Special Places

East Lansing Duo Keeps Pump House Concerts Flowing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How and why do Dudley "Smitty" Smith and Kristin McCool bring nationally acclaimed musicians to play at a house on Orchard Street in East Lansing, and who are they bringing us this week? ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.

PR Firm Being Hired to Help Downtown Businesses Survive Redevelopments

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Downtown Development Authority has decided to spend $20,000 to hire a PR firm to try to help businesses downtown survive anticipated major construction from the Park District and Center City District projects. Why aren't those projects moving forward yet?

Michigan Avenue Bridge Begins Artistic Transformation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Local artist Brian Whitfield says he's excited and honored to be tapped to create the public art that will (literally) bridge the communities of Lansing and East Lansing. Ann Kammerer reports.

East Lansing Has No Parks Named after Women

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, ELi has confirmed that every named park in the City of East Lansing is named after a boy or man, including the two named this year.

Big Book Sale Marks Celebration

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This weekend marks the first Big Book Sale after a year of renovations at the East Lansing Public Library, and kicks off Friday afternoon with a dedication of the brand new Marsha Bristor Friendshop where Friends of the ELPL will sell used books year-round.

Corey Cafagna Park to be Dedicated June 15

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The newly named Corey Cafagna Park, at the intersection of Sunset Lane and Southlawn, is passing through the seasons. Last fall, the City installed a name sign, planted bushes and perennials around it, and put in two park benches. The benches are aligned so people can face each other and talk.

Through the winter, the green wood sign with white lettering stood out against the park's bare trees and snowy ground. This spring, the plants are emerging, rabbits lope across the grass, and people are venturing to sit on the benches.

East Lansing Public Library Closed May 16 - 22 for Phase II Renovations

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In order to prepare for the second phase of its renovation, the East Lansing Public Library will be closing its doors from Monday, May 16th until the following Sunday, May 22nd. However, library goers aren’t to fret because items will not be due during the library’s closure. Additionally, digital resources and an external book drop will still be available to the public.