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Thursday, June 2,2011

Eye candy! of the week

201 Lathrop St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer ' the best time of year to enjoy a truly American architectural form: the front porch. The front porch was popularized during the century following the Civil War. Porches are an outside room, an extension of the house where people congregate and interact with passersby.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Early polls make for fun read

by Kyle Melinn
The year 2012 brings three open state representatives races with Democrats Joan Bauer, Mark Meadows and Barb Byrum all termed out on Dec. 31. And Grebner, the heart of Practical Political Consulting in East Lansing, is interested in what could happen in the Democratic Party primary in each of those seats.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Compassionate Apothecary

by City Pulse
The Compassionate Apothecary is in a two-story house built in the late 1920s, converted for commercial use and situated within easy walking distance of seven other dispensaries on Michigan Avenue. Early to the dispensary business (Compassionate Apothecary opened last summer), “C.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Cannabis sausage-making

Council members buck Carol Wood on her plan to confine new medical marijuana dispensaries to industrial areas.

by Andy Balaskovitz
A’Lynne Robinson and Tina Houghton said they don’t agree with a provision in the draft ordinance that would limit new businesses to industrially zoned properties. They are two of the three members of the Public Safety Committee, which is crafting the ordinance.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

First sparkle of summer

Knapp’s building restoration work will soon poke into daylight

by Lawrence Cosentino
This story was updated May 25—In the next two weeks, eagle-eyed downtown lunch eaters will be able to spot the first visible sign of work on Lansing’s next big renovation project, the conversion of the historic Knapp’s building into a mixed-use business, retail and residential slab.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

County clerk race fills up

Bryanton weighs retirement, Byrum and Swope in the wings

by Kyle Melinn
Ingham County Clerk Mike Bryanton is leaning against running for another term in 2012, and there’s no shortage of interested candidates ' chief among them state Rep. Barb Byrum and Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope ' if he decides to hang it up after 17 years on the job.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

Mid-Michigan Patients Group, East Club

821 E. Kalamazoo St., Suite D2, Lansing (517) 316-0700 Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m

by City Pulse
It’s construction season in Michigan, so add Kalamazoo Street to the list of roads being resurfaced, repaired and upgraded. Sections of Kalamazoo are limited to east-bound traffic, making access to the Mid- Michigan Patients Group’s East Club tricky. It’s easy to overlook this dispensary because the storefront isn’t on Kalamazoo proper.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

Eyesore of the week

708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: James Hornberger Jr. Assessed value: $22,000 Owner says: Demolition is coming Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The word is, this lovely little bungalow at 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave. will soon be a victim of the wrecking ball.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

Two pastors, one church

The divide at Friendship Baptist Church is as apparent as ever

by Andy Balaskovitz
Stone was pastor of Friendship Baptist for 27 years. He led a “march for justice” in Lansing protesting the 1996 death of Edward Swans while in custody of the Lansing Police Department. Stone opposed the movement within Friendship Baptist that split away from the majority.
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Thursday, May 19,2011

Eye candy of the week

215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Eye candy of the week Property: 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Owner: Central United Methodist Church Assessed value: $0 Misconceived notions can have damaging effects. In the name of energy efficiency, people are quick to replace irreplaceable windows on historic buildings at the expense of both the architecture and the environment.
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