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Paint Ypsilanti

This Sunday, as part of the Paint Ypsilanti Project, a lot of folks are going to be at 306 East Cross Street, painting the house of my friend Caleb Brokaw, who passed away this past November. If you would like to join us, check Facebook for the details. And, if you’d like to know more […]

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AnnArbor.com covering Ypsi, like it or not

The person who covers Ypsi for AnnArbor.com is a guy by the name of Tom Perkins, and he’s been stirring up quite a bit of shit lately. In this past week, he’s broken stories on both the crumbling of Dave Curtis’s Washington Street empire and the decision by the Depot Town CDC to end their […]

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Cycle Powered Cinema, donations now accepted

The plan to show live, people-powered movies in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park is still alive and well. A recent Cycle Powered Cinema volunteer meeting drew about a dozen people, and I think we made some pretty good progress. Following are some brief notes on where we are now, and where we hope to be by the […]

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Two new notes on the City Council’s decision to take the parks back from the Depot Town CDC

I don’t want to flog a dead horse, but, over the past few days, a couple of interesting comments have been left on this site pertaining to the City Council’s decision last year to take back management of Riverside and Frog Island parks from the Depot Town CDC, and I thought that they should be […]

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Ypsi’s parks and what it costs to maintain them

I’m confused about something, and I’m hoping that someone out there can straighten me out. It has to do with the costs of maintaining Ypsilanti’s Riverside and Frog Island parks. Here, as I understand it, is the background. A few years ago, in preparation for the budget mess that we’re now facing, it was decided […]

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