This is the second year the festival will be held outside and inside the Hannah Community Center.
This is the second year the festival will be held outside and inside the Hannah Community Center.
This is the second year the festival will be held outside and inside the Hannah Community Center.
The shop on M.A.C. Avenue has been in business since 1956 and continues to have loyal clientele from around the country and world.
The festival at Edgewood United Church begins Friday evening and continues Saturday and features art work, foods, a movie showing and live music.
The newly-renovated 4,500-square-foot space employs a modular design, allowing the art museum to rotate through a vast range of works from the Broad’s permanent collection.
A personally decorated plywood table, four red Solo cups, two dice and rules agreed upon by players are the basics of the game. Sort of.
“Vengeance” tells the story of an investigative journalist in a fun and engaging way. Come hang out with ELi and help support your independent, non-profit news source.
The exhibit, on display until Feb. 18, 2024, shines a light on the ways many artists and athletes share common values.
The film, which tells the story of Salman Hamdani, will be screened at the WKAR Studios on Thursday. Two of the documentary’s creators are East Lansing natives.
The botanical garden on the MSU campus is known as a place for research, education, tranquility and activities.
Despite the challenges of East Lansing during the pandemic and post-pandemic. Risky Studios and Campbell’s Market Basket are growing endeavors.
“She made our congregation seem whole. I know that sounds cheesy maybe, but it felt like a healing. She’s leaving the church stronger than it was,” said Edgewood United Church of Christ member Melissa Fore.
The downtown EL coffee shop will move to a new Trowbridge Road location after its lease expires in November.
The East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band kicks off its 2023 season with a concert Thursday, July 20.
All Saints Episcopal Church and Edgewood United Church will donate $100,000 to the Justice League of Lansing.
A small but spirited crowd gathered to recognize the day in 1863 the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
Council is encouraging organizations to post copies of General Order No. 3 and encouraging individuals to join the June 18 celebration.
The festival in Bailey Park will showcase five bands on the main stage and four more acts performing on a local stage.
In its 60th year, the festival will again fill Albert Avenue with a wide variety of art, music, food and activities.
Established in 1973, the restaurant is known as a place to build memories and enjoy good food and a unique atmosphere.
For the fourth year, a portion of Albert Avenue will be set up as an outdoor social space for young and old.
“There are some amazing college bars here,” the applicant representing Mash told the DDA, “and that’s not really our niche.”
New downtown EL business will allow creative duo to share their artistic skills.
Not everyone has a 3D printer, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter or even a sewing machine in their home. But the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) has made all of these devices available to the community. As part of the library’s Maker Studio, community members are welcome to tinker with technologies and gadgets they might otherwise not have the…
Only 12 of the 60 tickets remain, so act fast if you’d like to join us for a screening of “Storm Lake.” Before the film, you can grab dinner and a Storm Lake cocktail and check out an original indoor mural that will be on special display. Plus, meet members of the reporting team!
Owners hope the speakeasy-themed restaurant becomes a dining destination.
Young adults (including college students) are invited to join this monthly event at East Lansing’s Public Library.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., residents are invited to hear and see firsthand accounts, poems, songs and artwork from refugees who now call the Greater Lansing-area home. The free program at Haslett Community Church is for all-ages and open to the public.
So many options!
Nashville, Tennessee’s The DonJuans will perform a holiday-themed show in the intimate East Lansing venue.
The annual event formerly known as Winter Glow will be held outdoors and indoors at the Hannah Community Center.
The center, affiliated with All Saints Episcopal Church, is a place for students to gather, de-stress and connect.
The annual event helps raise funds for Peace Education Center programming and organizing.
Bright, bold colors of the mural on the west-facing wall of the library honors the colorful history and ongoing work for civil rights.
The annual festival at Edgewood United Church will be back in full force Nov. 11-12 after two years being scaled back because of pandemic precautions.
Organizers are excited for the high quality films to be shown during the Nov. 3-10, 2022, festival.
MSU doctoral student and Detroit native hopes his poetry inspires others to create something beautiful.
Attendance at the Salaam Peace festival at the East Lansing Islamic Center exceeded organizers’ expectation.
Mike Krueger was nervous going into ownership of the Peanut Barrel while also owning Crunchy’s, but is excited to lead the diverse businesses.
Vintage vendors, live music, food trucks and more will be featured at this Saturday’s downtown East Lansing mini street festival.
Only this week did the source of tension over a street-closure policy become apparent. The measure passed, 3-2, after much discussion.
