post/farewell-celebration-roberto-clemente-student-development-center-saturday <div>This fall, Ann Arbor Public Schools open the new Pathways to Success Campus. It brings together the Roberto Clemente and A2 Tech programs. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49321 at http://wemu.org Farewell Celebration For Roberto Clemente Student Development Center Saturday Judge Denies Injunction To Delay Scio Township Oil Well http://wemu.org/post/judge-denies-injunction-delay-scio-township-oil-well <p>Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge David Swartz has ruled against Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards request for a temporary injunction to prevent the drilling of an exploratory well in Scio township. &nbsp;It's a victory for West Bay Exploration and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:21:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49260 at http://wemu.org Judge Denies Injunction To Delay Scio Township Oil Well Ann Arbor Asking If Properties Are Available To Become Parkland http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-asking-if-properties-are-available-become-parkland <div>A pair of properties that developers have had a challenge in using could become Ann Arbor parks. &nbsp;8<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;acres of Woods and brush separate U-S 23 from Ann Arbor's quiet Burton Road on the city's eastside.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49232 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Asking If Properties Are Available To Become Parkland Ann Arbor Charter Amendments Heading To November Ballot http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-charter-amendments-heading-november-ballot <div>Ann Arbor Voters will get the chance to once again create requirements to serve as an elected or appointed official in the city. &nbsp;A&nbsp;pair of charter amendments will appear on the November ballot.</div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:26:13 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49200 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Charter Amendments Heading To November Ballot Ann Arbor Businessman Being Honored By White House http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-businessman-being-honored-white-house <p><strong><em>Zingerman' Co-founder Honored With 'Champions Of Change' Award &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House today will honor Paul Saginaw at a ceremony in Washington. he is among those being recognized with a 'Champions of Change' award.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saginaw is co-founder of the </span>Zingerman's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community of businesses. During a visit to Ann Arbor in April, President Barack Obama praised Saginaw for paying his restaurant workers above minimum wage. &nbsp;</span></div><div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:46:26 +0000 Associated Press & David Fair 49156 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Businessman Being Honored By White House Ann Arbor's Materials Recovery Facility Could Serve As Model To Boost Recycling Across Michigan http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbors-materials-recovery-facility-could-serve-model-boost-recycling-across-michigan <div>Michigan's recycling rate falls well below the regional average. It stands at about 15-percent right now. &nbsp; Governor Rick Snyder wants to double the rate in the next two years. &nbsp;The head of the state's Department of Environmental Quality believes an Ann Arbor facility could play a role in boosting recycling across the state.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:19:31 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49137 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor's Materials Recovery Facility Could Serve As Model To Boost Recycling Across Michigan Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Economic Development http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-share-thoughts-economic-development <div>Ann Arbor's Democratic mayoral primary is rapidly approaching on August 5th. Since incumbent Mayor John Hieftje isn't seeking re-election it offers the community a chance to chart a new course in a wide variety of areas. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Economic Development Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Focus On Artists http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-summer-art-fair-celebrates-45th-anniversary-focus-artists <div>One of Ann Arbor's four art fairs is marking its 45th anniversary this year. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's not just the weather that officials with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair are celebrating.</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:33:00 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48972 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Focus On Artists Community Television Network Continues Art Fair Tradition http://wemu.org/post/community-television-network-continues-art-fair-tradition <div>Beyond a piece of art you bring home, mostly visitors are left with only memories of each year's Ann Arbor Art Fair. One booth has been recording those memories for years.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From little kids holding their parents hands to adults clutching some art on a stick, Courtney </span>Kistler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asks a simple question, "Hey wanna be on TV?" &nbsp;</span>Kistler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a production assistant with Community Television Network, or </span>CTN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div>She says people typically talk about what they like of the art fair or a new purchase, but it's a free open mic so she hears some interesting stories as well. &nbsp;"We had a guy who was from India give a little bit of his life history and then he talked about himself in Hindi as well. &nbsp;So that was pretty cool."</div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:32:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48971 at http://wemu.org Community Television Network Continues Art Fair Tradition Business Organization Shares Economic Development Wishes Ahead Of Ann Arbor's Mayoral Primary http://wemu.org/post/business-organization-shares-economic-development-wishes-ahead-ann-arbors-mayoral-primary-0 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From attracting and retaining businesses to new construction projects, economic development is an important issue in every community. &nbsp;Ann Arbor voters head to the polls August </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and economic development will be among the issues voters consider when casting their ballot for one of the four Mayoral candidates.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:30:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48952 at http://wemu.org Business Organization Shares Economic Development Wishes Ahead Of Ann Arbor's Mayoral Primary Artists Reveal How They Make Their Work At The Ann Arbor Art Fair http://wemu.org/post/artists-reveal-how-they-make-their-work-ann-arbor-art-fair <div>With about 1,000 artists on hand Ann Arbor's Art Fair gives visitors the chance to check out nearly as many unique art forms. &nbsp;There also are several places where you can see artists at work.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:32:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48950 at http://wemu.org Artists Reveal How They Make Their Work At The Ann Arbor Art Fair H.C. Porter Brings The Mississippi Blues To Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/hc-porter-brings-mississippi-blues-ann-arbor <div>Blues fans and those that want a unique look at life in Mississippi need look no further than Ann Arbor's North University this week. