Thursday, October 6, the public is invited to voice their opinions on the role the federal government plays in deciding how and what is taught in local schools. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has done a new study about the many areas in public education, pre-K through grade 12, which are affected at the federal level. This community forum will discuss and address concerns about school budgets, teacher and student assessments as well as how the new criteria of standards (Common Core State Standards) will be used by the federal government. Included will be a panel discussion of professionals in all areas of public education. 7-8:30pm. Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. www.aadl.org
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode