On this edition of Focal Point, Vice President Mike Pence rallies in Grand Rapids while local candidates adjust to campaigning during a pandemic. Local businesses also adapt to stay open. We visit a cider mill, a local bar, and the East Lansing Farmer’s Market to see how they are opening safely. One East Lansing bookstore is still in business because of support from the community.
Community members waiting to hear about a plan to return to in-person instruction at East Lansing Public Schools won’t have to wait any longer. A draft reopening plan along with health safety protocols for in-person learning was released Oct. 11.
Two public members playing tennis at an empty East Lansing High School campus on Oct.
In recent years, it seems like Grand River Ave. only continues to become more populated with towering new apartment complexes or new restaurants. Yet through it all, the little brick sliver of a storefront between Snap Pizza and Tin Can has stood the test of time.