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Emerging BRT Plans to Be Presented Monday in East Lansing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

With controversy over the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan increasing, CATA has decided to directly present the project to East Lansing residents next Monday evening. Read more from ELi's Alice Dreger.

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.

Saper Gallery and east arbor architecture Bring Art, Architecture to Downtown EL

Monday, June 13, 2016

Photo: Roy Saper, framing manager Jennifer, and artist Lou Heiser at the opening of Vistas of Michigan: Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser, October 4, 2015

Saper Galleries, long a fixture in downtown Easy Lansing, celebrated its 30th anniversary in downtown East Lansing on Friday, June 3. Asked how he got started, Roy Saper said, “I opened Saper Galleries in response to the community’s enthusiastic support of the gallery which I was previously operating out of my home at 429 Bailey Street, adjacent to downtown East Lansing.”

Street Musicians: The Other Side of the Art Festival

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Downtown East Lansing’s summer festivals are a great opportunity for local and traveling street performers to bring their talent to the streets of East Lansing. Perhaps the Art Festival’s most renowned street performer is Crazy Richard, who performs his fire and knife juggling routine every year near Hopcat. While a few erected stages featured musical acts officially booked for last weekend’s festival, alleyways and corners play host to all the other musicians looking to join in on the fun.   

Dick Estell, WKAR's "Radio Reader" Dies at Age 90

Monday, May 9, 2016

East Lansing lost an icon of literacy, public service and public radio when Richard “Dick” Estell died May 6, at the age of 90.

Long before there were audio books on cassette, CD or services like “audible,” it was possible to tune into WKAR for half an hour in the morning and get the next installment of a book read in the calming, gentle voice of Estell, WKAR’s “Radio Reader.”

Likely Coming soon: Tech Taskforce, Comp Plan, and More Talking Crosswalks

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Image: The audible crosswalk at Grand River Avenue and Division Street

East Lansing’s City Council met last night for a “discussion-only” meeting at the Hannah Community Center that lasted almost three hours. Mayor Mark Meadows was in attendance along with Councilmembers Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Susan Woods. Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier was absent.

March is National Reading Month: ELPL Offers Special Events and Programs for Young Readers

Friday, March 4, 2016

March is National Reading Month, which East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) Youth Librarian, Eva Weihl, describes as “an initiative that encourages educators, parents, and communities to highlight the importance of reading and literacy in order to help to grow strong, passionate readers.”

Weihl notes that different communities and organizations celebrate the month differently, and that it provides “a great opportunity to highlight literacy through some fun new programs and offerings.”

East Lansing Woman, MSU students Aid Refugees on Island of Lesvos

Saturday, February 27, 2016

East Lansing resident, Sophia Koufopoulou, recently gave a talk at MSU about the refugee crisis on the Greek Island of Lesvos. The talk, sponsored by the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and James Madison College, looked specifically at the local and international responses to the massive influx of refugees landing on the island during the period of January 2015 to present day.

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