Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Yarn Bombing… expert level

Pay phones and phone booths have been yarn bombed in other parts of the world, but I believe this may be a first for Ypsilanti. Isn’t it beautiful? Now if we could just get some feet for our mailboxes and monster heads for our parking meters. [note: I love the idea of reclaiming these little, […]

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The Ypsilantian of the Year

[The following post is kind of rambling. I apologize in advance for the stream-of-consciousness nature of it.] A few nights ago, half joking, I posted on Facebook that I was considering the possibility of bestowing a “Local Person of the Year” award in Ypsi, the same way that Time magazine does every year for the […]

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Is this something that a lot of local waitresses are expected to participate in?

I know it’s highly unlikely, but it occurred to me as I was walking by our local strip club this evening that it’s at least conceivable that their big, upcoming event was the result of a grassroots campaign waged by local waitresses, who, perhaps jealous of the attention given to “sexy librarians” and “sexy nurses,” […]

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“It’s beginning to smell a lot like Krampus”

Ypsilanti’s fifth annual Krampus festivities are scheduled to take place the night of Saturday, December 20… so you’d best start sewing your pelts and practicing your dance moves. This year we’re going to be doing a few things differently. It’ll still be the big, ass-shaking, anti-holiday dance party you’ve come to know and love. And […]

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A new downtown pop-up puts Ypsi youth to work bridging the digital divide

There’s a new pop-up computer retailer in downtown Ypsilanti this holiday season. It’s called Digital Inclusion (DI), and it’s the most recent outgrowth of a program that started half a dozen years ago to get computer systems into the hands of folks on the wrong side of the digital divide. And, if the pop-up goes […]

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