Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Do you recognize the name Allmendinger?

A2 Journal reporter Lisa Allmendinger, a 1980 University of Michigan graduate, will be a familiar name to many of our readers as she is a former stringer for The Ann Arbor News, which ceases publication July 23. We hired her on to cover a community where her roots run deep, beginning with the Ann Arbor Organ and Piano Co., started in the 1870s by David F. Allmendinger. Her father, Edwin, who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947, played for the Wolverines under Fritz Crisler. Allmendinger Park on Pauline Street is named after her family. Read more about her family history in our first edition July 9 and check out these two videos (better-quality videos are on MiCentral) I produced today of her speaking from Allmendinger Park and the former Ann Arbor Organ and Piano Co. on First Street.
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Better-quality videos are on MiCentral.

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