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Posted on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 8:52 a.m.

Three award-winning authors hold workshops in Chelsea; Ann Arbor students take top prizes in Japanese Quiz Bowl

By Staff


Jim Ottaviani, an Ann Arbor-based author of a graphic novel about scientist Richard Feynman, will be one of three authors giving free workshops in Chelsea.

From three authors speaking in the Chelsea schools and library to Ann Arbor students taking top awards in a Japanese Quiz Bowl competition, here's a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall this week:

By: Angela Cangialosi: Award-winning Authors to Hold Intensive Workshops at Chelsea Schools

This day-long event brings three nationally known authors and illustrators to Chelsea schools to present workshops, free of charge: John Nickle, author and illustrator of The Ant Bully, Alphabet Explosion, and illustrator of Hans My Hedgehog; Tony Abbott, author of more than 75 books for elementary readers including The Secret of Droon series and The Postcard; and Jim Ottaviani, an Ann Arbor-based author who writes about science in an approachable, enjoyable format: comics.

By: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: Ann Arbor's Ohara Language Institute Students win State in 19th Annual Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, seven students from Ann Arbor Public Schools (Huron High School, Skyline High School, Clague Middle School, and Slauson Middle School) who study Japanese at Ann Arbor’s Ohara Language Institute took part in the 2012 Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl competition on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU). All three Ohara Language Institute teams won first place in their divisions.

By: bbbswashtenaw: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Hosts Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake Fundraiser

By: annarbortownie: Camera

By: Lisa Kohl: Local Students Excel in Regional Skills USA Cosmetology Competition

By: Dawn Bussey, Birth Doula: Movie Night! “Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion”--a UK Documentary

By: Geoff Larcom: You're invited to events at Women's History Month at Eastern Michigan University

By: A2Parks: Planning & Development Services debuts new mobile Web site for smartphone users

By: Anthony: Fireworks or Gunshots Fired ?

By: Janet Hawkins: Registration Starts Next Week For WCC Spring/Summer Classes and Science Fair Returns to WCC March 9 & 10

By: Julie Lubeck-Hofer: Relay For Life of Ann Arbor Gears Up for a World with Less Cancer and More Birthdays and Active family time in the morning and pampering just for mom in the afternoon.

By: Food Gatherers: Food Rescue: A simple solution with amazing results

By: Let me be Frank: Where's the news report on shootings March 6th, 10 PM near Stone School and Birch Hollow?

By: Kevin S. Devine: St. Pat's week kick-off party with Kevin & the Glen Levens at the Wolverine Tap Room

By: Mara Angeline Capili: Business Expo & Networking 2012

By: Katie Martz: CBI Relocates Southfield Office

By: Yvette Robertson: EMU Grad’s Newest Book Featured on

By: Catholic Social Services: Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center Photography Contest

By: Mary Kate Cartmill: Help UofM Student finalist win a once in a lifetime internship!

By: Emma Jackson: Art, Music & Coffee and YHS Junior competes in State Solo & Ensemble

By: Staff (on behalf of Ann Arbor Christian School): Parenting Workshops this Weekend at Ann Arbor Christian School

By: unionbbc: Excited for spring training baseball?

By: A2Jame: Welcome to "the jungle": Pink slime makes its way to a school near you

By: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation: Matthew Herman Receives Second Place Award in International Speech Contest

By: dudell: Friday Fish Fry & Chicken Dinners at Tippins Market's Community Wall is a spot for local people to post local stories, news and announcements. To post a story, sign in to, then go to and use the Got News? Tell Us function at the top to submit your news. If you have a photo to add, e-mail it to us at, and we'll insert it into your story.



Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 9:43 p.m.

Congrats to the Ohara Language Institute students! Very cool.