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Newcomers-3-1-12-(1).jpgAre you a new resident or first time homeowner?
Newcomers Welcome Service specializes in helping recent arrivals feel right at home.
Get to know the area’s finest restaurants, shops, and services with our Free Welcome Packet.

Call or email today (734) 995-2200 ext. 239

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We’ve been making Newcomers feel at home since 1960!
Serving Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Saline, Ypsilanti

Posted: 11/17/2014 7:59:55 AM by Katie Jones | with 0 comments

112-(1).jpgG & K Floor Covering was founded in 1988 by Glenn & Karen Stockdale.  G & K started in a small 12x12 office on Ellsworth Rd. & has grown into a 9000 sq.ft. showroom/warehouse at 5 Emerick St in Ypsilanti where we have been located since 1998.

Our experienced sales staff will make things easy right from the start by helping you select the right floor for your particular needs, estimating the job & completing the installation in a timely & professional manner. Our skilled installation specialists are second to none which assures your job will be done right!

Our in store staff includes owners Glenn & Karen Stockdale; Store manager/Sales Paul Reeves and Sales Scott MacKenzie

We are a leading supplier of green flooring products in Washtenaw County. We also have a large selection of traditional floor covering products.

We are long time members of the A2Y Chamber of Commerce & BRAGA2 & we are proud supporters of the Yankee Air Museum & St John's Veteran's project.

Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-1 & Evenings by appointment
Posted: 11/10/2014 10:07:24 AM by Katie Jones | with 0 comments

FredCrandal-(1).jpgOffice Design & Furnishings, LLC is an office furnishings dealership formed in February of 2010. We offer furniture, demountable partitions, interior signage, industrial shelving and more. We also offer related services such as interior design, installation, content moves and move management. We are small by design, keeping overhead low so that we might maintain a reasonable income through the economic mood swings this country has been experiencing. As a result we have been able to compete successfully on a national level. We have access to excellent products and some of the most innovative designs available in our industry today. We do not maintain a showroom but we do have samples available and have an up to date design library.

The owner, Fred Crandal has over 33 years of experience supporting clients in the private and public sector. For public sector clients or any organization having Small Business goals Office Design & Furnishings, LLC Veteran Owned, an SBA Certified HUZone Small Business and a GSA contract holder. We are service oriented, we have to be. We rely exclusively on repeat business and referrals for our continued growth.

Give us a call at (248) 808-6859 and let us demonstrate what Od&F can do for you.  
Posted: 11/3/2014 11:28:51 AM by Katie Jones | with 0 comments


A bustling downtown and charming neighborhoods make Ann Arbor an ideal place to live, learn and work. As an organization, the City of Ann Arbor’s nearly 700 employees provide services to the city’s more than 114,000 residents and maintain and enhance the 28 square miles of city limits.  

Ann Arbor, known for its acres of trees and progressive environmental initiatives, has something for every interest — performance venues, museums and world-class dining and shopping — from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and local boutiques to national retailers. Nearly 160 city parks, two city golf courses, two city canoe liveries on the Huron River and endless trails entice residents to enjoy the city’s great outdoors.

The city takes pride in the service provided to our citizens and our community’s well-earned reputation. 2014 honors include:

• "Top 25 Most Beautiful Cities in America,"
• "The 10 Most Intelligent College Towns in America," No.1,
• "Best Cities for Well-being," No. 6, USA Today and Gallup.
• "America's Best Main Streets," The Huffington Post & Fodor's Travel.

Stay connected with the city:

• Website:
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• Sign up for CodeRED emergency alerts:
• Report a problem via the A2 Fix It app or at
• Follow A2 on social media: Facebook; Twitter @a2gov; and LinkedIn.
• Sign up for topic-specific email notifications:
Watch a public meeting live, or via CTN’s video on demand.

Photo credit: Quinn Evans Architects and Photographer James Haefner

Posted: 10/28/2014 9:33:12 AM by Katie Jones | with 0 comments

IMG_3275-(1).JPGAdjoining Ann Arbor's beautiful Bluffs Park overlooking the Huron River, Regency at Bluffs Park was completely rebuilt in 2011. It is now one of the first certified"green" skilled nursing communities in Michigan per LEED standards. Bluffs Park offers both short- term and sub-acute care, specializing in Rehab to Home services. The professional staff is focused on providing compassionate services around the clock. Of the 71 beds, 33 are private suites (with personal bathrooms including showers) and 19 are semi-private rooms. Bluffs Park is conveniently located near M-14 and Main Street within close proximity to University of Michigan Hospitals and Veterans Hospital.

Contact Regency at Bluffs Park at 734-887-8700 or online.
Posted: 10/21/2014 8:05:38 AM by Katie Jones | with 0 comments