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Vol. 48 - No. 26

July 24, 2011

East Lansing inches closer to school plan Dawn Parker

Following their performance, flash mob members gathered for a group picture. The event was part of the “Rock Your Park” initiative through the National Recreation and Park Association. PHOTOS BY DAWN PARKER|LCN

Aquatic Center’s flash mob Dawn Parker


EAST LANSING – All around the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center July 13, people played in the water or relaxed on lounge chairs. At a pre-arranged signal, some patrons donned orange baseball caps and sunglasses and got into position near the park’s entrance. The group then broke into a dance routine choreographed to the 1960s classic “Wipe Out”. The event was actually a well-planned “flash mob” by East Lansing Parks and Recreation staff. Participants were recruited through a variety of methods, including e-mail and social media. Thirty-five people made the final performance, recreation/youth program coordinator Kathleen Miller said. “I think it was a fantastic turnout,” Miller added. The final tally was out of 50 people who originally signed up, virtually all by e-mail. “It was nice to have families, kids and all ages,” Miller said. The flash mob took place in conjunction with National Parks Month, sponsored by the National Recreation and Parks Association. “Rock Your Park” was the theme for the month, out of which the flash mob idea was born.

Patrons of the Aquatic Center got a surprise July 13, when dancers recruited by the Parks and Recreation Department broke out in a flash mob.

EAST LANSING – School board members appear ready to vote on a configuration model for the school district by sometime next month. Board president Rima Addiego said a decision must be made by early to mid-September to allow enough time for preparatory work to be done for a bond proposal to appear on the February 28, 2012 ballot. At a special work session July 18, board mem-

MEREM FRIERSON McDonald Middle School principal

bers discussed the wide variety of alternatives open to them, ranging from three to six elementary schools and anything from K-4 through K-6 in the same school building. East Lansing High School would not be

affected, but a possibility remains that McDonald Middle School could see the addition of a sixth-grade wing. Dollar figures for the various alternatives advoSee SCHOOLS, Page 4

Haslett’s library on the verge of a new home Dawn Parker

East Lansing Hannah Community Center coordinator Elaine Hardy said Parks and Rec staffer Jane Stone came up with the idea to have the flash mob at the Aquatic Center. The flash mob itself was inspired by the 1965 film “Beach Blanket Bingo”, one of a series of films starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. The dance routine got people’s attention, Hardy said. “People actually stopped swimming and looked at us,” she noted.

“I’m concerned about our students not being in the same building for a long period of time and not being able to form a school community.”

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HASLETT – Ann Chapman smiles these days like the proverbial kid in the candy store. The head librarian at the Capital Area District Library’s Haslett branch, is actually in a candy store of sorts as she and her staff prepares to move into the former Meridian High School building at 1590

Franklin Street. The present branch’s last day of operation is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. A re-opening in the new location has tentatively been set for shortly after Labor Day, with a grand opening reception planned for late September.

“If we are done sooner we will be open sooner,” Chapman said. “Everything takes longer than planned, so we were conservative in our estimates.” Patrons with items due before the Haslett branch See LIBRARY, Page 3

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Gospel group to perform at church Gospel group The Taylors will perform Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road, Lansing. For more information, visit

Outdoor singing planned for church On Sunday, Aug. 7, Crossroads United Methodist Church plans an outdoor worship service (weather permitting) devoted to an old-fashioned hymn sing. The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads, east of Haslett and north of Williamston. The public is invited. Call or e-mail the church with your hymn requests prior to the service at (517) 655-1466 or office@cross

Habi Hour to raise funds for Habitat The public is invited to join Habitat for Humanity Lansing on Wednesday, July 27 for the second Habi Hour on the River from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Drive, just north of the Lansing Center off Cedar in the southwest corner of the new Lansing City Market. Entertainment will be

p.m., but students can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. For younger students (ages 3-5), halfday camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (with dropoff starting at 8 a.m. and pick-up at 12:30 p.m.), and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with drop-off starting at 1:30 p.m. and pick-up at 5:30 p.m.).

The East Lansing Educational Foundation recently hosted its 11th Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Outing on May 12 at the Eagle Eye Country Club in East Lansing. A record breaking 320 people attended the Awards Dinner, which raised $25,000 for the Foundation’s programs. Guests at the ELEF Awards dinner recognized East Lansing High School’s Top Scholars, students who have a cumulative 3.9 GPA during their high school years. Top Scholars Carolyn Hicks (left) and Alaina Ross acknowledge the crowd’s standing ovation. COURTESY PHOTO provided by Dr. Fab & The Off the Couch Band, led by Dr. Bob Fabiano, head of PAR Rehab in Lansing. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and games. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit or look for Habitat for Humanity Lansing on Facebook.

Kiwanis band to perform outdoors The East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band will present a free outdoor concert Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m. at Hawk Nest Park, East Lansing. Hawk Nest Park is in the Hawk Nest subdivision off Coleman Road. For more information, call (517) 980-1500.

Impression 5 L.A.B.S. continue All summer long, kids have been beating the heat with science fun during Impression 5’s Summer

L.A.B.S. camps. Monday, July 25, kicks off a new week of exploration. Kids will be letting out “ewwws” and “ahhhs” during Gross Science as they investigate wounds, plaque and other disgusting parts of the human body (ages 3 to 5). Creativity will flourish during Science of Art as young artists create their own recycled paper, watercolors and more in order to paint their very own masterpiece (ages 5 to 7). Kids will be venturing to the silver screen during Movie Making as they learn about shadows, sound effects and more while they work to complete their very own films. Is it fact or fiction? Students will be pondering this question all week during Advanced Myth Busters as they experiment to finally get the answers to science’s most mythical questions (ages 9 to 12). Camp begins each day at 9 a.m. and runs until 4

Haslett band students will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Haslett High School, 5450 Marsh Road. For a donation of $5 or more, students will be happy to scrub the bugs from your bumper. Funds raised will help provide scholarship assistance and supplement funding for music education.

Sloppy joe dinner to aid Bath Days The Bath United Methodist Church, 13777 Main St., is hosting a sloppy joe dinner at Bath Days

Friday, Aug. 5 from 4:30-7 p.m. including sloppy joes, salad bar, chips, drinks and desserts. Cost: $7, adults; $3, 10 and under. Proceeds to go to the Bath/Gunnisonville Mission Team to fund future mission outreach. The church is located between Webster Road and Main St. with parking off Webster Road, directly across from the elementary school. Call Sue Boyer at (517) 641-4152 with questions.

