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Arbor Annie’s Memorial Day Weekend Picks – May 26-29

Arbor Annie's Memorial Day Weekend Picks - May 26-29, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. Pools open, schools start to wind down, and it’s an enjoyable long weekend.  Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks The weather forecast for this weekend is constantly changing. At the time of writing, Sunday looks like the stormy day. However, each day has shown a clear forecast and a rainy forecast on different […]

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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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Island Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Island Park Playground Profile

This profile of Island Park is part of our Summer Series Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling the playground at Island Park. Island Park Island Park is a small park along the Huron River in Ann […]

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American Girl Pop-Up Store Returns to Twelve Oaks Mall

American Girl Bags

The temporary American Girl store is returning to Twelve Oaks Mall this summer. They don’t have an opening date set yet, but the details are in the press release below: AMERICAN GIRL TEMPORARY STORE OPENING Popular Retail Site Opens at Twelve Oaks Mall This Summer WHAT:                 Grab your girl (and her favorite doll) for a trip to American Girl – returning […]

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10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. With the hot start to the summer of 2016, it’s a good thing that there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. In order […]

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Lohr Road McDonalds Celebrates their Grand Reopening

Lohr Rd McDonalds Remodeled Play Area

This morning I was invited to the grand re-opening VIP celebration for the McDonalds on Lohr Road.  After buying the restaurant in August 2015, owner Monique Vann-Brown undertook a remodeling project this spring. The lobby and restaurant seating was opened up and outlets were added for guests working on their devices. McDonalds Play Area Remodeling The play area was re-designed with input from […]

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Food Deals for Today

7-Eleven Bring Your Own Cup Day

Friday is not typically a day for discounted dining like Kids Eat Free. However, there are a few limited time offers going on today.  Happy Birthday Chuck E. Cheese Chuck E. Cheese is celebrating their 40th birthday today. Kids will receive a free slice of birthday cake (while supplies last) at 8:40p. At this time, they will be trying to […]

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