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vibrant colors pop out of the dark backgrounds, bringing to life the feeling of the blues and the south. &nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:30:03 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48949 at http://wemu.org H.C. Porter Brings The Mississippi Blues To Ann Arbor Mr B and Other Musicians Provide Art Fair Soundtrack http://wemu.org/post/mr-b-and-other-musicians-provide-art-fair-soundtrack <p>At the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the pieces on display are a feast for the eyes.&nbsp; They’re accompanied by all kinds of incredible music. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:56 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48896 at http://wemu.org Mr B and Other Musicians Provide Art Fair Soundtrack Art Fair Visitors Use Bus To Avoid Downtown Ann Arbor Parking Hassles http://wemu.org/post/art-fair-visitors-use-bus-avoid-downtown-ann-arbor-parking-hassles <p>Half a million visitors are expected for this year's Ann Arbor art fairs. Traffic tie ups and parking shortages are bound to follow. 89-one WEMU’s Andrew Cluley opted to use the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s Art Fair bus this year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In less than ten minutes the art fair bus took me from free parking at Briarwood Mall to the edge of the Summer Art Fair on State Street. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The early morning bus was full with people enjoying the cooler than normal weather.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:21:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48895 at http://wemu.org Art Fair Visitors Use Bus To Avoid Downtown Ann Arbor Parking Hassles Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Affordable Housing And Homelessness http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-share-thoughts-affordable-housing-and-homelessness <div>Ann Arbor homeless advocates hope the large turnout at a mayoral forum on the issue will show it's a priority to voters. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">If nothing else all four City Council members appearing on the democratic ballot for mayor pledged to commit financial and political capital to ending homelessness in the city by 2018.</span></div><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:57:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48848 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Affordable Housing And Homelessness Ann Arbor Art Fair Kicks Off Wednesday http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fair-kicks-wednesday <div>Nearly 1,000 artists have come to Ann Arbor to sell their work in this year's Art Fair. &nbsp;About a half million visitors are expected at the 30 block event that is made up of 4 separate&nbsp;art fairs.</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:41:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48778 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fair Kicks Off Wednesday Eastern Michigan University Social Work Professor Honored For Lifetime Fighting For Social Justice http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-social-work-professor-honored-lifetime-fighting-social-justice <div>An Eastern Michigan University professor has been honored for her efforts in social work. &nbsp;The Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers gave Marjorie Ziefert a Lifetime Achievement award.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48779 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Social Work Professor Honored For Lifetime Fighting For Social Justice Ann Arbor Art Fairs Street Closures Begin This Morning http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fairs-street-closures-begin-morning <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The Ann Arbor Art Fairs begin tomorrow and run through Saturday evening. As a result, there are several street closures downtown. The closures begin at 7:00am Tuesday morning and run through noon, Sunday, July 20th. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>According to the City of Ann Arbor, closures include:</strong></span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:26:43 +0000 David Fair 48792 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fairs Street Closures Begin This Morning Ann Arbor Planning Commission Master Plan Review Helps Sets Agenda http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-planning-commission-master-plan-review-helps-sets-agenda <div>The Ann Arbor Planning Commission is expected to set their work agenda for the year Tuesday night. &nbsp;That's when they vote on the annual review of the master plan.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:46:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48777 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Planning Commission Master Plan Review Helps Sets Agenda Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Differ On Spending Priorities http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-differ-spending-priorities <div>For the first time in 14-years, Ann Arbor will soon have a new Mayor. &nbsp; Whom voters elect will help determine the direction of the city's spending priorities.</div><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:28:49 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48662 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Differ On Spending Priorities Townie Street Party Set To Kick Off Ann Arbor Art Fairs Week http://wemu.org/post/townie-street-party-set-kick-ann-arbor-art-fairs-week <div>About a thousand artists and a half million visitors are expected in Ann Arbor for the city's four art fairs. &nbsp;Before art takes over the city the 10th annual <strong><a href="http://www.towniestreetparty.com/main/main.jsp?id=64" target="_blank">Townie Street Party</a></strong> is Monday night. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:34:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48660 at http://wemu.org Townie Street Party Set To Kick Off Ann Arbor Art Fairs Week Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayor-believes-big-projects-during-his-tenure-making-positive-impact <div>Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje thinks investments made during his tenure are already paying results and will continue to do so. &nbsp;The issue of spending priorities however is one voters will be looking at as the city chooses a new mayor for the first time in 14 years. &nbsp;</div><div>Hieftje points to the underground parking structure as helping grow the local economy. &nbsp;That's because he doesn't think the city's growing tech sector would have been possible without additional parking downtown. &nbsp;He says these jobs have helped keep the area more active, boosting restuarants and other businesses.</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48606 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact Rolling Sculpture Car Show Friday http://wemu.org/post/rolling-sculpture-car-show-friday <p>The 20th annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show comes to downtown Ann Arbor Friday.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>More than 300 vehicles will be shown, including some historic electric vehicles.&nbsp;</p><p>DJ Surfer Joe will be spinning hot rod tunes and the Ann Arbor District Library will have activities for families on Liberty between Fourth and Fifth.&nbsp;</p><p>The Rolling Sculpture Car Show takes place Friday from two to 10 p.m. along Main, Liberty and Washington Streets.</p><p>Find more information on the event online:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:18:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 48618 at http://wemu.org Rolling Sculpture Car Show Friday Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City http://wemu.org/post/strong-ann-arbor-real-estate-market-may-get-influx-homes-north-side-city <div>Proposals to build homes on Ann Arbor's north side are another indication that the area's real estate market is heating up. &nbsp;Toll Brothers is holding a community meeting Thursday night on plans to build 500 residences at Dhu Varren and Nixon. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:41:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48520 at http://wemu.org Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City