Donations sought for rummage sale The fourth annual East Lansing Film Festival Rummage Sale will take place in September. Festival staffers seek donations. Items accepted include furniture, office equipment, books, household items, knick knacks and anything else in good condition; no clothes, however. Donations may be dropped off at 510 Kedzie St., in the Bailey neighborhood, or e-mail ELFF Director Susan Woods at to arrange for pick-up.

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re-opens are asked to return them to either the Okemos or Williamston branches. The new facility will provide more than three times the room the library now has at 5670 School St. The Haslett branch is CADL’s fifth most-visited, but at

ing a silent reading room to be furnished with comfy chairs and tables and a room for classes and presentations. When the library is not using the room, Chapman said community members may rent it out for their own use. Still another room – a former science classroom – will serve as a combination workroom/break room.

One particularly generous patron recently bought the library a full-size refrigerator, pressing the receipt and the delivery instructions into Chapman’s hands. There’s plenty of space for computer users down the hallway, and a colorful carpet with ABCs and 123s decorates the children’s area. A well-beloved mural

by Bath artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has already been moved to the new children’s area. Although it’s just down the street, the relocation is a massive undertaking. Chapman said the movers will need two weeks just to bring over the library’s 35,000 item collection, after which the staff will have as much as two more weeks to

put everything in its proper place. The present library building has a capacity of only 20,000 items, and far fewer people, although that did not stop the nearly 100 attendees of a recent summer reading program. Chapman thanked Haslett patrons in advance for their patience during the move.

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around 3,500 square feet is one of its smallest. The Haslett school district will keep its gymnasium and weight room off to the right side of the lobby. Patrons who enter via the front doors will be greeted by the circulation desk, and once library materials are returned it’s a short walk down a brightly-lit hallway to the book stacks. The new location has several amenities, includ-

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cated since late March have ranged anywhere from $33 million, which would renovate the existing buildings, to upwards of $60 million for new construction. However it is carried out, the project would be financed primarily through bond proceeds and sinking fund monies. Superintendent Dr. David Chapin counseled the board to shift their focus from specific schools to what configuration would best suit the district’s needs. After the configuration is chosen, board members may then choose which buildings fit into the plan.

“No matter what configuration we choose, students will be successful. They will make it work,” Addiego said. “We are trying to do something that has traction for 20 years, not four or five or eight or seven.” One key issue in the decision appears to be the number of transitions between schools. Some studies have suggested the fewer times students have to change to a new building during their school years, the more successful they are in their learning. “I’m concerned about our students not being in the same building for a long period of time and not being able to form a school community,” McDonald Middle School principal Merem Frierson said.

“Our time is limited with them right now.” One plan, as advocated by board member George Brookover, would move administration offices to one portion of Glencairn Elementary and open the rest of the building to other uses. That idea doesn’t sit well with Northlawn resident Ben Eysselinck, who spoke during public comment on behalf of the Glencairn Neighborhood Association. “While Glencairn would welcome your offices as our neighbors, we would prefer you kept the children there,” Eysselinck said. Closing one school building has been estimated to save the district $327,500 per year. For more information or dates of future board meetings, go online to

Meridian Crafter Market open Sunday OKEMOS — The second Meridian Crafters’ Marketplace Market Day of the season is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Okemos. The Meridian Crafters’ Marketplace is open on the fourth Sunday of each month now through August and as part of the Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. “Approximately 25 local crafters and artists from Meridian Township and surrounding communities will be in attendance to display and sell their hand-made creations,” said LuAnn Maisner, director of Parks and Recreation. “The wide variety of unique and lasting gift items include watercolors, photography, jewelry, soy candles, hand crafted purses, belts, scarves, soaps, pottery, caramel corn and more are available each market day. This is a great opportunity for the community to support our local economy.” “The July market vendors include artists Steve Adams and Les Smith, silver

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Dancers Project seeks to energize community 42 dancers perform five shows at three different locations OKEMOS — In its start-up season, the

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RUMMAGE SALE HELPS COSTS But the participants stepped up and covered $1,400 of production costs themselves, and hope to raise the other half of needed funds at a rummage sale on Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Happendance Studios, corner of Jolly and Hagadorn Roads in Okemos. The organizers hope people will come prepared to buy bargains (or make a donation), and enjoy food, dancing and music while you’re there.

five dancers, up to the largest dance. Among the pieces: First-time choreographer Katherine McKinney fuses hip-hop, modern and classical styles of dance, set to the unlikely musical pairing of Eminem and Leanne Womak. Professional choreographer Tracy Holtzer launches “Everybody Dance Now,” with 19 dancers performing to music of Michael Buble’ and J-Lo. See DANCE, Page 7

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The Community Dance Project will bring their infectious energy to five shows, four dates and three locations, with two different dance programs. COURTESY PHOTO dance and Lansing Community College Its mission is to give beginning dancers and choreographers a chance to gain performance experience, while allowing professional-level dancers and choreographers a place to experiment with new ideas and mentor those less experienced. Another goal is to make modern dance more understandable to the public.

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Prior to each dance, the choreographer verbally shares their intentions and process with the audience. At the end of the show, audience members are invited to ask questions and share feedback with the performers and creators in an informal talk-back session. Learn more at or call (517) 333-3528.

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Twp.’s golf outing will aid emergency fund for residents MERIDIAN TWP. – The service clubs of Meridian Township, along with the Meridian Township Community Resources Commission , are staging the 14th annual fund-raiser for the Meridian Township CRC Emergency Needs Fund. GolfFest is set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Meridian Sun Golf Club, 1018 Haslett Road, Haslett. Individuals playing golf at the Meridian Sun Golf Course that day can choose to pay a $5 registration fee (plus green fees) to be eligible for a raffle and compete for prizes. Raffle tickets may also be purchased separately for $5 apiece. More than 100 prizes will be raffled during the event, including dinner for two at the State Room, a gift card to Becky Beauchine Kulka Fine Jewelry, a gift certificate for a family portrait from J.D. Small Studios and a framing gift certificate from Saper Galleries. Participants do not need to be present to win. The CRC Emergency Needs fund is generated entirely by this fund-raiser, and is used to help Meridian township residents with

emergency needs such as evictions, medical bills and prescriptions. This charity event is unique in that all cash donations go to the CRC Emergency Needs Fund; no funds are used for administrative costs. Businesses are welcome to support the event by making a cash donation to the fund and/or donating a gift certificate or a prize. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information about the 2011 GolfFest, contact Darla Jackson at 517-853-4204 or Tickets are available at the Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road in Okemos, and will also be available at the event. For available GolfFest tee times, contact the Meridian Sun Golf Club at (517) 339-8281. GolfFest is made possible through the participation and generous donations of Meridian Township service clubs, including St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus, Haslett-Okemos Rotary, Haslett Kiwanis, Okemos Kiwanis, East Lansing Lions Club and American Legion Post 269. – From Meridian Township

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the Michigan State University College of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Bernick, Radner & Ouellette, P.C., is comprised of 9 attorneys with more than 200 cumulative years of experience in the areas of estate planning, divorce and custody, trust and estate administration, taxation, elder law and Medicaid planning, and mediation.

