March 22 2017
The date of this edifice’s construction in 1953 is noted prominently on the cornerstone facing Grand River. However, the building’s dedication was postponed until October 1969. In accordance...
A church’s dream faces foreclosure by Ingham County
Dec. 21 2016
In September 2014, members of the Tabernacle of David church on the city’s southwest side were excited. They’d bought a former charter school right across the street at 2130 W. Holmes Road....
Sharon Ketchum takes the helm at recently formed Unitarian church
Nov. 2 2016
If it were up to the Rev. Sharon Ketchum, we all would embrace one another — a sentiment that is easy to agree with but difficult to practice in a divisive election season
Oct. 12 2016
Designed by the father and son team of Lee and Kenneth Black, the sanctuary of this church was constructed in 1954. The building was expanded with a flat-roofed 1961 addition that enveloped the original...
Champion bodybuilder helps local church celebrate 150 years
Sept. 21 2016
At 80 years old, Ernestine Shepherd still wakes up at 2:30 a.m. every day to read the Bible and meditate. She then walks or runs 10 miles before heading to the gym, where she leads two group exercise classes...
Oct. 15 2014
Don’t let the dogs out Lansing Board of Water & Light wants to read your meters without Fido around. Every year there “a few” dog bites suffered by meter readers, according to Steve...
May 21 2015
HANGOUTS Church 1. Riverview Church 2. Trinity Church (Jolly/Dunkel) 3. St. Gerard Catholic Church Coffee Shop 1. Strange Matter Coffee Co. 2. Starbucks 3. Espresso Royale...
Jesse Jackson, Lansing area mourners remember Rev. Michael Murphy
Dec. 31 2014
Shocked at the death Sunday of longtime Lansing political and pastoral leader the Rev. Michael Murphy, friends are finding solace in the memory of a principled public figure and empathic friend. "It´s...
Historic landmark St. Paul´s Episcopal Church turns 100
Oct. 1 2014
A century of storms and lulls haven´t put much of a dent in St. Paul´s Episcopal Church in downtown Lansing. The arched mass of stained glass embedded in the church´s south wall, facing...
Methodists’ rift over gay marriage could divide church
Aug. 20 2014
If the Rev. Jennifer Browne were gay, she wouldn´t bother to warm a pew in her own church, University United Methodist in East Lansing. "I´d be out the door in a second," she said. "Even as...
Photographer Michael Cunningham discusses his book ´Crowns´
Jan. 28 2015
If Michael Cunningham has his way, the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library will be, for one afternoon, transformed into an aviary of fancy church hats. Cunningham visits the library Sunday...
Dec. 17 2014
With Lansing’s holiday festivities centered on the lighting of the State Christmas Tree, it may be easy to overlook other downtown attractions that recall the spirit of this festive season. The holiday...
Churches migrate to commercial zones. But what’s the point of a master plan when City Council votes to ignore it?
Nov. 13 2013
For the second month in a row, the Lansing City Council is considering whether to allow a church to move into one of the city’s commercial corridors
Some Moores Park residents saddened by St. Casimir’s plans to demolish its 85-year-old convent. Also, saving what’s left in three LCC houses downtown.
Dec. 11 2013
St. Casimir Parish Community is set to demolish an 85-year-old convent at the church’s Moores Park Neighborhood campus. To the disappointment of some neighbors who want to see it preserved, the building...
An interview with legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie
Oct. 2 2013
Arlo Guthrie plays the Wharton Center Thursday night at 7:30. The folk legend answered some questions by email about politics, the enduring power of folk music and riding motorcycles at 66
'Discount Dave' selling former Cadillac Club to Riverview Church
June 12 2013
Inside the former Cadillac Club in REO Town, Dave Sheets' desk is wedged into one end of what used to be the bar. On what was once the dance floor, a leather sectional sits, festooned with a giant price...
Factions at Friendship Baptist Church move farther apart
June 18 2014
The deep divide at Lansing’s ironically named Friendship Baptist Church saw members this weekend barricading the church’s exits
Dec. 11 2013
With the filing of an application to demolish this striking building, little time remains to enjoy it before it is razed. The house was constructed in 1928 as a convent for St. Casimir’s Catholic...
Dec. 20 2013
THURSDAY, DEC. 19 >> TEASE-O-RAMA If you haven’t been naughty enough this year, there’s one more chance to be. Spiral Video and Dance Bar will tease the audience with burlesque dancers...
City Council is poised to allow Riverview Church into REO Town, despite concerns over taxation, zoning and gay rights
Oct. 2 2013
Despite concerns about taxation, zoning and its attitude toward homosexuality, Riverview Church appears set to receive a city permit so it can buy the old Cadillac Club in the heart of REO Town

Subscribe to Our Newsletter