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Volunteers prepare for Ypsi PRIDE Day
By Mark Tower
May. 13, 2010   ·   7:09 a.m.

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.

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...read more

Bicycles zoom as flowers bloom
By Citizen staff
Apr. 30, 2010   ·   2:11 p.m.

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).

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...read more

Sheriff Clayton visits Ypsilanti Township
By Mark Tower
Apr. 29, 2010   ·   12:59 p.m.

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.

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

The information...read more

Local photographer raising funds for Ypsi Project exhibit
By Adrienne Ziegler
Apr. 20, 2010   ·   2:20 a.m.

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.

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...read more

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

Busy holiday weekend in Ypsi

Photo by Christine Laughren

This past holiday weekend saw a lot of activity in the community, from parades to fireworks. This is a look at the events during the Independence Day weekend.
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Independence day kicks off month of activity

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 6, 2009    ·    4:45 a.m.


The Ypsilanti area was bustling with events and activities this Independence Day weekend.

The Fourth of July celebrations kicked off what looks to be a busy July for event-goers in the community.

The holiday festivities were launched with fireworks over Ford Lake Wednesday and highlighted by the 80th annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday.

Lake Shore Apartments, which also sponsored the fireworks display, ran a festival on their property in Ypsilanti Township from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Crossroads Music Festival had folk and funk music downtown Friday night as part of its weekly outdoor concert series.

Last but not least, Riverside Park played host to the Camaro Superfest again this year. The event was open to the public Saturday and Sunday.

View the articles below for more information.

Fireworks and festival

Crossroads Music Festival

Independence Day Parade

Camaro Superfest

Summer events keep rolling on this month, with the Michigan Elvis Fest at Riverside Park next weekend and Thunder over Michigan with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Willow Run Airport the following weekend.

As the air show roars overhead, the Shadow Art Fair will take place at the Corner Brewery July 18.

The Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival wraps up the month’s event on July 24 and 25 in Riverside Park.



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