All posts by Laura Eliason

St. Patrick’s Day parade in Corktown Detroit

The largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in Michigan kicks off in Corktown, Detroit. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood and gains its name from the Irish immigrants who lived there, most of whom had come from County Cork in Ireland. In its 59th year, the parade proceeds for about two hours through Corktown down Michigan Avenue,

Child Care and Preschool Guide

Looking for a great place for your little one to develop, learn, and have fun during those important years leading up to Kindergarten? We’ve got you covered! Daycroft Montessori Preschool-K Campus 100 Oakbrook Dr. 734-930-0333 | A Daycroft education provides a Montessori, student-centered learning environment that nurtures the whole child. Daycroft balances student-initiated education

A new hands-on museum exhibit for teeth

Thanks to support from the Delta Dental Foundation, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will host the exhibit Chew on This! until December. The exhibit allows students to clean giant teeth with larger-than-life dental instruments, operate a mini video camera to take a peek inside their own mouths, make healthy food choices at the Smart Mart

A fresh new grocery store option

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a specialty retailer focused on healthy and organic products and groceries, opened its seventh Michigan store in Ypsilanti in February. Boasting an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen foods,

Muse Atelier Vintage offers a-’muse’-ing treasures for all

Muse Atelier Vintage, located in Ypsilanti, is a vintage store and so much more. Housed inside a three-story, 150-year-old barn, the shop sells vintage clothing for all shapes and sizes. However, the barn hosts more than just a clothing shop. Muse Atelier Vintage also features a photography studio for fantasy photo shoots with different themes,

Journey to Ireland with the Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Take a musical journey to Ireland with the Washtenaw Community Concert Band. This free concert will feature special guest performer Nicholas Brown playing the uilleann (Irish bagpipes) and guest Conductor James Curnow. The 80-piece Washtenaw Community Concert Band will have your family sham-rocking the evening before St. Patrick’s Day. The program will highlight music from