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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

Mittenfest IV earns more than $11,000 for 826Michigan

Photo by Tom Perkins

Over the course of the four day event, Mittenfest IV, brought in more than $11,000 according to organizers.
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Four day music festival draws more than 1,000 to Ypsilanti

By Tom Perkins
Jan. 4, 2010    ·    5:39 p.m.


More than 40 bands took the stage during four nights at Mittenfest IV, which wrapped Sunday evening after sets by Fred Thomas, Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful, Secret Twins and more.  

The annual show, which has grown rapidly since its humble beginning as a small, one-day gathering at the Corner Brewery four years ago, is a benefit for Ann Arbor’s 826Michigan.  

Amy Sumerton, who runs 826Michigan and is one of Mittenfest’s organizers along with its founder, Brandon Zwagerman, said this year brought in more than $11,000.

“It’s ridiculous – it has been double the size of last year,” Zwagerman said. “Everyone has been super enthusiastic and all the bands have been really supportive of each other and everything.” 

Elbow Room owner Andy Garris said the bar saw around 1,000 people come in throughout the weekend and sold out every night.

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