Tag Archives: Riverside Arts Center

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: Johnny Lupinacci

A few weeks ago, shortly after earning earning his PhD from Eastern Michigan University, local Ypsilanti activist John Lupinacci packed up all his belongings and headed west to begin his new life as a academic. Fortunately, though, I was able to track him down and force him to submit to an exit interview… Here are […]

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Protecting Ypsilanti’s community-owned assets from the Emergency Financial Manger… Have we done everything that we can to prepare?

A little while ago, in an exchange with Jill Morey, the director of the Ypsilanti District Library, the subject came up of what would likely happen to the downtown library building, should an Emergency Financial Manager be appointed to takeover the City of Ypsilanti, and charged with liquidating our communal assets. Thankfully, we were told […]

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Long Gone: A Poetry Sideshow

A local woman by the name of Karrie Waarala is putting on a one-woman show at the Riverside Arts Center this weekend, and, as I thought that some of you might find the subject matter of interest, I took the opportunity to ask her a few questions. The show, which is entitled Long Gone: A […]

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VG stays put in Ypsi

Remember how I mentioned a week or so ago that our local screen-printing shop VG Kids was looking to relocate to Ann Arbor? Well, I have good news. It looks as though, as of a few minutes ago, they’ve just signed a deal with local developer Bill Kinley to move into 8,000 square feet that […]

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