Plante & Moran names associate Plante & Moran, PLLC, named Jeffrey Newton, CPA of Lansing, an associate in the firm’s East Lansing office. Newton previously served as a staff member with the firm. Newton specializes in audit, tax, and business consulting services primarily to insurance companies, self-insured pooled

funds, hospitals and notfor-profits in the firm’s Audit Department. Newton, who joined Plante & Moran in 2006, has a BA and MS degree in accounting (MS specialization in taxation) from Michigan State University and is a member of the MACPA (Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants), AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), MIPRIMA (Michigan Public Risk Management Association) and the IASA (Insurance Accounting & Systems Association).

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rowing up in New Boston, close to Detroit Metro Airport, Tony Caselli recalls drifting off to sleep to the sound of Ernie Harwell’s voice calling a Detroit Tigers game. Two months into the run of “Ernie: The Play” at Detroit’s City Theatre, the artistic director of the Williamston Theatre is still marveling at the chance he’s been given to help celebrate an icon of baseball. “It’s nice to know I’ve had a hand in honoring Ernie Harwell, and in such a way that people are moved by it,” Caselli, the play’s director, said. “(‘Ernie’) captures baseball — the heart of it, the nostalgia of it and the magic of it.” “Ernie: The Play”, written by longtime Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, is dedicated to the legendary broadcaster who was the “Voice of Summer” for

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Tigers fans from 1960 until his retirement in 2002. Harwell died in May 2010 at age 92. The play opened April 28 and was to have closed in late June, but high demand pushed the must-close date to Sunday, Aug. 21.

The two-character story stars Will David Young as Harwell and T.J. Corbett as “Boy.” Young often makes viewers forget the real Harwell has passed on, while Corbett is the embodiment of everyone who has ever pressed their ear to a radio or stretched out a glove in hopes of a foul ball. The setting is September 2009 in a tunnel beneath Comerica Park, where Harwell is waiting to go out and make a farewell speech to a packed ballpark. During a rain delay, a mysterious young man coaxes Harwell into recounting his life’s highlights, both professional and personal. Longtime Tigers fans will find many laughs in “Ernie”, and should also be prepared with tissues. Caselli has been active in Michigan theater for nearly 20 years, including

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a lengthy stint at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea. His experience — plus his lifelong love of baseball — made Caselli the ideal candidate. “(Mitch) wanted this to be a very Michigan project, and he wanted to find someone who was a good fit for the project,” Caselli recalled, The two men got together, discussed the script and toured the theater, and Albom eventually asked Caselli if he would direct the play. The lifelong Tigers fan, who first

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went to a game with his father and grandfather, readily agreed. “I have my grandfather’s Tigers jacket. I still wear it when it’s chilly, and especially if there is a game,” Caselli said. Preparation for the production included access to spots in Comerica Park most fans only dream of seeing, including the tunnel where Harwell stood prior to making his farewell speech.


Both Major League Baseball — which provided numerous images — and the Detroit Tigers organization were supportive of the production, Caselli said. “(Their position) was, ‘He is a legend. What do you want us to do?” Caselli recalled. Longtime Harwell family friend Gary Spicer assisted with the loan of photos from the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection at the Detroit Public Library, all of which helped bring the production together. “Ernie: The Play” tries to strike a balance between dyed-in-the-wool baseball fans and theatergoers eager for a good story, “ Caselli said.



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EAST LANSING — Cutler Martin’s pursuit of playing college hockey and one day making an NHL roster has gained major exposure earlier this month. Martin, a senior at East Lansing High School, was one of 120 players from across the country selected to compete in the U17 USA Hockey Player Development Camp in Rochester, N.Y. from July 7-15. Martin was one of eight players selected from Michigan. “It’s a huge honor- everyone who knows about hockey knows about it,” Cutler said of the prestigious camp. “It gave me a chance to play both with and against the best of the best, and allowed me to see how I stack up against them.” During the camp, players are evaluated by the USA Hockey national scouting program, college and

