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ELi's Website Improved!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thanks to our supporters and tech team, ELi's website has been redesigned and has some great new features! Hear all about it from ELi's Managing Editor Ann Nichols and Publisher Alice Dreger.

ELi Featured on WKAR

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ELi's founder and publisher Alice Dreger came on as a guest for WKAR's Current State to talk about ELi as a novel form of local journalism.

Great Lakes Folk Festival Starts Tonight

Friday, August 12, 2016

East Lansing will again play host to the Great Lakes Folk Festival this weekend. Expect live music, dance, artwork of many types, storytelling, children’s activities, and many food options.

Senior Pets for Senior People offers affection and attention for all

Monday, July 18, 2016

Above: Linda Saloff, 69,  of East Lansing had never petted a kitten before because of a lifelong fear of cats. She overcame that fear at the Senior Pets for Senior People event Friday, stroking three-month-old Letty as she was held by Sydney Babcock, 16. 

Linda Saloff is 69 years old and for every single one of those years, she has been afraid of cats. Not allergic, not ambivalent, but fearful. Until today.

Five Planets to Be Visible; Abrams Offers Viewing

Friday, July 15, 2016

Above: The moon and Venus, as seen from East Lansing a few months ago

This Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, mark the start of a five-week interval when all five bright planets or our solar system can be observed during evening twilight in East Lansing.

COUNCIL CAPSULE: July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This week’s meeting of East Lansing’s City Council was a summer classic: short in length, with a driving rain pounding on the roof, and with the minimum number of Councilmembers needed for a quorum in attendance (three). Mayor Mark Meadows and Councilmember Susan Woods are away on vacation, so Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier led the meeting. She stumbled a bit with the procedures for voting on items, but was provided friendly help by Councilmembers Shanna Draheim and Erik Altmann.

Ask ELi: Was There a Tornado?

Monday, July 11, 2016

To get the official answer for our readers, we called the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids.

Facebook Changes and ELi's Weekly Digest

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Facebook is about to change its computer algorithms to emphasize posts by friends and family over posts by news publishers. The consequence of this for ELi readers is that, if you look for our reports primarily via your Facebook account, you may soon be missing news and information you don’t want to miss.

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