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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

Lots to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Ypsilanti

Sidetrack in Depot Town dons an Irish O' in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Photo by Christine Laughren

Sidetrack in Depot Town dons an Irish O' in honor of St. Patrick's Day. "O'Sidetrack" is just one of several bars and restaurants in the city gearing up for next week's holiday.
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Pet parade scheduled weekend after bars, restaurants offer specials

By David Gomez
Mar. 8, 2010    ·    1:20 p.m.


Ypsilanti will soon be covered in images of shamrocks and pints of Guinness, as there are several activities lined up all around the city to for St. Patrick's Day.

There will be no shortage of Irish cheer as the city's bars and restaurants plan to celebrate the day with live music, drink specials and holiday-inspired menu items.

The fun doesn't stop on St. Patrick's Day, as a pet parade is scheduled for March 20. Called the St. Pawdy's March of the Mutts, proceeds from the event benefit the Huron Valley Humane Society.

Here is a summary of St Patrick’s Day activities around Ypsilanti:

Aubree’s Saloon Depot Town: Opens at 10 a.m. There will be an Irish band playing music from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be bagpipes being played throughout the evening. There will be $2.75 20 oz. green Miller Lites, $4 Guinness 20 oz., $4 Ypsi Black and Tans and $4 shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey. There will be Irish food all day on a special menu and there will also be different beverage promotions throughout the night with free giveaways like hats, beads and t-shirts.

Corner Brewery: Top O’ the Morning Party from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Party features a continental breakfast and happy hour pricing. There will be St. Pstrick's Day food specials along with special small batch brews. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring Scotty Karate. The beer garden will be open if the weather permits.

Sidetrack: Irish fun with live fiddlers and Celtic music throughout the day. Irish car bombs and Guinness will be on special. Corned beef and cabbage will be on the menu.

Pub 13: W4 Country will be broadcasting live when the bar opens at 5 a.m. until 10 am. Breakfast buffet and coffee will be served from 6 am to 8 am. There will be Irish music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Name That Tune from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Karaoke with Gypsy from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dueling Pianos from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will also be free “I got lucky at Pub 13” shirts to the first 50 people through the door. The Best Damn Sports Bar upstairs opens at 11 a.m. Corned beef and cabbage will be the featured food of the day.

Tap Room: Live music from alto saxophonist Alex Graham. He and his band will play jazz in the Tap Room Annex at 8 pm.

Elbow Room: Live music from Black Jake and the Carnies, The Darn Fools, and the Y-Town Hoolies.

Haab’s Restaurant: Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots and peas, along with $2 green beer all day long. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with Irish beers on tap.

Roundtree Bar and Grill: Opens at 7 a.m. The first 40 customers get a free t-shirt. There will also be a corned beef lunch.

Keystone Underground Martini Lounge: Live rock music with an Irish feel.

Powell’s Pub: Open at 7 a.m. with a beer tent. There will be pitchers of beer and Miller Lite specials. There will also be karaoke.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Open at 7 a.m. There will be 50-cent Miller Lite drafts from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The price on Miller Lite drafts will be raised 25 cents an hour until it reaches the maximum price of $3, there will also be live music.

St. Pawdy's March of the Mutts: Saturday, March 20 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Parade will begin at the Sidetrack  and end in Riverside Park at the judging tables. Prizes will be awarded to cutest dog, ugliest dog, best snd worst behaved dogs, most Irish and Dog who looks most like their owner.

Local merchants will be offering special sales and treats for dogs and their owners.

Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot on Rice Street.  Sponsor, Pets Supplies Plus is providing doggie treat bags for participants and special grand prizes for contests.

Entry fee for contests is $5 per dog with all proceeds benefiting the Huron Valley Humane Society.

For more information, visit the Depot Town Promotions Committee on Facebook or email depottownpromotions@gmail.com.



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