Autumn is here and about to show it’s colors so its time to take the short drive down to Lenawee County where every year the City of Tecumseh gathers for a communal celebration of the fall with the annual Appleumpkin Festival. There will be midway rides, carnival games, plenty of local food vendors, beer tent and make your own scarecrow at the Make-It-Take-It Scarecrow Tent. Also, browse the Antique Street Fair, Flea Market and the Arts and Crafts Show featuring regional artists, and all the wonderful local businesses and shops downtown Tecumseh has to offer. This year the west end of Tecumseh expands the festivities to include a bike show, antique tractor show and chili cook off, with a convenient shuttle to take visitors back and forth from downtown. For a full schedule of events go online. Sat., 9am-6pm;Sun., 10am-5pm. Downtown Tecumseh & the West End. 517-424-6003. www.downtowntecumseh.com
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