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East Lansing

East Lansing outdoor art - Photo Dave Trumpie
East Lansing outdoor art - Photo Dave Trumpie
Anchored by the faculty, staff and annual student migration of one of the nationís premiere research land grant universities, East Lansing is most characteristically collegial along the stretch of bars, restaurants, coffeeshops and bookstores on Grand River Avenue, north of the campus. Starting near the Frandor Shopping Center on the west, a lively student strip along Michigan Ave. continues eastward onto Grand River Ave., all the way to Okemos. Northward, the cityís bar-centered downtown feel transitions quickly to a charming mix of churches, public schools, libraries and homes that house area professors, business leaders, and students alike.

East Lansing Features

Board game nights are bringing people out for some old-fashioned fun.

Ever wanted to introduce your favorite board game to a new group of people just as enthusiastic as you? Now there are groups in Lansing, meeting at restaurants and bars across town. Take your games and join them!

StartUp Grind Lansing, creating a venue for connection, learning, and collaboration

Startup Grind Lansing gives entrepreneurs, business owners, youth, and community members the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with one another every month.

Lansing rises to the challenge of getting in shape

Metro Lansing Loses a Million gives mid-Michiganders the tools they need get healthy once and for all.

Should I stay or should I go? The question LGBT families are asking in Lansing and across Michigan

A civil rights group recently ranked Michigan as one of the worst states for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live. Find out more about the challenges Lansing-area LGBT families face and how members of the community are working hard to provide a welcoming place where all people are free to live, work, and play. 

Slowly but surely connecting parks and trails systems in Ingham County

A new director and a new millage will amount to some major changes in Ingham County, like new and more connected systems of trails and parks. Hear more about what the Parks Department has planned.
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