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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. Its walkable neighborhoods boast vintage housing to die for and its downtown historic district is the third largest in Michigan -- only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity and community spirit very few other Metro Detroit cities can touch.

Grab a sandwich at Beezy's Cafe. Catch an outre performance at the Dreamland Puppet Theatre. Down a Michigan brew at Frog Island or Corner Brewery. Check out the latest art show at Riverside Gallery or lust after an antique architectural find at Materials Unlimited.

At nearly 200 years old, this storied community's history has yet to be written. After all, name another city in Michigan that holds an annual summer festival dedicated to Elvis and the annual DIY fest, the Shadow Art Fair?
Feature StoryKier and Deata McLemore at Bottles-N-Backpacks
Innovation NewsAndy French at Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill

Aubree's to serve free Thanksgiving meals at Depot Town location


Innovation NewsRepresentatives of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund, Ypsi Community Schools, the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bank of Ann Arbor at Tuesday's event.
Feature StoryAshley Thompson at the Ypsilanti Transit Center

What's next for the Ypsilanti Transit Center?


Feature StoryStarfish Early Head Start Infant/Toddler in Inkster
Innovation NewsSolartonic cofounders Harry Giles and Brian Tell receive their $5,000 check from Ypsi mayor Amanda Edmonds and Mallory A. Field of Varnum Law.
Feature StoryHope Dental Clinic Dentist Denise Toomasian treats client Oscar Diaz

For those in need, Ypsi's Hope Clinic lives up to its name


VideoYpsilanti Community High School students stand by their mural at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market downtown.

Ypsi students unveil new murals on agriculture, Underground Railroad


Feature StoryBrad Angle, Melinda Ann O'Neill and Makinley Angle at 17 North

New businesses proliferate on downtown Ypsi's Washington Street


Innovation NewsVolunteers and cyclists work together at the Ypsi Bike Co-Op.

Ypsi Bike Co-Op nears end of successful first season


Feature StoryOzone House Executive Director Katie Doyle
Feature StoryZac Fosler and Marquan Jackson at New Parkridge

Rethinking and revamping Ypsi's public housing


Feature StoryKayj Michelle
Innovation NewsMark Maynard stands in front of Deja Vu.