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Residents of Grange Acres,  a subsidized senior citizens apartment complex in Haslett, protesting an order to eliminate their private gardens.

Seniors fight to save their gardens at Grange Acres in Haslett

Joan “Ma” Kittle, a seven-year resident of the Grange Acres senior housing community in Haslett, isn’t able to work on her small garden plot as much as she’d like to these …
Protesters seeking housing-rental reform picket the Lansing Center last week during the Building Michigan Communities Conference sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

As rental prices rise, so does tenant activism

Shawn Brock was rendered homeless recently when he could not afford his rent due to expenses from a medical condition. Last week, Brock was one of 100 people who gathered outside the Lansing Center to picket for tenants’ rights.
Lansing's first Charter Commission held its inaugural meeting last night, where members voted on chair and vice chair, set their meeting schedule and discussed the rules and procedures by which they will operate.

Lansing Charter Revision Commission elects leaders, sets schedule in first meeting

WEDNESDAY, May 22 — Former Lansing City Council member Brian Jeffries will chair the city's first-ever City Charter revision commission, its members decided yesterday.
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Walk/run the Lansing River Trail together this year!

Meet Mayor Andy Schor at Potter Park on June 1st at 9am and make your way to Turner Dodge House. There is transportation from Turner Dodge back to Potter Park. Every participant receives a t-shirt, …
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Walk/run the Lansing River Trail together this year!
Meet Mayor Andy Schor at Potter Park on June 1st at 9am and make your way to Turner Dodge House. There is transportation from Turner Dodge back to Potter Park. Every participant receives a t-shirt, …
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Rewind: News from the last 7 days

The Lansing City Council passed Mayor Andy Schor’s proposed $271.4 million budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The overall budget is up 4% from this year. It includes …
FOOD

A refreshing way to enjoy chamoy

Mangonada, a frozen mango treat dipped in chamoy sauce, may be the best thing you try as the weather heats up.
Though salsa and guacamole get more attention, chamoy, a lesser-known Mexican condiment, might be more important. This fruit-based sauce is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and very spicy all at once, a …

A simple Sunday stew to soothe stuffy sinuses

The chicken stew at Altu’s, paired with its famous cabbage and a tart, vinegary salad, elevates the reliable comfort-food combination of chicken and rice.
  Early summer can be a bit of a bummer for those of us with allergies. Despite a profusion of local activities and excellent weather to match, I spent most of my weekend home alone, …
The Toscana Stack, offered during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, is both an eyeful and a mouthful.
The best of both worlds: Toscana’s food is as appealing as its atmosphere
Toscana 3170 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m. Friday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-10 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-9 p.m. Sunday (517) 246-4980 toscanalansing.com
Restaurants the Lansing area has lost since the beginning of the pandemic
102 Pho & Banh Mi — Okemos (Oct. 2022)   American Bistro — Lansing (Feb. 2022)   Amanecer Mexicano — Lansing (March 2021)   Arcadia Smokehouse …
Making tacos is one way to utilize tender hunks of mystery meat from the back of the freezer. If the meat is tough, stew or pulled meat sandwiches are the way to go.
Demystifying mystery meat
At a family gathering last summer, my wife’s mom asked me to cook some meat from a deer my father-in-law had shot. It was his first, and nobody seemed to know exactly what to do with it. The …
Opinion

MAGA schtick wearing thin with Michigan GOP voters

It’s taken a while, but the game of division, subtraction, exclusion, and confrontation employed by those in the extreme Make America Great Again movement appears to be losing ground with …

Arts & Culture

A laid-back long weekend

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, this weekend’s schedule of events isn’t as packed as usual, but those staying in the area can still enjoy a mix of festivals, a handful of farmers markets, a bike scavenger hunt, a drum circle, a free comedy show and more.

Three terrifying tales await readers in ‘The Werewolf at Dusk’

Make sure you’re strapped in and holding on to your seat before you crack open David Small’s new graphic novel, “The Werewolf at Dusk and Other Stories.” Small, who has made …

Riverwalk’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ bursts with talent and whimsy

From the hands-on exhibit in the theater’s lobby, with a menagerie of multilegged critters courtesy of Michigan State University’s Bug House, to the standing ovation you’ll …

Expect an eventful weekend

As detailed in this week’s Summer Guide, this weekend will kick off the summer events season in Greater Lansing with three big festivals, but that’s not all to look forward to. From plant and craft sales, goth celebrations and dances to an abundance of live music, a comedy show, a tea party and more, the area will be bustling in the coming days.

Summer events season starts early in Greater Lansing

It’s not officially summertime yet, but for Greater Lansing residents, this weekend kicks off a packed schedule of summer events. From art to music to general merriment, the following three festivals offer a little something for everyone.
Lansterdam

Flora: high-end look and feel with accessible options  

Flora strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional bud bar for old-school pot consumers.

Flora, a provisioning center nestled away in East Lansing on Old M-78, is in a beautifully designed and apportioned building that strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional …

Have cannabis prices dropped too low?

As cannabis retailers race to the bottom on both quality and pricing, insiders are starting to question whether state minimum pricing would benefit the market as it has with alcohol.

“Good weed ain’t cheap, and cheap weed ain’t good.” When I worked in pre-legal market caregiver stores, this was a popular saying among operators.

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