Annual event is expected to last about an hour.
The upcoming East Lansing Art Festival features local artwork and artists. Sarah Spohn spoke with artist Sara Pulver to learn more about her work for the festival.
New artwork in downtown East Lansing aims to prioritize mental health awareness. Sarah Spohn reports.
Mark Wood, an original member of the group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will perform with ELHS and MMS students this Friday. Al Hargrave Jackson reports on the concert and partnership.
Meecah, a singer, dancer, and actress who is currently part of the Hamilton cast, will perform at Blue Owl on Monday, April 4. Sarah Spohn reports on that and Blue Owl’s Mic Drop series.
The Graduate Rock Bar opened up last July, and to some, the rooftop bar is a hidden gem. Sarah Spohn reports on the location and an exciting upcoming event.
Looking for something to do this evening or any Thursday? Check out the new comedy series “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers” at Beggar’s Banquet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The MSU Broad Art Lab’s collaborative space that once welcomed makers, innovators, and lifelong learners, has shut its doors. Sarah Spohn reports.
A whole host of upcoming local exhibits are coming to East Lansing this spring. Sarah Spohn gives you the info on what’s out there!
One of the proposed locations for a development of affordable housing geared toward creatives is Valley Court Park. Emily Joan Elliott digs in to what else is in the feasibility report and what we can learn.
Alicia and Joshua Southern, owners of Risky Studios, share what motivated them to open a creative, co-working, multimedia production studio, featuring 775-square-feet of equipment rentals for all types of dreamers, doers, and thinkers.
Looking for a live, fun, family event this spring? The East Lansing Children’s Cultural Concert Series is just the ticket with performances on Mar. 5 and 19 and April 9.
The Magical Toyshop has a performance on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Hannah Community Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. ELi’s Sarah Spohn spoke with the director to learn more.
The DDA approved a budget amendment to support the Albert EL Fresco, but some DDA members had questions about the large figure. Andrew Graham reports on that and the bat infestation at a DDA-owned property.
The Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation unveiled the Meridian Mall Autism Museum this month, making it the first museum of its kind. Sarah Spohn reports.
A local alternative rock band made up of ELHS students recently released a full-length album. Sarah Spohn reports.
Each troop has its own personality and interests, but all give back to their communities in meaningful ways. Al Hargrave reports.
The Lansing Art Gallery is poised to be even more accessible with the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center space at Knapp’s Centre at 300 S. Washington Sq. in downtown Lansing. Sarah Spohn reports on its East Lansing connection.
The official dates for EL Fresco have not be set, but Council voted to approve the closure of two lanes on Albert Street from Apr. 27 to Sept. 11, despite Council member Brookover voicing concerns about the project benefiting some local businesses and not others, among other things.
Food trucks and a continued suspension of meetings for the City of East Lansing’s boards and commissions: we bring you a quick rundown of some things we’re keeping an eye on.
Including never-before-seen artifacts, a new Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Broad Museum in East Lansing provides an extraordinary compilation of items connected to artist Frida Kahlo. Sarah Spohn reports for ELi.
Ever wanted to slide relatively massive granite stones across a sheet of ice to try to get closest to a center target? Now’s your chance to give curling a whirl.
Students from UKirk at MSU are setting out to end book deserts in the Greater Lansing area, and the East Lansing community is able to help them in this effort. Adan Tomas Quan reports.
We asked our reporters which stories that they wrote meant the most to them in 2021. They answered, passing along a varied collection of stories for this year in review.
Do you need to purchase a last minute holiday gift? Make sure to check out the online offerings from Hooked, a new bookstore and cafe coming to our area. Sarah Spohn reports on the new addition.
Before Farah Stockman became a world-traveling, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and book author, she grew up in East Lansing and graduated from East Lansing High School in 1992. How has her life in East Lansing influenced her work?
Mark your calendars and get your tickets! ELi will be holding its first ever Spelling Bee and Gift Auction this Thursday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at FieldHouse!
Kick off the arrival of the holiday season and wintry weather with Green Friday and Winter Glow. Sarah Spohn brings the details on the two events this weekend.
Do you want to make sure your gifts arrive on time? Do you like having a vibrant downtown? Do you want to support your neighbors? ELi’s Sarah Spohn has some advice this Black Friday: Spend locally!
Boy Scout Troop 2 celebrated the 100th anniversary of its chartership. The troop’s boys unit is believed to be the longest, continuously chartered Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop in Michigan and one of the oldest in the country. How did they mark the occasion?
