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Westlund’s Apple Market celebrates 100th anniversary with rib cook-off

Calling Westlund’s Apple Market a Lansing mainstay is quite an understatement. On April 11, the market reached its 100th anniversary — a remarkable milestone no matter what industry you’re in.

Cross-country novel rife with Midwest teenage blues

This year has been very kind to Lansing native Edward McClelland. His new novel, “Running for Home,” is his second book in 2021. Earlier, he published  “Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint and the Strike That Created the Middle Class,” a non-fiction examination of the 1937 sit-in strike in Flint that resulted in the recognition of the United Auto Workers.
12 Days of Cannabis

Day Eight: Skymint

This Q&A is part of a daily series highlighting the many medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries across Greater Lansing.

Riverwalk’s online talent show challenges local performers

Looking to boost your acting repertoire? Thanks to a new recurring online performance project, anyone has a chance to include “Riverwalk Theatre Performer” on a resume. By sharing a video that conforms to each month’s theme, you could be one of Riverwalk’s featured artists for its new monthly virtual talent show series.

Lansing Art Gallery awards talented young artists

The Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center has debuted its selections for the 36th annual Art Scholarship Alert High School Exhibition. An exhibit of artwork crafted entirely by talented Greater …

Learning acceptance during Autism Awareness Month

In past years, April was referred to as Autism Awareness Month. In 2021, the Autism Society of America is encouraging a shift towards calling it Autism Acceptance Month instead. After all, awareness …

We asked. They answered: What makes your pot shop better than the rest?

Last week, we kicked off our 420 coverage with online Q&As featuring as many medical and recreational dispensaries as we could find in Greater Lansing. Several responses included fascinating details about how these local companies got started — and where they’re going.
Nobel Road staff mix ingredients and load packages of fudge brownie bites, among other cannabis-infused edibles, last Friday.

From cannoli to cannabis

Lansing may never again have paczki like Sostine and Mena Castriciano could churn out at Roma Bakery and Deli. More than a century of combined baking experience with artisanal Italian goods can be hard to come by, and perhaps even more difficult to replace once it is gone. The craft cannabis cuisiniers at Noble Road, however, are trying their best. The new occupants of the longtime home of Roma Bakery, at 428 N. Cedar St., in Lansing, are even using the same countertops, mixers and commercial ovens that made the Castriciano family recipes famous — though these particular confections are filled with a bit more than just ricotta cheese.

Ingham County puts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson will no longer be administered in Ingham County — or anywhere else in Michigan — until health officials can better assess six reports (of more than 6.8 million doses nationwide) of women who developed blood clots after their vaccinations.

Lansing considers using revoked pot shop licenses for social equity

Proposed changes to marijuana licensing laws in Lansing could help pave the way for more women and people of color to get involved in the local cannabis industry.
Arts & Culture
Turn It Down: Loud dispatches from Lansing’s music
Motown Records will always be associated with its string of brilliant pop-infused R&B hits by The Supremes, The Temptations, The …
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How to spend this weekend in Lansing
SATURDAY, April 10 — Need some fun ideas to spend this weekend? We've got you covered. Here's a handy guide to some of the most …
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How to sell used vinyl records in Lansing
Whether you’re a casual vinyl buyer, or a serious record collector, the need to unload some unwanted wax arises every once in a …
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Food
Peas in earth
Gardening is a conversation with the earth. The gardener does something, and the earth responds via the outcome. If you plant a tomato …
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New Lansing restaurants open or coming soon
With vaccines available to every Michigander over 16, restaurants in the Lansing area are hoping to prepare for a return to business …
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New Lansing eateries to try this spring
As spring comes to Lansing, its residents have much to look forward to. Vaccines are rolling out. That big boat is finally unstuck. …
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City Pulse on Radio/TV
City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona On …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee On this edition of City Pulse On the …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel Jr.
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel, Jr. …
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