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July 9’s storm in Hurricane Beryl’s aftermath flooded the parking lot at The Quarters in East Lansing, leaving some residents stranded after their cars were submerged.

Michigan weather: ‘Just wait. It will get worse’

On the morning of June 17, Richie Waters and his partner, Miles Abdal, left their apartment at The Quarters in East Lansing to find the latter’s car mostly covered in water in the parking lot.
A rendering of the Beitler plan.

At long last, Beitler may get to buy City Hall for a hotel

Michigan State University alum John Paul Beitler remembers his undergrad years as when his interest in architecture flourished, paving the way for a successful career as a Chicago developer.
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How to Love Lansing Like a Local This Summer

While summer in Michigan is usually the season to travel up north, this summer might be the perfect time to reconnect with all that Lansing has to offer right in your own backyard. Download the free …

The Mt. Gox Saga: How the Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Crumbled

Mt. Gox was once the biggest name in Bitcoin exchanges. It was based in Tokyo and handled most Bitcoin transactions back in its heyday. But in 2014, it all came crashing down, which shook the crypto …
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How to Love Lansing Like a Local This Summer
While summer in Michigan is usually the season to travel up north, this summer might be the perfect time to reconnect with all that Lansing has to offer right in your own backyard. Download the free …
The Mt. Gox Saga: How the Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Crumbled
Mt. Gox was once the biggest name in Bitcoin exchanges. It was based in Tokyo and handled most Bitcoin transactions back in its heyday. But in 2014, it all came crashing down, which shook the crypto …
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Rewind: News from the last 7 days

Robert Backus was named Lansing police chief by Mayor Andy Schor. Backus, 45, is a 24-year LPD veteran who served as interim chief since Ellery Sosebee retired in June. An assistant chief for …
FOOD

Farmstand corn crepes

Corn crepes with fresh salsa and pulled elk meat.
Roadside farm stands are making a comeback. They’ve been around forever, though they’re more common in some places than others. Growing up in New England,

Sandwiches steal the show at Arms & Embers grill

Whether it’s a burger, a breakfast sandwich, a grilled PB&J or a Moroccan chicken hoagie, you can’t go wrong with a handheld at Grand Ledge’s Arms & Embers Grill.
Arms & Embers Grill 219 N. Bridge St., Grand Ledge 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (517) 731-6131 armsembers.com

TOP 5 PANCAKES

Based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2023 Top of the Town contest. Bon appétit!
From left: William Collins plays the bagpipes at the Irish Pub’s Tuesday (July 16) grand opening as Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, general manager Stephanie Robinson and co-owners Jeremy Werner, Dave Meredith and Brian Leyrer cut the ribbon.
After 11-year hiatus, Lansing’s Irish Pub returns under new ownership
From the early 1970s to 2013, the old Irish Pub on Saginaw Street was a fixture of camaraderie in Lansing’s westside neighborhood.
Noosh Afghan Cuisine’s chicken shawarma wrap. Not pictured: a surprise pickle!
The perfect handheld to wrap up the weekend
Though I’m grateful that my summer schedule is piping hot with invites to cookouts and bonfires, I’ll admit that I’ve been hitting the sauce (barbecue, that is). After a long holiday weekend, I was anxious to return to my usual diet of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Opinion

After Saturday’s horror in Pennsylvania, it’s self-preservation time for Democrats

Until former President Donald Trump was shot in the ear, the popular parlor game among the national media was listing the Democratic congressional types who were urging President Joe Biden to pass the torch to ... well, anybody else.

Arts & Culture

Baseball, board games and Buffett

This weekend offers an eclectic mix of events, from the sixth annual Dam Jam Music Festival to a mini gaming convention for kids and a Jimmy Buffett-themed patio party to a psychedelic comedy show. There’s also plenty more live music beyond Dam Jam, a few Lugnuts games, a cooking class and much more.

A vibrant and varied weekend

From comics and E-sports to tacos and tequila, plus fairy tales and eco-friendly art, this weekend’s festivals cover a wide range of interests, offering something for everyone. You can also head to Charlotte for the Eaton County fair, check out a variety of art exhibits, learn how to create linocut prints and more. 

An easygoing post-holiday weekend

Following a busy Independence Day, this weekend will provide some time to relax with a schedule of events that’s much less crowded than usual. Those staying in town can look forward to a few concerts, two dance parties, a cruise-in, a euchre tournament, a comedy show and more.

Celebrate freedom with Fourth of July events throughout Greater Lansing

Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1941, but July 4 has stood as the birth of American independence for much longer.
Lansterdam

Lansing is a prime spot to celebrate 710

With a plethora of discounts and sales on cannabis concentrates at local dispensaries, the 710 holiday is the ideal time to stock up. Lansing is stacked with companies producing world-class concentrates, from Lion Labs’ Element (left), which offers some of the best solvent-based products, to Ice Kream Hash Co.’s solventless options.

Happy heady holiday, fellow potheads! Today (June 10) marks another stoner cultural event: 710, a celebration of cannabis concentrates. When rotated 180 degrees, 710 spells out “OIL”; it’s also the temperature early dabbers would take their hits of concentrate at (RIP my lungs). 

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