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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

Mutts March in Ypsilanti parade

The Ypsilanti Citizen's own Roxy Laughren will be marching in Saturday's parade. Pet Supplies Plus  is donating six grand prizes for cutest dog, best costume, ugliest dog, best behaved dog, most Irish dog and the dog that looks most like their owner. Photo by Christine Laughren

The Ypsilanti Citizen's own Roxy Laughren will be marching in Saturday's parade. Pet Supplies Plus is donating six grand prizes for cutest dog, best costume, ugliest dog, best behaved dog, most Irish dog and the dog that looks most like their owner.
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Saturday event to benifit Humane Society of Huron Valley

By Citizen Staff
Mar. 15, 2010    ·    2:05 p.m.


You see them in Ypsilanti every day, walking down the sidewalks and through the parks. But come Saturday Ypsilanti’s finest K9s will be dressed in their best for the March of Mutts parade.

“We are hoping to get every little kid and their dog to come to the parade and enjoy it,” said Linda French, owner of Sidetrack and a member of the group, which helped organize the event.

Pet Supplies Plus is sponsoring the parade, with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Huron Valley. The suggested entry fee is $5 per dog. The first 100 dogs to register will receive a free “doggy bag” with treats and other goodies from Pet Supplies Plus. The company is also donating six grand prizes for the winners of cutest dog, best costume, ugliest dog, best behaved dog, most Irish dog and the dog that looks most like their owner. Local “celebrity judges” will determine the winners.

The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority’s Promotions Committee is the driving force behind this new event. According to French, the procession will be led by Ypsilanti resident Steve Pierce as he rides his Segway and keeps the mutts in line. The Ypsilanti High School marching band and a bagpiper will also join the dogs and their owners as they march through Depot Town to Riverside Park.

“We were looking for new ideas to help bring people to Depot Town and Ypsilanti and this idea came up,” said Candace Pinaud, who is also a member of the DDA Promotions Committee. “It’s a great reason to get people from out of the area, as well as in the area, to come down and hang out.”

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

“It’s going to be a nice event and we’re hoping to bring the whole community together with their dogs in tow,” French said

What to know

The March of the Mutts parade is from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday.

The parade will start at Sidetrack Bar & Grill in Depot town and end at the Riverside Park pavilion.

Registration for participants begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration will be at the parking lot on Rice Street, south of E. Forest.

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