Build a kid-friendly winter obstacle course inspired by U-M gardens, arboretum staff
To help beat the winter blues, families are encouraged to venture outdoors to play, spend time together and get some fresh air. “In Gaffield Children’s Garden, we provide rich, open-ended nature play experiences. We encourage families to participate and replicate what we do here, in their own homes, apartments, and parks.”One such activity is constructing a winter obstacle course. They posted this obstacle course over the weekend:Anything can be used to construct the obstacle course -- snow balls, sticks, stumps and rope, to name a few items. Make sure you associate a mission with the course: “Let’s hop over three snowballs, circle the stump two times and sprint to the tree.”To see the full guide on creating a fun winter obstacle course, click here.
Ann Arbor compost facility now open for drop-off, sales
ANN ARBOR Ann Arbors compost facility reopened on Saturday for residents to drop off yard waste bags and materials for sale. Visitors will be able to use a temporary driveway and are encouraged to visit Friday and Saturday for drop-off or pick up. Sales are per cubic yard, and materials include:CompostNatural wood mulchPallet mulchWoodchipsCheck and credit cards accepted only. Residents can collect up to one cubic yard of free mulch or compost while supplies last. As is required for drop-off, a recent water bill or a valid city of Ann Arbor drivers license is required for pick up.
Driver leaves tire tracks in Roseville home’s front yard
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A family in Roseville woke up Sunday morning to find tire tracks from someone driving donuts in their front yard. A family member said they’re furious that someone would do that to the yard. “Over 50 years, we deserve some respect. Don’t you dare come over here and do this anymore.”She told Local 4 the family has to wait until spring in order to fix the damage. They’re planing to install security cameras and a fence to avoid similar incidents.