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The new Director of Ypsilanti’s Heritage Festival, Andrew Clock, on the future of the event

As I believe most of you know, word went out a few months ago that the group of individuals behind Ypsilanti’s annual Heritage Festival were looking, after several years, to hand the reins off to a new generation of leaders. There were a few open meetings, that interested individuals were encouraged to attend, and, ultimately, […]

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Portland, Maine study shows dramatic impact of buying local

I haven’t taken the time to look into the methodology of the study in any great detail, but, according to our friends at BALLE, the folks at the Maine Center for Economic Policy have completed a study showing that dollars spent at locally-owned businesses yield almost twice as much in the way of local economic […]

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Shadow Art Fair judging has killed my brain

I just spent the last five hours judging applications for the December 5 Shadow Art Fair, and I really don’t feel like blogging tonight… Sorry, but my head is numb from sorting through images of silk-screened gnomes, giant ceramic owls, and the like. It may be a bit premature, as the decision has yet to […]

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