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Savoy taking shape as live music venue
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 17, 2010    ·    2:38 p.m.


Local funk band Third Coast Kings play in Ypsilanti's newest live music venue, Savoy, Friday night.

Ypsilanti's newest concert venue is preparing for its grand opening weekend April 23, more than a month after its soft opening March 13.

Formerly Club Divine,...read more

Arts Alliance hosts Web site launch party
By Mark Tower
Apr. 15, 2010   ·   2:02 p.m.

The Arts Alliance, a local organization supporting arts and cultural activity in Washtenaw County, is launching a Web site that offers local artists of all kinds a place to post detailed profiles and notify visitors of events in the art community.

The Arts Alliance, a local organization supporting arts and cultural activity in Washtenaw County, will host a Web site launch party at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the...read more

Jamboree takes root, expands
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 15, 2010   ·   6:19 a.m.

Michigan Roots Jamboree organizers Erik Dotzauer, left, and Don Sicheneder, right, pose with the festival's official mascot, Jamboman, center. The newly named two-day music event begins Aug. 6 at Riverside and Frog Island parks.

The organizers of last year's inaugural Jamboree plan to expand the event with new features while still retaining the parts of the festival that made it successful.

Among...read more

Auction nearly doubles fundraiser goal
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 12, 2010    ·    10:25 a.m.


More than 200 people packed into the Michigan Firehouse Museum on West Cross St. for

It was a fun Friday night for those who attended the auction held to benefit the restoration of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, but also successful for organizers.

With...read more

Plans for Ann Arbor-Detroit rail scaled back
By Mark Tower
Apr. 9, 2010   ·   4:51 p.m.

The tracks leading into Depot Town in Ypsilanti will need to wait a little longer before carrying daily commuter trains to Detroit and back, owing to a postponed completion date for SEMCOG's Ann Arbor-Detroit rail project.

Those hoping to hop aboard a new commuter train and travel back and forth between Ann Arbor and Detroit may have to wait a little bit longer than the original launch...read more

Growing Hope looking for new location for farmers' market
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 8, 2010   ·   3:51 a.m.

Growing Hope volunteer Stefanie Stauffer staffs the organization's booth at the Downtown Farmers' Market when the event kicked off it's fourth season in May 2009.

Growing Hope is looking for a new location to hold the Downtown Farmers' Market next month, as the event's current home may no longer be available.

Amanda Edmonds,...read more

Volunteers prepare for Ypsi PRIDE Day

Volunteers and W.H. Canon employees plant flowers in Depot Town while Ypsilanti resident Mike Labadie repairs the planter's brick work on Ypsi PRIDE Day last year. Photo by Citizen file

Volunteers and W.H. Canon employees plant flowers in Depot Town while Ypsilanti resident Mike Labadie repairs the planter's brick work on Ypsi PRIDE Day last year.
By Mark Tower
May. 13, 2010    ·    7:09 a.m.

Each year, residents in and around the city of Ypsilanti carry on a tradition started by a group of community members enrolled in a city leadership program, a sort of spring cleaning for the city and surrounding townships.

Sixteen years later, Ypsilanti PRIDE (People Restoring Image and Developing the Environment) Day organizer Jane Carr said inspiring people to clean up the neighborhoods is more important than ever, with dwindling city and township budgets to fund park maintenance.

“The idea...read more


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Bicycles zoom as flowers bloom

Riders from last year's spring ride come in after a long trip. Bike Ypsi’s 2010 Spring Ride and Festival is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday at Recreation Park (1015 Congress Street). Photo by Citizen file

Riders from last year's spring ride come in after a long trip. Bike Ypsi’s 2010 Spring Ride and Festival is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday at Recreation Park (1015 Congress Street).
By Citizen staff
Apr. 30, 2010    ·    2:11 p.m.

The weather has turned, the trees are budding and the flowers are popping out of the ground; time for a cruise through town. But don’t be so quick to hop in the car; jump on your bike and get ready for Bike Ypsi’s Spring Ride and Festival.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at the pavilion in Recreation Park (1015 Congress Street), riders have the option of three routes, which give local bicyclists a chance to meet, discover bike-friendly routes and gain confidence with street and group riding.

The...read more


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Sheriff Clayton visits Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti Township resident Kathleen Hanadel takes notes as her and other residents attempt to asses WCSO services Tuesday evening at a community forum held at the township's community center. Photo by Mark Tower

Ypsilanti Township resident Kathleen Hanadel takes notes as her and other residents attempt to asses WCSO services Tuesday evening at a community forum held at the township's community center.
By Mark Tower
Apr. 29, 2010    ·    12:59 p.m.

About 50 Ypsilanti Township residents gave the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office their input about law enforcement in the community Tuesday evening.

The information was shared at a community forum hosted by the WCSO at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center on Clark Road.

“The bottom line is you elected me sheriff,” Sheriff Jerry Clayton said. “It is my duty to hear and engage you as members of this community.”

The WCSO held a similar forum at the Ypsilanti District Library on Whittaker...read more


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Local photographer raising funds for Ypsi Project exhibit

Ypsilanti resident Nicholas Beltsos his grandson Demetrios were photographed by Project Ypsi photographer Erica Hampton during a bike ride she took Monday. A former EMU economics professor, Beltsos and his family moved to Ypsi from Dearborn in 1967. Photo by Erica Hampton

Ypsilanti resident Nicholas Beltsos his grandson Demetrios were photographed by Project Ypsi photographer Erica Hampton during a bike ride she took Monday. A former EMU economics professor, Beltsos and his family moved to Ypsi from Dearborn in 1967.
By Adrienne Ziegler
Apr. 20, 2010    ·    2:20 a.m.

Ypsilanti has many faces, and Erica Hampton wants to share a few of them with you.

Over the past year, Hampton created the The Ypsi Project, a series of portraits of people who live and work in Ypsilanti.

She’s photographed everyone from Mayor Paul Schreiber to local artists to Eastern Michigan University students to people just hanging out in Depot Town. Her project has amassed more than 120 photos for the gallery exhibit she plans to hold at the end of May.

But she needs a little help. In...read more


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