City of Ann Arbor: Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries closed for the season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries have been closed for the rest of the season, according to the City of Ann Arbor. The early closure is due to COVID-19 positive test results received by liveries employees who were pre-symptomatic while working on Sept. 5-6. On Monday, Sept. 7, the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation announced a temporary closure of the liveries after an employee received a positive COVID-19 test result. Liveries employees have been required to wear masks and follow other safety protocols. The liveries temporarily closed for around two weeks in July after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries closed on Monday after an employee received a COVID-19 positive test result. Liveries employees have been required to wear masks and follow other safety protocols. Community members who visited the Argo or Gallup canoe liveries between Aug. 29 and Sept. 6 are asked to self-monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms. This is the second time the canoe liveries have temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. From July 7-20 the canoe liveries were temporarily closed after two employees received positive COVID-19 test results.
Ann Arbor Huron High School suspends in-person workouts for two athletic teams
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor Public Schools has suspended summer in-person workouts for two athletic teams at Huron High School after an individual connected with both teams tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, AAPS announced that the field hockey and girls basketball programs were suspending in-person summer conditioning. The school system did not give details about the individual who tested positive but said that it had been in contact with health officials and would follow protocols. AAPS released the following statement:The Huron High School field hockey and girls basketball programs have both suspended in-person summer conditioning due... Posted by Ann Arbor Public Schools on Friday, July 31, 2020 Like what youre reading? Sign up for our email newsletter here!
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown branch to temporarily close for two weeks
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor District Library announced on Thursday that its downtown Ann Arbor branch would be closed between Friday, July 31, and Aug. 13. The library branch is closing so that staff can quarantine for two weeks after a downtown library staff member tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by AADL Director Josie Parker. Items scheduled for pickup at the branch will be unavailable during the two-week closure. Items cannot be moved to other branches and will become available again once the downtown branch reopens. The four other AADL branches will remain open for contactless pickup for library items.
Ann Arbors Argo Park, Gallup Park canoe liveries to reopen Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries will reopen for boat rentals on Monday, according to the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. The liveries closed on July 7 after the city was notified that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. On July 9, the city notified the public of a second employee who tested positive. Make reservations for rentals at the Argo and Gallup liveries here. Argo Park is located at 1055 Longshore Dr.
City of Ann Arbor provides update on Argo and Gallup Park canoe livery closure
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Wednesday, the City of Ann Arbor provided an update regarding the closure of the Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries after an individual at the liveries tested positive for COVID-19. The city stated that a second individual at the liveries tested positive for COVID-19. The city stated that possible exposure dates for visitors to the canoe liveries are now July 3-5. On Tuesday, the city notified the public of the first COVID-19 positive test and the closure of the canoe liveries for cleaning. Related: Argo and Gallup Park liveries temporarily closed over COVID-19 positive
Argo and Gallup Park liveries temporarily closed over COVID-19 positive
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Tuesday, the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Argo Park and Gallup Park canoe liveries closed temporarily due to a positive COVID-19 test result received by an individual who visited the liveries. The city has not identified instances when the individual was in close contact with the public, according to a news release from the city. Washtenaw County Public Health deemed this a low risk event but the facilities will be closed for professional cleaning, according to the release. Those with COVID-19-related questions can leave a voicemail for the Washtenaw County Health Department at 734-544-6700 or by emailing Lfirstname.lastname@example.org. Updates about the liveries will be posted here and on the citys social media accounts.
Westside Farmers Market returns to Ann Arbors west side July 9
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On July 9, the Westside Farmers Market will return to the parking lot of Zingermans Roadhouse for its 15th season. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday until Oct. 8, community members can stop by the farmers market to pick up locally grown produce and to meet Michigan farmers and vendors. We are incredibly excited to be bringing our farmers market back to the Ann Arbor community for the fifteenth year, said Alexander Steward, director of the Westside Farmers Market in a statement. Parking in the Zingermans Roadhouse lot is free. Founded in 2005, the Westside Farmers Market accepts food access programs including SNAP cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project Fresh and WIC Project Fresh.