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Twin girl cloth 3pm. books, children’s ble, dresser, 2 computer dishes, artist pottery, deing 0-4t, good brands, clothing, collectibles, elecdesks, household goods, signer and unusual items. great cond, boys clothing tronics, furniture, games, crib with mattress, All household it e ms, freez 4T-mens,, womens cloth glassware, jewelry, kitchcarseat, washer & dryer, er, bikes, everything to set ing & purses, various en items, toys, Sale will inwedding gown, kitchen ta up a household in beauti household items & elecclude crafters and ven ble w/4 self-storing folding ful condition. Something trics, some furniture, auto dors, a bake sale, & Coney chairs, womens clothing. for everyone. topper, books, toys, baby dog bar (Fri). All proceeds gear. 3815 Hemingway Dr. benefit our local GRAND LEDGE: FRI. July 29, Alzheimer’s Association. Sat. July 30, 9-4pm. 2 fami REDMAN ESTATE SERVICES OLIVET 2877 Cameron At Holt Senior Care & ly sale with womens & Sale at 44 Loch Circle, Drive (off S. 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Multi Family furniture, decorations and drop leaf table. Other puter desk& cart. Bishop Sale. Stuf for all ages. Furkitchen items. items include 2 door to Grovenburg, left on niture, books, household, refrig., washer & dryer, Caleta, 3rd left on Hydra. craf s t , boy s namebrand CHARLOTTE 1042 N. kitchenwares, small appliclothes, much more. Crandell. July 29-30, 9am. ances, small microwave, HUGE BARN SALE 5651 W. Multi-Family. Furniture, several oak bookcases, Columbia Road, Mason, POTTERVILLE decorations, some toys, glassware, cups & saucers, Thurs-Sat July 28th -30th Yard Sale. 625 W. lots of everything. 3 pc. round dinette, Drexel 9:00-5:00 A ppliances, Vermontville Hwy. July 28, cherry dining room table & books, collectibles, crafts, 29, 30, 8-5. Something for 4 chairs, 4 wood barstools, CHARLOTTE NEIGHBOR electronics, furniture, everyone. sofa sleeper with match HOOD SALE 9 families. games, glassware, kitchen ing loveseat, queen size Fri. July 29, 9-5, Sat. July items, sporting goods, sleeper, 2 matching swivel 30, 9-3. Furniture, fishing, toys, wood-working tools, TWO IN AREA BARN SALE occasional chairs, many mens, something for evSunsetter Awning, Brand 5541 W Columbia Rd, Malamps & accessories. eryone. 1691 W. Kalamo New. TOOLS! 5 Houses son and GARAGE SALE 80 Tools, deck furniture, stor Hwy and neighbors. West of Onondaga Rd. on S Onondaga Rd, Mason, age cabinets, books, DVDs, the left. JULY 29 & 30 (9-5), JULY CDs and casset tes, 3 TV’s, 31 (12-5) antiques, EATON RAPIDS- SALE IN office equipment, lots of collectibles, glassware, BUILDING WITH A/C ON. HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat . cost u me jewelry and many rods & reels, guns, kniJuly 30, 9-4 & Sun. July 31, Clothing racks, hat stands, other items. Numbers at ves, misc. tables & 9-2. Lots of everything. military uniforms, vintage 8:30 on Thursday. Sale by chairs, 1952 8N Ford TracGreat prices. Rain or shine. jewelry, vintage clothing, Redman Enterprises. tor, table saw, house1414 BARNES RD., LESLIE, furs, dress pattern, laces & hold, lawn, and garage MI. 2 mi. E. of US-127. threads, many great old items, furniture, clothing things. Downtown Eaton (small to plus size). Rapids, 120 W. Hamlin, HUGE SALE Some ant iques, corner of Hall & Hamlin. motor home, July 27, 28, 29 Mon. July 25 & Tues. July from 9-4. 2017 Thorburn, WILLIAMSTON 4058 26, noon to 5:30 each day. Holt. Meadowdale Dr. Huge Ph. 517-230-1617. Sale. JUly 29 8-6, July 30 95. Many brand new items, MOVING SALE 8358 RIVER decor incl. Pottery Barn, BEND DR., PORTLAND. Furfurniture, hunting & fishing niture, decor, bedding, decor, sm. appliances, arts dishes, & misc. July 28, 6& crafts supplies & more. 9pm & July 29, 8am-noon. WOMEN’S EVENING OUT, July 27th 6pm-9pm Charlar MULTIPLE FAMILY SALE WILLIAMSTON MULTI FAMILY: Fri. July 29, 9-4, Sat. Antiques, Little Tike toys, Place in Holt Shop a huge July 30, 9-1. Teen & adult piano, entertainment ctr, selection of designer Repclothing, some children’s Harley helmets, planer, ta lica Purses, try our Ulti toys incl. kitchen, books. ble saw, lots of household, mate Body Applicator, home accessories, some XL womans clothing. July shop for Jewelry, get furniture, misc. 134 Cob28-30, 9-6. 10394 N. Clinton Feather Extensions & and blestone. Tr., Sunfield. even get a Massage. Snacks and refreshments Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community will be supplied. Bring a Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: friend! Call 517-719-6970 or 517-749-2062 for more info

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$25 CAT-APALOOZA Ingham Co Animal Shelter cat special for spayed & neutered cats only. 600 Curtis St., Mason. 517-676-8370 A. BULLY PUPS "P oc k e t Pits" UKC registered. King pin, Gotti, Mikelend bloodline. 1 male , 2 females, blue w/blue eyes. $750. 517 763-7324. AKC BICHON 1 male puppy, $500, 1 male & 1 female adult $275 ea. Call 517-6764709. AKC BURMESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS. Vet checked. Just adorable & cuddly $800. 989-291-5553 AKC CAVALIER KING Charles Spaniel puppies. Champion bloodlines. $500-$600. Male Shih-Tzu puppies $225 989 382-9234. AKC GERMAN ROTT PUPPY Female, 1 left, $500. Call 517-543-7309.

AKC LAB PUPPIES 1 s t shots, wormed and dew clawed removed. Great family pets. Ph. 242-0598. AKC PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS tri male, sable & white female, 10 wks, 90% housebroke. 403-1144. AKC TOY POODLE PUPPY Male, $350. Scottie Poo, female, $300. Well socialized. 989-539-2498. BEAGLE PUPS 4 wks old, shots & wormed. $75 & $100. Also 1 mo. old pups $50 & $75. Parents on site. 989-763-1084. BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES 10 weeks and 6 mos., parents on site, shots, wormed, $400. (517)5436463 CAVALIER KING CHARLES & MALTESE MIX puppies 12 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, absolutely gorgeous, $500. 989-427-3205 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Female, longhair. 1st shots & wormed, AKC registered. 517-740-6533.



COCKAPOO, As well as Cavapool Puppies. (Cavapoo’s are very similar to Cockapoos). Super, super cute, healthy & friendly. 1st shots & wormed. $265. Ph. 517-279-8897.

PEKACHU PUPS AND PEKACHU/JACK RUSSELL PUPS in home raised w/children & other pets, very social & loving, 1st shots & dewormed. $250$300. 517-614-4587.

COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES 1st shots & wormed, papers avail., $200/obo. No Sunday calls. 989-584-6192

PEKE-A-POO PUPPIES, TINY, parents on site. CC accepted. $295. 517-896-0302

POMERANIAN PUPS Cute & Furry! 3 females, CUTE KITTENS: Very play2 males, 9 wks old. ful. Need good home. Ph. 517-887-2994. Black and white. Grey HAVANESE AKC REGIS striped. 989-224-1731. TERED, Beautiful coat and PUG PUPPIES, 10 weeks markings, Champion lines, old, first shots & wormed, Health guaranteed, paDACHSHUND MINI PUPPIES $400 also Puggle p u p s rents on site, vet checked, 3 males, born 5/17. Adora$250 989-427-3205 Beaut i u f l pups raised in ble. $300 cash. Call 517our home $1 2 00.. (51 7 )327482-5444. RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 8202 (517)230-1631 Beautiful markings, Health guaranteed, vet checked, 8 weeks, males $250.00. (989)682-4169 SHIH TZU / POODLE PUPS 8 wks. old, 1st shot, adorable & small, $275. Call 248978-1939.

