Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 10/11 2011 Lake Michigan storms: Mesoscale Discussion 402

Severe storms and damaging winds are possible across the upper Great Lakes from the storm on April 10/April 11 2011. This map is from Mesoscale Discussion 402.

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Edward Vielmetti watches for severe storms.


Michigan 2, North Dakota 0 (2011 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey)

Michigan defeated North Dakota 2-0 tonight in NCAA Frozen Four hockey. I watched on ESPN3. Recap:, "Going for 10! U-M Blanks No. 1 North Dakota to Reach NCAA Final".

Box score: ESPN.

Espn3-michigan-north-dakota-frozen-four-semifinal-2011Next game is Saturday night, 7:00 pm.  vs. the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. UMD beat Notre Dame 4-3 to advance to the finals.

Edward Vielmetti writes about sports, sometimes, and sings along with the band.

Take Back the Night rally, Thursday, April 7, 2011, University of Michigan

The 2011 Ann Arbor Take Back the Night march and rally starts at 7:00 on Thursday, April 7, on the Diag at the University of Michigan. It is expected to run until 9:00 p.m. 

If you made a lantern for the 2011 Fool Moon parade, you could bring it here too.

Event map, details to follow.

Take_Back_The_Night_MapEdward Vielmetti promotes safe, affordable, late night public transportation.

Warning Underground Cable: Oakland County Michigan power outage, April 2, 2011 #backchannel

At 9:49 p.m. the map from the DTE Power Outage Center shows widespread outages from 8 Mile Road to Maple Road between Southfield Road and Lahser Road in Oakland County. Power has been out since about 5:00 p.m. according to the DTE map. WXYZ sports anchor Tom Leyden reported on the #backchannel that underground cables that feed a DTE sub-station failed, affecting the Southfield power grid and 5,100+ customers.


Every power outage needs some music; here’s “Warning Underground Cable” performing the instrumental hip-hop composition “Schubert”.

Unlike Oakland County, Ann Arbor was lit up just fine, with Fool Moon luminary parades and street parties last night, and kind people sharing their lights on the Diag for Hash Bash today.

Edward Vielmetti collects batteries for portable radios for FestiFools.

FoolMoon 2011 luminary parade map, April 1, 2011; gather at 7:45 p.m., procession starts at 8:15 p.m.

From the Facebook event page for FoolMoon 2011:

Bring your luminary (or kazoo / chicken suit / saxophone / what have you) to one of our three “Constellation Stations” (aka starting points), and join fellow frolickers for the Foolish stroll to W. Washington Street. We will begin gathering around 7:45pm, and the processionals will set off at 8:15pm. 

The starting points on the map below: U of Michigan Museum of Art on State Street, Farmers Market in Kerrytown, and Slauson Middle School on West Washington St.



Edward Vielmetti will see you on the street.

What to watch on CTN, April 1-7, 2011

What to watch on CTN is the City of Ann Arbor's weekly programming guide to public access cable. Download this week's flyer as a PDF. Here's show listings for April 1-7, 2011. Note that several of these are also available on demand over the Internet at .


Edward Vielmetti is certain to make it big in television if he ever gets a chance to break in to the big time.