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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

Farmers' Market moves indoors Tuesday

Check out local vendors at the Thanksgiving Market from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corner Brewery. Photo by Growing Hope

Check out local vendors at the Thanksgiving Market from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corner Brewery.

Thanksgiving Market one-day only

By Christine Laughren
Nov. 19, 2008    ·    3:23 p.m.

Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us this year, but don’t worry there’s still time to stock up on local goodies at the Holiday Farmers Market Tuesday.

Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti-based non-profit, will hold a Thanksgiving Market from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday inside the warm walls of the Corner Brewery. Approximately 10-15 vendors have signed up so far but there’s plenty of room for more according to Amanda Edmons, executive director of the non-profit.

“I know around Thanksgiving people are really trying to shop local and this is a great way to do it,” Edmons said.

This is the first year Growing Hope has had an indoor market. The market typically runs Tuesday in the Key Bank parking lot parking lot off Michigan Avenue. But Edmons said since that is closed for the season she thought the Corner Brewery would be a good substitute.

“It’s a nice, flexible indoor space and Matt and Rene Greff (owners of the Corner Brewery) are really great about supporting buying local,” Edmons said.

Members of Growing Hope have another reason to be thankful this year. The organization will, for the first time, be selling herbs grown in its newly-constructed hoophouse. The hoophouse was erected at the end on August at the Growing Hope Center, 922 W. Michigan Ave.

Edmons said she is not sure how much will be for sale by next week.

“It all depends on the weather,” she said. “But we have a lot of good vendors.”

Confirmed Vendors
Steve Karpo - apples and cider
Tony Scampa - greens and herbs
DeLois Wilson and Magnolia Minor - baked goods (pies!)
Brenda Jo Domosle - grass-fed beef and buffalo, cheese, and a limited number of free-range turkeys
Don and Ruth Fleig - squash, cabbage, potatoes, other vegetables, and pies
Ypsilanti Food Co-op - breads and other baked goods
Growing Hope - herbs and tshirts (think: Christmas gifts!)
Growing Hope Roots & Shoots youth - hand balm!
Locavorious Frozen CSA - November share pickup
Sam Parise - honey and veggies
Shannon Brines - salad greens

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