2020 April

The Covid Calendar

First venues shut down. Then they looked ahead.”I’m trying not to panic but take it one day at a time,” said Kerrytown Concert House director Monica Swartout-Bebow. That was back on March 9. Though no cases of...

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Gift Cards and Cargo Bikes

This article from the April 2020 Ann Arbor Observer includes a partial list of retail businesses responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please post comments (button at end) to share updates and additional resources.–...

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Carryout and Kindness

Note: this is an updated version of an article from the April 2020 Ann Arbor Observer that includes a partial list of local restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery during Michigan’s Covid-19 shutdown. That list is now...

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The Conns Step Back

Main Street’s Mule Skinner Boot Shop closed at the end of 2019 after nearly a quarter-century in downtown Chelsea. Owner Bill Conn started out in 1969 selling handcrafted leather belts and barrettes at the Ann Arbor...

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After studying seven centuries of pandemics, the U-M physician and medical historian knows the...

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