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I scream, you Scream, we all scream for ice cream spots in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever tried the banana cream pie ice cream at Velvet, piled atop a homemade ice cream cone? Or maybe the pineapple ice cream with pineapple chunks at Tutti Frutti? Ever set foot inside Iorios Gelato? We’re all looking for ways to cool off in this scorching summer heat. Look no further than East Lansing’s unique array of ice cream shops that will have you cooling off in no time.

Foods for Living Offers a rainbow after Friday's Storm

Thursday, July 14, 2016

When last week’s storm hit East Lansing, Foods for Living grocery store lost power for more than 30 hours. But what they found in their time of darkness was a sense of community.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday July 9, Foods for Living put a post on their Facebook page asking for people or organizations who need food to come and get their dairy and deli foods before they spoiled. The post was shared more than 168 times. By 2:20 p.m. they had updated the post to say that all the food had been given away.

Bailey Balconies Go Back to Council

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Above: the property at issue under construction

The question of whether a new Bailey-neighborhood rental apartment complex can have balconies has been sent back to City Council, as the developer has explained to ELi why the balconies didn’t go to Council for approval in the first place.

MSU Solar Array Project Seeks Tax Exemption; Council Split

Monday, June 20, 2016


Above: an artist’s rendering of a solar array project from the application for the tax exemption

A Michigan-based company wants to install a large solar array at MSU, and its request for a related tax exemption from the City of East Lansing is causing debate at City Council.

Saper Gallery and east arbor architecture Bring Art, Architecture to Downtown EL

Monday, June 13, 2016

Photo: Roy Saper, framing manager Jennifer, and artist Lou Heiser at the opening of Vistas of Michigan: Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser, October 4, 2015

Saper Galleries, long a fixture in downtown Easy Lansing, celebrated its 30th anniversary in downtown East Lansing on Friday, June 3. Asked how he got started, Roy Saper said, “I opened Saper Galleries in response to the community’s enthusiastic support of the gallery which I was previously operating out of my home at 429 Bailey Street, adjacent to downtown East Lansing.”

Weekend Roundup: What to do in EL the weekend of June 3-5

Friday, June 3, 2016

Photo: Farmer's Market vendor Phil Throop of Wildflower Eco Farm

This weekend there is truly an embarrassment of riches for East Lansing residents. No matter what you’re into, you’re sure to find at least one way to jump into the life of the community, and if you’re like me, you’ll be making a list to make sure you don’t miss anything.

New East Lansing Business "Just Love" Offers Unique Classes and Workshops

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Photo: Morgan Underwood

Just Love Revo LLC, a new East Lansing business located on Michigan Avenue, opened its doors on May 1. According to Morgan Underwood, owner, Just Love is a place of meditation, yoga, stretch, art, massage therapy, dance, animal rescue, worship, creativity, healing, individuality, peace, joy, happiness, and love.

New Public Art, Becoming a Bike-Friendly City, and Much More at Council

Friday, May 27, 2016

This is your weekly Council Capsule, summarizing what happened this week at East Lansing’s City Council.

New building along Valley Court Park to have large art display: To address the “percent for art” requirement, the building under construction at 300 West Grand River Avenue (just west of Biggby Coffee and just south of Valley Court Park) will see the addition of a large art installation as shown above.