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Sunday, November 21,2010

Love! Cannabis! Compassion!

Inside Lansing's newest medical marijuana compassionate care club

by Jane Alexander
(Friday, June 11) The building at 2010 E Michigan Avenue that houses the medical marijuana Capital City Compassionate Caregivers Club isn’t fancy. Volunteers have painted the fašade  white with green trim, and an old sign for the United Nations Association has been taken down. I...
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Wednesday, September 1,2010

Stepping up, Spartan-style

New dance center features everything from ballroom to hip-hop

by Jane Alexander
But when she had her second child, her dancing needs changed. She wanted to find a dance studio that would be conducive to a hectic mother’s schedule, yet still challenged her as a dancer. After scouring the Lansing area and coming up dry, she finally decided she’d just have to create one herself.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

All a-beard

Local organization gets hairy for charity

by Jane Alexander
“Originally, there were five of us, most being recent Michigan State University grads,” John Buckler said. “One guy had decided to go as Fidel Castro for Halloween and grew a large beard, and we all got into a discussion about who could grow the ‘fiercest beard.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

Rappin’ for the Lord

Expect positivity — not profanity — at Flow Fest

by Jane Alexander
The Henderson family doesn’t believe all rap music is a negative influence. In fact, to their Media Messengers Evangelistic Association, it’s quite the opposite.The group will host its Flow Fest concert at Adado Riverfront Park this Friday, showcasing numerous rap, hip hop and R&B artists performing “positive songs with clean lyrics.”
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Friday, August 13,2010

'Beauty' gets a makeover

Riverwalk freshens up a 300-year-old fantasy

by Jane Alexander
"There is so much energy going into their performance. For people familiar with Riverwalk , it’s worth it to come out to ‘Sleeping Beauty’ just to see these fresh faces. It’s an investment in the theater ' getting people involved and keeping them here.
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Wednesday, August 11,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Jane Alexander
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: At one time, 1510 W. Grand River Ave. at the corner of Powell Road was quite a lovely dwelling. Clearly time and neglect has taken its toll on this 1 1/2 story, American Bungalow style residence.
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Wednesday, August 11,2010

There's no business like 'Shoe' business

Mother Goose moves in at Family Theater

by Jane Alexander
“‘Once Upon a Shoe’ is a good play for our younger actors,” said director and theater manager Bill Gordon. “We normally get a lot of younger people so the show’s ensemble (roles) give them an opportunity to do a variety of different things..
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Friday, August 6,2010

Don't shine it on; Pass It Forward

ePifanyNow event is designed to do some good

by Jane Alexander
When Bob Hoffman was cut off by another driver in traffic two years ago, his first reaction wasn’t to flick her off. (Well, maybe it was just for a second.) But mostly, he felt an urge to make her day better.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Expendable species

Breeding for quantity, not quality: pit bull overpopulation in Lansing

by Jane Alexander
Roughly 60 percent of the nearly 2,000 dogs brought into the Ingham County Animal Control in 2009 were pit bulls or pit bull mixes.
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Thursday, July 8,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Jane Alexander
Property: 610 Helen St. Owner: Adrienne Smorra Taxpayer: Kathrine Matthews Assessed: $18,000 Owner says: Could not be reached Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This small white house at 610 Helen St. on Lansing’s east side is on a street full of model residences.
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