The collection of businesses see Enbridge Line 5 as a threat to the economy and the environment.
Despite being a small town, the city of Williamston has a substantial history and the Williamston Depot Museum is doing their best to preserve it.
Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame will be moving to Meridian Mall in Okemos. Caitlyn Perry Dial, the interim executive director at Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, said that there have been talks about moving locations in the past. “Well our board had discussed the need to move in the summer of 2015, however we wanted to make sure it was the right time and the right facility,” Dial said. The Women’s Hall of Fame needed to move for multiple reasons, but some stood out more than others. “We have a lot of reasons for moving, but mainly that in 2015 our board had decided that we have outgrown our current facility and our building isn’t wheelchair accessible,” Dial said.
Kate McCrackin and Carlee Payne are in the process of holding their sixth annual Birthday Toilet Paper Drive in support of EVE’s House in Lansing, Mich.
Conquest Fitness has expanded by recently opening their second location in DeWitt and will have a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, February 23 from 3 – 4:30pm. Former MSU basketball player, Andre Hutson, started Conquest Fitness opening its first location in Bath in 2012. Later B Strong Fitness and Conquest Fitness joined together in opening their latest location in DeWitt. David Mollitor and Dr. Pat Quain were the owners of B Strong Fitness and merged with Andre Huston to open another Conquest Fitness and brought on the fourth owner, Scott Gillespie. “They’ve [Mollitor and Quain] always had this vision to add the sports performance end of it,” Michelle Mollitor said.
The Old Chicago restaurant chain has been around since 1976 and has catered to families in Michigan from its three different locations: Southgate, Trenton, Portage and Okemos. “The Okemos location has been here since 2004,” said service manager Cassie Sanderson, “I’ve been working here for 12 years and the environment and everything, it feels just like a family.”
Old Chicago features specialty pizzas such as the spaghetti pie. The pizza has spaghetti tossed in Alfredo sauce and baked with Romano and Provolone cheeses then topped with Alfredo sauce. “The Spaghetti Pie is my favorite thing on the menu,” said Sanderson. “It sounds gross
because it’s hard to explain but it’s so good.”
With a welcoming atmosphere the restaurant has a small arcade area, as well as a large bar which allows it to cater to just about everyone in the family.
Unseasonably warm February days brought out dog-walkers, gardeners and, well, a few tickets for students who let noise and litter get out of control in their exuberance about spring-like temperatures.
A new grant from Governor Synder will help Michigan State combat sexual assault.
The 38-thousand dollar aid will go towards the MSU Bystander Network, a group that empowers people to take action if they see signs of sexual assault.
The network is working on an educational seminar for upperclassmen that they want to implement by the Fall 2017 semester. The class will build on the sexual assault workshops mandatory for incoming freshman. “It’s taking it a step further and building on that education,” says Leah Short, MSU Bystander Network project coordinator. When it comes to recognizing assault, Sergeant Andrea Munford of the Michigan State Police Department says that it’s important to trust your gut. “A lot of times, [people] may not recognize it for what it is, but they know they have a bad feeling about it,” said Munford.
Michigan State’s University Activities Board held a Sex Expo to educate students. Caroline Poole, UAB event programmer, said that it is difficult attracting students to educational events.”We really wanted that engaging component but we also wanted it to be educational,” Alessandra Alvares-Paines, freshman, said she enjoyed the games provided by the fraternity and learned some new things. “I’ve learned phrases for things like the actual term names and I’m learning about other ways to keep safe sex,” Paines said.
Freezing cold temperatures didn’t stop Detroiters from lining up outside the Fox Theater to pay their respects to Mike Ilitch on February 15. The public memorial for the owner of the Tigers, Red Wings, and Little Ceasar’s Franchise had thousands in attendance to commemorate the life of Mr. I.
“There are very few people who fill the room, even when they’re not there,” said Olympia Entertainment CEO Tom Wilson about Mr. I.
Mike Ilitch’s son Christopher Ilitch has primarily ran the business for the last 10 years, and will now fully take over Ilitch Holdings. For Detroiters like Kim Erickson, Ilitch stuck by the city, when no one else was. “He never gave up…he just kept plugging along. That’s why we’re at where we are today, because of him”
Mike Ilitch died at 87 years old.