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Monday, March 18,2013

Turning back the clock

Meridian Heritage Festival takes place Saturday

by L. Edward Street
Thursday, Sept. 22 — More than 2,000 people are expected to pour into Meridian Historical Village this Saturday for the Meridian Heritage Festival.The annual festival is hosted by the Meridian Township Parks & Recreation Department, the Friends of Historic Meridian and the Nokomis Native American Cultural Center. This year’s theme will be based on the customs, games and cuisine of the Civil War period.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A helping hand

Play raises money for child cancer patient

by Carlee Schepeler
Monday, Sept. 12 — When 3-year-old Charlie Waller of East Lansing underwent radiation and chemotherapy in June for a brain stem tumor, his diagnosis was critical.
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Monday, March 18,2013

MSU Museum gets national coverage in Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Carlee Schepeler
Wednesday, Sept. 14 — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring an image from the Michigan State University Museum in its Christmas card collection.
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Monday, March 18,2013

No sale

One World One Future hosts an evening to raise awareness of the costs of human trafficking

by Carlee Schepeler
Thursday, Sept. 29 — Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper and Mira Sorvino have all spoken out against it; now, you can help do something about it. A fundraiser to benefit victims of human trafficking takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's a Breast Thing'

Annual event raises funds for breast cancer patients and survivors

by Carlee Schepeler
Monday, Oct. 3 — Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting patients in your community.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Put on those glad rags

Turn back the clock at 'Ragtime Festime' Friday

by Carlee Schepeler
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Ragtime is a dance genre that peaked in popularity in the early 1900s, until it was phased out by jazz. But it’s never gone completely out of style.The Mayflower Congregational Church will host “Ragtime Festime: Three Keyboards and an Alto” at 7 p.m. Friday.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Looking at the bigger picture

Photography group honors its late leader

by Carlee Schepeler
Friday, Oct. 21 — A Lansing-area photography group gathered at Perspective2 Wednesday to pay respects to their former leader, Brian Knoblock, who died suddenly on Oct. 2.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's still a timely topic'

Lansing Community College revisits 'The Shrike'

by Carlee Schepeler
Friday, Nov. 4 — Joseph Kramm’s “The Shrike” is Lansing Community College’s entry in the sixth annual Stages of the Law series, sponsored by Cooley Law School. “The Shrike” opens tonight at Dart Auditorium.The drama is directed by Paige Dunckel, a theater teacher at LCC. She has used the play in her classes before. “I always knew I wanted to direct it,” she said.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sharing Herstories

Lesbian poet Bobbi Byrd reads at (SCENE) Metrospace event

by Carlee Schepeler
Wednesday, Nov. 16 — The Herstories Project, which hosts events that celebrate women, is reaching out to all genders with a written and spoken-word open mic night to recognize the transgender community.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It won’t happen overnight, but it is happening; it’s starting over there'

Filmmaker explores the changing times in Afghanistan in 'Outside the Wire,' showing this weekend at Riverwalk Theatre

by Kurt Anthony Krug
Thursday, Sept. 22 — When Anthony Hornus ran into old high school classmate Vic Kuchar, a retired colonel in the United States Air Force, that chance encounter changed the direction of his life. “We met at a local pub and got to talking. He told me about all the trips he made to Afghanistan,” explained Hornus, 58, of Corunna. “He showed me these incredible pictures of Afghan children, who are under threat of death everyday. It’s a very impoverished country, of course, and yet the kids are all smiling. It struck me, it stayed with me. I said there has to be another side to this war story and indeed there was.”
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