Focal Point Fall 2013 [Show 2]

One very popular local produce item is much cheaper to buy this year. A new proposal from MSU’s Student Government could create a community bike share on campus. And, students, staff and alumni of MSU partook in this year’s many homecoming festivities.  

Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Meridian farmers market thriving through challenges

By Justin Polk
Meridian Times staff writer

The Meridian Township farmers market in the Central Park Pavilion, now has 40 years of experience and allows people to get fresh Michigan made products. The market is a food and plant based farmers market that attracts between 20-25 vendors on Wednesdays and 40-45 vendors on Saturday. It is located next to the municipal building on Marsh Road. “On Saturdays, we have to place some of our vendors near the historical park” said Christine Miller, Meridian Township farmers market manager. Christine, who is entering her sixth season as farmers market manager, explained that the market allows people on Bridge cards to come and pay using that method.

How will the government shutdown impact Lansing Township?

By Nick Somoski

LANSING TOWNSHIP – The U.S. federal government officially shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 1, and although the effects are minimal in Lansing Township, local residents may want to be informed of what to expect. This shutdown, the first in 17 years, is the product of a disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over future spending for the new Affordable Care Act, new provisions of which went into effect the same day. Supervisor Kathy Rodgers said that most Lansing Township residents should not worry about the partial shutdown because it is unlikely to affect them directly. “There is nothing for us to prepare for,” Rodgers said.