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November 2017 Giveaway

Who doesn’t love playing a game with the family during the holidays? We’re giving away fun games suitable for kids of all ages. Little ones ages 2-4 will have a farm-tastic time playing Educational Insight’s Peekaboo Barn Game. For those 5 and up, it’ll be fun to practice sight words with the Learning Resources Sight

A few of our favorite things: November 2017

Educational Insight’s Peekaboo Barn Game Little ones ages 2-4 will have a farm-tastic time playing Educational Insight’s Peekaboo Barn Game. This game promotes vocabulary development and storytelling, encourages interactive and social play and introduces early game play to younger kids. Game comes with a 3-D barn, 1 silo spinner, 8 animals and a multilingual game

Altar’d State opens in the Center Court of Briarwood Mall

Altar’d State, a women’s fashion boutique has opened in the Center Court of Briarwood Mall, next to Lush Cosmetics. Altar’d State offers women of all ages the latest fashions, accessories, shoes and fabulous gifts that you won’t find anywhere else. With over 70 boutiques nationwide, this company is one of the fastest-growing apparel chains in

Salads UP will open in the North Sears corridor in early 2018

In early 2018, Salads UP will open in the North Sears corridor, now dubbed the Dining Pavilion. Created by Robby Mayer and Max Steir, 2013 University of Michigan graduates, the restaurant will serve healthy food, such as salads, wraps, grain bowls, acai bowls, smoothies and more. The Briarwood Mall Salads UP will be the third

Buddy’s Pizza opens its 12th southeast Michigan location in Ann Arbor

Who says pizzas need to be circular? Since 1946, Detroit’s Buddy’s Pizza has served up deep dish, rectangular pizza to hungry customers. Last month, Buddy’s Pizza opened its 12th southeast Michigan location, this one in Ann Arbor at 3153 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., near I-94, providing closer and easier access to their original Detroit-style square pizza.

Make the Holidays More Fun for Kids with Sensory Issues

Parties and family gatherings, special food, twinkling lights – what’s not to like about the holidays? Plenty, for kids with autism and other sensory challenges. Many are easily overwhelmed by new sights and sounds. Spending time with relatives you rarely see, eating unusual food and opening presents is a lot to take in, especially when