Tag Archives: News – Briefs

Girls Group Planting the Seeds for Success

For thirteen years, Girls Group has helped local young women defy statistics, graduate from high school, and become first-generation college students. Currently, the organization serves 350 young women: 260 teens from 15 Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti-area schools and 90 first-generation college students. 100% of the high school students that participate have successfully graduated and earned

AADL Reopens: Westgate branch of the Ann Arbor District Library

The Westgate branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) reopened in September. The renovation makes this location the largest in the AADL system. The new Westgate branch includes many new, exciting features. A cafe operated by Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be in operation. It also includes additional parking, several new study rooms and

Recent Guideline Changes For EpiPen Auto-Injectors

Severe allergies to food, bee venom and more are on the rise and it is critical for caretakers to know how to respond in case of emergency. Reactions do happen and the best way to be prepared is by always carrying epinephrine and knowing how to administer it. Dr. Tara Shankar, board-certified allergist with Allergy

Second Place: Washtenaw International High School

Ten Washtenaw County high schools are in the top 50 of all Michigan high schools based on the April SAT scores from their 11th-graders. This was the first time Michigan 11th-graders took the SAT, and not the ACT, as part of the Michigan Merit Exam. Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti came in second based

A New Dog Park: Ann Arbor Parks And Recreation

Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation has announced that plans are progressing for a third off-leash dog play area at Broadway Park located on Fuller street along the Huron River. The new dog park is expected to open in mid-October. There are currently dog parks at Swift Run and Olson parks. The park will include a