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Stopped. Watched. stories are observations recorded by various Correspondents for The Chronicle in 140 characters or fewer. RSS feed for these stories

Depot Street Comments (0)

A deer popped out for a visit on Depot Street! Luckily, he quickly turned away and ran back towards Argo Pond area.

Liberty at the RR Tracks Comments (3)

Around 6:30 this morning, along with the usual tank-cars and ordinary-looking freight cars, there were number of flat train cars heading south with military equipment including numerous tanks with turrets and various related vehicles, something we have never noticed on this railway line before.

RR Bridge at Washington Comments (4)

Pedaling through the intersection of Washington and Third heading into downtown, I noticed a Greyhound bus turning off Huron onto Third Street, then east on Washington past the Y. As I pedaled under the RR bridge, I wondered: How tall is the bus behind me? I stopped on the far side of the bridge. Bus had stopped short of it, backed up, was attempting a turnaround maneuver using 415 W. Washington parking lot. [photo]

Washington & First Comments (7)

The sidewalk on the south side of Washington between First and Ashley is finally open. No more detouring around the apartment building construction.

512 E. Huron Comments (0)

After a year, First Baptist Church finally has its new slate roof and copper cornices, gutters and downspouts completed.  This 1880 building is the church’s third location since its founding in 1827. [photo]

512 E. Huron Comments (0)

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority finds a solution all by itself. [Bus with ad wrap: "Solutions" on a tow truck.] [photo]

Second & Liberty Comments (0)

Argus Farm Stop gets sign painted. Projector mounted on top of SUV throws image on the wall and Mary Thiefels is painting it. [photo 1] [photo 2] Opening mid-August.

First & Liberty Comments (0)

Blank Slate Creamery features chalk-writeable surfaces on tables, walls and counters. Tic-tac-toe [photo] and “I have never been this happy” [photo]. Owner reported that part of the challenge to transitioning from small batch production to larger batches is getting the chemistry right in the recipe. More sugar in larger batches.

W. Stadium near Liberty Comments (1)

Visually-impaired pedestrian with guide dog walking into one of a series of sandbag-anchored construction signs blocking sidewalk on east side of street.

Second & Liberty Comments (2)

Met Laura of Argus Farm Stop, who was in the middle of coloring in the sandwich board sign outside the shop. [photo] Preparation continues for the opening in August. Inventory will include meat, eggs, and locally roasted coffee. Corn “hair” on the roof has not yet tasseled out.

UM Diag Comments (0)

Protest against violence in Gaza begins on the University of Michigan Diag and heads towards intersection of N. University and State Street. Chant: “Boycott Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza.” [photo 1] [photo 2]