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ANN ABOUT TOWN: The Life

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our publisher makes a guest appearance in "Ann about Town" to talk about why East Lansing life is different.

Helping Women Period: "We Struck a Nerve"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Amy Mercier Stephenson and Lysne Beckwith Tait are walking the walk. They saw a problem, they brainstormed a solution, and the result is Helping Women Period, an organization dedicated to ensuring “that all women have the products they need, when they need them” by “supplying shelters and other places with feminine hygiene items.”

Lansing Area Womens Soccer League: Still Kicking at 30

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The women of Lansing Area Women’s Soccer (LAWS) is a mix of women who have been passionate about the game for decades and those who have only recently started to love it. With multiple teams at varying playing levels, LAWS gives any woman the opportunity to play soccer.

East Lansing Teacher Named MSBOA Orchestra Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

David Rosin, the orchestra teacher for MacDonald Middle School and East Lansing High School, has been named Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year for 2015. Rosin’s award will be presented on May 21 at the ELHS orchestra concert. The East Lansing Band and Orchestra Parent Association (ELBOPA) will host a reception for Rosin following the concert and presentation.

ASK ELi: Managing Hannah's Use

Friday, February 13, 2015

Image: Hannah Community Center, courtesy City of East Lansing

This week, an ELi reader asked us to investigate the usage of the Hannah Community Center. Our reader was particularly interested in the question of whether City-run programs are given adequate priority over external groups that use Hannah. (Hannah is getting busy enough that space is sometimes tight, including in the parking lot.)

Unitarian-Universalist Church Likely to Move from East Lansing

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pending the successful resolution of several approvals and other legal matters, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing (UUCGL) will move to a new space in South Lansing in early 2016. Assuming that likely outcome, the church—which moved to its current facility (a former fraternity house) at 855 Grove Street across from the East Lansing Public Library in 1971—will relocate to the former Capital Area Academy building at 5509 S. Pennsylvania once all renovations are completed in approximately twelve months.

YOUR ELI: Want balanced coverage? Tell us what you think!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

As we approach the May 5th election in East Lansing, ELi hopes you will speak up and tell us your positions on the issues that will affect all of us. We will be looking for residents of East Lansing to help educate fellow citizens about their perspectives, and so we hope you will consider contributing in this way.

ASK ELi to INVESTIGATE: Tickets for Icy Sidewalks?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Image: Example of a poorly maintained sidewalk at the corner of Evergreen Avenue and Valley Court.

A reader asks: Does anyone really get ticketed for failure to clear ice- or snow-covered sidewalks in East Lansing?

The answer: Yes, although it varies substantially by date and neighborhood.

Council Capsule, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Image: City Council last night

All members of City Council were present. The meeting lasted from 7:02 pm on January 27 until 12:27 a.m. on January 28.

City’s credit rating at risk, with layoffs possible: Dire financial news was delivered by City Manager George Lahanas just before the end of the meeting. Read our special report.

Citizens Protest "Subversion of Democracy"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photography credit: Thomas Baumann 

Chanting “East Lansing’s not for sale!” and “Hey, hey, hey, Bailey’s gotta stay!,” about thirty East Lansing residents (plus several young children) participated in a “Save Our City” protest tonight outside City Hall.

The protest took place in the hour before City Council’s weekly meeting. City Council members apparently entered the building through the back, avoiding the protesters.

"Save Our City" Protest Planned for Tuesday

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A citizen-run protest on the theme of ‘Save Our City” will occur this Tuesday from 6-7 pm at City Hall, just in advance of Council’s next scheduled meeting.

The protest is being organized by the PAC Neighborhoods 1st and advertised by the group East Lansing Citizens Concerned. Neighborhoods 1st says the protest is directed at three issues:

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