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Lansing School District Superintendent Benjamin Schuldiner announces that the district was recently one of 13 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2024 Efficient and Healthy Schools program award.

Lansing School District named one of 13 recipients of federal energy efficiency award

WEDNESDAY, May 15 — The Lansing School District is one of just 13 districts nationwide to be named a 2024 recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2024 Efficient and Healthy Schools program award.
Mayor Andy Schor announces his intent to build a new city hall on the site of a city-owned parking lot at 425 S. Grand Ave. at a press conference this morning.

Schor proposes old Center for the Arts property for a new Lansing city hall

THURSDAY, May 9 — Mayor Andy Schor announced today that he wants to build a new city hall on the site of the old Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., on the corner of Lenawee Street.
The Lansing Charter Commission: (Top row, from left) Guillermo Lopez, Jody Washington, Muhammad Qawwee; (middle row, from left) Brian Jeffries, Ben Dowd, Elizabeth Boyd; (bottom row, from left) Joan Bauer, Jazmin Anderson, Lori Adams Simon.

And your Lansing Charter Revision Commission is …

WEDNESDAY, May 8 — Name recognition appears to have played a big role in the election of nine candidates yesterday to serve on the first-ever Lansing Charter Revision Commission. The top …
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Rewind: News from the last 7 days

Voters elected nine members to the first-ever Lansing Charter Revision Commission out of 36 candidates. Former state Rep. Joan Bauer led the field, followed by former City Council President …

The best of both worlds: Toscana’s food is as appealing as its atmosphere

The Toscana Stack, offered during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, is both an eyeful and a mouthful.
Toscana 3170 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m. Friday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-10 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-9 p.m. Sunday (517) 246-4980
Restaurants the Lansing area has lost since the beginning of the pandemic
102 Pho & Banh Mi — Okemos (Oct. 2022)   American Bistro — Lansing (Feb. 2022)   Amanecer Mexicano — Lansing (March 2021)   Arcadia Smokehouse …
Making tacos is one way to utilize tender hunks of mystery meat from the back of the freezer. If the meat is tough, stew or pulled meat sandwiches are the way to go.
Demystifying mystery meat
At a family gathering last summer, my wife’s mom asked me to cook some meat from a deer my father-in-law had shot. It was his first, and nobody seemed to know exactly what to do with it. The …
East Lansing’s Sree Saffron offers a wide menu of authentic Indian delights, from savory, aromatic curries to heavenly dal soup to thick, flavorful naan.
Sree Saffron: A hidden gem in Hannah Plaza
The restaurant doesn’t serve alcoholic beverages, and Cokes are delivered in cans with straws. The seat cushions are thin, and the restrooms resemble those at a gas station. But none of this …

Forget to vote? Time to join the early voting movement

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I forgot to vote last week. It completely slipped my mind. How is this possible? I write about elections for a living. I’ve spent the last two weeks …

Michigan no-fault insurance reform still needed

It was refreshing to read Kyle Melinn acknowledge the crisis in care that requires legislative action (“Passing auto insurance reform now can avoid needless complications later,” May 8). …

The rocky road to a new City Hall

At long last, the journey to a new home for Lansing’s municipal government appears to be in the home stretch. After a divided City Council rejected Mayor Andy Schor’s proposal to …

Arts & Culture

Expect an eventful weekend

As detailed in this week’s Summer Guide, this weekend will kick off the summer events season in Greater Lansing with three big festivals, but that’s not all to look forward to. From plant and craft sales, goth celebrations and dances to an abundance of live music, a comedy show, a tea party and more, the area will be bustling in the coming days.

Summer events season starts early in Greater Lansing

It’s not officially summertime yet, but for Greater Lansing residents, this weekend kicks off a packed schedule of summer events. From art to music to general merriment, the following three festivals offer a little something for everyone.

Ixion wraps up season with a humorous and engaging collection of shorts

Ixion Ensemble Theatre concludes another strong season of new, original and challenging works with “Let’s Fight,” an energetic, kinesthetic and humorous collection of nine 10-minute plays that revolve around conflict.

Of sidekicks and locales in classic mysteries and thrillers

I love sidekicks in mysteries and thrillers—like Tonto—who not only clean up the Masked Man’s messes but also give sage advice. Tonto was my go-to. Well, fans of David Robicheaux, …
A custom spoke card is given to the winner of each alley cat competition.

Locals bike around the city for fun, glory in monthly alley cat

By CHELSEA LAKE ROBERTS Last month, a new era began at the Lansing Bike Co-op’s monthly alley cat scavenger hunt when reigning champion Mike Dombrowski was unseated by newcomer Jacob …

Flora: high-end look and feel with accessible options  

Flora strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional bud bar for old-school pot consumers.

Flora, a provisioning center nestled away in East Lansing on Old M-78, is in a beautifully designed and apportioned building that strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional …

Have cannabis prices dropped too low?

As cannabis retailers race to the bottom on both quality and pricing, insiders are starting to question whether state minimum pricing would benefit the market as it has with alcohol.

“Good weed ain’t cheap, and cheap weed ain’t good.” When I worked in pre-legal market caregiver stores, this was a popular saying among operators.

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