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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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Ann Arbor Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Disposal in Ann Arbor

Note: This article was originally written in 2015, but has been updated in May 2018. Over the last couple of years we have built a growing pile of spent batteries. We have also accumulated several Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs as we have converted to LED bulbs in many locations. Earlier this week, my husband asked me …

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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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