A cozy feel, one-of-a-kind shops, gourmet food, and everything artsy: that’s the definition of Old Town for residents and visitors. “It’s very different from what you’d find in the Greater Lansing area where it’s mostly restaurant-based where we’re more boutique-based,” said Kathy Holcomb, owner of the Absolute Gallery. Old Town which was founded in 1825 when a surveying crew plotted and charted the land, holds several historic buildings and history deep in its concrete. By the late 20th century, the neighborhood hit hard times and buildings were left abandoned. Dedicated and determined people wouldn’t stand for the decay of the neighborhood so they worked to rebuild it and make it better, according to the Old Town website.
The Spartan Newsroom covers the latest news:
Michigan State loses to Duke in Men’s Basketball
Jay-Z to perform at Little Caesars Arena
Mother from Miami has son taken away due to abuse
Indigenous people unhappy with portrayal in art
Woman wins two lotteries in one day
Texas State University bans all Greek activities
After The New York Times published a stunning article saying Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein has been sexually abusing various Hollywood actresses and models throughout his career, the discussion of sexual assault has surfaced to the front page news. The article stated that Weinstein, popular for movies like Django Unchained and Gangs of New York reached many settlements with women who accused him of sexual abuse. Actress Ashley Judd came out criticizing the producer saying he sexually assaulted her when she was a young, eager actress trying to break into the business. Judd is not the only actress that has come forward. Since then, actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and 54 others have come forward with stories about Weinstein’s abuse. Alyssa Milano, popular for her role on King of Queens and Saved By The Bell posted on Twitter “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
|By STEVEN MAIER Capital News Service LANSING — The Upper Peninsula has been omitted from at least two maps of the country this past year. When an online ticket marketplace left it off an interactive map in June, a customer … Continue reading →
The Spartan Newsroom covers the latest news
Michigan Senate passes new bill regarding guns
Fidget spinners lead exposure
Disney and FOX combine
Kevin Harvick wins AAA Texas 500
Nutella changes recipe
|By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — The samurai wasp could be the country’s best chance at beating back a stink bug that’s invading the Great Lakes region. That’s what researchers concluded at the recent end of an entomology … Continue reading →
|By KATE HABREL Capital News Service LANSING — Janet Kauffman — poet, teacher and environmental activist– writes in the shadow of a wooden raptor statue. “It sits in the corner, kind of over my shoulder,” said Kauffman, who lives in … Continue reading →
This year’s Mason High School play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” debuts on Thursday, Nov. 9, and runs through Nov. 11. All shows are at 7 p.m.
Potter Park Zoo welcomed Ingham county tourists with free admission on Oct.7. This event happens every year on the first Saturday of October. “Doing a free day is a sort of giving back to them (residents), since they supported us,” said Sarah Pechtel, the general curator of the zoo. “Free day is also a great way to experience something positive from that,” Pechtel continued. Encompassing over 20 acres and featuring more than 500 individual animals of 160 different species, the Potter Park Zoo has three conservation efforts that support the black rhino, red panda, and Puerto Rican crested toad.
The Spartan Newsroom covers the latest in entertainment:
Kardashian Family reaches new TV deal with E Network. Hall of Fame Musician and singer of Blueberry Hill “Fats” Domino passes away. Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier lights up for Game 1 of World Series.
Watch: NBA’s Hayward suffers leg injury; #MeToo movement continues to grow; Sea World lays off 350 workers
Get top headlines from the Spartan Newsroom in a News Update for Oct. 19.