The Ypsilanti Citizen was launched in November 2008 to inform the Ypsilanti community about the news and events that were happening in their area.
Since our launch, the Citizen has continued to see growth in both our readership and revenue. We have used search engine optimization and social networking to drive increased traffic to our site, which helped us carve our niche in the community and attract advertisers.
Every minute of our work on the Citizen has been rewarding and enjoyable. We feel...read more
A special Ladies Night was held Friday at the 2010 Ypsilanti Crossroads Summer Festival in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Just Jill, a popular acoustic folk-rock ensemble, opened the sultry evening by entertaining their fan base with originals and covers alike. Displaying their stage-honed skills, Just Jill immediately engaged the Crossroads crowd with their wit and banter and made more than a few new fans, as witnessed by the smiles on the faces of both young...read more
On June 11, the 2010 Ypsilanti Crossroads Summer Festival featured a rousing opening set from roots and blue grass band Dragon Wagon.
Dragon Wagon was joined on stage by Jamboman, the mascot for the upcoming 2010 Michigan Roots Jamboree to be held Aug. 6 and 7 in Riverside and Frog Island parks, where Dragon Wagon will be a featured performer.
During the second half of the evening, Hullabaloo entertained the Crossroads crowd with a danceable set of ska-funk-rock. To the audience’s delight,...read more
Maggie Smith was not looking forward to a forenoon of sewing pleats.
She put down her newest customer’s summer dress. Downstairs, she offered to get potatoes and eggs for her landlady Bertha Hudnutt, in whose home Maggie boarded.
Busy at the laundry wringer, Bertha thanked her and gave her 50 cents.
Returning home, Maggie walked east over the Michigan Avenue bridge. She looked up at the three big chimneys over the electric interurban car barn just east of the river. Bertha’s husband Merton...read more