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East Lansing Art Festival Returns This Weekend

Friday, May 18, 2018

The East Lansing Art Festival returns this weekend. ELi gives you a quick rundown of what you might want to know about this year’s festival, based on reader questions to ELi.

Council May Change Rules on Fire Pits

Friday, May 18, 2018

City Council is considering an ordinance change to allow outdoor fires in a few more housing locations, so long as residents first obtain a permit. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports.

 

Rummage Sale at Prime Time

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Prime Time Seniors Program will be hosting its biennial rummage sale next week. Area residents can participate by donating and by purchasing items. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the details.

You Aren't Imagining It: EL Has a Bumper Crop of Skunks

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We've been hearing that the EL skunk population is unusually high this year, and seeing evidence in our gardens. ELi's Paige Filice explains possible reasons for the high numbers, and what you can do to avoid smelly situations.

Digging In: The Marble Garden

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Marble Garden began because two first-grade teachers wanted to see something besides brick and grass outside their classroom windows. ELi's Coleen Moyerbrailean has the scoop on how that garden has grown in 25 years.

MARKET MONITOR: Wooden Shoe Herb Farm

Thursday, June 29, 2017

How did a woman with two degrees in chemistry become a Farmers' Market vendor specializing in all things herbal? Ann Nichols reports.

Special Storm Debris Collection Starts Monday

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday's windstorm led to power outages, closed schools, and downed limbs and trees. In response, East Lansing's Department of Public Works is offering special debris pick-up starting Monday.

EL Historic District Commission Allows Some Uses of Fiber Cement Siding

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The East Lansing Historic District Commission is now allowing property owners in historic districts to replace original exterior wood siding with cement fiberboard siding in some cases. ELi talked to Commission Chair Amanda Harrell-Seyburn to get the details.

City of East Lansing urges residents to stay safe during heat wave

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

With temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees over the course of several days this week, the City of East Lansing has asked us to remind residents to keep the following safety tips in mind.

These tips were adapted from the American Red Cross, and provided to us by the City:

1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

2. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

3. Slow down, stay indoors when possible and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.

Eli on Earth: Grow a terrarium, for green inside and out

Monday, May 16, 2016

With summer headed toward  East Lansing, we will be seeing more and more green outdoors. If you want to add a touch of green to the indoors - without extensive care - terrariums are a great way to add a low maintenance garden to any space.

Don’t let your black thumb steer you away from trying a terrarium. There are plants that even the most inexperienced gardeners won’t be able to kill.

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