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First & Kingsley Comments (3)

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]

Main & Washington Comments (0)

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.

Third & Washington Comments (0)

A sheet hung between two trees, plus a cookout in progress, means it’s outdoor movie night at the house across from the YMCA.

Arrowwood Hills Comments (0)

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]

Main & Washington Comments (0)

Friendly foursome from Madison, Wisc. in town for the  National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). They are complimentary of Ann Arbor as a town. We received a token of their esteem – a pin for their Local 159. [photo]

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.