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Lead in Glencairn Elementary Faucet Causes Concern

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Photo of Glencairn Elementary School, courtesy East Lansing Public Schools

The Flint Water Crisis has led to elevated awareness in Michigan—and around the nation—about lead exposure and lead poisoning. Today, a letter sent home by East Lansing Public School’s superintendent Robyne Thompson is contributing to local concern. Here we report on the letter (view it here) and also cover some of what you might want to know about lead.

East Lansing Brings Ice Skating to Valley Court Park

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Photo of the City of Howell's ice skating rink, courtesy of Howell Area Parks & Recreation.

Are you tired of being stuck inside during these long winter months? Do you miss the feel of the great outdoors? Looking for something different to do with friends, family, or perhaps a significant other this Valentine’s Day?

Girl Scout Troop Holds Holiday Sale at Marble Elementary

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lilla Wilkinson shows off some of the crafts she has made for the Girl Scout Holiday Sale.

The holiday sale is where 3rd grade Girl Scouts are selling homemade crafts for under $4! It will happen on Tuesday the 15th after school until 7:00PM and it will also be happening on Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the last day is Thursday the 17th  at 8:00AM to 8:45AM.

Downtown Art Projects Reach Fundraising Goal

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Above: Artist's rendition of the plan for the Grove Street Alley

The East Lansing Artist Alleys crowdfunding campaign, which officially ends at 11:59 PM tonight, has reached its $45,000 fundraising goal.

The goal was met Tuesday, November 10, two days ahead of schedule. As of this writing, $46,785 has been raised from 118 supporters. Donations came from local individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Ghosts, Ghouls and Cultural Sensitivity

Friday, October 23, 2015

Buckskin Beauty.

Rising Sun Princess.

Mystifying Gypsy.

Native Princess.

Cleo De Nile.

Dream Catcher Cutie.

Tribal Spirit.

Egyptian.

One of these eight costumes, available at the Party City in Frandor, is bound to ring your doorbell this Halloween. The smiling, painted faces will eagerly accept your candy, scamper off to the next home and never question whether their costume was well-received, or offensive.

Green and White Turns Orange and Black for Safe Halloween

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The leaves have changed color, stores have stocked their shelves with cider and candy and Pumpkin Spice lattes have reclaimed their place in your mug. Halloween is just around the corner, and East Lansing has plenty of activities to occupy the Spidermen and Queen Elsas of your family.

Families are invited to visit Safe Halloween from 5pm- 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will take place on M.A.C. Avenue between Elizabeth and Burcham, and the area will be closed to traffic.

Eli on Earth: Experience Wild Birds Up Close at the Burke Lake Banding Station

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Photo: Sharp-Shinned Hawk, the smallest species of hawk in North America. It was netted at the station on September 22nd 2014. Photo credit: Zak Pohlen

 

Ever wonder how wildlife biologists track bird migration, net birds, or determine their age? Look no further than the Burke Lake Banding Station.

Council Capsule: October 6, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Above: ELPD Officer Dave Dekorte and Crunchy’s, both subjects of Council’s work this week.

This week’s meeting of East Lansing’s City Council was videotaped. You can watch the meeting by clicking here. If there’s a particular item you are interested in, click on that item in the index shown below the video screen and the playback will jump to that part of the meeting.

Eli on Earth: Celestial Highlights for October and early November 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Illustrations from Sky Calendar are provided by Abrams Planetarium. Morning and evening twilight sky maps by Robert D. Miller.

During October and early November, there are exceptionally beautiful gatherings of planets in the morning sky. A waning crescent Moon graces the lineup of planets on Oct. 8-11 and Nov. 6-7. Except as noted, these spectacular sights through Nov. 10 will be well seen about an hour before sunrise.

Big Library Book Sale October 10-11

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The annual book sale sponsored by Friends of the East Lansing Public Library (FOELPL) is a tradition many people don't want to miss. This year, because of major renovation at the library, the event will be held in a new location---Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road in East Lansing. Book sale hours have been expanded, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, October 10, and from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 11.

Eli on Earth: Run with the Salmon on the Red Cedar!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Gier Park School "Salmon in the Classroom" release. Photo Credit: David Kenyon, Michigan DNR

Coho salmon are slowly swimming their way back to East Lansing and the public has the opportunity to run with them during the “Red Cedar Salmon Run,” an annual 5K on Michigan State University’s campus.

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