The DDA voted in favor of funding more cameras to be used by ELPD, but not before a lively discussion about privacy and how to welcome people downtown.
The newest addition to Grand River Avenue is D.P. Dough, a restaurant chain that primarily sells calzones ranging from classic choices to food with a flavor of East Lansing, like the Sparty Zone calzone. Amalia Medina reports.
Singer-songwriter, educator Reggie Harris will perform this Friday at Edgewood United Church in conjunction with the Peace Education Center’s Alternative Holiday Sale. Christopher A. Wardell provides the details.
Saturday, Nov. 13, marks the 36th annual Women in the Arts Festival, held at Edgewood United Church. Stop in to hear some great music and purchase unique paintings, jewelry, pottery, books, and more!
Mary Jo Wegenke is five years cancer-free, and she continues to help those undergoing chemotherapy. Jack Timothy Harrison reports on Wegenke’s You’ve Got This Project.
East Lansing’s ordinance compelling some real estate developers to contribute art has not been without controversy. Seven years in, what effects has it had?
The MSU Broad Art Lab is a collaborative space that welcomes and features makers, innovators, and lifelong learners. Don’t miss out on their upcycling events or seeing the work of Detroit-based artist Megan Heeres.
Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM has won the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. Impact produces ELi’s podcast among other quality work.
Aloha Cookin’ expands downtown East Lansing’s dining options for a fresh, local meal. Honolulu native Chris Hong spoke to ELi’s Sarah Spohn about how he brought the new Hawaiian restaurant to the area.
After parent pushback and national media attention, Monday night’s School Board meeting focused on the decision to end in-school Halloween and Valentine’s Day celebrations. What did the Board and Superintendent say about the issue?
Sarah Spohn provides a list of events for people of all ages. Some events are taking place today, so you don’t want to put off checking this out!
From now until Dec. 11, the MSU Science Gallery presents Tracked & Traced at the Michigan State University Museum. The 15 exhibits collectively examine user data, personal information, surveillance, and ethics in today’s technological world. Sarah Spohn reports.
Community & Economic Development Administrator Adam Cummins spoke to Council about the City’s Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project. What did he say worked? What could be improved?
Singer-Songwriter May Erlewine will perform a solo show as part of the Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series. Christopher A. Wardell spoke to Erlewine about the pandemic and her future plans.
Calling all crafters, sewists, and fashionistas! This event is for you. What vendors will be there? What else can you expect to see and do? ELi’s Sarah Spohn reports.
City Council candidate forums, the possibility of a new City Attorney, an issue of representation at the Arts Commission, and parliamentary procedure. Alice Dreger brings updates on all that and more!
Are you heading to the East Lansing Farmers’ Market today? Sarah Spohn provides the scoop on Sweet Potato Delights and its owner and founder, Velonda Anderson.
The cost of library renovations could reach $1.5 million by the time the work is complete. The Library Board of Trustees is looking to Council for financial support.
After visiting a Clean Juice location elsewhere, Mary Hargrove immediately knew she wanted to open one of her own. What does the new place have to offer?
Give a listen this Sunday, Sept. 19, as the ELHS Band and Orchestra make their way through East Lansing to perform door-to-door for the community.
The nonprofit consultant hired to articulate the potential for constructing affordable live-work space for artists in East Lansing is coming to town next week, and now is your chance to have your ideas heard.
What renovations are coming to the East Lansing Public Library? What programs are being offered? What is happening with contract negotiations with non-supervisory workers? Emily Joan Elliott reports.
The latest fall 2021 exhibitions at the Broad focus on the issue of mass incarceration in the U.S. Sarah Spohn reports on what the exhibits include, associated events, and the meaning behind the installations.
Have you noticed the large mural on the Division Street Garage while walking or driving down Albert Ave.? ELi’s Sarah Spohn provides the backstory and inspirations for this artwork.
Quark! – a store that opened at 549 E. Grand River Ave., on Aug. 4, sells gifts “at the intersection of science, art and everyday.”
Are you interested in roller derby or maybe just learning to skate? East Lansing Roller Derby is holding a virtual orientation tomorrow night for its upcoming boot camp and learn-to-skate sessions!
At first glance, Carla McWherter’s front yard looks like any ordinary front yard, but her garden is intended to strike a careful balance of aesthetics with eco-friendly practices. Amalia Medina reports.
