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The Ann Arbor Observer has been putting readers in touch with our town. Packed with concise and insightful news of  people, politics, education, shopping, dining, and entertainment, our newsprint magazine has a monthly circulation of 53,000.






  • Ken Fischer’s Second Act

    The “Schmoozer General” is hitting the road to share his book—and raise money for UMS.

  • Sports Chef

    As the person responsible for feeding all 960 U-M athletes—and their coaches, managers, recruits, and, occasionally, parents—Andre Bouldin’s job requires as much strategizing as any coach’s. 

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