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First Fridays Ypsilanti to grow with A2Awesome grant

Around the country, several communties have what are referred to as First Friday events, where, on the first Friday of each month, various venues coordinate new art installations and the like, encouraging people to come out, stroll between them, etc. Well, for the past several months, things have been ramping up locally, and, this past […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Melissa Dettloff

I never enjoy doing exit interviews. It’s by far the worst part of the job… if you can call this late night obsession of mine a job. I hate seeing good, bright, motivated people leave our community. And, as you can probably imagine, this is especially true when those who are leaving are talented collaborators […]

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More on the last three $1,000 grants awarded by the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation

For those of you who didn’t happen to see it, Tom Perkins, the heir to the

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Tintype tourism in San Francisco

Earlier this week, the family and I were in San Francisco, visiting with Ypsilanti expatriates and reconnecting with seldom seen family members. I hope to tell you more about our experiences in the days to come, but, for the time being, I wanted to share these very cool tintype photos that we had taken at […]

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An update on The Ypsi Project

Remember how, a year or so ago, I told you about a young photographer here in Ypsi and her ambitious plan to take a portrait of a different person in the City every day for a year? Well, Erica Hampton’s Ypsi Project has taken a few big twists and turns since then, but it seems […]

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