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Final day of Lansing Autumn Fest honors our military

I’m typing this up just a few hours before the gates open for the third annual Autumn Fest. I’m excited. I’m relieved. I’m proud. I’m so proud…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

50 things you’ll love about Lansing Autumn Fest

In Lansing Autumn Fest’s first year in 2012, I was there all three days and I had a blast. Over those days I worked at the T-shirt booth, help…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

LARC to hold annual fish fry fundraiser

This past week at the Lansing Historical Society September meeting, I got the chance to learn more about a great organization in Lansing that …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Historical Society covers the history of LARC

LARC, which originally began as the Lansing School of Special Education, has been in existence in the 1980s and continues to serve the communi…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Golden K Club has served Lansing for 33 years

Over the years I’ve written in my column a few times about a wonderful nonprofit organization that serves Lansing called the Golden-K Club. It…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Many lasting memories were made this summer

Summer is winding down. We have just a couple of weeks of "official" summer left and it’s now been nearly three weeks since my kids have retur…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

New market debuts Sept. 5 and 6 at Lansing Municipal Airport

Next weekend a new event is coming to Lansing that will highlight antiques and vintage wares in our own historic landmark, the Ford Hangar.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing mailman will be missed

In this day and age where we’re more connected than ever via social media, texting, Skype, email and a variety of other electronic outlets, we…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Fundraisers in honor of 2 Lansing men are successful

I recently wrote about a couple of fundraisers in Lansing both being held in memory of men from Lansing who died very young. The fundraisers w…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Autumn Fest to return in October

I’m a little giddy as I’m typing up this column because I’m in Lansing Autumn Fest mode. I’m a member of the board of the Lansing Association …

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Help local family get stem cell therapy for daughter

Over the 10 years that I’ve had kids in the public schools in Lansing, they’ve had some absolutely amazing teachers and administrators. One of…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lions Club to host golf outing Aug. 23

In Lansing we are fortunate to have many involved volunteers who do so much good for our community. One of the oldest and biggest volunteer gr…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Fun for golfers, cyclists coming up

Summer is a time to get out and enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways. If you’re an avid golfer, there are two fundraisers next month that m…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Pieces of family history are priceless

Pieces of family history are priceless

One thing I have been so thankful for as I’ve been raising children is that my kids have had an opportunity to know their grandparents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

Another month has been checked off the calendar that was full of activity. It started off with my boys’ last few soccer games as part of the L…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

In 1928, George Dommer was born in a house at 17849 Torrence Ave. He’s lived all his life in Lansing, but this week he has been packing up wha…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Golden K’s continue reading and reward programs

For many years the Golden K Kiwanis members have been visiting classrooms in Lansing to read to students. This year, they visited Coolidge and…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

What’s on your summer bucket list?

At the start of each summer, I make a list of some of the activities I want to do with the family while the kids are home on summer vacation. …

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Have breakfast today in Lansing's historic landmark

Here in Lansing there’s a gem in our backyard that a lot of residents may not know much about and have rarely (maybe never) been to, yet it’s …

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

May oozing with community spirit and good deeds

Last month was full of great examples of the impact people can make in small gestures and how community pride and involvement can make much su…

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

New exhibits draw visitors to Indianapolis

I live in Illinois, but I spend quite a bit of time in Indiana. I can literally drive to the border in three minutes. My parents live there.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

A belated Mother's Day wish for my Mom

Mom taught me to always see the good

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing parade is great example of community pride

Last weekend, one of my favorite events of the year took place — the Good Neighbor Day Parade. In my 23 years living in Lansing, I have never …

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Wrigley Field turns 100

Spring is here, although it doesn’t really feel like it yet. It means the return of cooking on the backyard grill, blooming flowers and it als…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing retiree made a difference

Over the nearly 23 years I have lived in Lansing, I have loved learning about Lansing’s past. On my nights as a docent at the Lansing Historic…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Pancake breakfast to benefit T.F. South drama department

