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Nonprofits pivot from panic to persistence

On the Monday before Thanksgiving 2021, just after dusk, an epic crescent of headlights glimmered in the parking lot at Logan Square, at the corner of Holmes Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in south Lansing. 

City Pulse’s special nonprofit contributors

Each year, the holiday season highlights areas of need within the community. Organizations offer help not only during these especially difficult times, but throughout the whole year as well. These seven organizations are local nonprofits that provide a variety of resources ranging from food and housing to education and financial services. These nonprofits were also kind enough to support this year’s annual nonprofit issue through their advertising.

Welcome to Lansing: Refugee Development Center shines in a crisis

Is there such a thing as pent-up love? Politics and the pandemic reduced the flow of refugees to greater Lansing to a trickle by 2020, but that has changed dramatically in recent weeks. The response in Lansing has floored Erika Brown Binion, executive director of the Refugee Development Center. The center is asking for, and getting, generous help welcoming about 300 refugees from Afghanistan to greater Lansing.

Four legs and a tale: Animal Placement Bureau helps ‘pandemic puppies’ find a home

Animal shelters and adoption centers everywhere are grappling with a wave of “pandemic puppies” — dogs drafted into service as companions for humans in the isolation of 2020. After a year and a half of constant companionship, the pups are a bit older, struggling with separation and, in many cases, given up for adoption as their human caregivers leave the house, get tired of them and go on with their lives. 

Flash in the Pan: Pomegranate season’s greetings

As holiday talk builds to a festive pitch, and the cold darkness moves to embrace you, don’t sleep on pomegranate season. It’s on, and ready to sneak back into your life.
Out on the Town

Holiday Fun at Horrocks

Horrocks is turning its little corner of Lansing into the North Pole on Friday with a cavalcade of Christmas fun. There’s a smorgasbord of events radiating with holiday cheer for you to choose from, including a winter petting zoo with actual reindeer (just don’t tell Santa Claus) and live holiday musical performances,

Even more Greater Lansing Holiday Events

Holiday festivities in Greater Lansing are well under way. Here is several more fun ways coming up in the next few weeks to get real holly and jolly.
New in Town

Foster Community Center adds a new computer lab

The Capital Area District Library Foster branch, located at the Foster Community Center in Lansing’s east side neighborhood, is getting some sweet new digs. A new computer lab is now available at the library, and it will be utilized to provide STEAM-based education programs for kids and offer access to a number of important services for adults and seniors that require an Internet connection.

How an Italian sculptor shaped the aesthetic of Lansing

Look up! You might just notice an ornamental architectural fixture crafted by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci, who completed 13 installations in the Lansing area during the ’30s, ’50s and ’60s in Lansing. Parducci’s work can be seen at Michigan Bell, on the campus of Michigan State University, the Capitol Area District Library downtown main branch, several churches and Michigan National Bank Tower (Boji).
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