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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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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Accident Fund: If we build it, can they come?

by Kyle Melinn
Like just about everyone else in town, downtown worker Judy Putnam was marveling at the gorgeous new Accident Fund headquarters the other day when she got the itch to peek inside.What’s the harm, right? It’s not the Sears Tower or the Empire State Building, but this is the closest thing we have to cool in Lansing. Surely they wouldn’t mind if someone wanted to see the lobby ...
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Buono's Medical Marijuana Caregivers

1419 Turner St., Lansing (517) 819-8167 Hours: M, W, F; 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

by City Pulse
Buono’s Medical Marijuana Caregivers is located on the west side of Turner Street near North Street in a singlestory, compact, brick building, in the middle of an industrial-looking zone.
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Feedback

Correcting the record

by Readers
I was pretty surprised and hurt to learn first-hand how little research Mr. Melinn put into his column this week (“Hewitt out, six others get in 1st Ward race,” 5/11/11).
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Got votes?

With time running out for the August primary, the administration is still shy of the Council support it needs to put part of the Red Cedar Golf Course up for sale

by Andy Balaskovitz
The administration’s plan to sell more than 12 acres along Michigan Avenue in the Frandor area is tied directly to financing a major effort proposed by Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann to clean up the polluted Red Cedar River. The U.S.
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