All posts by Trilby Becker

Downtown Detroit Markets—Glass Huts, S’mores Galore, and a Bar!

The hugely popular Downtown Detroit Market will be bigger and better this year, with twenty new vendors in glass huts arranged along Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. In between the glass huts will be hot chocolate and s’more stations, along with an outdoor bar. A handful of shops from outside the Detroit Metro Area were

Ypsi Storytelling Night

Join Concentrate and On the Ground Ypsilanti for a night of storytelling, laughter, and reminiscence about Ypsilanti and the place it holds in the hearts and minds of its residents. Beloved local storytellers will share the mic with new storytellers making their Ypsi debuts. Featured storytellers include: Cherisa Allen, Keith Jason, Alice Kepchar, Dyann Logwood,

Detroit-Based Muralist Pat Perry’s New A2 Mural

Detroit-based muralist Pat Perry created a large-scale mural on the north side of the Grizzly Peak building (near 117 S. Ashley St.). The work, commissioned by the Ann Arbor Art Center on behalf of Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., is part of the Art Center’s new Art in Public initiative. Perry, who has created high-profile public

Public-Private Partnership Accelerates Completion of Border to Border Trail

A successful partnership between the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Committee and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative is responsible for accelerating the completion schedule for the Border to Border (B2) trail. A spate of development in Dexter pushed the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative to come on board in 2015 and connect Dexter, Chelsea, and Stockbridge.

EMU Senior Creates Resource for Black Students

To help orient new university students of color, Eastern Michigan University senior Honoré Washington created a resource called the BlackBook, which lists local black-owned businesses and goods and services providers aimed at the black community. She hopes the guide will help students of color feel more at home in Ypsilanti by quickly connecting them to

Ypsilanti Holds ‘Master Plan’ Visioning Workshop

Ypsilanti Township invited community members to participate in a four-day master plan workshop called Ypsilanti Township 2040, held Oct. 16-19. The workshop, organized by township officials and facilitated by consultants from Carlisle/Wortman Associates, consisted of a mix of panel discussions, tours, and workshops. From these events and conversations, a vision for what Ypsilanti could look