ENGLISH MASTIFF PUPS $600/up Loyal Pets,Shots, Dad in Pic 989.284.0156

SHIH TZU PUPPIES ready for their new homes. Beautiful pre spoiled babies. 517 945-4279 or 517 936ENGLISH SETTER PUPS KITTENS MULTIPLE COL8871. ORS, 10 weeks, Vet Great hunters/pets, field checked/records availa - SHORTHAIRED training. $400. 517-283ST. BERble. First vaccinations. 1559. NARD PUPPIES Ready to Leukemia tested - NEG. go. 4 girls/2 boys, $350 & Dewormed. Litter trained. up. 810-672-9565 GERMAN SHEPHERD 6 weeks, parents on site, TEDDY BEAR BLONDE, 7 pure bred, $250. (517)894$25. (51 7 )394-1 7 84 wks, shots, wormed, 1 5629 ( 5 1 7 ) 6 2 6 - 6 8 9 0 male left $300. (517) 5454 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES PUREBRED. 1st shots LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow & TO A GOOD HOME ONLY: & wormed, parents on site, black females, wormed, Purebred yellow Labrador $275. 989-248-3284. and 1st shots. Dew claws Retriever. Spayed female. removed. $350. Ready July 5 yrs old. She is loveable, 31. Ph. 517-331-3901 GERMAN SHORTHAIR PUPfriendly. Crate trained. PIES Ch. bloodlines, AKC, 7 Call (517)626-7170 or (231) wks old, 5 males, 5 fe- MAINE COON KITTENS 944-8573 $00.00. (517)626males. $250. Call Matt for 7170 (231)944-8573 Must Huge, health, papers, pedmore details 517-202-1387. place due to poor health. igreed kiittens from show cat lines. Males and females available. 800-801TOY POODLE GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 9118 or cell 517-736-4761 5 mo old male. Chocolate. Top Quality, shot Non-shed, shots, wormed Wellness guarantee $400/obo. 517-977-7567. MALTESE MALE $400. York$400. 517-202-4163 shire male $400. Shih Tzu male $350. All AKC pups. TOY POODLES CKC, parti 231-924-7704. GOLDEN RETRIEVER 3 y r color, taking deposits. Feold, spayed, shots, 1 dog males $400, males $350. family only. $300/obo. 517517 589-0257. Cute. 231-0997. WESTHIGHLAND TERRIER pups, AKC, 3 very adorable GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPsocialized males, $650. PIES AKC champion lines. 989-846-0929. 2 litters to choose from. 2 yr. guarantee, Ready Aug. $650 males. $750 females. YORKIE PUPPY AKC reg., ti989-725-9793. ny female, all shots. $550. MALTESE, MALTE-POOS & 906-630-3360. YORKIE-Poos $325/up GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS NoShed Shots TINY YORKIE PUPS UKC males & AKC, dewclaws removed, 989.225.1 3 67 females, small, Vet wormed, 1st shots, $500. checked, shots & wormed, 517-404-6238. $450-$850. 231-825-2733. MINATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES CKC, rare colors, parents on site. CC accepted. $350 up. 517 896-0302. MIXED BREED PUPPIES Black and rust, 8 weeks, shots, vet checked, wormed, 1 male 1 female $75.00. (517)282-2944

CKC PITBULLS PUPS, 7 w k s , g o r g e o u s markings,1st shots, wormed, parents on site, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG OLDE ENGLISH SHEEPDOG puppies, AKC, parents on great with kids. PUPPIES AKC, 6 wks., site. health guaranteed. $400(f)$450(m). Email shots, males & females. $700. Please call or text for $650. 734-753-3362 or 734517 416-0811. photos(517)974-1087. 223-4589

U-Pick BIRD BLUEBERRY FARM U-pick blueberries in Haslett. Ph. 339-2934.

THELEN BERRIES , Westphalia, has blueberries 75¢ lb. Call 989-587-3443 for details.

Hay-Grain-Seed LAST YEARS HAY 4x5, outdoor hay $10, stored inside $15. Leave msg will call back. 517-726-0069

Lawn and Garden


Household Goods MOVING SALE...SELLING E V E R Y T H I N G . . . Broyhill Living Rm Set $500, Family Rm Set $700, 2 Queen Size Bedrm Sets $300 ea, Stove, Ref, Microwave, Ducks Unlimited chest, gun cabinet, Terry Redlin Pictures, Decoys, 5 Flat screen TV’s (52in $800, 2-32 $300-$350, & 2 small ones $60 ea) Washer/Dryer $250. Patio Furniture $200. Custom Bar W/4 swivel chairs ((paid $4500. 20 yrs ago $900) 2 Howard Miller Clocks, 1 Grand Father Floor Model $850, 1 Wall mounted $150. Lamps, Mirrors, complete 6 piece Lenox China set with Gold Leaf Trim $350. Hoover Carpet Cleaner still in fac tory box $125, Hoover Wind Tunnel Vac (used 1 mo.) DVD Player. Much much More. Quailty items in excellent condition. Priced below real value. Call 517-580-2012 for appt. see.

108 W. BARNES Ave. 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, single family, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $1000 down, $341/month. 803 403-9555 or 803 92917.

Waterfront Homes

OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT CHAPEL HILL 1 space Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 $1600. Apostles, single febath, 1520 Virginia Street, male. Richard, 517-882Sat & Sun. July 16-17 & 6204. July 24, 1-4 p.m. 517-2042081.

Land For Sale

326 BANBERRY SO U T H . C A D G E W I T H FA R M S . 3 BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront bdrms., 2 baths, 90% reproperty. W. of St. Ignace. modeled & updated, all With buildings, good well new top end appliances in & septic. Will sell for 50% Aug. ’07. $55,000. Age reor less than appraised val striction 54 & up. Open ue. 906-430-1074 or 1-800House July 10 & 24, 1-4pm. 448-6285. 517-331-4238, if no answer call 517-371-101.

