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Carrie Steinweg

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 can get your fill of pancakes and sausage and support the students that take part in several yearly productions in T.F. South’s drama department.

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 buff, there’s nothing better than hearing about historic events from those who lived through them.

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 Memorial Day. By designating that day, it helps bring awareness to the sacrifices made by our public servants and specifically to Officer Kenneth Novak Jr. …

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 directors of LACE, the nonprofit that organizes the festival. Our board was happy to get a great response from the community.

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 parking. The house is operated by the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, but sits on village property.

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 Airport last year to take pictures when he returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, followed by a nice welcoming reception for him back at the American L…

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-5, 40-hour-a -week job. It involves long stretches away from family and friends. If you end up being deployed to another part of the world, you may be…

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 exhibit and then taking them all down. And after the two-month break of general meetings, the society is kicking off 2014 with a program on writing a mem…

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 to look out your window and see falling snow and if you enjoy winter sports, it’s been a great season for it. I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking …

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 event that has been helping to raise funds for local organizations and highlights the athletic ability of our village’s fifth-grade boys basketball teams.

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 girls. He may be starting to think about retiring in the next decade from a long career as a police officer. Perhaps he’d be taking selfies with his …

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 delivered just before Christmas to patients in the pediatric ward at Community Hospital to help brighten the day for some sick kids.

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’s hits or smooth jazz.

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 Library’s fundraising efforts make the concerts possible.

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 these people are doing to brighten the days of others and how they’ve helped in ways both big and small to do good things.

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 putting food on the table throughout the year. Those in Lansing are fortunate to have two organizations that are run and operated entirely by volunteers to …

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 after Jan. 1. Ever since word got out they would soon close, the parking lot seems to be packed and I am seeing posts from friends on Facebook that they’v…

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 Club, where I stopped for brunch before heading to my post. The LCC was also one of the seven stops on the tour and is decorated beautifully and brunc…

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 on Thanksgiving weekend and it’s normally the first Saturday in December that we go and pick out a real tree. I’m big on holiday traditions and our ro…

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. Thanksgiving is a once a year deal where the world seems to slow and the most important thing is gathering around the table with those you love. Every…

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
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