Skatepark for Tree Town?

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The Ann Arbor Skatepark Action Committee invites the community to participate in a public discussion about a potential skate park in Ann Arbor. The City Parks Department will sponsor the meeting at Abbott Elementary School on Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. For more info about the meeting contact Park Planner Jeff Dehring at 734.994.1913.

Construction Ahead ~ Learn All About It

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Huron River Drive road improvements begin May, 2008, and the City is hosting a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Forsythe Middle School. During the construction, HRD from Main Street to Bird Road will be closed to traffic. The detour route for eastbound HRD traffic will be Maple-Dexter-Huron-Main. The detour route for westbound HRD traffic will be Main-Miller-Maple.

Home Sweet Home For the Long Run

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Are you planning for retirement in the near or distant future? New housing options such as The Village Model are becoming more common for people who want to remain in their own home after retirement. To learn more, come to the Aging In Place program presented by Blueprint for Aging on April 5th at 1pm at the Malletts Creek Branch.

Welfare Policy Seminar

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What is FIP? Work First? Want to know about state benefits like Food Stamps or Medicaid? An attorney from the Michigan Poverty Law Program will provide an overview and update on rules regarding these topics on April 3 from 9 am-noon at Washtenaw County ‘s Library Learning Resource Center. Registration is requested by contacting the Fair Housing Center

Bimbo's on the Hill and other lost Ann Arbor eateries


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Anyone remember this restaurant? Check out some of the other names listed under Ann Arbor's Lost Eateries, a section of arborwiki dedicated to restaurants and watering holes from Ann Arbor's past. And if that doesn't fully satisfy your hunger for local history, the image above is taken from a collection of historical signs (mainly from the 1970s) we're currently adding to our gallery of local images. It includes other restaurants from the arborwiki list and many old signs and storefronts from area businesses.

Public Transit Town Hall Meeting

If you use or care about the future of public transportation in Washtenaw County, attend an informational town hall meeting this Monday, March 24, 7:00 pm, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College. The hosts are State Rep. Pam Byrnes and Executive Director of Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS), Terri Blackmore. Also there to speak and answer questions will be State Rep. Marie Donigan, Chair of the State Transportation Committee; Dawn Gabay, AATA; Jennifer Lakczuk, The Rapid, Kent County; and Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG. This is a great opportunity to hear from leaders in public transportation, and let them know what you think.

We Are a Winning Walkable City

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Add another accolade to Ann Arbor's cap: Prevention magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association named Tree Town as one of the 10 Best Walking Cities in America. According to the judges, our parks, mass transit system, dynamic Downtown and Kerrytown, 400 miles of sidewalks, 22.5 miles of shared use paths and a population that loves to walk all add up to a walking wonderland.

Shut Off Notice? Help is Available

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Washtenaw County ETCS has funds to assist income-eligible county residents with the cost of energy used to heat your home, including deliverable fuels. Go to the ETCS office now located at 336 Harriet by the Michigan Works! office. Call First: 734-544-6850 to be sure you have the proper documentation.

Japan Cultural Festival 2008

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The University of Michigan's Japan Student Association presents Japan Cultural Festival 2008 Saturday March 22 in the East Hall Atriums from 1-5. There will be performances, Martial Arts, a tea ceremony and a variety of traditional Japanese Food. Wa karima su! (Understanding will take place)!

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen

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Do you ever feel like you sound like one of the parents from Peanuts? You know..."Wah wah wah wah wah?" Bridge the communication gap with your kids with this informative program for singles or couples called How to Talk So Kids Will Listen. They offer tips on giving praise, alternatives to punishment (time tested and legal, too!) and ways to encourage autonomy. There's more information for families to be found at the MSU Extension.Registration for this program is required.

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