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East Lansing

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.


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Miguel Torres, helping children follow their educational dreams.

Miguel Torres at Michigan State University works closely with migrant and seasonal farmworker families across the state of Michigan to motivate out-of-school youth who are trying to earn their GED. 

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Lansing chefs putting their best food forward

These Greater Lansing chefs may not be celebrities (yet), but their dedication to the art of cooking has made them rising stars locally. They share their insights on the cooking profession and how they’re dealing with a new generation of educated foodies.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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