Dec 31, 2015
The Ann Arbor area is an arts and culture paradise with performing arts, studios and galleries, film series, museums, special events and more — all easily accessible and incredibly engaging. 2015 welcomed a number of milestones and even a few historic moments, including: The University Musical ...
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Dec 31, 2015
Many don’t realize that the Ann Arbor region, also known as Tree Town, is a flourishing urban oasis — combining great vistas and scenic drives with an incredibly walkable downtown area. 2015 featured some historic events and amazing projects, including: The Huron River was named the 18th ...
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Dec 31, 2015
The Ann Arbor area has a rich and diverse history which is honored every day through historical markers, events, and preservation. This year, the Ann Arbor area celebrated its past with numerous events, milestones and ceremonies, including: In October, Willow Run Airport hosted the largest gathering ...
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Dec 31, 2015
2015 was another amazing year for food lovers in Ann Arbor. Despite some sad and surprising departures from the scene, the number of new eateries definitely tipped the scales in foodies’ favor! More than anything, the dining scene in the Ann Arbor area received a number of accolades, including: Best ...
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Sep 25, 2015
If you’ve been to Ann Arbor before, you may have noticed the many exhibits highlighting historically significant places in Tree Town.  The historical markers are located all over the downtown area — from Depot Street to the Stadium Area, and from Kerrytown to South University.  Interested ...
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Sep 25, 2015
Ann Arbor is offering a new annual arts event, starting this year from Thursday October 15 through Saturday October 24 at the Liberty Plaza park on the corner of Liberty and Division Streets in downtown Ann Arbor. POP•X started as part of a long-term vision to encourage the visual arts in Washtenaw ...
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Sep 25, 2015
Is there a more vibrantly beautiful time of year in Washtenaw County than autumn?  We think not!  Make the most of our most colorful season this year with the following tips for viewing the fall foliage: Visit one of these stunning places to see the reds, oranges, yellows and browns of autumn:  ...
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Sep 25, 2015
Travelers are discovering that a passion for food permeates every crevice of this vibrant college town. Whether you’re visiting for a game at the University of Michigan’s “Big House” (the largest stadium in the United States) or to acquire a unique piece from the award winning Ann ...
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Sep 09, 2015
It seems like every week, the Michigan Theater announces a new event with a nationally recognized headliner. In October alone, the historic theater will host Mark Knopfler, Bill Maher, Patti Smith, David Sedaris and now, Drew Barrymore. Supporting the release of her autobiography, Wildflower, Barrymore ...
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Aug 28, 2015
The 2015-2016 University of Michigan Football season is fast-approaching! Are you ready for some football at the Big House? Or maybe just some Ann Arbor tailgating? Whichever you are most excited for, we can't wait for fans to touchdown in Ann Arbor for Coach Jim Harbaugh’s return to Wolverine ...
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Aug 28, 2015
Dexter’s premier home and cottage furnishings boutique has announced that they’ll offer four workshops per month this autumn for “Learn the Basics” and “Make ‘n Take” home furnishings . The “Learn the Basics” workshops will be held on September 23 ...
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Aug 28, 2015
Chelsea is a thriving small city just west of Ann Arbor with great shops, dining, music, entertainment and more. The 2015 Historic Walking Tour Map (available at the Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chelsea Historical Museum) guides visitors around the remarkably intact ...
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Aug 28, 2015
Ann Arbor welcomed Katoi — a Thai-inspired, chef-driven pop-up restaurant — to the former Jerusalem Garden space this summer. Katoi, which recently garnered a rave review from culinary great Mario Batali (check out the article HERE), recently announced that its hours will expand to include ...
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Jul 22, 2015
Since 1992, Nawal Motawi and her staff of creative artisans have been making handmade ceramic art tile in a studio just west of downtown Ann Arbor.  The unique tiles are used for decoration and for installations such as fireplaces, kitchen backsplashes, floors and bathrooms. The tiles are in ...
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Jul 22, 2015
The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of an outstanding new resource for Saline visitors, residents and businesses alike – a new website located at www.VisitSaline.com.  The website launch represents the next phase in the rollout of Saline’s new marketing ...
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Jul 20, 2015
Saline's charming downtown area welcomes a new neighbor, Salt Springs Brewery! Once the home of a Saline church, Salt Springs owners renovated the church into a microbrewery and restaurant. Salt Springs Brewery is fondly named for its home of Saline. Saline’s documented history indicates ...
