Ypsilanti Citizen Community Sidetrack

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 street furniture arrives

Eight benches, 10 garbage cans and four bike racks were installed along West Cross Street today and earlier this week. Photo by Christine Laughren

Eight benches, 10 garbage cans and four bike racks were installed along West Cross Street today and earlier this week.
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Beautification part of Depot Town DDA’s “West Cross Organization”

By Christine Laughren
Mar. 26, 2009    ·    4:03 p.m.


Benches, garbage cans and bike racks were installed along West Cross Street today and earlier this week.

The beautification effort was part of the Depot Town Downtown Development Authority’s “West Cross Organization.” The group partnered with Eastern Michigan University to create a cohesive look with several beautification efforts the university is doing in the area as well.

Eight bike racks, four benches and 10 garbage cans were installed. The total cost, without shipping, was $15,416, which the DTDDA pulledl from its reserve fund.

John Donegan, associate vice president of facilities at EMU, volunteered the services of EMU’s Physical Plant install the street furniture at no cost to the DTDDA. Street furniture was also installed in the newly renovated park in front of Pease Auditorium.

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