An office environment can be stressful. Tempers often flare among coworkers as pressure mounts from deadlines, reports and job evaluations. (Except here at the Current office—of course, it's always very congenial!) Even though everybody works towards a common goal, different egos and ideas are bound to conflict and, sometimes, emotions lead to confrontation. Well, on Wednesday, March 27 at the People’s Food Co-op, Reverend Selena of the Center of Light is hosting an interactive workshop called “Speaking Peace in Your Workplace” as part of the Healthy Living Series. Reverend Selena will introduce practical methods of communication to optimize cooperation and to help facilitate the flow of creativity and innovation. 7-8:30pm. Free. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 South Main St. 734-665-2757. www.crazywisdom.net—JG
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After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
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