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I scream, you Scream, we all scream for ice cream spots in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever tried the banana cream pie ice cream at Velvet, piled atop a homemade ice cream cone? Or maybe the pineapple ice cream with pineapple chunks at Tutti Frutti? Ever set foot inside Iorios Gelato? We’re all looking for ways to cool off in this scorching summer heat. Look no further than East Lansing’s unique array of ice cream shops that will have you cooling off in no time.

Saper Gallery and east arbor architecture Bring Art, Architecture to Downtown EL

Monday, June 13, 2016

Photo: Roy Saper, framing manager Jennifer, and artist Lou Heiser at the opening of Vistas of Michigan: Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser, October 4, 2015

Saper Galleries, long a fixture in downtown Easy Lansing, celebrated its 30th anniversary in downtown East Lansing on Friday, June 3. Asked how he got started, Roy Saper said, “I opened Saper Galleries in response to the community’s enthusiastic support of the gallery which I was previously operating out of my home at 429 Bailey Street, adjacent to downtown East Lansing.”

Street Musicians: The Other Side of the Art Festival

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Downtown East Lansing’s summer festivals are a great opportunity for local and traveling street performers to bring their talent to the streets of East Lansing. Perhaps the Art Festival’s most renowned street performer is Crazy Richard, who performs his fire and knife juggling routine every year near Hopcat. While a few erected stages featured musical acts officially booked for last weekend’s festival, alleyways and corners play host to all the other musicians looking to join in on the fun.   

Literature Feeds the Soul: RCAH Center for Poetry holds annual edible literary competition

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

For many book lovers, the idea of writing in a book is simply cringe-worthy, but how about eating one?

April 1st marked national Edible Book Day, in which organizations around the country hosted an Edible Book Contest. On March 31st the RCAH Center for Poetry held their 8th competition in the LookOut Gallery of Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the MSU campus. The only requirment of this contest is that whatever a contestant creates, it must be edible and related to literature.

What's East Lansing Reading?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In honor of National Reading Month, I asked this question of East Lansing residents, including ELi reporters: Tell me three books you love, one you hate and what you’re reading right now. At the end of this article, I’ve provided a complete list of the books that are most-loved, most-hated, and currently in the hands of your friends and neighbors.

March is National Reading Month: The Book Clubs of East Lansing

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

All over East Lansing there are book clubs, where book lovers unite regularly to discuss the assigned reading, and make lasting friendships along the way. Each club has its own story, and a set of dedicated members.

Methods of picking the books vary from group to group. Elizabeth Ramos and other members of the four or five-year-old club called simply “The Neighborhood Book Club” hold a “let’s pick our books” night, every year. “We all bring a book or two to lobby for,” Says Ramos. “We read a short synopsis of the book, and we usually talk a bit about it."

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