Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Maple Syrup Making a "30 Minute Trip from Ypsilanti"

Maple Syrup Tours

The Parish House Inn bed and breakfast will be featuring "30 minute trips from Ypsilanti" to interesting off the beaten path locations in the coming months. All of the locations will be personally visited by us, so when you are our guest, you get the inside scoop. All you have to do is pick a date and book your room. 

This is our first featured "30 Minute Trip"....enjoy!

McLennan Gardens
10950 M-52
Manchester, MI 48158
Contact information to book a tour;
Cost is $5 per person, group pricing available

Just a short 30 minute drive from Ypsilanti, McLennan Gardens is billed as your maple syrup headquarters offering tours every Saturday in March. The tours begin at 9 AM and continue every 2 hours. You will experience the sugar shack process, handle tools and supplies, learn about tree tapping and selection and enjoy maple cookies or ice cream with maple syrup.  Activities for the whole family!
March is when the sap of the maple tree runs and maple syrup is made. It is an interesting multi-step process that has a long history in many northern states. Here in Michigan maple syrup making celebrated every weekend in March in various locations.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn
103 S. Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Mi 48197

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Black History Month; Local artists exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Black History Month 

at The Riverside Arts Center

An Artists reception will be held Friday February 6 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Riverside Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti.  Local African American artists of all ages will be sharing their art, including visual,literacy and performance.  This art will be featured in the gallery through February 28,2015.

Participating Artists: Cydney Camp, Ashanti Johnson, Georgette Jones, Lauren Mills, Zakiya Newell, Byron Reed, Jainelle Robinson, Haneef Sabree, Maurice Sanders, Chadwick Smith, Natalia Sharisse, Gabriel Vunda, Marcus White, Alana Wynes

Ypsilanti has a rich African American history that began in the 1800's and continues to today. The artists among them share their work with the community in this exhibit.

The Parish House Inn is just two blocks from the Riverside Arts Center.