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Posted on: February 2, 2023

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is pleased to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” over the first two weekends in February.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, F...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

East Lansing City Clerk Moves on to New Job Opportunity, Interim City Clerk to be Appointed

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following five years of dedicated service to the City of East Lansing, East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is moving on to a new job opportunity with the Michigan Senate. Shuster’s last day will be Friday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest

Now Accepting Submissions 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest Exhibition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan (MLK Commission) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest.

This is the fifth year that the MLK Commission has hosted the conte...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon Partners with Gift of Life Michigan to Host Event at ELPL

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon is partnering with Gift of Life Michigan to host a special event at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m.  The event will serve ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Winter Property Taxes Due on Tuesday, Feb. 14

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing property owners are reminded that winter property taxes are due on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The City offers several options for making payments:

  • Online: Credit card and e-check payments can be made online by visiting www.cityofe...
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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Community Members Invited to School/Public Safety Listening Session

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon will be hosting a School/Public Safety Listening Session this Friday, Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. 

All community membe...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Community Members Invited to Attend Annual Sweetheart Ball

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend the East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts’ annual Sweetheart Ball with their little sweethearts this February.

Attendees have their choice of date as the Valentine-inspired event will take pla...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

East Lansing Human Rights Commission to Host Coffee & Conversation Session

Coffee & Conversation: Strengthening Protections for the LGBTQIA+ Community

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Rights Commission (HRC) will host its next Coffee & Conversation session on Sunday, Jan. 29. 

The HRC Coffee & Conversation series serves as a forum for community discussions on topics of divers...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

East Lansing City Council Appoints New Councilmember

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its regular special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the East Lansing City Council appointed Noel Garcia, Jr. to serve as East Lansing’s new Councilmember. 

Garcia will be sworn-in by East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster a...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing, Meridian Township and the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) have lifted the notice to conserve water. ELMWSA customers can resume their normal water consumption.A contractor was brough...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

East Lansing City Council Special Meeting to be Held Jan. 14 for Council Candidate Interviews

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will take place this Saturday, Jan. 14 to conduct applicant interviews for the current vacancy on City Council. 

The special meeting will take place at 9 a.m. in the Executiv...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Jan. 11, the City of East Lansing, Meridian Township and the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) issued a notice to conserve water due to accidental damage that occurred to one of the main water transmission l...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Outreach Phase of East Lansing’s Recycling Contamination Reduction Project to Begin this Winter

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that the educational outreach phase of the City of East Lansing’s pilot recycling contamination reduction project is slated to begin this winter.

As previously announced, this pilot project w...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Issued for East Lansing, Meridian Township Water System Customers

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A conserve water notice has been issued for East Lansing-Meridian Water & Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) customers. Please note that the water is still safe to use/drink, ELMWSA is just asking for it to be conserved at this ti...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Construction to Begin Monday, Jan. 16 at the Merritt-Haslett Intersection

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that upcoming construction at the Merritt-Haslett intersection will require road and lane closures in the area. 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, Merritt Road, between Haslett Road and E Lansing Driv...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 16 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices and facilities — with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center — will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.&...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Media Invited to MLK Commission’s Check Presentation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Media and community members are invited to attend a check presentation event for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan (MLK Commission) on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Public Investiture of 54B District Court Judge Lisa L. Babcock to Take Place on Sunday, Jan. 22

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Molly E. Hennessey Greenwalt announces that the public investiture of East Lansing 54B District Court Judge Lisa L. Babcock will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. &nbs...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

City Announces Names of Applicants for East Lansing City Council Vacancy

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the deadline for receiving applications to fill the vacancy on the East Lansing City Council ended at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, the East Lansing City Clerk announced that she has received 14 eligible applications for the City Council to ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

City Provides Information to Community Members Ahead of Forecasted Major Winter Storm

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are closely monitoring a forecasted major winter storm, which is expected to result in accumulations of up to approximately 8-12 inches of snow, strong winds and wind chills below zero.

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

City of East Lansing Holiday Closures & Collections

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Several City of East Lansing offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) and East Lansing 54B District Court will be...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

East Lansing City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy, Application Now Available

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council is currently seeking eligible applicants for an upcoming vacancy on the City Council. 

East Lansing City Councilmember Lisa Babcock has been elected to serve as a judge with the East Lansing 54B ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

East Lansing Winter Fest to Take Place this Saturday, Dec. 10 at the EL Hannah Community Center

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the East Lansing Winter Fest will be taking place this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.Community members are invited to sto...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Community Members Invited to East Lansing Deer Management Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 7

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend an East Lansing Deer Management Open House scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 144 of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Community members can drop in an...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Buy One, Get One Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards Coming Soon

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) and East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are pleased to offer a buy one, get one (BOGO) deal on DNA Cards – downtown East Lansing eGift Cards – once again this holiday sea...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Northern Tail Dog Park to be Closed for the 2022-2023 Winter Season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will close for the winter season on Nov. 30. It will re-open again in the spring.

The Northern Tail Dog Park was constr...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

East Lansing 54B District Court Now Live with E-Filing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court has reached the final stages of its MiFILE implementation. Court staff have been hard at work training and developing ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Launches Round Up for Scholarships Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has launched a new Round Up for Scholarships program.The program provides community members with the opportunity to contribute to a fund used exclusively to help pay...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City of East Lansing Announces New Categories for Crystal Awards’ 35th Year, Nominations Now Open

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2023 Crystal Awards are now open. The program, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary next year, includes two new categories. 

“A...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Announces 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), have been announced. Of the 241 photographs submitted, 14 were selected as winners:

  • 1st Place...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

DDA Showcases Local Artists in Rotating Art Display in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is pleased to announce the selection of several local artists for inclusion in a rotating display of artwork in downtown East Lansing.Beginning this week and running for the next ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Community Invited to Provide Feedback on Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to provide feedback on an exciting Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project proposed for Valley Court Park. 

In June 2022, the City of East Lansing submitted a grant proposal...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

East Lansing Parking Division Announces Discount Multi-Use Voucher Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division has announced a new option for hourly parking in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The Discount Multi-Use Voucher program offers customers the ability to purchase p...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has officially launched its Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection, which is designed to financially assist East Lansing property owners in reducing the potential for sewer backups i...

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