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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Christine Laughren

After nearly 25 years in Ypsi, the empowered little girl you see below will soon be breaking free. Please join me in wishing Christine Laughren safe travels as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, far away from the American midwest… Here’s her official exit interview. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsi? […]

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The Wurst Challenge: the magic of giant sausage brings the community together, quality arts programming to kids, and the nation’s attention to Ypsi

Thursday night’s philanthropic sausage eating event was incredible. Not only did we raise a hell of a lot of money for the FLY Children’s Art Center, but we had a damn good time doing it. Following are my somewhat disjointed and admittedly incomplete notes, interspersed with whatever images, audio and video I’ve been able to […]

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Participants in Thursday’s Wurst Challenge already raise $3,624 for Ypsilanti’s FLY Creativity Lab, aim for even more

We’re now just two days away from our big bratwurst eating challenge at the Wurst Bar to benefit FLY Children’s Art Center, and things are really beginning to heat up. As of right now, according to the donation page, we’ve already raised $3,624, which, if I’m not mistaken, is enough to keep the FLY Creativity […]

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Consuming 20 feet of meat is apparently newsworthy… Seattle and San Francisco take notice of the Wurst Challenge

Earlier today, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on a video screen before a large group of individuals gathered at South by Southwest (SXSW) to discuss civil rights in an era of rampant domestic spying. My intention had been to watch the ACLU’s video of the event this evening, after putting the kids to bed, and […]

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Choose your Champion! Our “20 Feet of Meat” fundraiser is now just two weeks away.

For those of you who missed the debut of the ad for the Wurst Challenge that debuted during last Sunday’s Oscar broadcast, here it is again. We’re less than two days into the campaign, and already we’ve raised almost $500 for Ypsilanti’s FLY Children’s Art Center. Sadly, though, several of our participants have yet to […]

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