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Ice fishing derby

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission will hold their annual Ice Fishing Derby at Independence Lake County Park on Saturday, February 11. Head to the icy lake to fish for Northern Pike, Bass, and Crappie and win prizes. In both kid and adult divisions. Bring your own bait. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required, to pre-register at parksonline.

Easing the transition to middle school

A new program, Success Academy, is helping 6th graders ease the transition from elementary to middle school. The weekly program, run by the Family Learning Institute (FLI), is open to students who have graduated from the FLI’s longstanding tutoring program. Founded in 1999, The Family Learning Institute helps eliminate the achievement gap in Washtenaw County.

Knitting isn’t just for grannies!

Stitching with attitude Think knitting is for grannies? The Ann Arbor Stitch’nBitch meetup group will definitely change your mind! The group meets weekly to knit or crochet and to share stories and discussion. Those who are just learning how to crochet or knit are also invited to join the group to compare notes and gain ‘purls’ of


Bitten Mitten A new teether for your Michigan baby shows off your love for the “mitten state.” Bitten Mitten released its new Mitten Teether, a soft, flexible teether, made from food-grade silicone. $19.99 | Young Architect House Building Set Perfect for the budding architect in your house, this house-building set lets kids, ages 8 and up, design