EL School Board members approved the hiring of a new High School principal and the retention of a controversial high school curriculum, but decided to wait on approving a permanent contract for Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko.
The City of East Lansing recently commissioned an inventory of its urban trees funded by a grant from the Department of Natural Resources. Paige Filice reports on why the City wanted the inventory, and how it will help support our urban forest.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival bursts onto the East Lansing scene this Friday and Saturday with a wide variety of artists and styles. ELi's Michael Teager tells you what to expect. and helps even the most inexperienced listener "get that swing."
BassDrumBone will be among the performers at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival's Kozmic Picnic on Saturday afternoon. Their bond is strong, their influences diverse, and they like to keep things "interesting." Sarah Spohn reports.
Near midnight on Tuesday, City Council formally voted to put a City income tax on the November ballot, along with a property tax reduction that would take effect only if the income tax passes. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
MSU Professor Rodney Whitaker is not only the longstanding Artistic Director of the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; he's performing Friday night with his quintet. Find out what else he's up to (hint: a lot of things) and what he loves most about East lansing. Peyton Lombardo has the story.
Gordon Guyer's tenure as MSU President was fairly short, but it was really just one of the many significant accomplishments in a life that impacted both the University and the community. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the story of the park recently dedicated in Guyer's name.
Twenty-one years ago, East Lansing's City Council asked the Arts Commission to "put on some jazz concerts." Beth and Al Cafagna stepped up, and they're still filling our City's streets with jazz for one weekend every June. Sarah Spohn reports.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian group helping an East Lansing Farmer's Market vendor sue East Lansing over its civil rights ordinance, is drumming up donations and anger. But it has yet to serve the City in the suit.
To the delight of those of us who attended these colorful and upbeat events last year, the Kozmic Picnik and Second Line Parade will again be featured Saturday, June 24, at the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival.