2017 Lower Town River Hop Includes Neighborhood Picnic, History, and Music at Island Park

2017 Lower Town River Hop Includes Neighborhood Picnic, History, and Music at Island Park

by Patricia Lesko Friday-Sunday July 28-30 marks the 6th annual Historic Lower Town district River Hop. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, including a neighborhood potluck picnic. The weekend of events kicks off with a 7-9 p.m. Sunset Paddle at Argo Pond. Rentals will be discounted to $10 per boat. The River […]

U-M’s Heirloom Peony Garden Poised to Bloom at Nichols Arboretum

U-M’s Heirloom Peony Garden Poised to Bloom at Nichols Arboretum

by Joe Mooney The University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum peony garden is about to undergo its annual transformation into a wave of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. Well-known on campus and to Ann Arborites alike, the arboretum is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North […]

8th Annual Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Slated for April 30

8th Annual Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Slated for April 30

by Olivia Vigiletti For the 8th consecutive year, local nonprofit Dawn Farm has partnered with a group of University of Michigan nurses and anesthesiologists to host an event that allows people of all fitness levels to tackle the problem of addiction in our community. The 8th Annual Ride for Recovery will be held on Sunday April […]

Ypsi TEDx Talk Speakers Announced

Ypsi TEDx Talk Speakers Announced

The Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team Whatever you think of TED Talks, that brand of visionary speech as performance art, you can’t deny the appeal of having a group of experts in the field unpack an issue that’s important to them in a presentation that fits the traditional 15-minute YouTube clip limit. And, frankly, the […]

Funding Still a Challenge for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Top of the Park

Funding Still a Challenge for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Top of the Park

by Christian Usera IT’S JUNE IN Ann Arbor which means the ubiquitous Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) is set to kick off on June 12 with over 140 events. The much anticipated 32-year-old festival has featured music legends such as Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett, among others. Its 2015 Main Stage […]

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