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.
Please join us at Black Cat Bistro on June 22 to meet our Publisher Alice Dreger, Managing Editor Ann Nichols, and some of our reporters. We'll provide appetizers and lively conversation about everything from EL politics to the current state of local news.
ELi's two-week-long Summer Youth Journalism Program still has a small number of spots open, and so we have extended the application deadline for people aged 14-22. Meanwhile, from you old people, we are looking for lunch money for the kids.
Get stuff out of your house and into the hands of folks who can use it at the City of East Lansing's annual recycling event. You can also volunteer, for a great chance to serve your community and the environment. ELi's Cassandra Heos tells you how.
Edgewood Village Scholars Director Jonathan Rosewood has a simple message for participating students: "If you stay in the program and you finish, you're going to school.” ELi's Ann Kammerer has the story.
The Lansing Area Community Trust has awarded ELi a $3600 grant to support our Summer Youth Journalism Program! Applications for the program are now being accepted from people in the 14-22 year age group.
As we come to the end of our third fiscal year, East Lansing now has what we think no other community in America does: a fully-functional, sustainable, nonpartisan, nonprofit, citizen-reported public news service.
The rough weather didn't stop hundreds of people from coming out to ELPD's first Open House. Visitors met officers and police dog Quinn, checked out police equipment, and learned how to be safer at home, on bikes, and with car seats.
At Council last night, in light of national events, the mayor reminded the community of the City's civil rights policy, and various long-serving members of the community were recognized for their service.
Several hundred gathered yesterday for a prayer vigil at East Lansing's Islamic Center. The vigil was "designed as an event where community members who are not refugees could come together and be in solidarity with refugees in the community." Chris Root reports.