Construction will commence soon on a new Ypsilanti Township skatepark, which should be open to the public in the summer of 2020. Young skaters in the community have been advocating for a skatepark in the area since early 2018. The location of the new park, at the corner of East Clark and Midway Roads at Community Center Park, was approved in January, and ground was broken on June 21. The $500,000 cost of the park will be covered by a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, along with the Washtenaw County Park Commission. In addition, a $76,000 grant was awarded to Washtenaw County for improvements in green infrastructure around the park, including bioswales and rain gardens that will prevent runoff into the Huron River. The park will provide an environmentally friendly, local hangout for skaters of all ages to practice, exercise and have fun.
One of the things Michigan is most known for is our breweries. And nothing beats the delicious taste of a cool beer from one of our favorite breweries. With the addition of growlers, we can enjoy our favorite beers from our favorite local breweries from the comfort of our own home. We live in a
Project 206 masterfully melds freak-out jazz sensibilities with progressive rock tendencies on their instrumental, four-track sophomore EP, Volatile.
All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has
The Truth About Human Trafficking: Local expert Bridgette Carr dispels common myths and offers real solutionsMay 21, 2020
The phrase “human trafficking” can conjure up terrifying images of teenage girls being snatched up at the local mall— a problematic misconception about the realities of human trafficking. Bridgette Carr, director of the University of Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic, explains that “buying into this type of narrative is harming those who are actual victims