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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

Memorial Day in Ypsilanti

Photo by Dan DuChene

Ypsilanti area residents gathered for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Procession Monday Morning. The parade moved along Huron Street from downtown to East Cross Street, through Depot Town and up River Street to the Highland Cemetery.
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Holiday kicks off summer season

By Dan DuChene
May. 26, 2009    ·    1:54 a.m.

This Memorial Day weekend had the Ypsilanti community buzzing with activity, culminating with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Procession Monday morning.

The parade started at 9 a.m. on Huron Street and moved through downtown to Cross Street, where it moved east through Depot Town and north down River Street to the Highland Cemetary.

Lawrence "Larry" Vollink, national chaplain for the American Legion, led a ceremony on the Cross Street bridge over the Huron River, where representatives from several veterans' organizations and politicians from the area dropped flowers over the side of the bridge into the Huron River.

The marching bands from Ypsilanti High School, East Middle School, West Middle School and Lincoln Middle School helped keep the beat along the parade route.

Summer was officially kicked off Friday, as the Rutherford Pool officially opened to the public. Located in Recreation Park on Congress Street, the pool will be open for the 2-hour family swim at 6 p.m. until the hours increase June 7.

Saturday, community members gathered in Riverside Park for the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra's second annual Memorial Holiday Weekend Concert. The event started at 2 p.m. and featured patriotic-themed songs for the holiday.

As the summer season has begun in the Ypsilanti Community, residents can expect more and more events to to stack up, which will give area families little excuse for boredom.

Next weekend starts with the Sliders' home opener at EMU's Oestrike Stadium, against the Windy City Thunderbolts, Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Superior Township hosts its Green Fair at the Superior Township Library at 10 a.m.

The much anticipated runway fashion show, Dressed on Washington, will be held downtown Saturday as well. The first show will be 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the second show will be 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

For more information about activities this summer, or to submit your own, visit the Citizen's Calendar.

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