Category Archives: Ypsilanti

2018 Election Day open thread

9:00 AM I’m home with a sick kid, so thing may not go as planned, but I’m hoping to vote soon, and then head back home to do some remote phone banking through Swing Left for Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th district, which covers Frankfort, where I lived as a baby, Georgetown, […]

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Do you agree that we need to stand up to Trumpism? Here’s how you can help as we approach Election Day, Ypsilanti.

A few quick thoughts for my fellow Ypsilantians… things that you can do between now and Election Day, not only to make your voting experience better, but to finally change the tide against Trumpism, and to do so in a decisive fashion. First: Read Your Ballot… If you live in Ypsi, and you haven’t done […]

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Ypsilanti’s first Annual Cider Fest is this Saturday

A while back, I’d heard from from a friend that the Michigan Brewers Guild had put out the word that, going forward, they wouldn’t be allowing cider makers to participate in their big, annual Ypsilanti Beer Fest. Being skeptical by nature, and knowing how much cider is increasing in popularity, I just assumed that this […]

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Let’s go over this ballot together, OK?

Today, Donald Trump declared the legitimate news media “the true enemy of the people,” called the Democratic candidate for Governor in Florida a “thief,” and ordered that nearly 5,000 additional active-duty troops be sent to the southern border to protect us from an imaginary threat in hopes of driving his more racist supporters to the […]

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Video of Ypsilanti during the summer of 1970 is discovered

Ever wonder what #Ypsilanti looked like in the summer of #1970? Well, thanks to my friend Barry LaRue, now we know. Here's the recently unearthed 8mm footage shot by LarRue when he was 14. Note the old Michigan Ave porn shop, and the "Art" theater. https://t.co/FYgRSroVDx — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) October 19, 2018 I’ve now […]

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