All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Classes, exhibits and great performances offered by U-M during virus hiatus

Hear distinguished speakers, explore exhibits, hear beautiful musical performances and take courses, all without leaving your home. The University of Michigan is offering a cornucopia of learning opportunities to students, faculty and the general public via online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are the University’s libraries, museums and performance organizations working to add

Ann Arbor City Council Plans to complete major road projects

Ann Arbor City Council is planning numerous area road repairs, resurfacing and more over the course of the next two years. According to a work session document released on February 24, the city revealed its intentions to complete seven major road projects, as well as dozens of other minor repairs and treatments to area roads

The first carbon-neutral fire station in Michigan

Get ready for the fire station of tomorrow, according to a presentation at City Council’s February budget session. Ann Arbor Fire Chief Mike Kennedy presented a series of renderings depicting concepts for what a new area fire station could look like, which will be quite a bit different from traditional firehouses. With a sleek, boxy

Virtual Experience: Watch classic Cinetopia Film Festival entries

Fans of the Cinetopia Film Festival have to wait a bit longer for their yearly dose of moviegoing goodness, as the Michigan festival has been delayed until August 21 through 30. But film lovers looking for their fix can revisit some of the classic entries from past festivals online. The Cinetopia website recently listed a

Washtenaw Community College named Bee Campus USA

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation recently named Washtenaw Community College (WCC) a “Bee Campus USA,” in recognition of the work it has done improving landscapes for pollinators. The campus utilizes non-toxic fertilizers, has many bee-friendly flowers and even hosts educational events about pollinating. WCC also recently earned a bronze medal in sustainability from the

Dry Night Out at Zingerman’s

Have you always wanted to enjoy one of Zingerman’s cheese and beverage pairing classes but you don’t drink? Have a Dry Night Out. This monthly event has Zingerman’s renowned cheesemongers present samples of the creamery’s best bites, paired with non-alcoholic beverages. Soda, fruit juice, Kombucha tea and more will be among the drinks accompanying Zingerman’s