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


Bimbos on the Hill

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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.

Put a Smile in Every Frame!

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Did you know there are almost 200 kids on a waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister in Washtenaw County? You can help raise awareness and funds by participating in their annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake bowling event on Saturday March 15th at Colonial Lanes. Teams have been forming so sign up now! Come dressed as your favorite TV or movie character…or take your cue from literary characters who have made it to the Big Screen...and join the fun with trivia games, prizes, food and bowling! If bowling isn’t your bag, you can donate anyway or consider becoming a Big Bro or Sis.

And the survey says

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Would you like to have input on the kinds of activities and services that are provided by a community organization? Take a few minutes to complete this online survey for the Ann Arbor Community Center. The purpose of this survey is to collect information to determine whether the priorities and needs of the Ann Arbor Community Center coincide with community-identified needs. Responses are kept confidential.

2008 Property Assessments: The Story Behind the Story

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Proposal A may confuse and confound us in new ways this year as local governments wrestle with changes in assessed and taxable value. The City of Ann Arbor has a press release that explains the process and provides helpful examples for homeowners. The City Assessor's web page has an FAQ and Online Assessment and Property Tax Database where you can look up info on your property.

Learn How to Help Your Neighbor: Get CERTified

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CERT ~ Community Emergency Response Team ~ training will be offered to the public by the AAPD beginning in March, 2008. The course is a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on training in scene assessment, fire safety, emergency medical response, team organization, disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue. The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 5 p.m. You can download the Application Form and then call the Police Department at 734.994.8775 for an interview appointment.

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