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Beating the bushes
Unlike the downtown cubicle refugees who steal an hour of sanity in Cooley’s cool pines and flowerbeds, Lansing’s parks and recreation director was still working. In suit and tie, he started pulling weeds, picking up trash and tugging at storm-downed branches.
Page 6 - no comments - 277 views Ingham judges keep Repubs on edge
The Ingham County Circuit Court is making its presence known these days by raising legal questions about the laws coming out of the Capitol this session. At least six times in the last seven weeks, the court has temporarily put the breaks on a Snyder-signed law.
Page 7 - no comments - 318 views Doing things differently
Heading toward his office, Aleshire works his way through the labyrinth of shelving units bursting with stock, while he passes by a swarm of fellow employees, all busy filling Internet orders for rare vintage guitars, or perhaps tracking down an item for a customer waiting upstairs.
Page 8 - no comments - 313 views When the Capital City becomes Cinema City
By JAMES SANFORD Sure, the Capital City Film Festival has movies. But it also includes a full day of speakers, courtesy of TedX Lansing and the Media Sandbox Capstone Series, as well as the dramatic poetry of Kinetic Affect and the retro rhythms of Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle.
Page 8 - no comments - 277 views Festival highlights
If your dad is a Skylab astronaut and you grew up in a neighborhood full of NASA employees, it’s understandable why you might be interested in space travel. But what would you pay to make that dream come true? Does $30 million or so sound reasonable?.
Page 9 - no comments - 418 views Schedule
9 a.m.-1 p.m. — TEDxLansing, featuring Alison Gass, Stephen Thomas, Jim Luke, Jeana-Dee Allen Rogers, Terry Link, Suban Nur Cooley, Simon Perazza, Glenn Stutzky, John O’Malia, Erik Proulx and Tashmica Torok; music by Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle and poetry by Kinetic Affect, Lansing Public Media Center ($35) 1 p.
Page 10 - no comments - 393 views The screening room
In their insightful documentary “everydayPeople,” directors Jeff and Steve Croley offer a slightly more complex portrait of the community as they investigate how a large lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender population has been welcomed (and even embraced) in what is seen as a largely conservative, heavily Christian region.
Page 12 - no comments - 267 views True blue
Another man came up to MacGregor and his friend and said, “I’m a single. Can I join you?” MacGregor’s friend waved the guy away, telling him that they were in the midst of a “private talk.
Page 13 - no comments - 268 views For a night, and for keeps
The CD documents a watershed year in the members’ artistic output. Through 2010-2011, with the support of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, four of the professors wrote ambitious new suites and premiered them to sellout audiences at the Creole Gallery.
Page 15 - no comments - 263 views No time to be homesick
By ALYSSA FIRTH With the rise in temperatures comes the rise in children being sent off to Michigan’s numerous summer camps. Parents in almost any area of the state have options to send their child or children for one day, one week or several weeks. Although times have changed, many of yesteryear’s traditions still remain.
Page 18 - no comments - 226 views Double header
Two noted baseball authors, Peter Morris and Tim Wendel, will be in Lansing next week to discuss why the game of baseball seems larger than life. Unfortunately, you will have to make a “fielder’s choice” since they are scheduled to speak at the same time in different locations.
Page 22 - no comments - 277 views Advice Goddess
Sure, even now, you may be faced with one of the big relationship-crushing issues like money problems, forcing one of you to call your dad and then go out in the pouring rain to the ATM.
Page 23 - no comments - 253 views City Pulse Classifieds
Computer/IT: Information Technologist III: Multiple openings. Assists with understanding the business processes, how the application supports it and applies this knowledge to best solve problems; serves as an escalation point for system and troubleshooting issues in the HR/Payroll area.
Page 23 - no comments - 220 views OUT ON THE TOWN
Harris Nature Center offers a variety of programs to help students use their senses, investigate insects and balance an ecosystem. This Friday, children 5 to 14 years old are encouraged to further their science education during Weekday Science. Activities will focus on the theme “Amazing Annelids” — also known as worms.
Page 24 - no comments - 285 views Turn it down
Aside from premieres of Michigan-made films, screenings of international indies and TedX conferences, the 2nd Annual Capital City Film Festival also hosts live music each night at The Loft. Kicking things off on Thursday is the indie-bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass, with openers Joshua Davis, Flashing Blue Lights and The Whiskey Pickers.
Page 25 - no comments - 336 views Dean of country
By ALLISON M. BERRYMAN Country music star Billy Dean performs a solo acoustic set at the Holt Performing Arts Complex Saturday. Dean is expected to perform songs from his most recent album, “Let Them Be Little,” in addition to several of his Top 10 singles spanning over the last 18 years.
Page 28 - no comments - 279 views Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You had to take the test before you got a chance to study more than a couple of the lessons. Does that seem fair? Hell, no. That's the bad news. The good news is that this test was merely a rehearsal for a more important and inclusive exam, which is still some weeks in the future.
Page 33 - no comments - 208 views How to define 'fine'
While that might make for a great way to bring in folks whose conception of "fine dining" begins and ends at a plate of lobster or a French-sounding cut of beef, it’s not the best way to impress those actually looking for a true fine dining experience.
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Inside Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 6 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–10 p.m. daily. (517) 694-8123. FB, TO, RES, P, $$$.
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