A reader asked: What’s the jurisdiction of ELPD versus MSUPD?
A reader asked: What’s the jurisdiction of ELPD versus MSUPD?
“We tried to create an environment that worked for everyone,” Kelsey Mongoven explains. A junior at MSU, Mongoven has taken on the responsibility of head coach for the Trojans’ varsity gymnastics team.
Vincent Watson has been a true hero through his 47 years of service in East Lansing Public Schools, positively influencing the lives of thousands of children and young adults.
“We didn’t realize how much puzzles were in demand until we needed more.”
The reopening of MSU has major implications for East Lansing in terms of the economy, public health, business survival, housing, neighborhood cultures, policing, and more.
ELi’s Sarah Spohn talks with Foster Coffee co-owner Nicholas Pidek about how that company is managing reopening.
Various local organizations are stepping up to help people who need no-cost food to live without hunger.
The public health emergency has caused ELi’s reporting rate to surge 60 percent over the same period last year. Fortunately, we’ve secured extra funding to meet the increased costs.
This week, ELi’s Mark Meyer brings a remembrance of baseball coach Ed Outslay, who passed away a year ago doing what he loved.
Housing Administrator Annette Irwin told a city commission last night that all bets are off in terms of when we might see that long-awaited housing study.
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.
Want to reduce your household carbon footprint? Here’s an easy way.
The Red Cedar River is up over its banks. ELi’s Gary Caldwell brings us photos.
City staff are looking into ways to enable people to enjoy food and drink (including beer and wine) from local restaurants outside, in public spaces set up with picnic tables.
Plenty of big-time college football coaches are eager to add Trojan of the Week Andrel Anthony Jr. to their lineups.
Marcy Gillespie Kinzer of the Playmakers team updates us on the store’s “fit at home” and virtual injury clinic help. And this Sunday, you can move to share the 517 love.
Did a City worker really roll a recycling truck? Is the hybrid truck too expensive to fix? We asked.
East Lansing’s Environmental Services Administrator Cathy DeShambo has some suggestions about what to do while your house is overflowing with recyclables.
We bring news on how the Peppermint Creek fundraiser did for the local volunteer sewing army and also provide a general update on the homemade production of masks.
Former Trojan Zoe Morse has elevated her soccer-playing career to the professional level. Mark Meyer speaks with her as she prepares to join the Chicago Red Stars.
“It is really the grocery store in East Lansing that many of us have wanted for years. The owners are local, the service is excellent.”
ELi Publisher Natalie Rose explains why we have been using Omella to fundraise for East Lansing Info during our Stimulate ELi’s Reporting campaign.
Stressed out in the midst of all this? Lonely? Feeling down? Here is what you need to know about people who can help in our area.
East Lansing resident Kelli Ellsworth Etchison centers her life on helping people feel that they belong. She has some advice for those who want to provide community service.
Natalie Rose is taking over the role ELi founder Alice Dreger has played until now. The changes come with unanimous support of ELi’s Board.
Andrew Lane trains as hard as he competes (if that’s possible). He also leaves a large footprint as one of the top distance runners in ELHS history.
An advance request and payment is still required to get large items hauled away. But that’s available, too.
Kit Carlson describes herself as “a total Monty Python fan” and someone in need of a little fun. Who isn’t?
Advocacy coordinator Erica Schmittdiel tells ELi what’s happening amid the Stay-at-Home orders for relationship abuse and sexual assault survivors.
Customers can come back to Van Atta’s starting today, and can call Hammond Farms for delivery. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Ray Walsh has owned and operated Curious Book Shop for fifty years. He’s hoping the community will help his employees.
Nikki Norris believes lessons learned on the field can bring a lifetime of value. She’s lived that ideal in her career.
When the Responsible Hospitality Council learned of the ELPS need, its members quickly took action.
A reader asked if East Lansing’s recycling is being treated as trash during the pandemic. We bring the answer.
East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival has been added to list of coronavirus casualties.
In her latest column, Ann Nichols explores the cooking options enabled by one farm-to-table restaurant’s inventive approach.
East Lansing Library Teen Services Specialist Beth Scanlon is not letting the pandemic get in the way of her work supporting area youth.
Love working with paint, carving, vinyl decal, wood burning, stain, or some other application? Apply now to participate in an art contest being held by High Caliber Karting.
The City of East Lansing is working on how to hold public meetings without allowing disruptions that are seen as inappropriate.
Senior swimmer Matias Jimenez, ELi’s Trojan of the Week, was set to join his teammates for one last lap. Then reality set in.
Bad time to have a communication to loyal customers go to spam! But Audrey Yonkus shares beautiful photos with ELi.
Yard waste pick-up counts as “essential.” It also stops the storm drains from getting clogged.
Blood is needed to help people facing emergency surgeries and birthing mothers. Find out how you can help.
