Feb. 22 2017
Patbingsu, also known as bingsu or bingsoo, is a shaved ice treat. Softer than the crunchy snow cones you get at the ballpark but more powdery than ice cream, patbingsu has the texture of a fresh, pure...
Whipped/Nom Nom Cupcakes/Scoops Ice Cream
June 8 2016
It’s going to be a sweet summer — the kind that gives dentists the cold sweats. Following the recent trend in Metro Lansing gourmet confectionaries that have opened in the last year —...
June 17 2015
Last month, the boyfriend and I went up north. We rode our bicycles, we ate ice cream and salt water taffy and at a lighthouse on Old Mission Peninsula he proposed to me with his great-grandmother’s...
Dec. 31 2014
In 2014, my favorite local restaurants remained my favorites, including Tavern 109 in Williamston, the State Room in East Lansing, and Maru in Okemos. Of course, I added more to my list, but I also found...
Deportation enforcement action skirts policy; city considers establishing ´safe zones´
April 1 2015
It’s easy pickings for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers who troll the country for undocumented immigrants. Check public records, identify a target, then wait at a courthouse to snag...
Icicles
March 4 2015
Although beautiful themselves, icicles indicate a critical, possibly detrimental condition. The constant series of winter freezes and thaws encourage the formation of large icicles. As evidenced by the...
BWL’s poor responses to the ice storm and a plant accident may be forgivable, but failing to abate mercury pollution is another matter entirely
Dec. 9 2014
You have to wonder sometimes how the people who run Lansing Board of Water and Light sleep at night. We learned last week that the utility´s Erickson plant installed equipment in 2007 that would...
Jan. 9 2014
The BWL is moving quickly to address restoration and communications issues that would have improved its response to the ice storm outages
After the ice storm, WLNS meteorologist Jake Dunne rethinks where they rank among natural disasters
Jan. 2 2014
WLNS-TV meteorologist Jake Dunne is not being hyperbolic when he says the ice storm has caused him to rethink aspects of his career
Other communities haven’t made their case for being represented on BWL’s board
March 5 2014
Even as the citizens’ panel poking through the wreckage of the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s sorry December ice storm performance, a likely recommendation when it all ends is a call for...
Bath custard shop offers frozen treats, boating and slices of local history
June 25 2014
Ice cream fans have it too easy — if you’re patient enough, a truck will drive right down your street and bring some to you. No, the real white lion of summer confections is frozen custard,...
‘Gemini’ not too different from past damaging ice storms
Jan. 2 2014
For the better part of a week, Winter Storm Gemini made mid-Michigan look like a set piece in the hit Disney film “Frozen,” leaving between onefourth of an inch and three-fourths of an inch...
Doc shows striking images of melting glaciers, but doesn't inspire change
Feb. 6 2013
It's pretty much settled that humans are responsible for changing the world's climate. Unfortunately, we're submerged in the world of pop culture where loud-mouthed idiots like Rush Limbaugh dupe Americans...
A Christmas story
Dec. 23 2010
Albert hated the smell of wet beard. And when Santa took his boots off — talk about climate change. But Santa’s chief of staff was a team player. Albert stood quietly, breathing through his...
Ice wines may be pricey, but they're a sweet treat
Feb. 24 2010
It’s that time of year when the snow and frigid cold bring joy to the hearts of certain vintners in Germany, Michigan, New York, the Niagara escarpment region of southern Ontario, and British Columbia’s...
Aug. 5 2009
It could have been the perfect summer day we had while partaking in this week’s Food Fight. It could have been the very nature of the battle itself over soft serve ice cream. Or it could have been...
June 24 2009
The most popular feature is the build-yourown sundae department, which features three machines (two of which offer non-fat yogurt.) There’s no limit to how many toppings you pile on, but keep in...
Arctic Corner brings soft serve back to Old Town
June 24 2009
Six months out of the year, mid-Michigan may feel like Siberia, but a 58-yearold business location just reopened in Old Town that makes it official. Welcome to the Arctic Corner
After immigration raids hit Lansing two weeks ago, the Latino community tries to cope.
Nov. 5 2008
The Rev. Frederick Thelen stood up in the basement cafeteria of the Cristo Rey Catholic Church and reiterated, in Spanish, to the crowd of Latinos seated in the room that if you are arrested or detained...
Persis / Capitol Scoop / Head Room Salon
June 26 2013
Last week, Felix Campos, owner of the hair salon Barberrette's and the attached day spa, Coterie Purlieu, opened his third downtown business: Capitol City Scoop. The 1,250-square-foot ice cream store/micro-dairy...

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