All posts by Athena Cocoves

1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation

Journey to the 7th century for an inspiring look at the colorful and creative gold age of civilization, that stretched from Spain to China, during 1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation, at the Michigan Science Center through January 7, 2018. With more than 60 exhibits, explore the inspiring scientific and cultural

The Cheese Shop of Saline

Get a gouda shopping experience— and spend a little cheddar— at The Cheese Shop of Saline. Recently opened by John Loomis, co-founder of Zingerman’s Creamery, the shop offers fresh cheese made on site every day, as well as European and domestic cheeses, deli meats, crackers, breads, olive oil, wine and craft beer. A small kitchen is on

The Purple Rose Theatre Company keeps blooming

With thanks to a grant of more than $38,000 from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), The Purple Rose Theatre Company recently completed the final phase of its two-season, $250,000 roof renovation project. One of over 630 applications considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals, the PRTC’s grant

Travel to Japan at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Japan Gallery

Travel to Japan at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Japan Gallery, opening to the public on Saturday, November 4, and enjoy a plethora of Japanese cultural events for families. From 6-9pm on Friday, November 3, enjoy a workshop on making your own Japanese-style paper fan, called uchiwa. From noon-4pm on Friday through Sunday, November

Ann Arbor mom’s forced goodbye

Lourdes Salazar Bautista lived in Ann Arbor for 20 years, but the mother of three U.S. citizens was detained in July by ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement). Despite rallies, community support, and Ann Arbor City Council voting unanimously to approve a resolution asking the federal government for a stay of deportation, Salazar Bautista was forced

The newly-opened Elements Preschool for Natural Learning

Preschool is an opportunity for young children to learn how to learn. Want to make sure your child is ready and excited for kindergarten and elementary school? The newly-opened Elements Preschool for Natural Learning makes sure children ages 2 to 5 learn naturally. The play-based natural learning center enhances imagination, curiosity and excitement about the