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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

Score for Kids Jamboree Saturday

The 4th annual Score for Kids Jamboree will be held Saturday at 220 N. Park Street in Ypsilanti. Photo by Boys & Girls Club

The 4th annual Score for Kids Jamboree will be held Saturday at 220 N. Park Street in Ypsilanti.
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Fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Club

By Nkoski Mason
Jul. 28, 2009    ·    10:33 a.m.


This Saturday children and adults alike will be able to "score" a day of fun and excitement in Ypsilanti.

The Huron Valley Boys & Girls Club are playing host to the 4th annual Score for Kids Jamboree from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 220 N. Park Street in Ypsilanti.

Many activities and events such as face painting, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, dance lessons, games, soccer and a moonwalk will become major attractions Saturday.

The tournament is for ages 8-18 years of age and sign-up in advance to be eligible to play basketball. Like previous years, Eastern Michigan University's Men and Women’s Basketball teams will be the special guests at the event. Not to mention food and music will be in the mix.

Kids will be able to enjoy the last few weeks of summer before returning to school in the fall. The Boys & Girls Club is focused on making this a fun and positive event.

Club Director Frank Rigger said the event is a fundraiser strictly for the Boys & Girls Club, a youth development program for children and young adults ages 6-18.

"We want to get the community involved with the kids," Rigger said Monday. "We want to get the kids off the streets and into a safer environment and let them know we are here for them.”

Rigger said not only is the Jamboree a chance to have an exciting time, it is a way for people to interact with the kids who are residents at the Boys & Girls Club.

Additional sponsors for the event include Eastern Michigan University Athletics and United Way. All the proceeds will go to the Huron Valley Club located on 220 N. Park Street in Ypsilant. For additional information, call (734) 481-0266.

Nkosi Mason is an intern working with the The Business Side of Youth and the Ypsilanti Citizen through the end of August.



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