Workers are pulling out flowers – tulip bulbs? – from a Main Street planter. [photo]
Kick-off for Jack Eaton’s bid for the Ward 4 council seat. Great turnout plus many local dignitaries there in support: Mike Anglin, Jane Lumm, Sumi Kailasapathy, Vivienne Armentrout, Kathy Griswold, Alan Haber. Probably others. Sorry if I missed you. Thanks to Ms. Hathaway for the venue.
Watering station for cats + dogs – and possibly other critters. [photo]
Sculpture Plaza. Balkan dance music infused with a bit of jazz by the band East. Quintet includes Matt Endahl on accordion, plus bass, trombone, drums.
Street violinist abruptly interrupts amazing solo performance. Hugs exchanged with a couple she knows. Explanation to those of us listening: They just got engaged.
Activity around the old gas station. Three people working, one applying red paint with a large brush.
Embassy Hotel signs and windows covered in plastic as building gets painted. [photo]
Swarm of bees hovering above middle of street, roughly between 826 and 831. Swarm appears to be ignoring lilacs and flowering trees. Looking to start new hive, perhaps?
Ann Arbor Fire Department and Police Department Open House: crowds, kids, balloons, popcorn, demos of equipment – Jaws-of-Life, Hazmat, SWAT team, etc.
Asparagus is in! [photo]
University of Michigan campus. Abandoned bikes being tagged for removal. [photo]
Pond water level quite low, and apparently continuing to drop with no inflow. Is the parks staff letting it dry up? Hope the coming rain will help, but it did not seem to help after the last storm.
First Street parking lot wall reveals new colorful, carefully-designed graffiti of cartoon character(s) saying “I’m high.”
At a Ward 5 town hall at Downtown Home & Garden, Mark Hodesh shows a photo of the location about two decades ago, when two large billboards were located at that corner. The main topic of the town hall – held by Ward 5 councilmembers Chuck Warpehoski and Mike Anglin – was proposed revisions to the city’s sign ordinance. [photo]
Ann Arbor Open at Mack choir leads off AAPS board meeting at Ann Arbor District Library with “My Paddle’s Keen and Bright.” [photo]
City attorney taking down license of car that almost hit him in zebra crossing on Main Street.
Ceiling in the southwest corner of the Justice Center lobby has been prepped for Ed Carpenter’s hanging sculpture, which will be installed over Memorial Day weekend. [photo]
Bradford pears are in bloom. Spring officially here. [photo]
Estimated 300-ish people gathered to hear Los Gatos for Water Hill Music Fest. [photo]