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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

Ypsilanti dentist offers free dental exams for children

The Ypsilanti area dentist office of Kimberly Rice will be participating in the National Give Kids a Smile event Feb. 5. Photo by American Dental Association

The Ypsilanti area dentist office of Kimberly Rice will be participating in the National Give Kids a Smile event Feb. 5.
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Event part of national campaign

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 20, 2010    ·    7:29 a.m.


Updated Jan. 21, 2010

According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting American children, five times more common than asthma.

That’s why the Ypsilanti Township office of dentist Kimberly Rice is participating in the national “Give Kids a Smile” event. Families with children ages 10 and under who have no dental insurance are invited to sign up for one of 23 free appointments from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 5.

For the second year in a row, Rice and her staff will help sponsor the “Give Kids a Smile” program, part of an annual national effort to provide free dental exams and cleaning to low-income children whose families have no dental insurance and cannot afford to pay for it. The program is co-sponsored by the American Dental Association.

“We want to give the kids a chance to get their teeth clean so they can have a healthy mouth,” Pam Brady, scheduling coordinator at the office, said.

In Washtenaw County, Rice’s dental office will join the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, in partnership with the Washtenaw District Dental Society Dental School, to give free dental services to the first 100 children Feb. 6.

Ypsilanti's Hope Dental Clinic will also be participating in the event Feb. 5. Becky Lewis, the Dental Clinic Coordinator, said the clinic will seeing about 20 children on that day.

"However, we give kids a smile everyday," Lewis said. "Because of the mission of our Clinic, we see children under the age of 17 everyday.

"We do make February 5th a Give Kids A Smile Day at our clinic and it is a special day with emphasis on children," she said.

Appointments for GKAS at the Kimberly Rice office Feb. 5 can be made by visiting the office, located at 529 N. Hewitt Road, or by calling (734) 434-3820.
Registration for the GKAS event at the U-M School of Dentistry begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 6. U-M will treat children 5 to 12 years old. Registration ends at noon.

For more information about the national GKAS event click here.
This story was updated to include information about the Hope Clinic's GKAS participation



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