Tag Archives: Heritage Festival

Why has Heritage Fest shut down Ypsi’s main thoroughfare into Depot Town, starving businesses?

I’ve made it a rule these past several years, for various reasons, not to weigh in on Ypsilanti’s annual Heritage Fest. When the following was forwarded to me, though, I felt compelled to share it. It’s one thing to close down streets when activities are planned, as they have been in years past, but I […]

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Andrew Clock, forced from his position as director of the Ypsi Heritage Festival, speaks out

Yesterday evening, Andrew Clock, the director of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, announced on Facebook that he’d been asked by his board to step down from the position which he’d held since January, 2012. As his tenure at the festival started with an interview on this site, I thought it only fitting that we’d speak again […]

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Ypsilanti’s Heritage Fest parade

I know I’m probably unusual in this regard, but I love small town parades. While I can see the attraction of big, overly-produced parades, like the one they have every year on Thanksgiving Day in Manhattan, I’d much prefer a little parade with rickety, homemade floats, where you can find the local Christian motorcycle gang […]

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State of the City: Solar Edition

Now that the rain has given way to blazing sun, I thought it might be a good time to reach out to Dave Strenski in his capacity as the City’s most notable proponent of solar, and ask how we’re doing… I hope you enjoy our conversation. MARK: So, how about it, Dave? What’s the state […]

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State of the City of Ypsilanti 2012 — the Five-Year Plan

The following was just sent out by Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber. As I don’t know if it will get picked up in what remains of our local press, I thought that I should reprint it here, so that people could share it by way of Facebook, etc. That, of course, doesn’t help the thousands of […]

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