This week, our eye candy is actual candy! The Lansing City Market held a gingerbread house competition on Saturday. Seven different teams came to battle with their gingerbread, icing and gumdrops on hand.
Early last month, a 75-foot-tall, infundibuliform mass appeared in front of Michigan's state Capitol. The alarmed populace was told that it was merely the state's official Christmas tree, an extra large Concolor Fir from Jackson. But when the tree lights went on, people began to wonder.
From his third floor balcony downtown, 28-year-old Stephan Moje has a clear view of a vacant, weedy eyesore below. A park might suit the .36-acre lot down there, he wondered last week. Maybe even a garden.
Imagine designing a public library for a college town in the early 1960s. Fifty-two years later, the building is still in full use and the library staff cites a handheld piece of technology as an essential tool in maintaining the library's — and the building's — relevance: the iPad.
It was a bold statement: Merge Lansing, East Lansing and Lansing Township and I'll be gone. Speaking on the "City Pulse on the Air" radio show Nov. 7, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's attention turned to Michigan cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas.
Excited neighbors at the opening of a new Family Dollar store in a vacant storefront of the Colonial Village Shopping Center have more good news coming: Sources say a grocery store will move into the former L&L Food Center next door that closed two years ago.