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Michigan businesses interested in reducing their carbon footprint are looking to build with large wooden panels instead of steel or concrete.    Nationwide, demand for what is called mass … more
Mac’s Bar used to be a dark and dingy place. The watering hole almost felt like a portal to the land of grimy, long-gone punk rock clubs like CBGB in New York City. But the … more
MONDAY, Oct. 31 --- A property highlighted as an 'Eyesore' last week was swiftly targeted by city of Lansing code compliance officials last week.  Scott Bean, a spokesperson for the city, … more
 The city of Lansing has red-tagged this boarded-up property. The backyard is surrounded by a dilapidated wooden privacy fence. The second-floor window on the back is completely gone, while … more
Pay increases for teachers, “right-sizing” and educating students caught up in the juvenile justice system are among the issues of concern to the candidates for the Lansing Board of … more
Fifty years ago, just like today, Michigan voters were faced with perplexing decisions in the upcoming election. In addition to Richard Nixon facing off against Sen. George McGovern for president, … more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was among dignitaries present Tuesday at the opening of the Pop-Up Satellite Lansing City Clerk’s Of-fice at the Foster Com-munity Center, 200 N. Foster Ave. The center … more
Old Union Depot, 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing  Locals will recognize this week’s Eye Candy as Clara’s, a popular restaurant on Michigan Avenue for nearly 40 years before closing … more
Heading into the final three weeks of the campaign, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s war chest has quite a bit more in it than Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett’s. As reported by the Detroit … more
MONDAY, Oct. 10 — A candidate for the Grand Ledge Board of Education is defending himself against allegations of domestic violence, anger control issues and abuse found in his second divorce … more
The windows and doors are boarded up, and the char of the fire earlier this year that gutted the warehouse for Byrum ACE Hardware is still visible. Jim Byrum, owner of Holt Development LLC and ACE … more
Lansing native Russell Hilding, who died at age 100 last year, was the last surviving Buchenwald Airman. He left behind a trove of memorabilia. more
Gail Thompson sat in front of her home on Alpha Street in Lansing’s Second Ward Sunday afternoon. Gail’s husband, Raymond, delivered her hot chocolate while she conducted a garage … more
A shuttered space in downtown Lansing that most recently was the Hookah Lounge will be redeveloped as an all-purpose venue. Originally built in 1926, 224 S. Washington Square — formerly known … more
Lansing might not be known as “Beer City, USA” like our friends on the west side of the state, but the 517 area still has a plentiful  assortment of locally made craft beers and breweries ... more
 A long six years ago, the East Lansing Food Co-op was trampled, like a rare mushroom, in a slow-motion stampede of competing health food and specialty food stores.  It was a sad … more
The Michigan Weedsters and many others will host an event where education leaders, policymakers, and influencers from across Michigan will come together to discuss what’s next for our state … more
There are more than 10,000 children in the Michigan foster care system, according to the Kids Count Data Center.   Children aging out of foster care are some of the most disadvantaged … more
This week’s Eye for Design (above) used to house an arcade. If you know which building it is, send an email to and you could win an Eye for Design mug! … more
In his career as an educator, Lansing Community College President Steve Robinson has been a great many things. One of them, though, has not been a historical preservationist — until … more
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