Duplex East Lansing

Apartments Suburbs

Cemetery LotsMonuments

CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit: DEWITT -2 BEDROOMS, 1 BA, Yard, Balcony,A/C, nice area, quiet setting (517)669-5625

Apartments For Rent S. LANSING : 826 Larned. Near Pennsylvania & 496.

DEWITT Large apt. Country living, 2 bdrm, full bsmt., fireplace, large screened in porch + sunning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes from 96-69 hwy., partial utilities paid, $845 mo. 248756-3224.

Duplexes For Rent

EAST LANSING- Pretty, 2 1 MILE FROM MSU bdrm., newly painted, fire Across from Patriarch place. Newer kitchen appl. Park, close to CATA bus. 3 Energy eff. furnace, air, bdrm., garage, air, fin. ceiling fans. Storage. Nice bsmt., laundry. Available yard. No dogs. 1622 Aug. 1. $1050 mo. 517-449PARKVALE. $695+ utilities, 0564. ref. & dep. 517-337-1007.

Duplexes Townhomes

EATON RAPIDS Cozy 3 bdrm., 2 bdrms & bath up, living rm, bdrm, kitchen down. Newer carpet. Freshly painted. Stove/ refrigerator, garage, $600 mo. Security deposit, references required. Call 6636650 leave msg.

MASON TOWNHOUSE MOVE IN SPECIAL Newly renovated 2 bdrm., 1 bath, with laundry & lockable private storage, lg fenced backyard. $610. 517-2021781 or 517-230-3885.

Upstairs 1 bdrm, updatABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| ed, $500/mo. + deposit,

ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET - Sun., July 31. 400 Exhibitors. Rain or shine. 8am-4pm, located at the Fairgrounds in Allegan, MI. $4 admission. No pets.


2 GIFT CARDS Southwest Airlines $300 and Super Cuts $200. Will sell both for $450. 517-575-0580.

Computers HP NC640 0 LAPTOPS Intel Dual Core 2GHz 2GB 120GB DVDRW Wi-Fi WIN XP Pro Recovery CDs. FREE Antivi rus, Good battery. Office $220 517.614.8880


TRAINCO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL Day-Evening Classes Immediate Job Placment Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600

WINCHESTER 1894 32 special exc, many decoys hand carved, watches & jewelry, hundreds of ducks and other animal calls, Jim Fotte prints, new English saddle & bridle, coins, Tom Clark gnomes, 3 Daisy air rifles, scopes, vor sighter, Zeics binoculars, old LP records. Call 517 543-3684.


CASH PAID Up to $20 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

2 LARGE LAZY BOY rocker recliner, modern design. $200 ea. Red/gold/green. 517 669-5658. EXTRA DIABETIC TEST STRIPS? Earn $ & help othA BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP ers. $5-$20/box. Call 517mattress set, new in plas256-7221. tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver.

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Homes For Rent

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HASLETT $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. from $495. Ph. 337-1133 Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 BR. 1.5 bath, fire place, central air. Utility SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 room with washer / dryer bdrm. loft, 2 baths, deck, hookup. No pets, $595/mo. air, bsmt., $765 + deposit / incl. water. Call 517-3722 bdrm., $665, 1st mos 8000 or 517-349-8345 free. No pets. Call 517-3938970 Tim.


LATHROP ST. 3 or 4 bdrms., $650 mo. + utils., references. *710 N. MLK Blvd. 3 BR, $600 mo. + utils. *Rooms with private bath, $350 mo. Efficiency $400 mo. A ll utils incld. Call 517-484-5619. 157 ROOSEVELT 2 bdrm., lg living room, lg. kitchen, 1 1/2 car garage. $650+ util. 517-372-8129.

3800 SEAWAY 3 bdrm., 2 car attached garage, fresh LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, paint, great view, next to FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto 7 mi. n. of Perry on private park. Fenced yard. $850 + Owners/Waverly. Quiet all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., utilities & deposit. Ph. 517desirable neighborhood. 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceil887-1292. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No ing, fireplace, 2 level walkWAVERLY & WILLOW pets. From $575. 517-712out. Priced @ 2003 ap- DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE Spacious 2 bdrms. 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 praisal, VERY creative fi HOME in Bradenton, FL. AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 Free heat & water. nancing, buyer must have mobile home park. Heated bdrms, Section 8 OK. Quiet building. excellent credit/net worth. pool, all maintenance inPets OK. Move in spe51 7 -303-6680 PINEWOOD CLUB APTS. 989 277 3793 cluded. W/D incld. Price CHARLOTTE AREA: 3 bdrm., cial! Flexible terms ~ Great Apartment ~ LANSING reduced to $8900. Call 2 up, 1 in bsmt., laundry in available. $395-$1095. 1 & 2 bdrms. Pet friendly. Mike Berg 941 71 3 -1 2 47 o f r bsmt., appliances, deck of f LOOKING FOR A summer 517-651-1374 Call for more information more info. back. $500 damage dep., place access to lake & 517-272-1000 or visit WILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. + credit rep., $650/mo plus swimming on Crystal Lake, o f r rent. House in country . utilities. 51 7 667-4200 Crystal, MI? Mobile home EATON RAPIDS EXECUTIVE 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, with large sunporch & ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HOME. Beautiful Mid CenZ Incl. all util. & satellite. GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EX0 HOLT 1 deck. Needs a little work. Z tury home w/river view, It’s not too late to find a Call: 810-923-1062 Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, $3800. 989-875-4319. upscale ER neighborhood. Little work needed. Z buyer for your camping gear. walk to downtown shops & Z 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car Financing available. Z parks. Lg. fenced yard, no Email the Lansing Community Z Email the Lansing Community See att., bsmt., nice landsc., 866-694-0821 pets. 1 bdrm. $400 incldg Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: Z or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL Z appli., A/C, $1200 mo. + all utilities, except elect. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ utils. 51 7-214-3333. Dennis: 517-348-6124.

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Homes For Sale ONLY $23,900!! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1,600 Sq. Ft. Attached/Covered 10 x 27 Deck All Appliances, W/D, Central Air New Furnace, Pet Friendly, Holt School District Financing Avail. NO APPLICATION FEES! Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-262-1683 www.kensington EHO Exp. 7-30-11

Builders-ContractorsRemodelers DECKS, PORCHES, FENCES, Pergolas. Lic. 26 yrs, Insured, Free Custom Designs. Quality. Call Bob 290-8561.

Computer Sales -Service COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.

Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Crushed Asphalt Driveways Installed, rolled and sealed. 80¢ sq. ft. Ph. 517-204-3943 or 517-214-6718

NEW CONSTRUCTON 1247 W ildflower, Holt. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths, $124,900. 517-290-4829.

Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation



Painting-Papering -Plastering


FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Gutters EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131


Drywall Holt-Dimondale


517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

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• Appliances • Brush • Carpet • Furniture • Metal • Wood • Concrete • Shingles

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ALLPRO PAINTING 30 years exp. No money down. Call 517-206-1302 for free estimate. Painting/Power Washing ref, written contracts, free est. Power wash decks, houses, etc 517- 599-6166

Wayne Shook Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting


MASONRY RESTORATION TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haulRes/comm., historic. Reed Yard & build. clean up, pair brick, block & stone. trees & bushes trimmed. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380

Insured • Free Estimates • References

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Stump Removel BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652

Tree Service Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK Kyran VanSickle / IBEW Certified Arborist QUALITY WORK EXCELLENT REFERENCES

WINDS OF CHANGE Tree Service. Mark Beutler Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates 517-214-0364

Reliable Construction 43 years experience • Vinyl siding • Shingled roof special Free Estimates Licensed & Insured No down payment, no interest up to 60 mo.

517-646-9945 1-800-887-1795 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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CASH FOR GUNS , Art, AntiTOTAL GYM 1700 ques, Jewelry, musical inLike new $275. Schwinn Air struments, Valuables. Call Dyne exercise bike $250. 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 Weslo cardio glide bike $35. Computer desk $30. CASH PAID D iabet ic test All excellent. 517-290-8133. strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179

$100 moves you in!

1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-4854300 FRANDOR NEAR. Rent starts at $550 utils incld. Save your gas. Beautiful deluxe apts. 1 blk to bus. Every thing you need to buy right here. 517-482-8196.

Holts Best Value

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $650. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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Sporting Goods

Exercise-Fitness Equipment

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

Duplexes Starting at $750. Pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or visit:

Old Orchard Apts.

Duplexes For Rent

WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

Wanted to Buy

LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, 2 level walkout. Priced @ 2003 appraisal, VERY creative fi nancing, buyer must have excellent credit/net worth. 989 277 3793

We will pay to relocate your home to our community! *$8,500 for double wide *$5,500 for single wide *$199 Starting Site Rent! *Holt School District! *Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact: Kensington Meadows today as sites are limited! 1-888-605-2237 Expires 9/30/2011 EHO

Mobile Homes For Sale

TREADMILL Excellent condition $250. Computer station, $70. Ph. 694-1785

DELL DESKTOP computer. Speeds up to 6.0. Target $30 gift certificate. Both ANTIQUE BUYER PAYING for $60. 482-9293. CASH for quality jewelry, clocks, art work, musical instruments, & other nice things. John 517-202-2570.

DRESSER & VANITY With mirror, slightly damaged but solid. $200. 3 pc. wicker mismatched set, worn but usable $100. 393-0591.

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CANON IMAGE WRITER Digital Scanner/Copier and HP Color Printer Michigan Friends of Education a 501c3 Non Profit is selling a Canon Image Writer 2200 Digital Scanner Copier and a HP 3600 Color Printer. Copier Scanner - $400.00 Printer $200.00 (517)8514 1 0 0 mf ebookprogram@gmail.c om

BY OWNER executive home in St Johns, 3-5 bdrms., close to schools & shopping. Too many amenities to list, priced to sell. 989-640-7932


FURNITURES AND APPLI ANCES Moving Sale in South Lansing - will take 2 OLDER WINDOW A I R best offers for each item CONDITIONERS $50 ea. & listed - Cash only one like new for $100.00. 3 Sofas (rarely used), Call 517-206-8473. Washer and Dryer (like new), Fridge (like new), BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE Dinning set (w/ 6 chairs), 989-834-2028 Lawn Mower, Snow er, Treadmill, Tables, Bookselfs, Beds, CENTRAL AIR Lennox, new (Bookselfs, Beds, Washer $1800, now $600. Installa& Dryer need to take from tion available starting at basement). $500. Also high efficiency Will take best offer for Lennox furnace$500. Both each - $500 (517)694-7832 for $1000. 517-543-5325.

Business-Office Equipment

St. Johns

includes utilities. Non smoker, no pets. 989224-3532 or 989-640-1406



Manufactured Homes


JOHN DEERE TRACTOR Model 316, 46’’ deck, hydrodrive, $1600 or best offer. Call 517-627-3902.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| ONLINE: B uy, Sell, Research and get Shopping Advice 24/7 at:

Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Chevrolet COBALT LT 2010 $14,700 4 cyl, 4wd, A/C,power, 7300mi., Burgundy 517-974-5933

CHEVY ASTRO VAN 2004 White, DVD player, 114,000 mi.

’99 HONDA EX ACCORD black, 4 cyl., 5 spd, leather,

$4850 moon, exc. maint. 171K 517-641-6076

MKZ 2007 $14,600 Excellent cond., full ext warr., 1 owner, moonroof, new brakes/bat. 74K mi. 517-214-6623 2010 LINCOLN MKT 3 seats, SUV, nav., moonroof, back Like new

$35,800 up camera . 239-273-2772

$5995/OBO 989-640-7932

G6 GT 2009 6 cyl, 55000mi., Red, automatic,

$12,700 cruise control 517-930-4217

GRAND PRIX GT 2001 $3,800 6cyl, 4dr. Sunroof, Lthr, 96046mi., Burgundy 517-925-8097 PONTIAC AZTEC 2002 $6390 109,800 mi., very clean Very good condition. 517-449-5919.


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$500/OBO & trans. 989-666-1360


Trucks FORD F150 1986 Str. 6 cyl., 4 spd manual, mi., garaged, exc shape

$5,400 FIRM 4WD, blue/white, 55,500 517-485-6655

FORD F250 XLT, 2002 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty cargo box,rear seat

VW 1972 CONVERTIBLE Restored. Lots of weeknd

$8200 fun. 517-543-8767

Automobiles Wanted

MONTANA MINI-VAN 2002 $4950 Lthr, dbl pwr seat, rear a/c, DVD, CD/Cass., 2 sliding drs. 130K mi. 517-202-3687


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SATURN 2001 for parts, 65,000 on engine

Oldsmobile 1998 OLDS AURORA Loaded, low mi., no rust Excellent cond.


