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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

Sidetrack featured in Hillary Swank movie

Sidetrack and Frenchie's will close up shop Tuesday and Wednesday to become Aden's Pub, for filming of the Hillary Swank movie Photo by Christine Laughren

Sidetrack and Frenchie's will close up shop Tuesday and Wednesday to become Aden's Pub, for filming of the Hillary Swank movie "Betty Anne Waters."
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Owners close restaurant two days for filming

By Christine Laughren
Mar. 28, 2009    ·    4:06 p.m.


Hillary Swank will be a waitress at Sidetrack Bar and Grill Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Sidetrack will close its doors both days to become Aden's Pub, for filming of Swank's movie "Betty Anne Waters."

Sidetrack owner Linda French said she has been negotiating with Ann Arbor-based Innocence Productions for about a year. She said she initially wanted to keep Frenchie's open next door to Sidetrack, but due to the kitchen noise both locations had to be closed for the shoot.

French said the production company looked at six other bars over the course of three months. In the end the company decided on Sidetrack as a good backdrop to show off Swank's waitress skills.

"We're all really excited," French said. "It's going to be a lot of fun."

French said five Sidetrack employees, including her daughter Jessica, will be extras during the shoot. Film crews will also use Sidetrack's grub as the prop food.

No parking signs have been set up along much of the south side of Cross Street in Depot Town to accommodate the production staff and equipment.

“Betty Anne Waters” is the true story of a working mother in Massachusetts, who puts herself through law school to represent her brother after his murder conviction.

Ann Arbor-based Innocence Productions has already shot some of the film on Michigan Ave. in Downtown Ypsilanti as well as in Ann Arbor and Chelsea.

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