Screening of “Medora,” a documentary that includes the trajectory of a small-town high school basketball team’s season.
Racks of engines being offloaded for testing at Lotus Engineering facility on North Main. [photo]
Orange cones at both ends of the pedestrian bridge in front of city hall.
Downtown Home & Garden is having the most fun with some pretty calm farm animals. [photo 1][photo 2]. They were also sharing free roasted chestnuts. It was indeed madness downtown but with music, crowds, and stores doing what they could to lure people in with bargains. Kindlefest at Kerrytown was also crowded and lots of vendors in the Farmers Market space.
Long line for the Kiwanis holiday sale. [photo]
City clerk’s office. City clerk Jackie Beaudry shows me the card catalog of past mayoral veto messages. [photo 1] The most recent entry of April 23, 2001 predates the start of her service as city clerk by four years. That 2001 veto was tendered by John Hieftje. The reason given in his official message refers to a “technical issue” with the ordinance that was passed, citing support from the city attorney and city administrator. [photo 2] Occasion for the clerk to have the files handy: Hieftje’s recent announcement he’d be vetoing a change to the city’s crosswalk ordinance.
This truck was wrested from its parking place along the curb and pulled onto the tow truck, while all traffic on Ashley was forced to wait. Speculation from on-lookers was that more than one parking ticket might be involved. [photo]
The day after Thanksgiving, there was enough ice on the West Park pond to bear an adult’s weight (and his bike)! With a warmup in the offing, be careful! [photo]
Tender Thoughts at the Dollar Store. [photo]
Kitchen dessert prep on lower level visible inside Aventura from street. [photo] While I would have been content to have spent the evening on the outside peering in, allowing my pedestrian experience to be visually enhanced in that way, inside on opening night for the general public it was bang on delicious.
Parking structure indicates “Full” at 6:50 p.m. [photo]
Barricade, possibly ready for action for Midnight Madness next weekend, still has added signage from its last deployment: “Pathway Closed at Dam for Maintenance.” [photo]
In the solar system above Ann Arbor: Comet ISON lives! A December comet is just what I wanted for Christmas.
Workmen loading construction barrels onto a truck. When I ask if it is done, they say “pretty much.” Madison doesn’t look done, but they might have gotten as far as they can go this winter.
Lots of people picking up turkeys at Knight’s Market today.
Blake Transit Center. Logo up. [photo]
At Literati signing of his book, “Fourth and Long,” John U. Bacon poses the question: “Am I smarter than a frog?” [photo]
The concrete base poured to support the tower crane is now fodder for the jackhammers. Sidewalks need to be accessible before the public portion of the garage can be used for actual public parking. [photo]
Aventura, the new tapas restaurant, is packed for its soft opening for friends and family. Opens to the general public on Friday. The tapas sign and ceiling-to-floor windows really liven up that section of East Washington.
Car crash. Fire truck partially blocking lane. Also it is cold out.
Washington is closed to through traffic, both lanes, as some elaborate crane work progresses. [photo]
Vogel’s is creatively supporting our local football team. [photo]
Mike at Zingerman’s Deli demonstrates how he can write in a style that matches the font used in Zingerman’s signs. He says he gives certain letters his own personal twist, but otherwise it’s dead-on. [photo]
Two deaf women carrying on a lively chat in ASL in School of Dentistry patient waiting area.
Power still out (since yesterday) at Stadium post office.