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East Lansing Students March, Rally to Protest Racial Injustice

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Yesterday, a group of about 150 East Lansing High School students rallied after school to protest racial injustice in the wake of grand jury acquittals in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. In a spirited but peaceful procession, the students and supporters marched from the ELHS campus to Abbot Road chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe," "No Justice, No Peace," "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," and "Black Lives Matter."

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The ice storm and power outage last winter exposed a need in East Lansing. Many seniors are physically unable to shovel their sidewalks and avoid receiving a ticket, and lack the means to pay others to remove snow and perform other small homeowner tasks. Seniors are also at risk during a power outage, or extreme cold weather, as they may not be able to ask for the help they need relative to maintaining health services. This need is being addressed by a variety of helpful residents.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Girl Scouts Lead Annual Toys for Tots Drive in East Lansing Schools

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Approximately 300 East Lansing Girl Scouts will take part in an annual toy drive this December, making announcements in their schools, creating advertisements, sorting toys at the warehouse and encouraging friends and family to donate toys. Daisy Scout girls as young as five and as old as high school age Ambassadors have participated in the Toys for Tots drive for almost a decade. Last year alone, they helped fill eight collection bins for the organization.

Important Update from ELi

Sunday, November 30, 2014

East Lansing Info (ELi) has been fully functional for about three months now, and so it's a good time to take stock. We hope you will agree that our non-profit community news organization is fulfilling its mission of bringing you East Lansing-focused, multicultural, opinion-free, nonpartisan news from embedded, committed citizen-reporters. Did you know that in just three months, we have published 176 articles by 33 citizen-reporters? That’s far beyond what we thought would be possible in only three months!

Coming Monday: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Photo above: 2013 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The East Lansing Area Clergy Association invites all to attend the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7 pm on Monday, November 24. The host of this year’s service is Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1701 East Saginaw Street in Lansing.

Special EL Preview of PBS Series on Early Childhood

Monday, November 17, 2014

Next Monday, November 24, from 6:00-8:45 pm at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center there will be a “sneak preview” screening of “Are We Crazy about Our Kids?”—one episode in an upcoming new Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series—for those who register by November 19 to attend this special Hannah screening.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Giving the Gift of Blood

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Giving blood is a quick, easy way to help others in need. Donating blood takes about an hour, is relatively painless, and besides helping others, you are rewarded with sweet treats afterward. I started donating blood as a young mother 30 years ago, and still donate as often as I can. I find that giving blood is an easy way to help fill the critical need for blood. During times of national crisis like after 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, giving blood was my way of helping feel connected to other families.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Broad Exhibit "Re-Envisions" East Lansing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Image above: DIGSAU's vision of what could replace parking lot #1, looking southwest from the corner of Albert and M.A.C.

Two events this weekend kick off East Lansing 2030/Collegeville Re-Envisioned, an exhibition at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (the Broad). This exhibit is the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by the Broad, to examine the future of East Lansing development.

Jaycees Host Holiday Sale to Support Local Community Projects

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pne Stop Shop poster

The Lansing Jaycees will host a ‘Holiday One Stop Shopping’ event this Saturday, November 15 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. The event will run from 11am to 5pm and is free for shoppers. Local vendors will be set up to sell their products to East Lansing and area residents. “This is a great way for shoppers to knock out their holiday shopping list,” said Sheryl Soczek, Lansing Jaycees treasurer and chair of the Holiday One Stop Shop.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Life As a Zebra Foundation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

In medical school, students are taught to diagnose patients based on the condition that is most likely. As the saying goes: “When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.” The horses are the likely explanation, while the zebras are less likely. A medical zebra, then, is a person with a hard to diagnose medical condition. These conditions are often referred to as ‘invisible illnesses.’ Invisible illnesses are chronic conditions that are not apparent to casual observers. They can be misdiagnosed by health care providers and ignored by medical researchers.

Parking Lot Ballot Initiative Too Close To Call

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

With 100% of the East Lansing Clinton County votes counted, and 94% of East Lansing Ingham County precinct's (16 of 17) votes counted, the parking lot sale ballot initiative appears too close to call.  Note that this means 94% of precincts have reported votes, and NOT that 94% of the votes have been counted.

The vote count at this point is 5,163 Yes (57%) and 3,891 No (43%).  A 60% Yes vote is required for the initiative to pass.

A more detailed article will be published shortly.  ELi is awaiting word from the City Clerk with a final vote tally.

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