Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 2011 at CTN

Hello, and welcome to CTN’s a2ikog podcast,
Keeping Ann Arbor in the Know on the Go,                                        
Thank you so much for joining us!
I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes.

Can you believe the summer and the entire calendar year is just past the halfway point already? Whew, where did the time go?

Well, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy all the perks and resources of your very own Community Television Network! So check us out:

4th of July Parade
The 21st Annual Jaycees 4th of July Parade featured 80 units, including a Drum & Fife Band! The parade premieres Friday, July 8th @ 8:30 p.m. on CitiTV Ch. 19.

July “Conversations"
Guests on CitiTV 19’s “Conversations" for this month are Josie Parker, Director of the Ann Arbor District Library on July 13th and 
Barnet Jones, Ann Arbor Police Chief on the 27th. Conversations premiere at 6:30 pm. 

Candidates for City Administrator
On Wednesday, July 13, the final candidates for the City Administrator position will participate in public "presentations" to City Council in Larcom City Hall, Council Chambers, second floor, beginning at 8 a.m. and CTN will be there televising it LIVE on GovTV Channel 16.  Each candidate will present for approximately 15 minutes followed by 40 minutes for interview team questions.

City Council Democratic Primary Candidates Forums
Also LIVE on Wednesday the 13th you can watch the League of Women Voters City Council Democratic Primary Candidates Forums starting with the 2nd Ward at 7 pm, followed by 3rd Ward at 8 pm, and the 5th Ward at 9 pm.  CitiTV 19.

Art Fair Directors on FYI
The Directors of the 4 Ann Arbor Art Fairs will be featured in the July 15th edition of FYI premiering at 6 & 10 pm at Friday.  Find out what the Fairs have in store for you this year.
Speaking of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs…

Townie Street Party
“What’s Your Favorite Thing to Do in Ann Arbor?”  
That’s the question Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network will be asking at the Townie Street Party Monday, July 18th from 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., the kick-off event for this year’s Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.  Stop by the CTN Townie booth and let us know what’s cool to do in our fair town.  Your answer will be taped for later telecast on CTN’s A2TV Ch. 17 (Comcast.)  The Townie Street Party is on E. Washington between Thayer & Fletcher.  Visit for details.  Learn more about CTN at

The CTN Art Fair Booth
The Ann Arbor Art Fairs run July 20th through the 23rd and once again CTN will be there, in its new location, taping video greetings.  You’ll find the CTN booth just off E. Washington between Thayer & Fletcher, near Burton Memorial Tower and the UM Alumni Association.   Visit for details.  
Learn more about CTN at
You won't want to miss one minute of CTN at the Art Fair starting on Wednesday, July 20.  Check the CTN website for all the times and dates!
At the CTN Art Fair booth, the art is you!

Speak-Out on “Access Soapbox”
Got something to say?  Say it on CTN!  On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, July 14th & 28th, CTN invites Ann Arbor residents and representatives of non-profit organizations to come in and record a 5 minute statement in the CTN studio for later telecast on CTN’s A2TV Cable Channel 17.  It’s a great way to promote a non-profit event, state an opinion, complain about something or salute someone.  So, get on your soapbox!  Access Soapbox!  This service is provided by CTN at absolutely no cost to you, so call us at 734.794.6150, ext. 0 and reserve your taping today!

Be sure to visit CTN’s website for replay schedules for all this and more wonderful Ann Arbor programming!

Well, that’s what’s going on at CTN this July!

Hope you all had a safe and happy Independence Day and are ready to have fun at this year’s Art Fairs!

And keep an eye out for CTN volunteers in their cool T-shirts (designed by yours truly)!

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Once again, thank you so much for visiting the blog and listening to CTN’s a2ikog podcast!

I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes,

Keeping Ann Arbor In the Know, On the Go.