Downtown Ann Arbor

Votes for Women 100: A Suffrage Celebration

“In humanity, to believe in a thing means to get up and to do something.” - Jessie Phelps, co-founder of the Michigan state Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) Equal Suffrage League. In 1920, women across Washtenaw County and the entire United States celebrated the ratification of the…

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A Marvelous Year: 2019 Recap

2019 has been a stand-out year for the Ann Arbor area, full of vibrant community events and festivals. This year, Ann Arbor was voted best small college town in America, the #1 location for family vacations, one of the best cities to live in the country, and much more! Read on for a few highlights…

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10 Unique Things to See When Visiting EMU

Not only does Eastern Michigan University have tons of resources and activities for students and faculty, but many of those are available for public view or exploration. Read on to learn more about what there is to see as a visitor to EMU: 1. Art Walk Take a self-guided art walk throughout campus…

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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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#Ypsireal Instas we Love: 2018

Well, Ypsilantians, you've done it again. 2018 was an epic year for your Instagram feed, and we're honored and grateful that you used #ypsireal to share your shots with us! We sure do have plenty to share - art, natural beauty, tasty eats, interesting people... it's all here in Ypsilanti. Here's a…

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Ypsilanti’s Iconic Water Tower

Cities all over the world have important landmarks. They have titles ranging from “most important” to “must-see” or even to “greatest achievement”. Ypsilanti, Michigan has its own fair share of landmarks, and one has always stood out of the crowd as the most iconic – the Ypsilanti water tower. Known…

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Ann Arbor - Powered by Purpose

The Ann Arbor area has much to be grateful for — thriving businesses, beautiful landscapes and a booming cultural scene. So, it’s only right that we give back to the community. As you look around our neighborhoods, you’ll see an undaunted commitment to sharing all that we have. In Ann Arbor, the…

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