East Lansing locals and Michigan State students gathered for the fourth annual Vintage Fest, an event that brings together the community through creativity and a passion for all things vintage. The festival occurred on Oct. 28 and included local vendors and vintage apparel.
“East Lansing Public Schools is incredibly proactive about supporting various religious holidays,” said District Mental Health District Mental Health Coordinator Heather Findley. “We know we have diverse student and staff learning communities, so we want to embrace that.”
The East Lansing Board of Education held a meeting Oct. 23 to review goals put in place.
Ashley Schwarzbek, the new head principal for the 2023-2024 school year, follows former East Lansing High School principal Shannon Mayfield. Schwarzbek is not new to the school though, she began as associate principal in January of 2020. Following public comment, she spoke on goals for this year. “We kind of distilled down into these three buckets to say what are the main focuses that we want to have here at the high school this year in order to really make sure we have a fantastic year,” Schwarzbek said.
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The senior discovery group at the Allen Neighborhood Center boasts “pretty good coffee and great conversation” as a way for senior community members to connect socially and learn something new each week.
The Central Michigan Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show event is in its third year at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. The event is a place where rock lovers of all ages can come and buy anything from fossils to agates of all origins from vendors.
Families from all over the Lansing area packed the streets of Downtown Lansing for Halloween weekend as Trick-or-Treat on the Square returned. More than 30 local businesses new and old participated in this year’s event.
Halloween is known for many things: costumes, candy and, this year, dog treats. Preuss Pets hosted their annual dog trick-or-treating event on Oct. 27, which was the first time the event has been held since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second annual Trunk or Treat event hosted by The People’s Church in East Lansing had an unexpectedly large turnout on Saturday, Oct. 28. Many members of The People’s Church gathered on Saturday evening to celebrate Halloween with their community. The Trunk or Treat event was described as a safe alternative for families to enjoy in addition to the classic trick-or-treating tradition. Some attendees said this alternative to trick-or-treating has become increasingly popular.
On Oct. 17, the East Lansing City Council denied a proposal that would allow the construction of a five-story “workforce housing” project built by American Community Developers (ACD) on the 500-Block of Albert Avenue, also known as Bailey Lot 11. Despite the vote, the city council still plans on developing the area. The big requirement for the future development of the Bailey Lot, according to East Lansing councilmember Michael Krueger, is maintaining parking availability for residents and employees.