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Ultimate Local Gift Guide

Best Gifts for Kids Books from local authors and publishers Ann Arborites love their books, and Nicola’s loves to stock favorites from regional authors. Look for new picture books from two beloved Michigan authors and illustrators — Patricia Polacco’s Remembering Vera ($17.99) and Philip and Erin Stead’s adaptation of a Mark Twain story, The Purloining

Where to see The Nutcracker this season

Many chances to catch the whimsical ballet on a magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages. River Raisin Ballet Company River Raisin Centre for the Arts 114 S Monroe St, Monroe 810-237-3111 thefso.org/concerts/nutcracker Friday, December

Holiday Happenings

The holidays have arrived, and along with them, these great events in and around Washtenaw County. Bundle up the family and get ready to feel the holiday spirit! Downtown Ypsilanti December 1 Tree Lighting 6-7pm YDL-Michigan Library Plaza 229 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti 734-482-4110 x1323 | ypsilibrary.org/events Join the library for caroling led by the


As parents, we all want our children to be happy, loved and accepted. This is especially true for parents with children that have special needs. Here we’ve compiled stories of hope and resilience, along with local resources to help you and your family get the support you need to be the best version of yourself.

Support for Children with Special Needs from Local Mothers

Courtney Stinson is a resident of Washtenaw County, mother of two children, and married to her supportive husband, Jeff. Stinson’s first child, Nathan, was born completely healthy. When Stinson got pregnant with her second child, she expected she would also give birth to a healthy baby. The unexpected happened when her second baby, Ellie, was