Minding Our Biz

The spring and summer is all about getting out, going somewhere new and shaking off those cold-weather blues — even though, to be fair, this winter was super mild. Anyway, there are some new things brewing downtown, which means more opportunities to explore.


Springtime is here and it’s time to head outside and get your garden ready. But not everybody has a green thumb. That’s why Washtenaw County has teamed up with the Michigan State University Extension to offer the DIAL-A-GARDEN service.

A head full of steam

The 2012 World Steam Expo, held on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25—28), at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, in the Fairlane Town Center, is one of the area’s largest and newest conventions. If you’ve ever been curious about the phenomenon known as “steampunk”, here is where you can get your steam, corset, and/or goggles on.

The 42nd Annual Earth Day Festival

Since 1970, Earth day has aimed to raise awareness about the natural environment. Luckily, it can be both fun and informative thanks to the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival, hosted by the Leslie Science Nature Center.