Building a community with Matt Mulford’s ‘artists of Keller’s upstairs’

Williamston has all the markings of an American small town: historic buildings comprising its downtown section, local family owned restaurants, a bridal shop, a glass blowing studio and the local hardware store. Nestled above the affairs of the main Williamston strip on Grand River is a somewhat unknown plaza that even local Williamston residents may pass by: Keller’s Plaza, home to “Williamston’s hidden gem” as nearly all of the Plaza’s shop owners called their little hideaway. Keller’s Plaza is home to a small candle shop Mud Country Candles, a small party store, a glass engravings shop called the Glass Fox, a dance studio, and Peculiar Perspective’s. Matt Mulford runs Peculiar Perspectives, a studio and art gallery at the top of the landing on the second floor of the plaza, along with Tony Steele. Mulford and Steele’s friendship and passion for art goes back years Mulford says.

Schor holds first constituent coffee at Avenue Café

By Lia Kananipuamaeole Kamana
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

On Saturday, Feb. 16, State Representative of the 68th District, Andy Schor, held his first “Coffee time with Andy” at the Avenue Café in Lansing. Thirteen people heard Schor voice his ideas and concerns, and had a chance to tell him about their ideas and concerns. Topics ranged from education to gun handling and public roads to jobs. There will be a listening tour for House Democrats and a budget town hall meeting in March with the next “Coffee time with Andy” set to take place in April.