Toyota engineers newest Sienna minivan remotely out of Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Right as Toyotas Research and Development team in Ann Arbor was set to put the final touches on the companys newest minivan in March, the state of Michigan shut down. Forced to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ann Arbor team got to work finding innovative solutions for making adjustments to the new generation of Sienna from home. Team members were able to get an idea of the changes they needed to make, they just had to come up with ways of making them from home. (Toyota)The Ann Arbor team also had to switch to a paperless approval system to move the changes along faster. Members of the Ann Arbor team would work in tandem with teams in Indiana who could go into the plant and show the Ann Arbor engineers specific parts of the vehicle.
Small Biz Saturday: Vie Fitness & Spa in Ann Arbor to take its time reopening
ANN ARBOR Having shut the doors to both Vie Fitness & Spa locations on March 16, owner Heather Dupuis is taking her time to reopen the Ann Arbor personal training and spa business. Dupuis opened her first Vie Fitness & Spa in downtown Ann Arbor in 2004. Vie Fitness & Spa has been offering virtual classes to clients while its studios have been closed. For Dupuis, it isnt just about reopening Vie Fitness & Spa, its about making sure that she does it carefully and responsibly. Vie Fitness & Spa has two locations.
Ann Arbor nonprofits receive COVID-19 relief grants from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has given Relief and Resiliency grants to five Ann Arbor arts and culture nonprofit organizations. The Ark, Neutral Zone, Youth Arts Alliance, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and 826michigan have each received a $10,000 grant from the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund. In partnership with CultureSource, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded the grants to help organizations with financial pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Leinweber Foundation, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Peck Foundation and William Davidson Foundation. Find a list of all of the organizations awarded grants here.
Small Biz Saturday: Ann Arbor salon zoey + joey anticipating touch-and-go future
ANN ARBOR, Mich. In 2012, Ilze Meija-Ham opened zoey + joey when she couldnt find a salon for her children, now shes trying to anticipate how and when she will be able to reopen. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Meija-Ham said zoey + joey clients were willing to drive from up to an hour away to have their children work with her stylists. Owner Ilze Meija-Ham said that clients drive from up an hour away in order to visit the Ann Arbor salon. (Ilze Meija-Ham)If she can reopen zoey + joey, Meija-Ham said that things will be touch-and-go. She anticipates barely being able to make ends meet after paying her overhead costs and her stylists. Nevertheless, she is trying to plan for the changes that will have to be made to zoey + joey.
Help those experiencing homelessness right now in Ann Arbor with these organizations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Not sure how to help out individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic? These Ann Arbor organizations, communities, shelters and houses of hospitality could use your support. Here is a list of organizations around Ann Arbor helping those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Temporary locations include The Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor and Calvary United Methodist Church. Read: Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community membersFaith-based organizationsAround Ann Arbor, faith-based organizations have been collecting funds, giftcards, food, items and other forms of support for those experiencing homelessness.
Small Biz Saturday: Ann Arbors The Hair Spot goes beyond a typical cut
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tom Cederna of The Hair Spot has worked with generations of Ann Arbor families. Fifty years later, he opened The Hair Spot in May of 1984 with his then business partner, Billy Yates. A traditional barbershop, The Hair Spot does more than just give hair cuts. The barbershop has given to numerous organizations, including Ann Arbor Civitan Club, Motor Meals of Ann Arbor, Al-Anon and Veterans Affairs, among others. Related: Small Biz Saturday: Wheels in Motion keeps cyclists moving around Ann Arbor
Small Biz Saturday: Wheels in Motion keeps cyclists moving around Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Established in 1933, Wheels in Motion has served Ann Arbor cyclists for 87 years. Now located on Washtenaw Ave, the bicycle business and repair shop has been busy working to help essential workers and Ann Arbor cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic. His suppliers are actually out of new bicycles, so hes moved all of his inventory to the Ann Arbor location of Wheels in Motion. The Wheels in Motion has been repairing bikes from around Ann Arbor since the end of April. Over the course of its long history in Ann Arbor, the bike shop has been involved in community events and organizations.