What does our moon meeting our mugs have to do with our mission here at ELi?
This week Robert Victor, former staff astronomer and now a volunteer of MSU’s Abram’s Planetarium, brought us news of tomorrow’s lunar eclipse. As you can read in his article, there will be a special gathering on the parking garage behind the planetarium starting around 7 p.m. for those who want to watch the eclipse together, in the company of professional sky-gazers.
Above: City Council’s meeting last night; from left, Planning Director Tim Dempsey, City Manager George Lahanas, Councilmembers Ruth Beier, Diane Goddeeris, Nathan Triplett, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods.
All present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, and Councilmembers Ruth Beier, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods.
A reader asked us to find out: “What is the appropriate way to report street lights that are not working in East Lansing? On Spartan, between Albert and Synder there are 3-4 lights (all along the two block section) that are not working. What is the city doing about keeping streetlights working? How do street lights play into city's effort to keep residents safe in light of the recent break-ins?”
I guess we missed the memo that front lawns need to be manicured grass. We never much liked watering the lawn and then having to mow it, and always shied away from using herbicides and turf fertilizers. So it made sense to us to lose the lawn when we moved into our home in East Lansing 30 years ago.
Image: Artist’s rendition of what the alley off Ann Street Plaza could look like with art.
Note: This article was updated on August 19th, 2015 to indicate that the location of proposed condo development near Chandler and State Roads is Falcon Pointe, not Hawk's Nest as we originally reported.
The August 18 meeting of City Council was a “work session,” which means it was not videotaped or broadcast. You can listen to an audio recording by clicking here.
We’ve heard loud and clear from our readers that you want ELi to continue to be a reliable, nonpartisan source of information about local elections and local political campaigns. If you’ve been with us for the last two election cycles, you know we’ve been doing regular reporting for you on issues like the parking lot sale ballot question, the marijuana charter amendment, and the land sale charter amendment, as well as on political campaigns (who is behind them, who finances them, candidate positions, etc.).
ELi does not allow editorializing, so, reader, when I tell you that sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) are magnificent, I am simply being descriptive., This summer and fall resident of East Lansing is a beautiful, extravagant, fancy-dancing bird.