All posts by Laura Eliason

Open House Guide 2019—Part One

Special Advertising Section Find the best school for your child at these upcoming open houses. Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and talk to school administrators about their school’s vision. Choosing the best school leads to a successful education and future for your child, and there are so many great options in the Ann Arbor

Décor maker space opens in Ann Arbor

A new boutique DIY shop offering instructor-led workshops perfect for novice crafters and do-it-yourself enthusiasts is open in Ann Arbor. AR Workshop® Ann Arbor, the Arlington Square strip mall on Washtenaw Avenue, has workshop options for all ages and skill levels, featuring classes to help the crafty to create wood plank signs, canvas pillows, Lazy

“A whole new world” at Brighton Target

Disney is partnering with Target to open stores in 25 select locations, with more opening next year, and Brighton is one of the first. The Disney Store at Target will feature toys, games, apparel, and accessories and certain products that were only previously available for purchase at Disney retail locations. The Brighton location will open

A Detroit institution comes to Ann Arbor

Ballet Detroit, located at the Detroit Opera House, has opened a satellite school, Ballet Detroit of Ann Arbor. The faculty have been trained in and teach the Vaganova curriculum, which has produced dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Markarova. Controlled class sizes allow for individual and personalized attention for each dancer. Students

Putterz Golf and Games Get New Owners

After 41 years of bringing summer fun to families from the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area, the owners of Putterz Golf and Games, Bill and Pat Chrysan, sold the business and retired in September. The new owners plan to keep the business open and have updates planned for the Washtenaw Ave. location. For more information,

Ann Arbor favorite opens a second store in Saline

After becoming a Main Street, Ann Arbor destination for celebration and gifting needs, Rock Paper Scissors has opened a second location in Saline, celebrating the grand opening in August. The new store features a similar mix of products as their Ann Arbor location but includes some fun, new surprises for their youngest shoppers including a