Downtown Ann Arbor
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Jenn McKee

Manchester's Tour de Barn Quilts

While driving around the rural town of Manchester, along its “Tour de Barn Quilts” route, I felt inspired to cue up the Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces.” Why? Because that’s the kind of easygoing, verdant, plenty-of-breathing-room vibe that envelops you as you follow a rutted dirt road over a narrow…

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Vibrant History Abounds with Heritage Tours

You don’t need a “Back to the Future” DeLorean to visit Washtenaw County’s past. Any car, or even just a smartphone, will do. Yes, Washtenaw County’s Office of Community & Economic Development recently began translating heritage tours into “story maps” via an app called Vamonde. “It’s this exciting…

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Great Minds Think A Lot: Khadija B. Wallace

In October 2019, as Khadija B. Wallace’s grandkids candied apples that would be delivered as a “thank you for your business” gift to several clients of Joyful Treats – Wallace’s Ypsilanti-based catering service – the original vision for the company was made manifest. “The idea was, this would be our…

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Frosty Fun at the Milan Let's Chill Winterfest

Each year, after the holidays wrap up, and the long, deep freeze of winter takes hold, Michiganders tend to go into bear-like hibernation, only emerging from their cozy homes long enough to go to work, go to school, or run necessary errands. But in recent years, the small town of Milan has given…

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Great Minds Think A Lot: Eve Aronoff Fernandez

Photos by Cybelle Codish This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. One of Ann Arbor’s most esteemed chefs, Eve Aronoff Fernandez, has been a little busy…

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Great Minds Think A Lot: Nikki Sunstrum

This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. Between having six young, active kids and working as the University of Michigan’s Director of Social Media…

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Great Minds Think A Lot: Matthew VanBesien

This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. Former University Musical Society President Ken Fischer left some pretty enormous shoes to fill when he retired in…

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Great Minds Think a Lot: Jenn Cornell Queen

This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. Jenn Cornell Queen – Ann Arbor SPARK’s VP of Marketing and Communications and a driving force behind a2Tech360 – has…

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Zingerman's Camp Bacon: Yes, This is a Real Thing!

It’s official: Zingerman’s famous Camp Bacon is just as dreamy as it sounds. Now in its tenth year, this multi-day celebration (happening May 29-June 2, 2019) of everyone’s favorite savory meat features a film festival at Greyline; a Bakin’ with Bacon class at the Bakehouse; the Bacon Ball (this…

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