Since December 2020, ELPD has had a Community Engagement Team that consists of three neighborhood resource specialists and two social workers. Ann Kammerer speaks to Tonya Williams, the lead Neighborhood Resource Specialist for ELPD, to find out more about the work the specialists are doing in East Lansing.
Jon Eguia is embracing the cold by making ice sculptures. He hopes to inspire others this winter. Ann Kammerer shares his story.
Dottie Hoopingarner has sewn nearly 2,000 masks during the pandemic. Ann Kammerer brings you this story after a reader first brought it to ELi’s attention.
Pizza House has always offered more than just pizza. The same is true during the pandemic. Ann Kammerer provides the details.
Los Tres Amigos is offering tasty dishes to-go for all, including vegetarian and vegan options and its signature margaritas.
Looking for that perfect outfit or accessory? ELi’s Ann Kammerer tells you what you can find at Pitaya.
“We’ve always including reducing isolation and loneliness among the older population in our annual goals,” Prime Time Seniors Director Kelly Arndt told ELi’s Ann Kammerer. “The pandemic really pushed it to the forefront.”
Some local residents used the recent time at home to bring new pets into their families. ELi’s Ann Kammerer brings the story of three pet adoptions.
Joe Natoli and Greg Bonito share a garden in the Oakwood neighborhood of East Lansing. There, the friendship grows.
“We didn’t realize how much puzzles were in demand until we needed more.”
They’re popping up all over the place. What might you find if you crouch down and look closely?
In our continuing series on small joys during the stay-at-home orders, we bring you the story of one teenager’s basement quest to build a pipe organ from scratch.
Kit Carlson describes herself as “a total Monty Python fan” and someone in need of a little fun. Who isn’t?
“We’re just stepping back and listening, and hearing the sounds of spring.”
“All that’s been perfected over a billion years is right in your own backyard,” says Peter Carrington, the curator of Beal Garden.
The latest in the Little Local Joys series – stories shared by ELi readers and contributors about little things and positive moments that bring us joy and hope during the coronavirus outbreak.
For our continuing “Little Local Joys” series, ELi’s Ann Kammerer spoke with East Lansing resident Nancy Cuddeback about the movement to honor medical professionals with candles tonight.
What’s keeping you positive during the pandemic? We want your little stories of joy, hope, and kindness.
Small business owners Hunter Seyfarth and Ken Campbell didn’t know each other when they attended East Lansing Public Schools. Seyfarth was four years older than Campbell — an eternity for a student. The two also lived in different neighborhoods, making the chance of an occasional encounter even more remote. But now as adults, the two…