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Fun Facts About The Willow Run Bomber Plant

You’ve probably heard of Rosie the Riveter, that iconic figure of American spirit. Many people may also know that Rose Will Monroe traveled from rural Kentucky to Ypsilanti, Michigan to work among thousands of others during World War II. But what about where she worked and what she made? Find out…

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The Buzz About First Fridays In Fall

A brilliant way to explore Ypsilanti in the fall is by attending First Fridays Ypsilanti, a free and accessible self-guided art and culture walk through Downtown, Depot Town, and more. On the first Friday of each month you are invited to chart your own course through performances, exhibits…

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Airborne! Bomber Rides in the Yankee Lady

What is it like to fly in a WW II bomber? There is not much to compare it to. It is sort of like riding in a time machine, back to the 1940’s. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ride in a B-17 Bomber out of the Willow Run Airport. The B-17 at Willow Run, nicknamed the Yankee Lady, is a…

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Living The Patio Life In Ypsilanti, Michigan

Summer is in its home stretch and autumn is right around the corner. A great way to enjoy the last few loooooonng days of summer is to sip on a drink or snack on some of the coolest patios around Ypsi. We went on a scavenger hunt around town to find the best restaurant patios, and here's our list of…

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Get Your Farmers Market on in Ypsi

Washtenaw County has true wealth in a vibrant selection of local Farmers Markets. Nearly every day of the week you can visit an area market and get fresh, locally grown produce, plants, animal products, handmade goods, and more. Two of our local gems are Ypsilanti Farmers Market and Dixboro Farmers…

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Vegelanti: How Vegetarians Dine in Ypsi

Search no more, fellow veggies, because Ypsi Real has compiled a list of Ypsilanti’s vegetarian and vegan hot spots and highlights. Ollie Food and Spirits (42 E. Cross St.) Located in Depot Town, Ollie's features a seasonally rotating menu composed of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients…

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What's New at Ypsilanti Restaurants

Nom, Nom, Nom The sun has returned! Beleaguered Ypsilantians have begun to stumble out into the light, ready to make up for lost time with events, friends, and one of our community’s great loves: dining. Your taste buds are going to be so happy. Venture out and experience what’s new in the Ypsilanti…

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Fly Fishing in Ypsilanti

The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviewed the owner of Schultz Outfitters, Mike Schultz, in Ypsilanti. She learned what makes fly fishing a memorable experience for both beginners and experts alike. If you’re not an…

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