Celebrate on Behalf of Young Children!

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April is The Month of the Young Child. Come celebrate with Child Care Network at Cady’s Grill in historic Depot Town. On April 29 from 6-9 pm 20% of the night’s sales will go to Child Care Network to use for training of staff and caregivers. Eat and drink for a great cause!

Tree Town Town Hall Meeting

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Participate in democracy. Attend the annual State of the City meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 7-9 p.m. at City Hall. City officials will discuss budget and financial forecasts, government operations and take questions from citizens. CTN will air the taped meeting throughout the week.

Fore!

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Weather's going to be great all week so be the first one on your block to get back in the swing at Huron Hills Golf Course. Walk-ons are welcomed at the Home to Affordable Golf In Ann Arbor. There are all kinds of special events coming up at Huron Hills and Leslie Park including plenty of golf instruction courses.

AATA Survey

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Do you ride the bus every day to work or school or to run errands? The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority needs your input on proposed changes to services on some of their routes. Find out what the proposed changes are at one of several public meetings which will take place in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti through April 16 or go to the AATA web site for information. You can respond to these proposals by phone, fax, email or mailing a letter to AATA.

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.

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