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This is a collaborative, community-driven effort to share the local knowledge about the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. You're invited to share what you know about the Ann Arbor area with the community and the whole world! It's a guide written by YOU.

Anyone can edit this website. Just click Edit at the top any page and jump in. Your contributions will help make ArborWiki even more useful. Can't find a page on something? Make one! The power is at your fingertips. Read a letter about Arborwiki as an introduction to get started or just browse around and enjoy.

Arborwiki edit event was August 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Roos Roast.

Arborwiki edit night was March 26, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor District Library downtown !

Here's the event description -- don't worry, we'll host another! Get in touch with @vielmetti for more info. If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area—parks, history, local happenings—you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor. Meet some of the current crew of editors and hop in to edit/create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one of ours! We're meeting at the aadlfreespace in the downtown library.

  • Here's the Event Page, including a list of articles made throughout the night!

Featured project: Playgrounds! 

Explore one of Ann Arbor's many playgrounds, take a snapshot of the play structure, and let us know how awesome it is!

Stores & Services

Stores: Books, Antiques, Groceries, Hardware, Resale, Buying essentials locally; Services: Banks, Shoe repair, Plumbers, Roofing, Other Services

Where to eat?

Donuts; Ice cream; Find a restaurant by nationality, style..., or see Menus, Bars, Local Food

Or find Deals: Lunch under 5 dollars, Birthday Deals, Breakfast, Best food under 10 dollars, Bright lights, little city: places for dinner during winter's gloom

Local Media

Papers

Daily: The Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor Chronicle (online only)
Twice-Weekly: Ann Arbor News (print; online is daily)
Weekly: Washtenaw Now (replaces Chelsea Standard, Dexter Leader, Saline Reporter, Ypsilanti Courier), The Ann Arbor Crier, Ann Arbor Journal, Metro Times
Bi-Weekly: The Washtenaw Voice
Monthly: Current, Ann Arbor Observer, Critical Moment, Ann Arbor Masonic News, Groundcover, The Bohemian, The Communicator, The AnnPurple Walrus Press
Irregular: Every Three Weekly
Historic: Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor Sun, Ypsilanti Citizen, Peninsular Courier, AnnArbor.com
Satire: News of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Newshawks, The Onion

Radio

FM: WCBN 88.3, WEMU 89.1, WUOM 91.7, WWWW 102.9, WQKL 107.1
AM: WDEO 990, WTKA 1050, WLBY 1290, WSDS 1480, WAAM 1600, WYPS-LP 1700
Online: Ann Arbor Alive, Michigan Radio
Public safety: Police scanner, SKYWARN. NOAA All Hazards Radio
Historic: WPAG, WIQB

Online

An overview | Ann Arbor blogs | Ann Arbor forums | Ann Arbor twitter | Ann Arbor mailing lists | Reddit Ann Arbor

Transportation

Navigate the Streets of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti by bus (AATA or U-M), bike, car-sharing (ZipCar), car (driving/parking), or taxi.

Life in Ann Arbor

Things to do: free things on your birthday, with kids, for teens, cool projects, or on a date night; Things to do in the fall; events by month  - September - October - November - December

Have an After-hours emergency? Did your basement flood?

Government and Politics: Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, Ann Arbor City Council, Washtenaw County & Neighborhoods; August 2014 election

Relaxing: City Parks, Recreation, Gardening, Music Instruction, Indoor Pools, Book Clubs

Issues: The Giant Hole, Parking, A2D2, the Greenbelt, Trees, Perceptions of Ypsilanti

Ask us questions!

Nonprofits: Food Gatherers, Growing Hope, Volunteer opportunities for youth and teens, more...

Spiritual: Synagogues, Temples, Meditation, Churches

Education

Michigan: Students | Academics | Administration

Dormitories & housing | Things that are Free for Michigan students

Colleges

Cleary University, Concordia University, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College

Schools

Ann Arbor Public Schools, Emerson School, Greenhills, Rudolph Steiner School, St. Francis School, Summers-Knoll School, Ypsilanti Public School District, Saline Area Schools, Willow Run Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated School

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