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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

Good turnout for Depot Town pet parade

Winners from the six categories in the March of the Mutts pet parade Saturday pose for a picture in Riverside Park. More than 100 pets were entered in the inaugural event. Photo by Dave Gomez

Winners from the six categories in the March of the Mutts pet parade Saturday pose for a picture in Riverside Park. More than 100 pets were entered in the inaugural event.
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More turn out than expected for inaugural event

By Dave Gomez
Mar. 23, 2010    ·    4:05 a.m.

More than 100 local dog owners marched with their pets in Depot Town Saturday for the March of the Mutts Parade.

The parade was led by Ypsilanti resident Steve Pierce on his Segway, along with a bagpiper. Together they led the parade down Rice Street and into the middle of Cross Street, where the marched down into Riverside Park.

The Ypsilanti High School marching band followed in the rear of the parade, playing Motown classics with dance moves to go along with the music in the parade.

According to Mayor Paul Schreiber, the turnout for the first year of the pet parade was better than what Depot Town Promotions expected.

“The organizers were figuring 50 (people), but they had over a hundred. So this was really wildly beyond our expectations,” Schreiber said. “It again proves what an interesting community we live in.”

Schreiber said that the parade proves that Depot Town is changing and adding more diverse activities to the local community.

“Depot Town used to be just a place to go for antiques, it still has that, but now they have Café Racer for motorcycles and a body art studio,” Schreiber.

“Diversity might be a good way to put it, but I also think with the economy people are looking at doing different things,” he said. “Ypsilanti is a great place to do that.”

After a lap around the park, the participants brought their dogs to the gazebo where the judges decided the six categories.

The cutest dog belonged to 7-year-old Vivian Satwicz. The best costume went to Cathy Britt's dog. Jan Anschuetz's dog won the most character contest, Beth Gathner's won best behaved and lake Kenzie won the most Irish.

Contest winners won such prizes as a grooming kit, leash and pet fountain.

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