Category Archives: Ypsilanti

And our Ypsilantian of the Year is…. Bee Roll

As you may recall, about a month ago, I said that I’d like to bestow an Ypsilantian of the Year award, and asked for your nominations. Well, yesterday, on my new radio program, I announced the recipient. The first ever MarkMaynard.com Ypsilantian of the Year award was given to Bee Roll, the owner of Beezy’s… […]

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If Washtenaw Avenue were a taint, would that make Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti the anus?

I’d like to preface my comments by saying that I like the Ann Arbor News. I may, on occasion, disagree with their corporate

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard, tune in this Saturday at 6:00 PM

OK, the contract negotiations are now over, and it’s official. As of Saturday, I will be a part-time, non-compensated employee of Ypsilanti’s AM1700, where I’ll host “The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”. (Other Mark Maynards were interviewed, but I came out on top.) As we discussed earlier, the show will be extremely free-form in […]

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard

A week or so ago, I was at the Tap Room with Ypsilanti Councilman Brian Robb and Wurst Bar owner Jesse Kranyak, when it occurred to me that the small AM radio station owned by said Councilman was just 100 yards or so away. “Let’s finish these beers,” I said, “and continue our conversation over […]

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Exploring Ypsilanti’s place on the Underground Railroad: part two

This past November, I posted a lengthy interview with local historian Matt Siegfried about slavery, the fight for emancipation, and the role played by Ypsilantians in that struggle. We covered an incredible amount of ground, but, as I still had a lot of unanswered questions, I asked him back. Following, as Paul Harvey would say, […]

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