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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

Discalanti Open flies in Ypsi

A local resident plays the disc golf course at Lakeshore Apartments, where the Discalanti Open will take place Saturday. The event will raise money for local non-profit SOS Community Services. Photo by Charnika Jett

A local resident plays the disc golf course at Lakeshore Apartments, where the Discalanti Open will take place Saturday. The event will raise money for local non-profit SOS Community Services.
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Disc golf tournament organized to help local charity

By Charnika Jett
Oct. 7, 2009    ·    8:23 a.m.

Sports fanatics bummed about sporting events getting relocated to take place indoors can finally put their mind at ease. There’s one sport out there where you can be one with nature and still kick some butt in the process.

Those who brave the chilly breeze can bring their A-game, along with their wallets, to the Discilanti Open on Saturday at the disc golf park at Lakeshore Apartments.

The event features a disc golf tournament where teams of two will compete in one of three divisions on a 24-hole course to win cash prizes. There will also be a skills competition where a Toshiba 42-inch Plasma television will be awarded along with a free night stay at the Ann Arbor Marriot with breakfast for two.

Disc golf is a sport similar to golf, except players use Frisbees instead of a ball and clubs. The object is to throw the Frisbee down the course and into a metal basket using the least amount of throws possible.

“The whole goal is to do nothing but raise money for SOS [Community Services]” Tim Adkins, of emYOU! The Magazine, said.

Adkins and his business partner, Bilal Saeed, organized the event after helping two close friends organize Arms Around Ypsi earlier this year. The event raised money for the non-profit organization Ozone House.

“We thought it was a really good event,” Adkins said. “We were really surprised at the turn out and the amount of people that came out to give a little back.”

To help raise money for SOS, Adkins said the admittance fee for non-tournament players will be $2.73.

For those who don’t play disc golf, there will be plenty more to do at the event.

“In addition to the tournament there will be various other games and a stage that will be set up where bands will play all day and until 9 p.m.,” Terry Calhoun said, owner of the Throw Shop.

Six bands will take the stage starting at 1 p.m. While people rock out to the sounds of local talent, they can also take part in either a pizza eating competition or buy one-of-a-kind paintings at the art bazaar.

“There will also be a beer tent and food available,” Calhoun added. “And a flea-market, of sorts, where various vendors will set up at tables selling things disc golf related and some not.”

The event starts at 11 a.m. Registration for the tournament is $15 per player, but if you want to choose who will be on your team, you will have to pay $40 for the team fee.

“I really anticipate the community coming together and kind of sucking it up for a good cause and having a good time while doing so, “ Adkins said. “Giving back is a personal feeling. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. “

For more information or to register for the event, contact Adkins at tim@pakmode.com or call the Throw Shop at 734-883-4407.

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