PeaceQuest Greater Lansing, the Lansing-area’s annual celebration of peace and justice, will take place this September. What will the month-long celebration entail?
Music will once again fill the streets of East Lansing thanks to the return of two longtime music staples: the Pumpstock Festival of American Roots Music and the Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance series. Christopher A. Wardell reports for ELi.
If you see brightly colored front doors and botanical murals while driving through East Lansing, it just might be the handy work of fellow East Lansing resident and artist Adrienne Gelardi. Sarah Spohn reports on the artist and her work.
ELi’s Sarah Spohn gives you the scoop on the return of the East Lansing Art Festival and other fun activities happening around town!
More places to relax outdoors, convenient pink parking spots, MSU disciplining problematic off-campus behavior, more people participating in government. Maybe the pandemic hasn’t been all bad?
Looking for outdoor concerts and movies? Want to know what else is going on at the newly renovated Patriarche Park? Sarah Spohn describes all that and more.
Poké Fresh is a new family-owned, fast-casual restaurant in downtown East Lansing. What did co-owner Kylie Bachuwa tell ELi’s Sarah Spohn about the restaurant?
We have NEWS on the Graduate Hotel’s rooftop bar, the MSUFCU downtown office building plans, entertainment activities downtown (including for kids), and food trucks. Read all about it, only at ELi.
Outside of Peanut Barrel in downtown East Lansing, a tree can be found wrapped in colorful yarn, emblazoned with the word “LOVE” down the middle. Adan Tomas Quan reports for ELi on why Diane Barnum undertook this project and what it means to her.
Joe and Jennifer Bell of The Peanut Barrel, East Lansing High School Principal Andy Wells, education-energizer Diana Tarpoff, and extraordinary friend of the East Lansing Public Library Maureen McCabe-Power have all been honored this year.
Constellation Cat Cafe is celebrating its 700th adoption! We share the news and a look back at Sarah Spohn’s 2020 piece on the cafe.
Equipped with books, movies, and technology, the Library on the Go van is set to visit different parks, retirement centers, schools, farmers’ markets, and more this summer. Sarah Spohn reports.
In this installment, Carrie Sampson takes a look at the home of Diana Farmer and Charlie Richardson, located in the Glencairn neighborhood.
After holding its first Juneteenth celebration in 2020, the Pinecrest Neighborhood Association will do the same this year on Saturday at 2 p.m. What will the event include? What is its significance to the community?
During the pandemic, East Lansing Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30215 adapted to Zoom meetings and outdoor hikes. Now, their artwork made during the pandemic is on display at the East Lansing Public Library. Sarah Spohn reports.
After hosting many virtual live streams during the pandemic, The Coffeehouse at All Saints is back in-person. ELi’s Christopher A. Wardell speaks to Steve Findley, curator of the performances, about the upcoming event on Friday, June 11.
Aram Kabodian, winner of the Middle School Teacher of the Year award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, has now published a collection of poems. ELi’s Ann Nichols reports on how this partly-autobiographical work came to be, and what it means to the author.
The festival will run June 25-27. Sarah Spohn reports on this year’s format and the lineup, and we provide a link telling you where you can gather with friends!
Ann and the Captain share some of their favorite dishes from The Cosmos. Whether getting Takeout, dining in, or dining outside, what do they recommend?
Looking for a sense of community and empowerment? The Barre Code has been working hard to provide this to women in the area throughout the pandemic. Sarah Spohn reports.
The program has paired MSU students and local senior citizens for both one-on-one meetings and larger group classes online. What have students and seniors enjoyed? How might the program evolve in fall 2021?
Artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs are on their way to East Lansing to install a new mural that highlights unique sights in our city. Sarah Spohn reports.
Kevin Ream, who is also a member of the local band From Big Sur, just dropped a new solo album “Hemlock.” What inspired him? What was it like recording during a pandemic?
Ann and Captain Carnivore visit an old favorite, El Oasis, known affectionately as “The Taco Truck.” How did she find the birria tacos? What else do she and the Captain recommend?
In this new column, Carrie Sampson takes ELi readers on tours of the most interesting homes in town. Sampson shows us the architectural and design wonders of Elinor Holbrook’s home in Lantern Hill for the first installment.
The idea was addressed at the Parks and Rec Advisory Commission meeting last Wednesday. Where might you find some new grub options this summer?
An idea being floated would close a lane to benefit the three restaurants of the Center City District project. Why are long-time downtown restaurant owners against this latest placemaking idea?