Tag Archives: Ypsilanti Citizen

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Christine Laughren

After nearly 25 years in Ypsi, the empowered little girl you see below will soon be breaking free. Please join me in wishing Christine Laughren safe travels as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, far away from the American midwest… Here’s her official exit interview. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsi? […]

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Putting the History of Ypsilanti online

I still haven’t had an opportunity to catch the wildly popular History of Ypsilanti puppet show at the Dreamland Theater, but, thanks to Christine Laughren of the Ypsilanti Citizen, I’ve now at least been able to see my part… Speaking of this show, which was funded by a Shadow Art Fair grant, I’m wondering – […]

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A 2-minute movie about Ypsi could win you $150

I had a chance this evening to chat online with Teresa Gillotti, one of the coordinators of a local DIY video challenge. Here’s what was said: Mark: So, what’s all this I hear about a local video competition? Teresa: There is an “I love Ypsi” video contest going on RIGHT NOW! It’s open to anyone […]

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The Governor comes through with $500K for Ypsi Freighthouse

As promised, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm came to town this morning to drop off a giant $500,000 check for the restoration of Ypsilanti’s historic Freighthouse… Here’s a photo snapped by our friend Thomas Kula, who somehow managed to position himself in the front row: The following video comes from the Ypsilanti Citizen. If you watch […]

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Shooting behind Golden Wall

Last night, after putting Clementine to bed, I decided to walk up Cross Street to the Golden Wall, to get some food for Linette and me. As I approached their parking lot, I noticed that the entire property next door had been surrounded in yellow crime scene tape. I walked out into the street to […]

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