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Jul 16, 2015
Each August, the skies come alive as the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti hosts Thunder Over Michigan. Thunder Over Michigan is one of America’s leading airs shows and is considered the best ‘warbird’ show in America. The highlight of the event continues to be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels ...
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Jun 26, 2015
Ann Arbor’s HopCat has addictive fries, so addictive they are called crack fries. These crack fries recently made The Food Network’s list of ‘America’s 10 Best French Fries’. In addition to crack fries, we’ve compiled a list of some other awesome fried potatoes you ...
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Jun 23, 2015
Home to hundreds of parks, golf courses and trails, the Ann Arbor area can offer an outdoor experience to please anyone in your group, just miles from downtown! For those golf lovers, you won’t need to look far to find outstanding courses just a short drive away. With the Barton Hills Country ...
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Jun 23, 2015
Football season is just months away in Ann Arbor! The town is buzzing with excitement for U of M’s new head football coach, former Wolverine Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh will make his home coaching debut as U-M head coach on Saturday, September 12 at 12:00pm. Have you purchased your tickets for this ...
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Jun 23, 2015
This article is about the 2015 Saline Celtic Festival. For up-to-date information about current events, click HERE.  Saline’s annual Celtic Festival returns this summer on both Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at Mill Pond Park. This annual event will feature not only outstanding ...
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Jun 19, 2015
Ann Arbor is thrilled to welcome Detroit company, Shinola to Main Street. An American-made watch and bicycles company based in Detroit, Shinola fills the storefront at the corner of Main Street and Liberty Street. Their two-level shop includes a café and lounge in the basement. Known for their ...
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May 21, 2015
August 13-16, the Ann Arbor area will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the conclusion of World War II and the significant role the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant played in the Allied Powers success. Join us as we keep the Spirit of ’45 alive, and celebrate the inspiration for the iconic Rosie ...
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May 15, 2015
It’s hard to imagine Washtenaw County without the magnificent presence of the Huron River. Stretching for 104 miles and riddled with various flora and fauna, the Huron River is as beautiful as it is a vital component of the culture, recreation and economies of the communities that border it. Every ...
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May 15, 2015
Although to the untrained eye campus may appear emptier in the summer, students know that’s hardly the case. In fact, other than the line for Espresso Royale being considerably shorter, not much changes after winter term ends! Ann Arbor flowers between May and August in a way that only those ...
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May 14, 2015
This article is about the 2015 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. For an updated list of all current events, click HERE.  For an amazing outdoor festival experience in Michigan this summer, head to Ann Arbor for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in June and July. To make planning easy, we’ve put together ...
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May 12, 2015
Whether you love art, the outdoors or Ann Arbor, The Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Michigan tradition and great destination for thousands of original works of art, live performances, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, culinary treats and a variety of shops featuring sidewalk sales. Each ...
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May 12, 2015
The best complement to a hot summer Michigan day is a cool drink as you dine al fresco along the streets of a picturesque, tree-lined downtown.  The Ann Arbor area is one of the best spots around where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather as you relish  mouthwatering dishes.  ...
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Apr 14, 2015
Summer vacation planning is underway, and if you're looking to sneak in a little education over your summer when traveling with kids, check out the numerous museums and programs available at the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has been offering educational ...
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Apr 14, 2015
The group that brought you 42nd Street last year, Ann Arbor In Concert, brings you West Side Story on May 30! With a cast comprised of members of the Ann Arbor area community, these shows are comprised completely of volunteers. Performing this spring at The Power Center, you are sure to enjoy ...
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Apr 08, 2015
We know you celebrate your mom every day of the year, but why not plan something extra special for her in the Ann Arbor area on Mother's Day this year!   Mother's Day is May 10 so check out our list below of the best brunches for that extra special Mother's Day celebration!  Remember ...
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Apr 01, 2015
To parents of University of Michigan students, commencement is every bit as big of a deal as it is to their soon-to-be graduates. This year, make your commencement visit to Ann Arbor the best it can be by following these easy tips! Swing by Zingerman’s for an early lunch We know you’re ...
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Mar 31, 2015
Maybe you have walked the streets of downtown Ann Arbor before, but what about playing PacMan down them? Thanks to Google Maps, you can play PacMan on the streets of Ann Arbor and other cities in the Ann Arbor area including Dexter, Chelsea, Manchester, Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti. ...
