Thursday, Aug. 2 — The Lansing Economic Development Corporation announced today that local artists have until Sept. 7 to submit grant applications for the organization’s annual Sense of Place in the Arts program. This city-funded program supports arts and cultural projects, driving community revitalization and economic development in the area.
Monday, Oct. 22 — If we could make sure hungry, homeless and needy families got all their servings of fruits and veggies this holiday season simply by throwing food at them, the world would be a better place. Well, actually throwing food at them is a bad idea, not to mention denigrating. Perhaps donating food items as part of the Downtown Lansing Annual Food Fight would be a better way to go about it.
Let me tell you about the time I accidentally took Carl Levin to the wrong country. But before we get to that, a few other personal thoughts about the man who has served this nation for 34 years and counting in the U.S. Senate, from which he has announced his retirement.
Thursday, Sept. 27 — Leaves are changing colors with the fall weather, but the Michigan Energy Options building has gotten a little greener. The East Lansing-based, renewable energy advocacy group just had its headquarters at 405 Grove St. certified at the most coveted level for energy efficiency. It’s the first building in East Lansing and the third in the state to achieve LEED Platinum status.
Friday, Nov. 9 — Buses from around the state arrived at the Capitol today to oppose the Michigan secretary of state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses for those who qualify for a federal work program for undocumented students.