East Lansing desert spot plans to serve treats anyone can eat

Jennifer BarberJosh and Omy Kent, who plan to offer treats for people no matter what their dietary or allergy needs are. A new, health-conscious cafe will be coming to East Lansing with gelatos and desserts for vegans, diabetics, those with dietary restrictions and everyone else. The Meltdown is a gelato and dessert cafe opening at 309 E. Grand River Ave. between Tin Can and Curious Book Shop. The menu will feature 40 flavors of dairy-free gelatos, Italian sodas and desserts, coffees and teas. 

The married owners, Omy and Josh Kent, planned to start up their own gelato place after working with Iorio Gelato in Lansing.

Fraternity houses concern East Lansing City Council

Michigan State University changed the on-campus housing requirements to include sophomores, and fraternities have been seeking more housing to include sophomores who do not want to live on-campus. Members of the surrounding communities are concerned with the safety and condition of their neighborhoods. On March 22, East Lansing City Council voted to approve one request to convert an existing building into a fraternity, but a similar request was denied. Jennifer BarberProperty at 251 E. Grand River.Ave. received council approval.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows the structure of coronaviruses. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

East Lansing Schools continue mandating masks indoors

Spring break and safety are factors in East Lansing schools, decision about making mandates. For now, masks will be required inside schools and on buses, the school board decided on Feb. 28. As Michigan enters the recovery phase of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Services now requires that masks be worn inside high-risk congregate settings, such as health-care facilities and jails. School districts are left to decide whether to require the use of masks while on school property.

Woman and dog play in snow.

Furry, four-legged friends love snow frolic as much as we do

Dog owners are bracing cold temperatures in the courtyard of the Skyvue apartments to give their dogs time to play in the snow. Following the winter’s biggest snowstorm so far, snow piled high is the perfect place for dogs to enjoy the snow. The dog-friendly apartment courtyard features seating areas and free doggie bags. Many owners come to let their dogs run and play in the open area.