Tag Archives: Riverside Park

Police officer fires rifle twice at deer in Ypsilanti neighborhood

Earlier this evening, at about 5:30, I heard two gunshots coming from the direction of Frog Island Park, and, as people do these days, I got on Facebook to ask what in the hell was happening, and whether or not my family was in any immediate danger. Within minutes, I received the above photo from […]

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What’s the deal with the sheep “mowing” Ypsi’s Riverside Park?

If you live in Ypsi, chances are, over the last few days, your social media feeds have been filled with images and videos of sheep wondering across Riverside Park, adorably chewing up grass to the delight of young and old alike. Well, local filmmaker Dan Blakeney went one step further and didn’t just document the […]

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Austin’s Dead Music Capital Band performs “Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)” in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park

This past Sunday afternoon, after wrapping things up at the Crash Detroit street band festival, my friend Dan Gillotte’s undead marching band from Austin, Texas, the Dead Music Capital Band, swung by Ypsilanti to perform a set in Riverside Park. Here they are performing their song “Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”. I’m […]

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Help us welcome Austin’s Dead Music Capital Band to Ypsilanti this Sunday

This Sunday afternoon, if you’re in the vicinity of Ypsilanti, drop by Riverside Park at about 3:30. That’s when, according to what I’ve heard, members of Austin’s premier un-dead brass band, the Dead Music Capital Band, fresh from their performance at the Crash Detroit street band festival, will be dropping by to serenade us with […]

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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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