The City of East Lansing is seeking volunteers to help with the pop up skating rink to be installed this February in Valley Court Park. The rink is expected to be open for two weeks, from February 11 through February 25, and will be free and open to the public between the hours of 3-9pm as long as the weather allows. Find more information about the rink here.
Photo, clockwise from top: Alyssa Forsyth, Emily McWethy (Cinderella), Mosey
Rojewski, Alice Ribeiro, Sarah Flink, Miki Perdikakis
This weekend, the East Lansing Dance and Theatre Company (ELDTC) will perform “AFTER EVER AFTER, or Four Beautiful Princesses, a Bunch of Sidekicks and One Evil Villain: A Ballet in One Act” at the Hannah Community Center Albert White Theatre.
Photo of Glencairn Elementary School, courtesy East Lansing Public Schools
The Flint Water Crisis has led to elevated awareness in Michigan—and around the nation—about lead exposure and lead poisoning. Today, a letter sent home by East Lansing Public School’s superintendent Robyne Thompson is contributing to local concern. Here we report on the letter (view it here) and also cover some of what you might want to know about lead.
Photo of the City of Howell's ice skating rink, courtesy of Howell Area Parks & Recreation.
Are you tired of being stuck inside during these long winter months? Do you miss the feel of the great outdoors? Looking for something different to do with friends, family, or perhaps a significant other this Valentine’s Day?
Lilla Wilkinson shows off some of the crafts she has made for the Girl Scout Holiday Sale.
The holiday sale is where 3rd grade Girl Scouts are selling homemade crafts for under $4! It will happen on Tuesday the 15th after school until 7:00PM and it will also be happening on Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the last day is Thursday the 17th at 8:00AM to 8:45AM.
After noticing the gender-based disparity in a potential college’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, East Lansing High School junior Samantha White was deeply concerned with the gaping and nearly ubiquitous gap.
Above: Artist's rendition of the plan for the Grove Street Alley
The East Lansing Artist Alleys crowdfunding campaign, which officially ends at 11:59 PM tonight, has reached its $45,000 fundraising goal.
The goal was met Tuesday, November 10, two days ahead of schedule. As of this writing, $46,785 has been raised from 118 supporters. Donations came from local individuals, organizations, and businesses.
This Sunday (November 8th), organizers Tamara Butler, Liesel Carlson, Heidi Phillips, and Donna Rich Kaplowitz are working with MSU’s Project 60/50 to host “Don’t All Lives Matter? Why #BlackLivesMatter.”
One of these eight costumes, available at the Party City in Frandor, is bound to ring your doorbell this Halloween. The smiling, painted faces will eagerly accept your candy, scamper off to the next home and never question whether their costume was well-received, or offensive.
The leaves have changed color, stores have stocked their shelves with cider and candy and Pumpkin Spice lattes have reclaimed their place in your mug. Halloween is just around the corner, and East Lansing has plenty of activities to occupy the Spidermen and Queen Elsas of your family.
Families are invited to visit Safe Halloween from 5pm- 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will take place on M.A.C. Avenue between Elizabeth and Burcham, and the area will be closed to traffic.
Above: ELPD Officer Dave Dekorte and Crunchy’s, both subjects of Council’s work this week.
This week’s meeting of East Lansing’s City Council was videotaped. You can watch the meeting by clicking here. If there’s a particular item you are interested in, click on that item in the index shown below the video screen and the playback will jump to that part of the meeting.
Illustrations from Sky Calendar are provided by Abrams Planetarium. Morning and evening twilight sky maps by Robert D. Miller.
During October and early November, there are exceptionally beautiful gatherings of planets in the morning sky. A waning crescent Moon graces the lineup of planets on Oct. 8-11 and Nov. 6-7. Except as noted, these spectacular sights through Nov. 10 will be well seen about an hour before sunrise.