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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

Keeping up with the craft scene: Lansing's craft cocktails

Craft cocktails make a comeback as Lansing bars and restaurants seek local goods and quality ingredients, while creating a community-friendly atmosphere.

Zines harness print and a DIY ethic to empower cultural and self-expression

With a boost from the do-it-yourself ethos, some writers, artists, and activists in the Capital region are departing from the digital and employing simple means of production to create, publish, and distribute a new generation of zines.

Teaching kids to shape a healthy future for Lansing's rivers

Throughout the Lansing area, the GRAND Learning Network is partnering with schools and communities in an effort to teach the next generation about our beautiful state, and their role in preserving its resources.

Paws for compassion: Therapy dogs help those in need

More and more hospitals, schools and service organizations are finding that the qualities that make dogs man's best friend also make them instinctual providers of the unconditional love, compassion and care needed to heal. 

Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.
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