Seat cushion set up in the corner of council chambers, with this note: “Gratefully and Respectfully Reserved for Dave Askins.” [photo] Tonight is The Chronicle’s last council meeting.
Whoever left this artifact behind would definitely be singing in the subjunctive mood:
I’d hammer out danger,
I’d hammer out a warning,
I’d hammer out love between,
My brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.
W. Washington blocked off between Eighth and Ninth Streets. Would’ve been nice for residents to be warned ahead of time, Slauson and Ann Arbor Public Schools!
Near the scooter parking behind the \aut\ Bar, there’s a posterboard on the ground with handwritten lyrics to Pippin’s “Time to Start Living.” [photo]
This sunflower @roosroast is 10′3″. This barista is 5″2′. The flowers rule over all! [photo]
Fiji House: a pool on a hill on Hill. [photo]
Educators setting up at Liberty Plaza for a rally in support of public schools – 5:30 p.m. start. [photo]
Abandoned cardboard sign on the sidewalk, apparently left by someone who needed money to travel to Texas. [photo]
Rhonda Foxworth and Matt Altruda setting up Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch at Liberty Plaza. Great day for last of this season’s series. Today’s show: The Alternate Routes.
Minor storm damage. The joggers are just running under the tape. [photo]
Look who’s chilling on my gas pump! [praying mantis] [photo]
Installation underway for large fish sculptures in this city rain garden, a project paid for by the now defunct Percent for Art program. [photo] Sculpture Joshua Wiener is working on site. [photo] Also here are Bob Miller and John Kotarski of the city’s public art commission, WEMU reporter Andy Cluley, landscape architect Patrick Judd of Conservation Design Forum, and Jerry Hancock, the city’s stormwater and floodplain programs coordinator. [photo] [photo]
Conversation at outdoor tables at The Ravens Club concerns the outcome of the recent mayoral primary, and the likelihood that the winner of the Democratic Party nomination will be the next mayor. Brief back and forth establishes that neither can remember who the Republican nominee is. [In fact, no Republican is running.] There’s also apparently no awareness that Bryan Kelly will appear on the ballot as an independent.
A crowd gathered at the farmers market for a memorial service for Michael Jennings, described in his obituary as an “unabashed Ann Arborite.”
Republic parking staff driving a motorized cart down the sidewalk.
Boersma Travel has moved out of Nickels Arcade [photo]
Biggby coffee “coming soon” 709 Packard at State.
Road construction makes pedestrian crossing challenging, despite the signage. [photo]
Three Ann Arbor police department cars, one state trooper arresting three folks, searching van: [photo]
Campaign yard sign: “VOTE NO on the Kennedy/Scott Move to California” Fine print: “Paid for by Ypsilantians for a Crying-Free Tomorrow” [photo]
Showdown in the sandbox. [photo]
A sheet hung between two trees, plus a cookout in progress, means it’s outdoor movie night at the house across from the YMCA.
At this polling station, precinct chair John Wiseman is wearing a message on his shirt that reflects his science background: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.” [photo]
Wildlife have emerged from their storm sewer homes…to head to the polls? [photo]