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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

Ford Lake Frozen Leap: 'insanity' for good cause

Photo by Christine Laughren

Approximately $6,000 was raised for the American Heart Association Saturday at the second annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap.
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Event raises $6,000 for American Heart Association

By Christine Laughren
Feb. 15, 2010    ·    4:26 p.m.


Approximately $6,000 was raised for the American Heart Association Saturday at the second annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap.

Fifty-five jumpers braved the cold waters of Ford Lake and nearly 300 came to watch as participants trotted up to a large hole in the ice and jumped/dove/belly-smacked/cannon-balled into the frozen water.

emYOU! The Magazine and Lake Shore Apartments organized the event.

“It was amazing the amount of people that actually came out to watch, aside from the jumpers,” said Tim Adkins, Managing Partner of Pakmode Publications, LLC, which publishes emYOU! The Magazine. “We definitely had a lot more people there than we anticipated and we managed to raise some extra money that way.”

Adkins said the event went off without a hitch thanks to staffers at Lake Shore Apartments, where the event was held.

“I was told from the EMT guys it was the most organized (frozen lake jump) event that they have been a part of,” he said.

Organizers are looking forward to creating more opportunities for audience interaction next year. Adkins said he hopes to create a way for fans to vote on the best costume and best jump. As a way to raise more money for the AHA, jumpers may have the opportunity to purchase live photos next year.

Jake Taylor, a member of the Super Friends team and top-earner for the fundraiser, said "insanity" is the word he would use to describe why he likes the event. It is the second year Taylor jumped. He and the other 15 members of the Super Friends group won the Eagles Nest Suite at the March 2 EMU women's basketball game.

AWARDS:
Top Team: Super Friends-$1500 (all 16 members won the Eagles Nest Suite March 2 EMU women's basketball game)
Top Individual: Jake Taylor-$475 (Kodak camcorder)
2nd Place: Tara Truax-$277 (CD player)

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On the Web
Visit emYOU! The Magazine online to view photos from this year's Frozen Leap.



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