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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

CoPAC community picnic scheduled for Saturday

Saturday's community picnic in Riverside Park is an all-neighborhood association event. Members of the community are encouraged to visit and get involved with their respective neighborhood association. Photo by CoPAC

Saturday's community picnic in Riverside Park is an all-neighborhood association event. Members of the community are encouraged to visit and get involved with their respective neighborhood association.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Free food, activities, information on neighborhood associations available

By Nkosi Mason
Aug. 7, 2009    ·    10:16 a.m.

Nothing says summer better than a picnic.

That’s why everyone is invited to the Community Policy Action Council’s sixth annual community picnic from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday in Riverside Park.

Not only can you gorge yourself on free hamburgers, veggie burgers and a large spread of other foods, but it’s a great chance for you to meet your neighbors and get involved in the community.

“Our aim is to bring people of the community together and to be a doorway for community to get involved with the (neighborhood) meetings we have,” said Linda French, owner of Sidetrack Bar and Grill and one of several organizers for the event.

This year the Riverside Neighborhood Association and the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti are playing host to the picnic.

At a meeting at the Corner Brewery Tuesday organizers shored-up the final activities including an egg toss, hula hoop contest and a piñata stuffed with candy from The Rocket.

Children’s activities Saturday also include music and storytelling courtesy of Community Records. The Ypsilanti District Library’s book mobile and “Mater,” a truck inspired by the Disney Pixar movie “Cars” will also be in attendance.

According to its website, CoPAC "unites the neighborhoods of Ypsilanti through a council composed of representatives of neighborhood associations, other groups like business associations, the Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, the Ypsilanti Police Department and EMU."

Information about most or all of the 16 active neighborhood associations located within the city will also be available.

“There will be literature available for people to join and sign up to become a part of the meetings,” French said.

As the final planning was wrapped up Tuesday evening organizers also worked through their thank you list. The group said support from local businesses, individuals and other neighborhood associations make Saturday’s picnic possible.

Nkosi Mason is an intern working with the The Business Side of Youth and the Ypsilanti Citizen through the end of August.

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