Completely happy Friday!
I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving, despite the fact that it possible appeared totally different this yr. At this time is Black Friday, and though it’s recognized for excellent offers available at big-box shops, a lesser-known day is Small Enterprise Saturday. Now greater than ever, native companies want help — particularly because the pandemic and chilly climate limit operations.
Want some concepts? Major Road Ann Arbor simply launched its annual shopping guide. Right here’s one other information that highlights businesses that are women- and minority-owned. In the meantime, this gift guide focuses on local food and drink producers. Sarah has additionally spent the previous a number of months talking with native enterprise homeowners and highlighting them for her Small Business Saturday series. Don’t see your favourite enterprise on the listing? Submit it here.
Have an incredible lengthy weekend.
– Meredith (@meredith_A4)
What’s been taking place:
⛔️ Michigan Medication introduced this week that no visitors are allowed for adult patients as COVID-19 instances spike throughout the state. There are some exceptions to the brand new coverage, which took impact on Wednesday. (A4)
🚰 Current checks from water samples taken in October in the West Park area reveal a spike in Dioxane ranges, regarding native officers. (MLive)
🚶♀️ The town of Ann Arbor celebrated the grand opening of the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project this week virtually. (A4)
🚲 Take a look on the new downtown protected bikeway on First Street. (MLive)
🛤 The long-awaited passenger practice service from Ann Arbor to Traverse Metropolis — often known as A2TC — has put test rides slated for 2021 on hold because of the pandemic. (Detroit Free Press)
🎓 A senior on the College of Michigan became the school’s 29th Rhodes Scholar for the reason that awards had been established in 1902. (A4)
💻 Toyota and Cisco have partnered to put in free Wi-Fi at public sites in the region, together with in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. (A4)
Good to know:
🌯 Vegan Kerrytown joint Detroit Street Filling Station expanded into the space next door. The proprietor mentioned it may grow to be a non-public eating house or intimate music venue. (A4)
🍪 Have children ages 8 and up? Love vacation cookies? This local cooking school for kids might be internet hosting vacation cookie lessons on-line for the entire household. (A4)
🎅 Santa’s Mailbox will return to Main St. this year. From Nov. 28-Dec. 14, write a letter to Santa with a return handle and you’ll obtain a response. (A4)
🤝 Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. The annual Rockin’ for the Hungry fund drive by Meals Gatherers, ann arbor’s 107one and Kroger will kick off just about on Tuesday, as will Ann Arbor Summer time Competition’s marketing campaign which is able to function free performances by Michigan-based artists all through the day. (A4)
Function interview of the week:
– John Ganiard, occasion director at Literati Bookstore
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