All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Have a Jolly Holiday with Tammy’s Tastings

The latest installment of Tammy’s Tastings’ Cocktail Classes will teach all about the creation of delicious trademark holiday drinks. Attendees will create such delectable concoctions as hot toddies, spiced wine and, of course, egg nog — but with a twist. The class will take place on December 15 at the Last Word, a restaurant and

City Council decides against buying land and saving trees

Ann Arbor City Council have decided not to purchase an eight-acre plot of land off Packard Road to save landmark trees that may be earmarked for removal. Developer Jim Haeussler has been working on plans to convert the land into a 51-home subdivision, calling for the removal of over 140 trees from the area. Residents

“Nutcracker” Returns to Michigan Theater

For over 15 years, the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet has enchanted audiences with the production of Tchaikovsky’s immortal Nutcracker. This yuletide staple returns to the Michigan Theater for one performance only on December 14. One of the most respected dance schools in the country, the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet teaches pupils the Vaganova

Citizens Academy Accepting Enrollment for 2020

If you’re interested in having a better understanding of how city government works, the Ann Arbor Citizens Academy, founded in 2017 as a sister academy to the successful Ann Arbor Police, Fire and Courts Academy, will present classes once a week for nine weeks beginning January 22. To educate the public on area infrastructure on

Washtenaw declares a climate emergency

The Board of Commissioners of Washtenaw County unanimously passed a declaration of climate emergency on September 18. The resolution calls for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the area, aiming to end emissions in the county entirely no later than 2035, as well as calling upon the state and federal governments to also declare

Cruelty-Free Cuisine Class

Who says you have to skimp on the flavor if you’re eating vegetarian? Not the folks at Fustini’s, who will be hosting an interactive class on November 29 about meat-free dishes made with their fine assortment of oils and vinegars. Chef Nikolas Bardt will be guiding attendees through the creation of dishes such as Roasted