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April 2020—Ann Arbor Favorites

Our readers have great taste. From interesting products, to delicious food and drink offerings, to unique places to visit, find out what local faves your neighbors are loving around town this month. “I love the Detroit Filling Station. It has so many good options and, because everything is vegan, you don’t have to worry about

Building healthy communities in Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Health Department recently announced the planned distribution of $30,000 in grant funding through its Building Healthy Communities program with awards to Food Gatherers, Growing Hope, and the Farm at St. Joe’s. Food Gatherers, which engages partner agencies, will identify strategies to improve the quality of programming and to increase the amount and

Y-Fi students launch their first micro museum

Willow Run High School closed in 2013, but now its administrative wing will reopen this summer, temporarily, as the ADMIN Micro Museum, a multisensory art space. Powered by Y-Fi, the Ypsilanti student art movement, with the guidance of museum professionals, the space will convert former classrooms into experiential galleries. The free museum will be a

Debit cards helps teens learn finances

While financial independence is a first step toward adulthood, it’s still terrifying to think about handing a debit card over to a teenager. Greenlight, however, came up with a solution: they offer a debit card for kids that is monitored by parents through an app which provides teens and parents with two different experiences. Parents

Light up the Park

The world-class skate facility Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park is in high use year-round. Now, City officials have approved a plan to install lighting to allow for safe use and enjoyment of the park after dark. Skateparks, with unique features such as ramps, ledges and bowls, can be challenging to light properly. The

A community cafe

Ann Arbor’s Community High School now offers students a school cafeteria called Community Cafe which is located in the school’s lower level in the room formerly used by the Jazz Band. The Ann Arbor School District’s new wellness coordinator, Angela Demetriou, assessing school lunchrooms across the District, realized that Community didn’t even have a lunchroom.