2016 Summer Farmers Market Guide

Summer is here, and farmers markets are sprouting up all over. Get the scoop on Greater Lansing’s farmers markets in this week’s issue.

Developments threatened

Half of the Lansing City Council, prompted by a federal housing discrimination complaint orchestrated by the Bernero Administration, is prepared to halt approval of all developments that include housing in the city, including the $270 million Red Cedar Renaissance set to break ground this summer. Todd Heywood looks at the latest conflict in City Hall.

Hirten: Another Dem disaster

A recognizable name is good, but working the district, comprising Ingham, Livingston and part of Oakland counties, is what really delivers votes, especially for a challenger in a race where the district has been gerrymandered for Republican candidates. Apparently retail politics wasn't Melissa Gilbert’s thing. Mickey Hirten weighs in on Gilbert withdrawing from the 8th District congressional race.

Rockin’ on the river

MICA is teaming up with City Pulse to present a weekend of rock music and river-related activities. The first-ever River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park Friday and Saturday, includes two nights of music, as well as MICA’s Grand American Fish Rodeo. Grab this week’s issue for all the details on the first-ever festival.

‘Tchaikovsky turns me on’

Soft-spoken, Swiss-born Gustav Meier looked the part of the maestro, with an elegant profile and silver hair that whipped to and fro on demand. But Meier, who died May 26 at 86, was an excited kid in the guise of a grey eminence. Lawrence Cosentino remembers Meier, who led the Lansing Symphony for 27 years.

Music is in the air

While summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, we’re already seeing one of Greater Lansing’s telltale signs of summer: lawn chair-toting families emerging from their winter hibernation in search of outdoor music. City Pulse gives you the rundown on this summer’s outdoor concerts in this week’s issue.

Check out these stories and more in Wednesday’s issue of City Pulse.