LANSING - The Lansing City Council unanimously voted Monday night to suspend the citys noise ordinance for the upcoming construction on Interstate 496. The waiver allows the Michigan Department of Transportation to allow a construction company to do demolition and construction between 6 a.m.
People who have a sweet tooth can get their own piece of the pie - and choose their flavor.The Grand Traverse Pie Co., 3536 Meridian Crossing Drive in Okemos, opened its third location Saturday, bringing a taste of Traverse City to the Lansing area.Lansing has a really good market, there really arent (any pie-type stores), said Mike Busley, the stores founder and owner.
On Wednesday evening the cool surface of Munn Ice Arena will feature brooms and tennis shoes instead of hockey sticks and ice skates.The Pi Beta Phi sorority will host its annual broomball philanthropy event from midnight to 2 a.m., in which eight fraternities and eight sororities will compete in a single-elimination tournament until a winner is crowned.
Those using a lack of transportation as an excuse to not vote are going to have to come up with a different reason.Capital Area Transportation Authority will offer free rides to and from the polls today.Anyone that has a valid voter registration card (can) show that to the driver of any route and will then get a ride free to the polls, said Sandy Draggoo, CATA executive director.
Eleven sororities competed on the gridiron of Spartan Stadium on Saturday in the annual Theta Chi powder puff football tournamentAll proceeds benefited the St.
LANSING - With election day coming, Lansing City Clerk Marilynn Slade is anticipating a slew of phone calls from residents who dont know where to vote.But that could change.Along with other changes to the city of Lansings Web site, the page for the city clerk has added a feature where residents can find their precinct location.Anybody thats registered to vote in the city of Lansing can put their street address and find where to vote, Slade said.
LANSING - Michigan college students involved with activism and advocacy attended a summit at the state Capitol on Saturday.About 50 students attended the American Civil Liberties Unions second annual Michigan summit - a gathering to inform students of the ACLUs purpose and establish networks between members.Much more important than the quantity of students there was the broad contacts made, said Aaron Allen, president of the MSU ACLU chapter.
State officials are predicting about 63 percent of registered Michigan voters will cast their votes in this years presidential election Tuesday. The 63 percent expected to turn out is a significant increase from the 1996 presidential election voter turnout, said Julie Pierce, spokeswoman for the secretary of state.
Members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity have good reason to celebrate this weekend - three years after losing their national charter they will have it reinstated Saturday. The fraternity had their charter revoked three years ago by the national chapter because of lack of members and finances.
MSU students and area volunteers are doing their part to better the community in school classrooms as part of the Junior Achievement program. In operation since 1919, the program reaches more than 2.7 million elementary, middle and high school students all over the country and almost 100 countries worldwide. Yen Pham, Junior Achievement program manager and an MSU alumna, said she got involved in order to have a bigger impact on the community and the children. Its a really great nonprofit organization that does a lot as far as teaching kids about businesses and free enterprise, Pham said.
LANSING - Although state and federal government are frequent topics in high school government classes, topics closest to the students are often not discussed. City government issues like how city councils work arent covered in government classes, so its up to the Student Government Days program to fill the void. The program was started four years ago by Lansing Councilmember Sandy Allen as a way to teach high school students about the inner workings of city government. City government impacts people so directly, Allen said.