Sunday, December 1, 2019
There was excitement in the air as the first legal recreational marijuana retail sales in Michigan began at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Long lines formed outside Ann Arbor dispensaries for the historic occasion, including the scene here outside Arbors Wellness, 321 E. Liberty St. Celebrating the start of a new era, cannabis enthusiasts chanted "10, 9, 8 ..." to count down the final seconds before erupting with cheers and applause as the clock struck 10. Police were on hand to observe. Michigan voters legalized marijuana in November 2018.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The University of Michigan’s new Biological Sciences Building at 1105 N. University Ave. was a $261 million project that brought together the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as the museums of Natural History, Paleontology and Zoology. As the university describes it, this new complex “revolutionizes how we teach, learn and research biology” and “helps us to tell the story of natural history and biology to the general public.”
Here’s a small taste of what’s inside the new Museum of Natural History.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
The squirrels are often ready and waiting, peeking around the side of my catalpa tree, when I put out a fresh frisbee full of sunflower chips in the morning. They will come up to me and give me that look to guilt-trip me if I go a few days without giving them a refill. It's a peaceful co-existence and I greatly enjoy their playful presence. My dog even accepts that we share our yard with these critters.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The University of Michigan's new Trotter Multicultural Center on the rise on State Street. The university cut down a bunch of mature trees in a green field by the Betsy Barbour Residence, Helen Newberry Residence and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology to make way for the building.