All posts by Laura Eliason

A child’s first gift

Alyssa Voss and her son, Coleton, gave a unique gift to others on the day he was born. The Voss family was the first in Michigan to donate their placenta as part of a new program aimed at providing nutrient-rich tissue to help patients with serious medical needs. Expectant mothers who will give birth with

A women’s resale store for all sizes

Clothes resale is a growing trend in the United States, and Clothes Mentor is bringing its upscale resale shop to the Maple Village shopping center. Clothes Mentor sells gently used name-brand and designer clothing, shoes and accessories for up to 70% off original retail prices. They pay cash on-the-spot or store credit for apparel in

Judson Center moves to a new, larger space

The Judson Center has relocated to a larger space at 3917 Research Park Drive, Suite B-1A, in Ann Arbor. The multi-county human service agency provides autism programs, behavioral health services, child and family services, including foster care and adoption in tandem with its affiliate, Child Safe Michigan. Their location on Packard Road in Ann Arbor

The Discovery Center celebrates 45 years with a new woodland play area

Ann Arbor preschool The Discovery Center continues its history of innovation in high-quality child care with the creation of a new woodland nature play area and a playground renovation and expansion. The new nature play area takes advantage of the Center’s 3.5-acre wooded site and includes paths through the woods and activity areas within. The

New Brighton bookstore

2 Dandelions Bookshop, an independent store, as opened in downtown Brighton, carrying a wide selection for all ages and reading levels. Owned by Jeanne Blazo, a retired kindergarten teacher, and Jeri Kay Thomas, who also teaches at Spencer Elementary. The store is open from Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-8pm, and Sunday, noon-5pm. 2 Dandelions Bookshop, 209 W. Main

Got LEGOS to donate?

The LEGO Group is launching a pilot program, called LEGO Replay, just in time for the holiday giving season to accept collections of LEGO and DUPLO sets. The new program will donate these sets to Teach For America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Round up any loose LEGO pieces, place them into a