Tag Archives: Laura Rubin

So, Ypsilanti, should we repair or remove the Peninsular Dam?

As you may have heard, over the next several months, members of our City Council will be debating whether we should remove Ypsilanti’s aging Peninsular Dam, or invest approximately $640,000 in its renovation… Following, in hopes that it might help some of you to better understand the various issues at play in the “remove vs. […]

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The Olmsted Brothers’ 1913 plan for Ypsi’s stretch of the Huron River

Way back in 2007, after learning that my friend Nat Edmunds was in possession of an original copy of the 1913 Huron River Improvement Plan drafted by influential landscape architects John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., I made a promise on this site that I’d figure out a way to get it scanned […]

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The gay agenda, the Huron River, and the Dirty Mooney… on episode 21 of The Saturday Six Pack

I knew going in that this show could be a mess. In addition to the requisite six pack, I’d asked our friend Brigid Mooney to come in and show us how to make her signature cocktail, the Dirty Mooney, which, as it turns out, is pretty much just straight gin with a hint of Sprite. […]

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Succumbing to the gay agenda, protecting the Huron River, and drinking Dirty Mooneys… on tomorrow’s Saturday Six Pack

Thanks to today’s decision by the Supreme Court, I’m predicting this this week’s episode of The Saturday Six Pack will be both incredibly gay and alarmingly chaotic… I’ve put the word out to folks that I’ll have champagne at the studio from 7:30 to 8:30 if anyone would like to stop by for a toast […]

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Bringing life, recreation and business back to the Huron River

I had the good fortune not too long ago to have coffee with Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) Executive Director Laura Rubin. While we didn’t have great deal of time to discuss the condition of the Huron River, as we’d met to discuss something else, Laura did mention that their RiverUp! campaign was making great […]

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