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The Fuller Cut Barbershop Literacy Program: A Lesson in Community Education

The Fuller Cut Barbershop is deep local. This section of Ecorse Street in Ypsilanti doesn’t have a sign, so if you could miss it. But lack of signage doesn’t impact this thriving family-owned business. The waiting room is full of customers, many of them black boys, patiently awaiting their frohawks and high skin fades with curly tops. Reading is a trend among this clientele, thanks to Alex Fuller.

An interview with Ypsilanti author Amy Shrodes

Amy Shrodes, an Ypsilanti resident, is the co-author of the children’s book, Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey. The book tells the true story of one cat’s journey to be reunited with his war-torn family. Shrodes played an integral part in the reunion of a cat, Kunkush, and his refugee

A Conversation with Wil Strickland, Ann Arbor’s Favorite Santa

Wil Strickland sits on a wooden bench, his soft brown eyes twinkling at the young children sitting next to him. Donning his handcrafted red parka accented with white snowflakes of soft, furry angora and glittering Swarovski crystals, Strickland plays a grand Santa as he embraces the magic and sparkle of the Christmas season. “Sparkle is