Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Meanwhile in Ypsilanti

I’m not sure why Chris Sandon brought this particular local job opportunity to my attention, as I’m notoriously rude and unprofessional during my coital piercing sessions, but I like that I’m the first person he thinks of when things like this cross his desk.

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Today on the Water Street Commons

[Photo by filmmaker Adam Wright, taken at Ypsilanti's Water Street Commons sculpture park.]

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Is it possible that the economic impact of Ypsi’s Color Run is really $1.8 million?

I’m going to try something new this year and forgo my annual rant about the Color Run, which is scheduled to take place in Ypsilanti again this Saturday morning. It still bothers me that they pitch it as a somewhat philanthropic event, while only giving a percent or two of what’s raised to charity, but […]

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The native plants of the Water Street prairie need your help

The flowers that we planted last May are beginning to open up on the Water Street Prairie. They aren’t quite as plentiful as we’d hoped, which we attribute to the poor quality of the soil, and the continued presence of invasive species like Spotted Knapweed, but the native plants that we reintroduced to the site […]

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Stuff you likely won’t hear about at the Ypsi Historical Society, Volume I: The presence of the KKK in the 1920s

On occasion, I find that it’s easier to steal content than to write it myself. And, just now, I was given a terrific opportunity to do just that when my friend, the local historian Matt Siegfried, posted the following two newspaper scans to the South Adams Street page he maintains on Facebook. From the November […]

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