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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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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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A Visual Art-icle about Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti is a city of rich creativity and stunning artistic variety. From high-end galleries (Riverside Arts Center, Nelson Amos studio) to citywide yarn bombing, the city is bursting with art and beauty if you simply keep your eyes open. Whether you prefer a gallery setting or a casual perusal of…

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11 Eye-Catching Signs in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI, commonly referred to as "Ypsi" is a town full of rich history and creative energy. Not only is it home to Eastern Michigan University, this city is also home to loads of unique signage! Be sure to take the the time to stop and look at the expert craftsmanship and artistry on these…

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#ErininA2: One Day in Ypsilanti

During our year-long partnership with The Epicurean Traveler (a fabulous blog from Erin Klema, a Grand Rapids-based foodie), we've done our best to show her the most exciting, quirky, wonderful, unique, and impressive things happening in the Ann Arbor area. With this quest in mind, we knew that she…

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