Solar park being developed in East Lansing

More solar power is coming to East Lansing. The Lansing Board of Water and Light and Michigan Energy Options are collaborating to do so. Residential and commercial customers in the area have asked the Lansing Board of Water and Light about when they can use solar energy. John Krzystowczyk, energy analyst at the Lansing Board of Water and Light, emphasized that there was interest in East Lansing, discovered through a survey conducted through Michigan Clean Water Action. The solar panels are to be in Burcham Park.

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$132 million makeover planned for downtown East Lansing

Recently, a $132 million project was proposed to create two 12-story buildings on Grand River Avenue and Albert Avenue. The building along Grand River Avenue would contain 271 apartments and a grocery store. The building along Albert Avenue would contain a six-level parking structure, which would replace the current City Lot 1, and a six-story apartment building above the parking structure. Brad Ballein, owner of the Student Book Store, is working with Mark Bell of Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors to design and build this Center City District. The East Lansing City Council will make it’s decision about this proposal in April.

Prime Time leader, Jean Brisbo, leads a session on perspective.

Prime Time members take on fitness and health

The East Lansing Hannah Community Center holds programs for all ages. One area this community center focuses on is a senior citizen’s program called “Prime Time.” The nationally accredited Prime Time Seniors’ program allows people 55 or older to participate in programs that engage them emotionally, physically and intellectually. On Friday, Feb. 17, there will be a “Smart Eating for Smart Thinking” program, held from 1-2 p.m. at the community center, led by Emily Ostrowski, a nutritionist at Sparrow Hospital, after the program is over they will be attending to one of the HIIT Classes London, to show how people can stay healthy and active without taking away to much of their time. “I’m a registered dietitian, clinical registered dietitian.