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Each month we preview upcoming stories in this monthly publication on both the “The Lucy Ann Lance Show” on Saturdays & “The Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider” weekdays.


This Week’s Ann Arbor Observer Events:


Katie Whitney, Assistant Editor
of the Observer’s Events 

Events This Week with Ann Arbor Observer’s Katie Whitney: Katie joins us with a snapshot of great events for you to enjoy around the Ann Arbor area.  Click below to listen to our conversation, and visit the Observer’s website at www.arborweb.com and list your own events.
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This month’s featured story from the Ann Arbor Observer:

 

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May 2013:  The Friction Between Washtenaw Community College’s President and Faculty – James Leonard, Writer, Ann Arbor Observer – After two key administrators at Washtenaw Community College left, it soon became apparent that there were disagreements between the school’s president and some of its faculty members.  James Leonard takes us inside the controversy.
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This monthly publication focuses on the people, businesses, and organizations of Ann Arbor. Besides in-depth articles, the Ann Arbor Observer also has regular features such as Inside Ann Arbor, Up Front, profiles on Ann Arborites, Crime Map, Restaurant Reviews, and Marketplace Changes. In addition, readers will find extensive real estate listings. The Ann Arbor Observer is also prized for its orginal cover art, which depicts Ann Arbor scenes and events by local artists.

 

All Ann Arbor households receive the Ann Arbor Observer free of charge. Issues are also available at area newsstands for $2.00, or by subscription. The Ann Arbor Observer also maintains a website at www.arborweb.com, which includes the monthly calendar event listings and City Guide. The City Guide, a comprehensive list of information about Ann Arbor, is published annually. The website also includes online classifieds, job listings, and opportunities to win great, local prizes. You can also reach this portion of the site directly at www.arborlist.com.

 

The Observer also publishes a quarterly Community Observer that focuses on outlying communities, such as Saline, Dexter. and Chelsea. It also generates an annual Community Guide for these areas.

 

Publisher: Patricia Garcia Editor: John Hilton

 

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December 2012:  The Ann Arbor Observer:  Whose Library Is It Anyway? – Eve Silberman, Writer; John Hilton, Editor In the December issue of The Ann Arbor Observer, Eve Silberman gives us an inside look at the failed campaign to build a new downtown library.  Last month Ann Arbor area voters rejected the bond issue, 45-55%.
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October 31, 2012:  Observing Halloween with Style:  Ann Arbor Observer’sKatie Whitney (front left), Calendar Editor; Tabi Walters (back,left), Designer; Courtney Miller (front right), Advertising Coordinator; Sara Norman (back right), Designer – Staff at our beloved Ann Arbor Observer know how to throw a great Halloween Office Party.  Some dressed up as characters from Mad Men, the hit TV show about a 1960s’ era advertising agency. They decided to share the fun with us.
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June 12, 2012:  James Leonard, Writer, Ann Arbor Observer - From Palestine to Ann Arbor: The Issa Family - You may have eaten at one of their Ahmo’s Deli restaurants, or perhaps you’ve driven by their family estate on Ann Arbor’s southside or the charter school they developed nearby that. The Issa Family is the personification of the American Dream. Very little was known about this hardworking Ann Arbor family until Jim Leonard decided to explore their extraordinary success. He profiles their story in the June 2012 edition of The Ann Arbor Observer.
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May 4, 2012:   After Decades of Mistrust, the UM Medical Center and St. Joe’s are Working Together – Debbie Eisenberg Merion, Writer: An interesting set of circumstances at both the University of Michigan Medical Center and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has helped to bridge a strong connection between the two. Ann Arbor Observer’s Debbie Eisenberg Merion details their new master affiliation agreement and explains what that means for patients.
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January 2012:  Sally Mitani, Ann Arbor Observer – From Briarwood to Costco:  The South Side’s Shifting Retail Landscape - Briarwood Mall has changed markedly since its early days.  Now stores like MC Sporting Goods are being allowed outdoor store fronts, and there’s an entire cottage industry of indoor kiosks peppering the indoor hallways.  Sally Mitani takes a look at what’s prompting the changes, and the impact the surrounding retail landscape is having on the mall concept.
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December 2011:  Ann Arbor Observer:  James Leonard, “The Better Angels of Ann Arbor?  Crime is Down.  Way, Way, Way Down” – Ann Arbor Observer writer James Leonard reports that over the last 25 years crime has dropped 70% in the city of Ann Arbor.  The Observer should know.  It tracks crime each month in its publication.  Leonard explores the dynamics behind the drop.
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