Who doesn’t love a big stack of pancakes cooked up by our wonderful Lansing service organization called the Copper Muggers? This Saturday you …

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Take opportunities to hear history firsthand

I love history. I love to read about history, I love to write about history and, most of all, I love to hear about history. And for a history …

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Tuesday is Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day

At last week’s Village Board meeting, Village President Norm Abbott presented a proclamation declaring April 8 as Lansing Fallen Heroes Memori…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to those who attended fest kickoff

The Lansing Association for Community Events recently held a kickoff meeting for Lansing Autumn Fest 2014. I’m a member of the board of direct…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Santa headed to a new home

An era will be coming to an end this year as the beloved Santa House in downtown Lansing will be coming down to make way for additional parkin…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Fundraiser to help aid families of military, emergency workers

Mike Sanow is a Lansing resident who is active duty with the Illinois Army National Guard. I remember going out to the Lansing Municipal Airpo…

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Juniors thank veterans with dinner

If there’s any group in our country that is overworked, underpaid and under appreciated, it is those serving in the military. It’s not a 9-to-…

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Learn to write your history

The Lansing Historical Society is now filled with exhibits again after the huge task of setting up trees for the annual Festival of Lights exh…

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Winter fun in the Midwest

Well, we have had a doozie of a winter. It’s been pretty lousy if you have had to drive in it or walk in it or shovel it. But, it is beautiful…

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Roundball Classic returns

Starting on Thursday, the fifth annual Lansing Roundball Classic will take place at Memorial Junior High, 2721 Ridge Road in Lansing. It’s an …

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Fallen officer’s memory kept alive 10 years later

What might Wally Rolniak be doing today in 2014 as compared to 2004? He might have a few gray hairs on his head from aging and raising teenage…

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Junior Woman’s Club to hold vendor fair

The Lansing Junior Woman’s Club, of which I am a member, has been busy lately. In December, the club collected new toy donations that members …

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Happy birthday to the man who has taught me so much

As I’m sitting at my computer to type this week’s column, I have some background music playing. It’s not instrumental elevator music or today’…

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing library offers concert series

Over the past couple of years, the Lansing Library has offered a nice service in their Friday night free concerts. The Friends of the Lansing …

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Continue the kind acts in 2014

The past couple of years I have followed Facebook pages and blogs dedicated to doing random acts of kindness each day. I enjoy reading what th…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Two organizations help feed Lansing residents

While many of us spent our holiday feasting on an abundance of food, the sad reality is that many individuals and families have trouble puttin…

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Goodbye to a popular Lansing restaurant

I was disappointed this week to hear about the closing of Popolano’s Restaurant in Lansing. The longtime restaurant will close it’s doors afte…

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing home tour a success

Last Sunday, I helped out with the Lansing Association for Community Events' first Christmas home tour. My first stop was the Lansing Country …

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Out with the old traditions, in with the new

The Christmas season is in full swing now. I think our late Thanksgiving threw things off a little because we usually don’t do any decorating …

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Spread the goodness, share acts of kindness

The holiday season is here and I’m typing up my column in the midst of turkey and stuffing and pie and much good spirit surrounded by family. …

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

Enjoy the sights of the holidays in Lansing

Monday is one of the highlights of the year at the Lansing Historical Museum. The museum will open its annual Festival of Lights exhibit follo…

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing honors its volunteers

Lansing honors its volunteers

Last weekend, I attended the seventh annual Evening of Thanks dinner at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing. The event is organized by the La…

November 17, 2013 12:00 am

Area high schools have produced some famous graduates

I wish I had more time for reading and most of my reading seems to happen in the summer. I’m not big on fiction and what I most enjoy reading …

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Veterans are the focus this week

The American Legion Auxiliary Edward Schultz Unit 697 will host its pancake breakfast on Nov. 9 at the Post, 18255 Grant St. in Lansing. The b…

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
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