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City Hall Comments (0)

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.

State & Huron Comments (1)

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.


Washington & Eighth Comments (6)

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!

Fourth & Catherine Comments (0)

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]

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]