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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

Crossroads Music Festival


Outdoor concert series continues downtown

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 6, 2009    ·    4:31 a.m.

Event organizers said the attendance at Friday’s Crossroads Music Festival downtown was the largest during an Independence Day weekend yet.

Denise Cutlip, a member of the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti, the group that puts the event on, estimated 400 people turned out for the show on Washington Street.

“For early in the year, it’s really good,” Cutlip said. “Usually it’s empty.”

Since the weekly outdoor concert series launched its fourth year June 5, there have been a couple occasions when the show had to be moved inside. She said on usual weekends, 600-800 people come down to watch the show.

Friday was also the launch of the event’s Artist Market. She local vendors will be at the booth selling their merchandise. She said the group has already been evaluating the new addition, and will be adding lights and electricity this week.

The show opened up with local folk band Night and Day, which played an acoustic set mostly original music. The band put the butts in the seat, but the headliner—Noteworthy Soul Band—got them up and moving.

Cutlip said she has been impressed with the lineup every week so far.

“We’ve been well received by all different parts of the community,” she said.

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