Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Magical Marigolds

In a last-ditch effort to draw attention to their crumbling street, residents on Ann Arbor's northwest side have erected signs to commemorate the "Spring Street Beautification Project," with a sarcastic thank you message to the city of Ann Arbor.
Marian Horowitz and her partner Richard Douglass put up the signs on Friday after trying for several months to get the city to fix their heavily deteriorated street with no luck. Someone else planted African marigolds in between the heaving chunks of pavement in the middle of the street, just north of Summit. "It's really a community effort," said Douglass, a professor at Eastern Michigan University. "Lots of cars have come by giving us the thumbs up. It's really been quite a ridiculous affair." Read the story here.

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