Tag Archives: Lansing

Take me out to the ballgame…from the balcony


Greater Lansing can now claim to be a national and global trendsetter in innovative urban design, as construction has begun on The Outfield – a new mixed use development, including 80 residential units, overlooking the outfield of Lugnut’s Stadium (officially … Continue reading

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Plaidurday – A celebration of plaid!


On October 7, 2011, the first Plaidurday was celebrated in Lansing, Michigan. In case you have been residing in a cave or castaway on a remote island and have not heard of Plaidurday, here’s the brief history of the event from … Continue reading

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Lansing area logistics to ‘Go Green’


Scheduled to launch in Greater Lansing on Earth Day, 2014 (Tuesday, April 22nd), Go Green Trikes, LLC            (here’s the Facebook weblink) is the brainchild of local green business entrepreneur, Yvonne LeFave. Utilizing heavy-duty electric-assisted cargo trikes capable of … Continue reading

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An outstanding book – “Nothing But Blue Skies”


It is difficult to describe how truly outstanding the book entitled Nothing But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland is to read. As a nearly lifelong Rust Belt resident, I can attest to the fact that Edward … Continue reading

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A big ROAR and PURRfection


Still trying to regain my hearing, as last night’s concert in Lansing by The Joy Formidable was simply awesome. The title of the band’s first full length CD, The Big Roar was so aptly named as they just stoked up … Continue reading

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Cities are alive with the sound of music!


Thursday evening I had the chance to attend a seminar entitled, Music’s Impact on the Community. This superb and fascinating event was held at Michigan State University’s Center Community and Economic Development in Greater Lansing. Not only did the program … Continue reading

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Damn good vibrations – Old Town Bluesfest 2012


Totally enjoyed a terrific fall evening with several thousand other music lovers at Lansing Old Town’s Bluesfest last night. For several hours I heard amazing singing and guitar jams from afar while volunteering at the Peace Education Center’s information booth. … Continue reading

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Elliot Street Lunatic blows the lid off The Loft


I went to see Elliot Street Lunatic (ESL) play at The Loft in downtown Lansing last night and they just absolutely killed it. What a great show!  Anyone who has read this blog knows that I think their recent release, … Continue reading

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A capital idea – bike sharing in Greater Lansing


Back in late October of 2011, I wrote a post about bike sharing programs instituted by major universities and cities in the United States and Canada. Here in Greater Lansing, 1,051 area residents responded to a survey about establishing a … Continue reading

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One woman’s quest – stroll every street in Lansing


Recently, I became aware of one woman’s inspiring effort that is underway here in Greater Lansing. Ariniko O’Meara plans to walk (saunter) every single street in the City of Lansing and relay her thoughts and impressions about them across the … Continue reading

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