2019 Best of Washtenaw—Local Color

. June 3, 2019.

Local Nonprofit

Humane Society of Huron Valley
hshv.org
Runner Up: Ozone House

Public Servant

Debbie Dingell
debbiedingell.house.gov
Runner Up: Jae Gerhart (Washtenaw County Local Foods Coordinator)

Suburban Downtown

Ypsilanti
Runner Up: Chelsea

Annual Event

Top of the Park – Ann Arbor Summer Festival
a2sf.org/category/top-of-the-park

Best Activist

Tanya Hilgendorf
hshv.org
Runner Up: Jason Fenzel

Trending

Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered

Venue Spotlight: Ziggy’s in Ypsi

While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.

Venue Spotlight: Blind Pig, “We can never turn our back on local music”

There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status.  Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to

Heather Mae Says ‘You’re Not Alone’ at Singing OUT!

Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.