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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

Prospect Park group receives recognition

From left, Mayor Paul Schreiber, HESNA President Rachel Blistein, Friends Member Keith Bake, East Prospect Park Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Mackenzi Rettie and Friends member Amy Grettum. Photo by Christine Laughren

From left, Mayor Paul Schreiber, HESNA President Rachel Blistein, Friends Member Keith Bake, East Prospect Park Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Mackenzi Rettie and Friends member Amy Grettum.
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State-wide non-profit awards plaque for beautification efforts

By Christine Laughren
Oct. 21, 2009    ·    7:30 a.m.


The Friends of Prospect Park received a plaque from a state-wide non-profit and a proclamation from the city reinforcing just how beautiful Ypsilanti is.

Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to combating litter and promoting beautification, presented a plaque to members of the Friends of Prospect Park at its annual awards ceremony Friday.

The group received the Michigan Plaque for "programs and activities that substantially contribute to environmental improvement, clean up, beautification, site restoration and historical preservation."

Councilmember Pete Murdock (D-Ward 3) submitted the application for the award and Mayor Paul Schreiber made the nomination.

“The Friends of Prospect Park have improved the quality of life for east-side
Ypsilanti residents through hard work and collaboration,” Schreiber wrote to the award committee in August.

The Friends of Prospect Park is a collaboration of four city neighborhood associations, Ypsilanti Public Schools, the YMCA and the City of Ypsilanti. The group adopted the nine-acre neighborhood park earlier this year and is credited with creating signage, installing nearly 400 yards of mulch for the playground and restoring Luna Lake among other things.

Schreiber also recognized the Friends of Prospect Park with a proclamation at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting.

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