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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 returns

emYOU! The Magazine and Lake Shore Apartments are teaming up again this year to put on the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Lake Shore Apartments, 2500 Lakeshore Blvd. Photo by emYOU! The Magazine

emYOU! The Magazine and Lake Shore Apartments are teaming up again this year to put on the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Lake Shore Apartments, 2500 Lakeshore Blvd.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Event to raise money for American Heart Association

By David Gomez
Feb. 5, 2010    ·    12:05 p.m.


Organizers of the second annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap hope to double the amount of money raised from last year with all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

emYOU! The Magazine and Lake Shore Apartments are teaming up again this year to put on the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Lake Shore Apartments, 2500 Lakeshore Blvd.

Last year the minimum amount of money needed per team was $20. Organizers say they raised a little more than $4,000.

This year teams or individuals need to raise $40 to participate and help meet the $8,000 goal. So far six teams have signed up for the leap and $325 has been raised.

“Last year it was twenty bucks, but we wanted to raise more money this year,” said Tim Adkins, Managing Partner of Pakmode Publications, LLC, which publishes emYOU! The Magazine. “People were just coming, and they were like ‘this is really cool, here’s twenty bucks.' "

Adkins said last year one enthusiastic woman came to the event to jump into the water wearing a neck brace. Other jumpers and event officials were wondering if she should jump, but she was determined and she took her neck brace off and jumped in.

Adkins said that the enthusiasm of last year’s attendees and their willingness to donate money led to their decision to try to up the ante. Adkins said last year some people who came to the event to observe ended up taking the leap themselves.

“Last year the Ann Arbor News, when it was still the Ann Arbor News, sent a photographer to cover the story and he saw what was going on and donated money and them he jumped in himself,” Adkins said.

There will be an EMT in the water to get the jumpers out quickly, and the Ypsilanti Fire Department will be on hand to monitor the safety of the event.

Anyone is able to jump; entrants have to start a team or join one and raise the $40 dollar minimum. Participants can register in advance or at the event.

What to know
When: From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Registration (Sign in, hand in money raised)
12 – 2 p.m.: Leap (Jump in with your team)
2 – 3 p.m.: Meltdown Mingle (Awards, coffee and hot chocolate)

For more information on the Ford Lake Frozen Leap including registration information click here.



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