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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

New Years Day walk organized

The Friends of the Border to Border Trail have organized a New Year Day walk, which begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bombadill's Cafe, 217 W. Michigan Ave., in downtown Ypsilanti. Photo by Friends of the Border to Border Trail

The Friends of the Border to Border Trail have organized a New Year Day walk, which begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bombadill's Cafe, 217 W. Michigan Ave., in downtown Ypsilanti.
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Friends of the Border To Border Trail plan stroll through Riverside

By Christine Laughren
Dec. 29, 2008    ·    10:45 a.m.


Instead of going to the crowded gym, where people gather trying to fulfill their empty resolutions take a step outside and join the Friends of the Border To Border Trail for a New Years Day walk.

The community walk starts at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bombadill's Cafe, 217 W. Michigan Ave., in downtown Ypsilanti.

Bob Krzewinski, a member of the Friends of the Border To Border Trail, said the 30-45 minute walk will go through Riverside Park.

“This is just a great chance to get people outside,” Krzewinski said.

Although it is not yet complete, the 35-mile Border To Border Trail will span across Washtenaw County, roughly following the Huron River.

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission has said it has made a serious commitment to expand hike and bike trails in Washtenaw County. According to the County’s Web site, a minimum of $10 million will be dedicated to the trail's construction during a 10-year period, which began in 2000. To date WCPARC has spent or allocated approximately $5 million to nearly 40 miles of trails and paved shoulders that have either been built or are in design development, including the Border to Border Trail.

Segments near Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College were complete over the summer.

The Friends Of The Border To Border Trail started in 2008. The group of community members organized to ensure the trail is completed, maintained and used. The next meeting of the Friends Of The Border To Border Trail will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Bombadill's Cafe

New Years Day walk is sponsored by the Friends of the Border To Border Trail. For more information call (734) 487-9058 or visit www.bordertoborder.org.



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