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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

Superior Green Fair scheduled for May

Superior Township purchased 200 reusable tote bags for its Green Fair at the end of May. An example of what the bags will look like was brought into Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting. The township is using Ypsilanti-based VG Kids for the printing. Photo by Christine Laughren

Superior Township purchased 200 reusable tote bags for its Green Fair at the end of May. An example of what the bags will look like was brought into Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting. The township is using Ypsilanti-based VG Kids for the printing.

Event created to promote healthy living, recycling

By Christine Laughren
Mar. 17, 2009    ·    12:02 a.m.

Superior Township has big plans for its first ever Green Fair Saturday, May 30.

The township is still getting some of the details worked out, but Township Treasurer Brenda McKinney said now is the time to facilitate community involvement by promoting healthy living and a healthy environment.

“It’s about promoting healthy lifestyles, recycling, walking, being healthy, living healthy and helping keep the environment clean,” McKinney said. “It’s time for people to take charge of their own health and be responsible for the environment.”

One Superior Place Green Fair was created by the Committee to Promote Superior Township, an ad-hoc organization established in 2008.

The fair begins at 10:30 with a walk starting at the Township’s Utilities Administration Building at 575 E. Clark Rd. The walk follows Clark Road along the MacArthur Boulevard trail.

The festivities continue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Superior Township Library, 8975 MacArthur Blvd.

In addition to the games, free hot dogs and prizes that will be given out, McKinney said several organizations would be at the fair as well to facilitate discussion and answer questions.

The township plans to have maps and information about parks and nature preserves. The Superior Township Parks Department, the Superior Land Preservation Society, the Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti Growing Hope and Republic Waste are just some of the sponsors signed on to be at the fair.

The Township’s Board of Trustees approved a contract with Ypsilanti-based screen printing company VG Kids at Monday night’s meeting. The township will pay the company approximately $1,230 for 200 tote bags, made from recycled plastic products. Also included in that price are 500 “We recycle” bumper stickers, 22 T-shirts and a banner.

McKinney said she liked the idea of reusable bags because she wanted to show people, kids especially, how important it is to recycle and show what things can be made from recycled products.

“I think if children saw what things you can make from recycling they would be more encouraged to recycle and maybe encourage their parents to recycle too,” she said.

Township supervisor William McFarlane said he appreciates all the hard work McKinney, as well as others on the Committee to Promote Superior Township, has put into the green fair.

“I just wanted to show appreciation for all the work treasurer McKinney is doing on that to try and motivate people to try to do recycling and other things to help the quality of life.”

The Ypsilanti Citizen will be broadcasting live from the green fair all day at the Superior Township Library.

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