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Ann Arbor Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Disposal in Ann Arbor

Note: This article on Hazardous Household Waste Disposal in Ann Arbor was originally written in 2015, but has been updated in November 2021 As of December 30, 2022 they have temporarily closed for a facility clean out. As of January 30, they are still listed as close. We will be updating the article again in …

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Ann Arbor Parks Status Updates for Summer 2020

Ann Arbor Parks has updated their operational status for Spring and Summer 2020. We have split the update into sections on what is currently open, what is opening soon, and what is remaining closed for now. We also have a section for upcoming park events and camps. Information in this article was based on the …

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HVA’s Magical Maladies Paramuggle Training

During Spring Break my daughter spent one day at the Huron Valley Ambulance’s Department of Magical Maladies Paramuggle Training. For a few years I have seen the classes offered by HVA. But when I saw a Harry Potter themed class, I knew my daughter would be interested. The class offered a nice blend of Harry Potter and …

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Smoke Detector Battery Replacement

Smoke Detector Battery Replacement

I’ve heard this advice since I was a child. However, I have not followed it as an adult since our smoke detectors are electric with battery backup. They chirp when the battery gets low. I figured this was a fool-proof method and never changed the batteries until they chirped. This week, we had a wake-up …

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Ann Arbor Parks to go Smoke Free!

This morning I was thrilled to see the announcement that 77 Ann Arbor Parks will be smoke-free beginning on February 1. The park includes 73 parks with playgrounds as well as 4 downtown parks.  It has always frustrated me when I saw people smoking on playgrounds. I always felt it was rude to be exposing kids …

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Fire Prevention - Replace Your Smoke Detectors

Fire Safety – Replacing Smoke Detectors

Last week was Fire Prevention Week. I hoped to post about Replacing Smoke Detectors then. However, my husband was out of town that week. We only changed our smoke detectors this weekend. Replacing smoke detector batteries with the time change is a well-known practice. And if you forget, modern units chirp when the battery dies. But, did you know …

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