Downtown Lansing library makeover balances books and people
March 8 2017
Simplification and de-cluttering are key goals of the project. Circulation and information services will both be found at the big new front desk, instead of separate stations. The old glass partition between...
Former city auditor seeks to replace former boss on City Council
Feb. 1 2017
Having had a front row seat to the making of legislative sausage in Lansing, Jim DeLine, the City Council’s recently retired internal auditor, wants into the kitchen. He’s announced that...
Nov. 16 2016
We are also looking for a Vice Chair and Communications Strategist to join our Board. Elections will be held at our December meeting. Interested in learning more about our election procedures? You can...
June 22 2016
The first time someone told me I need to go to that new place, HopCat, and try the Crack Fries, I gave a noncommittal, "Eh, yeah, maybe." The second and third time, I considered going. By the seventeenth...
Author Steve Hamilton tries his hand at hard-boiled crime fiction
May 11 2016
When Michigan native Steve Hamilton wrote his second stand-alone crime novel, “The Lock Artist,” in 2010, it seemed like a temporary diversion. The author soon returned to his familiar “Alex...
Dec. 30 2015
Couples planning to get married do so with the intention of spending the rest of their lives together. Few couples exchange rings thinking divorce or the loss of a spouse is in their future, but some marriages...
May 20 2015
It's a still night on Michigan Avenue. A crowd gathers in anticipation. They heard this could be the night. Wait a minute — is it? Could it be? Yes! A plume of white smoke emerges from the chimney...
Soloist Ilya Kaler takes command in double gig with Lansing Symphony
Oct. 9 2013
The Lansing Symphony and its fans got at least two twofers when Russian-born violinist Ilya Kaler took the stage as soloist for Saturday’s MasterWorks concert. The most obvious double deal was getting...
Symphony unleashes two juggernauts and a fawn
March 14 2012
Saturday’s Lansing Symphony concert featured the most highly anticipated orchestra-and-soloist tandem of the 2011-´12 season, French pianist Philippe Bianconi’s energetic go at Johannes...
Bryan Gruley returns to his Michigan roots in ’The Hanging Tree’
July 28 2010
Gruley’s second book, “The Hanging Tree,” is a masterpiece of detective fiction, with the right amount of blind alleys that leave the outcome always in doubt. The author, who is the Chicago...
Do City Council candidates think that downtown development is good for the rest of the city?
June 24 2009
In the Second Ward, where longtime incumbent Sandy Allen faces challenges from four other candidates, the issue of downtown development raises the ire of three of her opponents, who think their ward is...
Some say Second Ward Councilwoman Sandy Allen may face a fight in Council race against newcomer Tina Houghton.
June 3 2009
Tina Houghton is a member of the Lansing Parks Board, she’s a part of newly formed Beck Park neighborhood group so new that it doesn’t have officers or membership in the Lansing Neighborhood...
American themes billow symphony’s sails
Nov. 5 2008
With a historic election a few days away and the bee of democracy already buzzing in everyone’s stomach, the Lansing Symphony worked up the goose bumps and pumped up the lump in the throat Saturday...
Biggby coffee & Greener planet gardening
Oct. 10 2012
Earlier this year, Biggby Coffee moved up to No. 255 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 list, essentially making their signature black-on-orange "B" the second most distinguished letter to...

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