Fit4Mom is a workout program designed for women going through all stages of motherhood. This group meets in Meridian Township on the corner of Jolly and Hagadorn Roads. These women meet for classes where they workout, plan mom’s night outs, play groups and where they discuss community events.
OKEMOS- On Monday, Feb. 27, the Meridian planning commission meeting received one of the largest turnouts that they’ve had in months. The reason why: The Walnut Hill Golf Club property is being rezoned. The golf club was privatized by a company that is planning on building commercial and luxury apartments. Residents of Walnut Hills and the neighboring property, Carriage felt strongly about the rezoning of the country club and showed up in high numbers of about 30 people at the meeting to express those feelings to the city’s elected officials.
A Planet Fitness branch has moved into Holt, and while you would think this would hurt the business of the smaller, locally owned and operated gyms in the area, it instead has helped to show the smaller gyms their strengths.
Some people feel the Lansing River Trail is unsafe, especially after dark. However, the hours of operation are from dawn ’till dusk and during the day it is safe for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others. The more people are on the trail, the safer it will be.
If you blinked, you just might have missed it. But the Michigan State Spartans led by head coach Tom Izzo ended their 2017 NCAA Tournament run after playing but two games. With a victory over Miami in the round of 64 and a loss to Kansas in the round of 32, it is not difficult to guess what East Lansing citizens were watching Friday and Sunday nights. But does the same loyalty to Spartan basketball exist next door in Lansing? Most people in Lansing are not directly connected to MSU other than the fact that they are only separated by a few miles.
Delhi Township with the implementation of the ‘Happy in Holt’ sculpture this past November now has three art pieces granted to them through the LEAP program. The program funds art in the Lansing area in order to build a sense of community and attract more residence.
To give or not to give? That question has become a hot topic over the past couple of years in sports regarding participation trophies. In a Reason-Rupe poll from 2014, results showed that 57 percent of Americans felt only winners should receive trophies, while 40 percent of Americans believed everyone should receive trophies regardless of winning or losing. Sports psychologist Dan Gould believes the 40 percent of Americans that believe everyone should get trophies is higher than previous generations, and says people have begun labeling this generation “the trophy generation.”
“Over the year’s trophies weren’t given to everyone, and now kids get a trophy for everything,” Gould said.
Gould notes that it depends on what age level you are in, but once kids hit a certain age, they should only be getting trophies if they win because it could hurt the child’s motivation.
Spring is coming. It may not feel like it today, it may not feel like it tomorrow and it may not even feel like it in the middle of May. Nevertheless, it is coming. Soon, the smell of freshly-cut grass on a neighbor’s lawn or the fragrance of a beautiful young wildflower will remind us something we often forget in the winter. There is nature around us and it is worth protecting.