Ypsilanti Heritage Festival http://wemu.org en 2014 Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Loses, Adds Attractions http://wemu.org/post/2014-ypsilanti-heritage-festival-loses-adds-attractions <p>This year's Ypsilanti Heritage Festival will look as bit different than in past years, as new attractions are added and others decide to strike out on their own.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Among the elements that won't be part of the festival this year is Chautauqua at the Riverside, which is moving to October this year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:22:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44853 at http://wemu.org 2014 Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Loses, Adds Attractions Ypsi Heritage Festival asks City to Cap Fees http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-heritage-festival-asks-city-cap-fees <p>The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival made a plea to City Council Tuesday night to put a cap on the special event fees the city charges it.&nbsp;</p><p>David Nickerson is Chair of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Board of Trustees.&nbsp; He told council those fees represent 18 percent of festival expenses.<br /><br />Nickerson requested that the city cap fees charged the festival at between $18,000 and $20,000.&nbsp; Nickerson estimates next year's fees at between $25,000 and $28,000 otherwise.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Paul Schreiber said he'd like to see the city make a contribution to the festival as a sponsor rather than just cap fees.</p><p>Council member Daniel Vogt said the city can't afford to subisidise the Heritage Festival unless the city can break even, perhaps by helping the festival find other areas in which to make cuts.</p><p>City staff will study the issue and come back to council with a recommendation at a later date.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:04:52 +0000 Bob Eccles 38534 at http://wemu.org Ypsi Heritage Festival asks City to Cap Fees Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting http://wemu.org/post/historical-snapshots-ypsilanti-190-years-and-counting <p>The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.&nbsp; It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:21:46 +0000 Wendy Wright 33643 at http://wemu.org Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting Ypsilanti Heritage Festival http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-heritage-festival <p>The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:58:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 18208 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Heritage Festival