2019 March

Fast Mediterranean at Brahma House

At the other end of Chelsea’s Main St., Mike Nelson opened The Brahma Haus in January. He says its niche is “fresh and fast” Mediterranean food. Everything from falafel to grilled chicken sandwiches, salads,...

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Feeding the Famous

Madeleine Albright likes “blond Oreo cookies,” a young woman explained to Scott Newell one recent morning. Newell’s Big City Small World Bakery makes its own (infinitely superior) version of the Hostess Ding...

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The Quarterback Who Vanished

James Joy Miller seemed, in the fall of 1909, to be on the golden path to athletic fame at the University of Michigan. Pity it all came to a sudden crashing end. For this, Miller had only himself to blame.Born in 1886, Miller...

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Big-league Wolverine?

James Bourque was a dominant pitcher at every level in Ann Arbor youth leagues, at Huron High, and then with the Wolverines. But his parents weren’t exactly crushed when he hurt his arm four years ago. During his first...

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Perry’s Tuxedo closes

Perry’s Tuxedos in downtown Saline closed at the end of 2018 after six years in business. Attempts to contact owner Dave Perry went unanswered. His father, also named Dave Perry, owns Perry’s Tuxedos Plus in Adrian....

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Kondo Alternative

Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has sparked a global movement with its challenge to downsize, streamline, and simplify. But “not everyone can–or wants to–do that for...

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Donating Magazines?

Q. The library no longer has a magazine exchange rack. Why did they eliminate it, and is there any other place that accepts magazine donations? A. Magazine donation locations often find that supply outstrips demand. This creates...

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Bandito’s Moves North

More than a year after closing during construction, Kanwar Sandhanwalia is giving up and moving Bandito’s from downtown to Ann Arbor’s north side. When we last wrote about Sandhanwalia’s ordeal in May 2018,...

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