Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dogs Will Be Dogs

Let's be honest, Stan looks like he's getting his butt kicked in a lot of these photos, but I think that's just because I went out of my way to catch him in compromising situations — like the first photo where he triumphantly leaped over the black dog and then turned to defend himself after sticking his landing like a champ. He looks scared but it was quite the impressive feat by a very acrobatic dog. He really held his own despite being double- and triple-teamed most of the time. Oh, and the cute miniature schnauzer is his new friend Sophie.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Meet the ultra-talented Erin Zindle, lead singer and songwriter for the Ann Arbor-based musical group The Ragbirds. Erin showed off her skills as a multi-instrumentalist on Thursday as the band played during the Sonic Lunch concert series at Liberty Plaza. Vocals, violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion and various percussion instruments — she does it all. Barefoot no less.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Andy LaBarre Wins

Primary Night in Ann Arbor — Aug. 7, 2012

Three new faces will join the Ann Arbor City Council in November after Tuesday's primary turned out wins for Sumi Kailasapathy, Sally Hart Petersen and Chuck Warpehoski. That means Mayor John Hieftje and his ruling coalition have three months before they lose their 7-4 majority. Meanwhile, Andy LaBarre won his race for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and Adam Zemke won his race for state representative in the 55th District. Evan Pratt came out ahead in his race for county water resources commissioner, and attorneys Jim Fink and Carol Kuhnke advanced as 22nd Circuit Court judicial candidates. Read an analysis on how the council races played out.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TBD: To Be Destroyed

With less than a week to go until Tuesday's primary, congressional candidate Daniel Marcin acknowledges his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. John Dingell is a long shot. In an interview with, the Ann Arbor Democrat conceded he'll be happy if he gets 15 percent of the vote against the 29-term congressman from Dearborn. "But he's raised like 500 times more money than I have, so he has to get 500 times more votes than me for it to be a success," he said half-jokingly. Read the story.

One More Time

2nd Ward candidates Sally Hart Petersen and Tony Derezinski debated the issues one last time before Tuesday's Ann Arbor City Council primary. Read the story.