The City can undertake the work in spite of the lockdown because it has designated it “essential.” What’s involved?
“We’re just stepping back and listening, and hearing the sounds of spring.”
Which City of East Lansing government meetings are starting up again, and which have yet to resume?
In the first of a new series celebrating Trojan athletes, ELi’s Mark Meyer features the skills and record of senior Aaliyah Nye.
“All that’s been perfected over a billion years is right in your own backyard,” says Peter Carrington, the curator of Beal Garden.
The need and the challenges are high, but this ever-growing community of sewists keeps making masks, headbands, gowns, and more.
Trail usage is way up as people get out for mental and physical health. So what should we be remembering as we (and our dogs) travel along?
This Saturday, Playmakers’ race participants will spread out to run, walk, and roll worldwide at three different distances.
Good news: you can continue to enjoy the work of local artists who gather around Blue Owl Coffee’s open mic night. And if you are an artist, you can join in.
The East Lansing Public Library’s doors are closed but its online treasure chest is open! Find out what’s available and how things are going financially.
In an effort to prevent homelessness, the Cities of East Lansing and Lansing are making extraordinary contributions to Haven House and other charities.
ELi’s Publisher explains why the ELi team decided to create a whole new website for our readers.
When word of the season cancellations became known, athletic director Nikki Norris was thankful to be able to immediately connect with her staff. ELi’s Mark Meyer files this report.
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.
ELi reporter and ELHS student Alex Hosey reports on what East Lansing High students have been experiencing in the last few weeks. What have been our teens’ activities and concerns?
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.
ELi’s Anaiis Rios-Kasoga reports on what the Black Student Union at East Lansing High School has been doing to promote self-love, insight, and community.
Last week’s “Ann About Town” column on Charlie Kang’s brought a heartwarming letter from Mr. Kang’s daughter, Yuni Yi. We share her note with you.
Caitlin Hegg is concerned about the community she left behind two weeks ago when Peace Corps officials told her she had to return to the U.S. Amalia Medina files this report for ELi.
Smitty Smith, known to folks in East Lansing from the Pump House Concert series, shares a view of the pandemic from Taiwan, where he currently resides with his wife.
Lansing Area Fedral Credit Union (LAFCU) will award two high school seniors $2,500 each for their essays on the impact that technology has on their lives. ELi’s Noa Kuszai provides the details.
A milestone in life amid emergency conditions: a time to celebrate, albeit a bit more quietly.
A tech-savvy team is running a 3-D printing operation out of East Lansing High School to supply emergency face masks. Marie Adele Grosso reports for ELi on how you can help.
What will the Skymint operation on Coolidge Road be like, and what is more generally the status of retail marijuana sales in East Lansing? ELi’s Chris Gray reports.
When sheltering in place and staying safe, one must rely on the tried-and-true. For ELi’s Ann Nichols, that means a hearty helping of Korean and Chinese cuisine delivered from Charlie Kang’s.
There are plenty of outdoor paths and exercise opportunities to explore in East Lansing, Meridian Township and throughout the tri-county area — while still practicing social distancing. ELi’s Chris Gray brings us this tour.
What’s keeping you positive during the pandemic? We want your little stories of joy, hope, and kindness.
A milk door in the Bailey neighborhood brings a resident joy — and now candles from Massage and Wellness, too!
In downtown East Lansing, Campbell’s Market Basket is keeping its shelves stocked with groceries. ELi’s Noa Kuszai files this report.
The second phase of the renewable energy project involves planting native perennial grasses and flowers. This should reduce maintenance and benefit pollinators. ELi’s Patty Bonito provides an update.
A virtual group effort is creating a community healing event for the whole family. Amalia Medina files this report for ELi.
City Council met today to extend East Lansing’s State of Emergency. ELi’s Alice Dreger donned a mask to attend and report for you what happened.
At Burcham Hills, elimination of communal activities is one of the protections in place during the coronavirus emergency. ELi’s Emily Joan Elliott spoke to residents about their concerns.
When will the high school athletic seasons — winter and spring — resume, and in what format? ELi’s Mark Meyer files this report.
An MSU epidemiologist and resident of East Lansing tells ELi he has never seen such a public health threat in his life. And he’s worked in public health for over 40 years. Read why Dr. Nigel Paneth is alarmed.
There’s a new resource to help people in East Lansing figure out which restaurants are doing take-out and delivery. ELi’s Natalie Rose reports.
ELHS students were caught off guard with all the uncertainties facing them as Michigan schools were closed. Amalia Medina brings ELi the story.
Even before Ingham County Health issued a new order, some East Lansing bars and restaurants were moving to help “flatten the curve.” All face grave economic uncertainty.
An update from ELi leadership on how we plan to cover all facets of East Lansing news during this unprecedented public health crisis.
Eli’s Ann Nichols has a yarn for you about a fiber arts store in East Lansing, and what makes it a community-within-a-community.