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Mar 11, 2015
In Ann Arbor, green typically isn’t our favorite color (Go Blue!). However, for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll make an exception, especially when it comes to a celebration. We’ve gathered a round-up of the best spots to celebrate. Conor O’Neills: Live entertainment ...
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Mar 04, 2015
This spring, there is a whole new way to explore Ann Arbor - on a bike. Launched at the end of last summer, ArborBike is Ann Arbor’s first bike share program. With six stations already installed with bikes ready to ride, and more stations being installed this spring, you can check out a bike ...
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Mar 04, 2015
Across the United States, food trucks and food carts are popping up all over the place. In Ann Arbor, you don’t have to look far to find our food carts and trucks serving up delicious local food all around downtown Ann Arbor.   Ann Arbor’s largest concentration of food carts can ...
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Mar 01, 2015
You may have heard, the University of Michigan football team has a new coach! Coach Jim Harbaugh, former U-M player and coach of the San Francisco 49ers, was announced as the new Wolverines coach on December 30, 2014. Each spring, the wolverines host their Spring Game at the University of Michigan ...
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Feb 27, 2015
It’s nearing that time of year again – the school year is drawing to a close as students at the University of Michigan prepare to take off into the world. But before you go, ask yourself this: over the past four years, did you ever venture beyond State Street? Believe it or not, the Ann ...
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Feb 20, 2015
This article is about the 2015 FoolMoon and Festifools weekend. For updated current events, click HERE.  Make your plans today to join Ann Arbor in its annual 'WonderFool' weekend!  FoolMoon - Friday, April 10, 2015 The weekend begins Friday night, at dusk as you stroll ...
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Feb 19, 2015
You have the opportunity to win tickets to one of two shows at the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra! We'll be giving away ticket to 'Absolut Russian,' taking place on March 21 at 4:00pm at the Michigan Theater. We are also giving away tickets for 'Mahler 5,' which takes place on April ...
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Feb 13, 2015
Get ready to run in Ann Arbor this spring and summer! No matter your running abilities, we've got the race for you! Ann Arbor Marathon (3/29) - The Ann Arbor Marathon has every race you could imagine! A 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon and a Marathon! Start at the University of Michigan 'Big ...
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Jan 30, 2015
This March, Ann Arbor has 'March Madness' about beer! The area celebrates the opening of HopCat, a second Beer Grotto location, and the arrival of Null Taphouse. Grab a pint and discover why the Ann Arbor area loves beer! Ann Arbor has a long history as a destination for craft beer enthusiasts. ...
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Jan 30, 2015
Visiting Ann Arbor during some of the cooler months? Ann Arbor has some delicious hot beverages from delicious, local coffee to high-quality German loose-leaf teas! Here are some of our recommendations, perfect to warm up any visit! COFFEE Stop by Comet's Coffee for some of the ...
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Jan 14, 2015
Ann Arbor is home to a wonderful selection of sledding hills, cross country skiing trails and outdoor ice skating rinks!  Below is a list of some great spots to enjoy Ann Arbor's beauty in the winter. - Vetrens Park, Ann Arbor  Vetrens Park has two seperate sled hills. - Rolling ...
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Jan 12, 2015
Ann Abor is lucky enough to become the home of the 6th HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant. Stocked with 100 draft beers, all craft beers, this bar is great spot for beer, tasty food and to watch a game! Located just off Liberty St., near State Street, HopCat will be a wonderful addition to downtown ...
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Jan 12, 2015
The Ann Arbor Film Festival returns to the Michigan Theater for their 53rd Annnual festival March 24-29. Known for being the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, the festival was founded in 1963! The six-day festival features one hundred new films in juried programs ...
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Jan 05, 2015
Ann Arbor's gaining some great new attractions this year. We suggest you check some of them out when you visit this year! HopCat (Opening mid-February) has locations in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, and Ann Arbor is their newest location! Thrillist recently named HopCat among the 33 Best ...
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Jan 05, 2015
The following story was published in 2015. For the most curent list of 17 amazing things to do in 2017, view the story here.  2015 is here!  In honor of the new year, we're here to help you create your first bucket list for the year. Check out our list of the top 15 things to do in Ann ...
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