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Wednesday, August 21,2013

A place to call home

Haven House celebrates 30 years of helping Lansing’s homeless

by Kali Jo Wolkow
It’s a warm summer afternoon and all is quiet at Haven House. The rush to get in the doors has subsided at the East Lansing homeless shelter for one- and two-parent families. All vacancies have been filled and residents are out on their daily search for houses.
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

EYE CANDY OF THE WEEK

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Property: 1800 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Owner: Hilde Wright Assessed Value: $33,100 Michigan Avenue wasn't always a business district. If you look closely, you'll see that many of those commercial buildings look like a lot like houses.
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

The sample life

Taste of Lansing returns with new bands, more wine and an after party

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Not even the most voracious foodies can say they've eaten at a dozen different restaurants in the span of five hours. But at the Taste of Downtown event this weekend, you can knock 16 local eateries off your to-do list over a casual stroll through downtown Lansing.
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Friday, July 12,2013

‘Air’ born

European ‘luminarium’ alights at Common Ground

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Friday, July 12 — Eight people, six months and 10 miles of hand-sewn seams add up to one Exxopolis, a “luminarium” art piece that’s the key sideshow event at Common Ground this weekend.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Take note

MICA Gallery exhibit gets creative with office stationery

by Kali Jo Wolkow
The next time you see someone in your office scribbling on a Post-it note, look a little closer: You might be witnessing the artistic process at work.
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Tuesday, July 2,2013

Volunteer shortage for Meals-on-Wheels

Greater Lansing Meals-on-Wheels program struggles to find volunteers

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Tuesday, July 2 — The Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for an additional 100 people to deliver meals to the area’s older and disabled residents as part of its Meals-on-Wheels program.
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Thursday, June 27,2013

Zoup’s on

Downtown soup restaurant named best of national franchise

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Thursday, June 27 — Mark and Sue Rantz, who co-own downtown Lansing’s Zoup! restaurant, were named franchise owners of the year on Thursday.
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Thursday, June 20,2013

Funky debunking

‘Mythbusters’ returns to Wharton with explosive show

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Thursday, June 20 — Basically, it’s a show for the family, explosion enthusiasts or anyone who’s ever said, “I wonder if you can really stop a bullet by sticking your finger in the barrel … ”.
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Thursday, June 20,2013

My bondage and my freakdom

Musical spoof of lurid bestseller wiggles into Wharton

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Thursday, June 20 — It’s a touring musical spoof of a bondage-themed fanfic that was, in turn, based on characters from the “Twilight” craze. Call it “Six Degrees of Team Edward.”
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Wednesday, June 19,2013

Over the moon, under the sun

Annual festivals welcome summer to Old Town

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Summer calls for lemonade and an iPod full of beach tunes, but Old Town is putting its annual spin on those traditions at this weekend's Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun. Instead of lemonade, the historic Lansing district is rolling out the beer and wine, and instead of mp3s, mid-Michigan revelers get two days of live music.
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