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Valley Court Steps Turn Rainbow

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Image: Melissa Sortman (left) and Terry Scharf on the newly-painted steps at Valley Court Park

Visitors to this year’s East Lansing Farmers’ Market in Valley Court (opening June 7) will see a new art feature just north of the market. The steps running from Valley Court’s glacial washout plain up to the Oakwood Neighborhood have been painted rainbow colors under a project led by Melissa Sortman and Terry Scharf.

YOUR ELI: Some love for our student writers

Sunday, May 17, 2015

We couldn’t deliver the diverse and lively content you see in Eli without our MSU student writers. They know things we don’t know, they have connections we don’t have, and they are creative and passionate in their approach to getting a great story.

2015 Ride of Silence Honors Byclists

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Ride of Silence is a global event going into its 12th consecutive year, and serves as a memorial for those who have been harmed or killed while riding a bike. The first Ride of Silence took place in Dallas and has stretched to 314 locations across the globe including 21 countries and every continent.

Cyclists legally share the road with motorists, but not all city officials, public safety departments and motorists are aware of this. “We’re not charging any money for this, it’s only to get the word out,” said event coordinator Lysne Tait.

Bailey Residents Receptive to Capital Area Housing Partnership Proposal for Bailey Community Center

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Above: Image from yesterday's presentation by Capital Area Housing Partnership

About four dozen East Lansing residents, mostly from the Bailey neighborhood, attended a meeting at the Bailey Community Center yesterday to hear the Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP) present plans for repurposing the building. People posed questions about various aspects of the early version of the plans, but no one raised serious objections and several residents made a point of expressing their support for the proposal.

Housing Group Proposing Uses for Bailey as New Data Emerge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

New information from City staff has emerged on the past and possible future of the Bailey Community Center, just as the Capital Area Housing Partnership is moving to convene a public discussion this week about that organization’s vision for how to use the property.

Residents Share Ideas about Future of Bailey Community Center

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Approximately 50 East Lansing residents who participated in the two-part, facilitated public discussion about the future of the Bailey Community Center have formulated nine clusters of ideas about the future use of the building. The sessions were organized by the City of East Lansing and held on April 27 and May 4 at the Hannah Community Center.

The ideas were in response to this question presented by facilitator Doak Bloss: “What are some ways to repurpose the Bailey Center that would bring the greatest benefit to residents of East Lansing?”

This Weekend: Capital City Comic Con

Friday, May 1, 2015


Six months after filming for “Batman vs. Superman” took over East Lansing, the comic world is again poised to take over the Lansing area with the start of Capital City Comic Con.

Starting Saturday morning at Haslett High School, Capital City Comic Con is bringing together artists, writers, collectors, vendors and fans for a celebration of all things comic, science fiction and game. Unlike the larger national events that inspired it, Capital City Comic Con has a decidedly local flavor.

Council Capsule: April 28, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This was a work session of Council. Audio tape of the meeting is available on the City's website.

Present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmembers Ruth Beier, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods

Relay for Life at MSU

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's always a special thing when thousands of people can come together for a night of remembering, celebrating, and raising money for Cancer research. April 17th and 18th marked the second Relay for Life held at the Breslin Center on Michigan State University’s campus.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Not Just a Drinking Game

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From the safety of our front porch we have observed 14 years’ worth of drinking games at the house across the street. Beer bongs are so common as to be passé, but we still talk about the Olympic drinking event that involved a kiddie pool, a blindfold and a baseball bat.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Taste of East Lansing

Thursday, April 23, 2015


This Saturday, April 25th The East Lansing Community Relations Coalition (CRC) will be hosting their fourth annual Taste of East Lansing.

Council Capsule: April 21, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Image: “Graduates” of the Emerging Leaders Program

All councilmembers were present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmembers Ruth Beier, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Sorting and Smashing at MSU Recycling Center

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"The truth, I realized as we drove onto campus yesterday, curving around Sparty, is that a trip to the Recycling Center is the reward for a job well done, frequently an unexpected social occasion, and a chance to smash the occasional wine bottle."

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