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One Family’s Story: Kathi Terry Remembers Downtown Living in East Lansing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kathi Terry grew up in East Lansing, and remembers downtown grocery stores, working at local businesses and skating down main roads in an ice storm. "Things have changed a lot," she tells ELi's Ann Kammerer, "but for the most part, you still get that same East Lansing feeling."

Burcham Fence “A Testament to the Goodwill of East Lansing Residents”

Monday, September 17, 2018

“My kids were so excited about the whole process...[m]y oldest kept a tally of everyone who came—including four dogs. She counted babies, people we didn’t know, and even people passing by who stopped, grabbed a paint brush and contributed.” Ann Kammerer reports.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Opens Doors to the Public this Saturday

Friday, August 17, 2018

It's been two years since the public had access to the FRIB at MSU, and this weekend it again welcomes visitors for tours that include the National Superconducting Cycoltron Lab. This ELi report brought to you by Noa Karszai, participant in ELi's Summer Youth Journalism Program.

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.

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