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Joe Dickson was a week away from opening Over the Ledges Theater company’s 2022 season when he was told by the Grand Ledge city manager that the Barn Theater, located … more
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard writers say “I could do that” when it comes to writing poetry. No, you can’t. Writing poetry is hard. It takes a special … more
Scott Kelly first turned to yoga for relief from competitively running and coaching for years. While yoga indeed brought comfort, he quickly realized the benefits from yoga weren’t just … more
One of Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s first acts in office in 2018 was to pull the plug on his predecessor’s plan to move to a new city hall because it didn’t include a home for the … more
This week’s Eye Candy is the new Auto-Owners Insurance Co. building, which is on the company’s South Campus. Tucked away near Creyts Road and I496 in Delta Township, the … more
The tune was pretty shaky at first, but it’s lasted 50 years now.   When Elderly Instruments opened July 5, 1972, in a basement in East Lansing, it was a 10-foot by 12-foot cubicle with … more
The Westside Neighborhood is an urban jewel of towering trees, century-old houses and lush flowerbeds.  Residents speak fondly of the traffic islands that dot the streets, comparing them to … more
Pride flag burning captured on video Another Pride flag disappeared on Michigan Avenue in Lansing — but this time a secret camera captured the deed on video. It shows the perpetrator, a lanky … more
The house where 23-month-old Damian Shesshia died in a fire Monday was an unregistered and hence uninspected rental property, Brian McGrain, director of Lansing’s Office of Economic Development and Planning, confirmed today. more
Police may have some help putting an end to the thefts and vandalism that have marred Pride month for local residents: A video captured someone burning the large flag. more
MONDAY, June 27 — Lansing Mayor Andy Schor proposed today asking voters to approve a $175 million facility to house the Police and Fire departments as well as the 54-A District Court, to be paid … more
FRIDAY, June 24 — For years ago, a man rented a handgun at a gunstore in Mason for use on the indoor shooting range, but then left the store illegally with the gun. Shortly thereafter, he … more
Last year was a bloody, violent and deadly summer for Lansing residents. By the end of the year the city had 36 homicides on the books, the highest toll in years. Earlier this year, the city seemed … more
When Mayor Andy Schor sought to nominate a local businessman to the city’s Economic Development Corp., he made an interesting discovery: He couldn’t.  “I had to call the … more
Eastside residents were in an uproar last week when a third rainbow flag was stolen from a ‘Welcome to Lansing” sign on Michigan Avenue. more
MONDAY, June 20 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent a chastising letter to the city of Lansing after a review of its policies and procedures for the use of Community … more
FRIDAY, June 17 – When Shawn Dyer read about the stolen Pride flags on the East of Lansing, he immediately knew he needed to do something. His daughter Aubrey, 18, is in the middle of coming … more
The Rev. Vincent Richardson of Cristo Rey Catholic Church has celebrated Mass for at least 14 parishioners whose deaths were related to COVID.  “When you know someone who dies or is … more
The last Eye for Design (below) was first identified by Robert Copeland. The detail — arched brickwork rising with the roofline — belongs to the Alice B. Cowles House on the campus of … more
Young riders cut the ribbon and lead the first mountain bikers into Dirt School at Burchfield Park in Holt Monday. The new $230,000 training facility provides free bikes and helmets to learners … more
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