All posts by Laura Eliason

2016 Open House Guide

By Heidi Philipsen and Laura Eliason Parents, mark your calendars! You’re invited to the following schools as they open their doors to families looking for the best educational options. Meet the teachers, tour the schools, and find the best fit for your child. Creating Brighter Futures 3125 Professional Dr. | 734-926-0740 OPEN HOUSE:

UAP At Gallup Park In Ann Arbor: A Universal Access Playground

A universal access playground (UAP) is being built at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. The playground is being funded by a grant through the City of Ann Arbor, a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and millage funds. After being in the planning stages for months, a design has been agreed upon

Stein Mart Takes Over Old Ann Arbor Kmart Space

Renovations are in full swing at the Maple Village Shopping Center in west Ann Arbor at the intersection of North Maple and Jackson roads. Stein Mart is one of three businesses set to open in the former Kmart space. The other two will be Sierra Trading Post and Homegoods. Stein Mart has announced that their

Craft of the Month: Pumpkin Seed Halloween Art

Supplies: Paper Glue Craft paint (orange, black and green if you’re making a jack-o-lantern) Kitchen foil or newspaper to paint the seeds on Paint brushes Roasted pumpkin seeds Note: To roast your pumpkin seeds: remove the seeds and rinse off any pumpkin pulp. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spread the seeds over the

The Michigan Theater: Theater Fun For The Whole Family

The Michigan Theater has announced the five exciting shows that will be featured in their 2016-17 season of Not Just for Kids (NJFK). NJFK is a family-friendly live theater series and is a great way to introduce kids to the performing arts. The series launches on October 2 with a 1:30pm performance by the Mosaic

Ypsilanti’s First Friday Art Walk: Paper Mache Puppets And More

On the first Friday of the month, downtown Ypsilanti comes alive with visual and performing arts. Over 20 venues open their doors with special exhibits, events, activities and family-friendly fun. During October, catch artist Mark Tucker’s imaginative, hand-made and brightly-painted parade sculptures and luminaries during the Festifools Exhibit at MIX Ypsilanti (130 W. Michigan Ave.,