Evan Dempsey spoke with East Lansing Library Director Kristin Shelley about how she sees her family's experience connecting to this year's One Book. He also brings our readers news of upcoming local events on A Long Way Home.
"How did we get through all of this? My answer brings us to the theme I end up with every time I write about ELi: the amazing teamwork of the people of East Lansing around ELi—around the mission of sharing local news that is accurate and nonpartisan."
This Saturday, Edgewood United Church will host a Musical Brunch fundraiser to support Salus Center, a new LGBTQ resource center. Jeanette McWaters has the story on the fundraiser, the Center and its founder.
The Marble Garden began because two first-grade teachers wanted to see something besides brick and grass outside their classroom windows. ELi's Coleen Moyerbrailean has the scoop on how that garden has grown in 25 years.
At a "listening session" last night, numerous citizens spoke of their hopes for the next CATA leader, but also named problems with bus route design, technology, services for persons with disabilities, transparency, and accountability.
Gordon Guyer's tenure as MSU President was fairly short, but it was really just one of the many significant accomplishments in a life that impacted both the University and the community. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the story of the park recently dedicated in Guyer's name.
To the delight of those of us who attended these colorful and upbeat events last year, the Kozmic Picnik and Second Line Parade will again be featured Saturday, June 24, at the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival.