Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings will open in a week and give 100 customers free wings for a year

The new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Adrian, which is located on the south end of the Adrian Mall, is slated to open next week. The grand opening is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, with the doors opening at 11 a.m. The restaurant will give free wings for a year to the first 100 customers through the door on that day. Joe Chuhran, managing partner of the restaurant, said its design will be different from most other Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Michigan, in that it uses the stadium-style atmosphere employed by the chain’s newer restaurants. It will have an open appearance – you’ll be able to stand on one side of the restaurant and see across to the other – with big-screen TVs above the bar mimicking the look of a stadium Jumbotron. Continue Reading

AHS principal Kevin Ohrman and board president Jed Engle cut the ribbon on the new Global Learning Center during the Monday meeting of the Adrian Public Schools Board of Education.

Adrian High School cuts ribbon on new Global Learning Center

Not so long ago, high school libraries were evolving into “media centers,” reflecting the changing times and the impact of technology on the printed word. In 1990, for example, the high school library still had shelves or “stacks” filled with books, tables and chairs set up to encourage quiet study, and the ubiquitous card catalog, with its 3×5 cards describing the library’s extensive collection of books. Fast-forward to 2015 and open the door to the Adrian High School “Global Learning Center.” This student-designed concept gives students a welcoming, modern area for study and research at the high school level while staying connected to the world of people and information. The newly-redesigned space, christened the “Global Learning Center,” was officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony during the board of education meeting Monday night. AHS principal Kevin Ohrman and board president Jed Engle snipped the Maple-blue ribbon. Continue Reading

Ja'Vaughn White

Don’t miss Ja’Vaughn White and the Dancing Wheels this afternoon at AHS

When you work at a newspaper, you write a lot of stories and you meet a lot of people. But of all the stories I wrote during seven-plus years at The Daily Telegram, none stuck with me quite as much as this one about Ja’Vaughn White, who became known throughout Adrian for the dances he would perform in the parking lot at Walgreens. Since graduating from Adrian High School in 2011, White has gone on to the Dancing Wheels, a Cleveland-based troupe that integrates the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. The Dancing Wheels are in town this weekend, and you can see them at 4 p.m. today at the George and Julianne Argyros Performing Arts Center at Adrian High School. Admission is $5. Continue Reading

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Photo: Adrian girls’ cross-country team recognized

The 2014 Adrian High School girls’ cross-country team was recognized at tonight’s Adrian City Commission meeting for being the first girls’ cross-country team from AHS in 36  years to qualify for the state meet. The team also brought Adrian its first-ever title in the Lenawee County girls’ cross-country meet. Pictured here, Mayor Jim Berryman reads a proclamation recognizing the team’s accomplishments. Coach Tom MacNaughton said the team dealt with some nasty weather at the state meet, but they persevered. He added, “We had no seniors on the team, so we’re looking for really, really good things next year.” Continue Reading

A group of Adrian-area students earned college scholarships from TLC Community Credit Union for a marketing project they took on as part of a two-week summer program called iChallengeU. Seated, from left to right, are students Taylor Mohler, Haleigh Galnares, Stephanie Ziviski and Andrea Germain. (Not present was team member Nathaniel Melnik.) Standing, from left to right, are TLC human resources manager Deb Elliott; Bob Tebo, director of the Regional Business Fellowship; Keith Covey, a teacher from Madison High School who worked with the students; TLC CEO Randy Smith; vice president of operations Bob Schrock; and executive vice president of administration Mike Servoss.

Five Adrian-area students earn college scholarships for TLC marketing project

A marketing project for TLC Community Credit Union led to college scholarships for five Adrian-area teens. The students were participants in iChallengeU, a summer educational program organized by the Regional Business Fellowship at South Central Michigan Works. The program, now in its second year, is an intensive two-week educational opportunity in which students form teams to work on problems posed by local businesses, who pay a fee to take part. The students who worked with TLC were Adrian High School seniors Haleigh Galnares, Nathaniel Melnik and Stephanie Ziviski; Adrian graduate Andrea Germain; and Madison High School senior Taylor Mohler. (Germain, Mohler and Ziviski all were dual-enrolled at the LISD Tech Center.) The question TLC posed was how the credit union could get more people of all ages to use its e-services such as its smartphone app and online and mobile banking. Continue Reading

Tavarski "Taz" Wallace stands outside his new barber shop on South Main Street in Adrian.

Football coach Taz Wallace opens barber shop in Adrian

Lenawee County sports fans may know Tavarski “Taz” Wallace as a football star at Adrian College, or more recently as the head football coach at Madison High School. Now he’s adding to his portfolio as the owner of a new business, Coach’s Cut Barber Shop on South Main Street. The first day of business will be tomorrow morning. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Wallace won’t be cutting hair — he’ll leave that to three employees, all with prior experience at other barber shops and salons — but he’ll handle the back end of the business, while also keeping his job at Madison. Continue Reading

Once on This Island - Adrian High School

Morning Update: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Good morning, Adrian! To kick off today’s Morning Update, anybody who’s in the mood for live music has plenty to choose from tonight. Here’s a rundown:

Tonight is opening night for the Adrian High School spring musical, “Once on This Island.” Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. If you’d like to attend the Foundation Night Reception, which benefits the Adrian Schools Educational Foundation, it’s at 6 p.m., right before the show. Continue Reading