$6,300 517-323-3614

CHEVROLET CAMARO 1994 $3800 150K miles, V-6, auto Excellent Cond. 517 505-0045



Mini Vans

$7,900 10 cyl, Black, , 517-449-8776


VEHICLES WANTED Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same 7 Days.


DEAD/ALIVE pickup. 517-487-8704

CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

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Homes For Rent


HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

ST JOHNS - Only $215/mo Now Available!!! 3 bdrm. 1 bath home!!! Completely Remodeled The Meadows of St. Johns 989-224-7707

ULTRA MODERN BICYCLE Electric assisted, no license needed, 20 mi. range on 1 charge, sacrifice $500 firm 517-333-3936

LANSING 1017 M C C U L L O U G H 2 bdrms, full bsmt, $650 + util. 517543-4376

Mobile Homes For Rent

CampersTravel Trailers

LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$675. Local owner cell 517-204-7420.

2002 SUNNYSIDE w/slideout, 26/5 fot. used 3 months, queen bed, sleeps 6, incl. cover & hitch. Like new. $10,000. Ph. 323-4173.

LANSING-(2) CUTE 2 BDRM. w/garage. $625/mo. + util. & $625/dep., all appliances included. Immediate Occupancy. Fenced yards, pets okay. 1531 & 1535 Roseneath, min. 1 yr lease. 517-881-6678.

PORTLAND MOBILE HOME for Rent or Rent w/option 2004 JAYCO EAGLE Trav el Trailer Model 278FBS, suto buy. per slide, power jack, exPrivate Country Lot cellent. incl. sway hitch. 1300 sq. ft. $12,900. 989-640-9409. Huge Yard 1/2 mile from I96 Large covered deck 2 bed- FOREST RIVER SALEM 1 998 Nice 31’ slide out. Air, rooms, 2 BA, Den forced heat, full bath and $575/mo + utilities No kitchen. Sleeps 5. Lots of Pets storage! $5,500.00 Now taking applications (517)627-4808 (517)647-7168

Legals 3030, Page 100, assigned to SSBBank under an Assignment of Mortgages dated November 30, 2008, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on February 17, 2010, at Liber 3372, Page 449, and modified by the Loan Modification Agreement between JAMES SWITZENBERG, Borrower, and SSBBank, Lender, on October 5, 2010, and recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan on May 6, 2011, in Liber 3421, Page 444, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due as of the date hereof, One Hundred Forty Two Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Four Dollars and 28/100 ($142,944.28) including interest at 5.9% per year according to the terms of a certain Note dated April 24, 2003, as modified by the above referenced Loan Modification Agreement dated October 5, 2010. Under the power of sale contained in the mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that the mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public auction to the highest bidder, on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:00AM at the Ingham County Circuit Court, Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, 3rd Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48933. Said premises is situated in the Township of Stockbridge, County of Ingham, State of Michigan, and legally described as follows: A part of the South 50 acres of the West ½ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8, Town 1 North, Range 2 East, Stockbridge Township, Ingham County, Michigan, described as beginning on the West Section line at a point North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 299.1 feet from the Southwest corner of Section 8; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 299.30 feet along the West Section line; thence South 89 degrees 20 minutes 10 seconds East 727.40 feet parallel with the South Section line; thence South 00 degrees 07 minutes 59 seconds East 299.31 feet along a line parallel with the East line of the said West ½ of the Southwest ¼; thence North 89 degrees 20 minutes 10 seconds West 728.10 feet to the point of beginning. Commonly known as: 3923 Stillson Road, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285 Tax Parcel Number: 33-1616-08-300-013 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date



of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee may rescind the sale. In such event, damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. TENANTS: If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S TRUST Francisca A. Marinez Revo cable Trust



On July 20, 2011 the following minutes of the proceedings of the Meridian Township Board were sent for posting in the following locations:

Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road To All Creditors: Notice to Creditors: The de- Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School cedent, Francisca Acevedo Marinez, who lived at 6340 Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Pine Hollow Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave. died March 28, 2011. and the Township Web Site D/O/B: July 24, 1925 u/a/d November 1, 2009

July 24, 2011

Homes For Rent

Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims

against the trust will be for ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| ever barred unless present-

LANSING3 BDRM HOME- 1318 Roosevelt, N. Side, large yard, 1 bath, $700 + dep. & util. 517-749-3535

NEW HOMES FOR RENT! Available For Immediate Move In! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1200 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, W/D Central Air, Pet Friendly, Holt School District Payments starting at $799 LAST MONTH FOR REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS! NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Exp. 6-30-11

SPRINGPORT 310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $650. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Roommates Wanted

ROOM FOR RENT$260/month + utilities. Leslie/ Lansing/Jackson area. 517-230-2920

Commercial For Rent OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT St. Johns - newly painted, very clean, monthly rent includes heat & electric, $400-$575 mo. 989-2929263 or 989-224-6406.

Boats and Motors NISSAN OUTBOARD motor NS8B1, 1989 w/Zodiac series 1, 10’2". $700. Call 517 230-4820.

Motorcycles-Minibikes-GoKarts ’72 EZ GO GOLF CART Restored. Great weekend fun. $1100. Call 517-5438767.

Legals NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (517) 487-8300 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. ATTN BORROWER: Default has been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage dated April 30, 2002 made by JAMES L. SWITZENBERG, JR. and KIMBERLY P. SWITZENBERG, as husband and wife, Mortgagor, to Stockbridge State Bank, Lender, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on May 13, 2002, in Liber 2957, Page 1023, which was first assigned to SSBB Mortgage, LLC under an Assignment of Mortgage dated April 24, 2003, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on May 21, 2003, in Liber 3030, Page 100, and second


Information regarding the request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Zoning Board of Appeals at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 or may be made at the hearing. MARY M.G. HELMBRECHT, CMC TOWNSHIP CLERK TC-940082


TC-934538 7/3, 10, 17, 24/11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust Estate PAUL DAVID HUNTER. Date of Birth: 1/29/1922 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, PAUL DAVID HUNTER, who lived at 7130 Ravenna Trail, Lansing, MI 48917 died 12/15/2010. Creditors of the decedent and Trust are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Juanita A. Hunter, named Trustee 7130 Ravenna Trail, Lansing, MI 48917 within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: July 18, 2011 WILLINGHAM & COTE, P.C. Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert Ave., Ste 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 351-6200

ed to the Trustee of the Francisca A. Marinez Revo cable Trust within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date:

Attorney: Rosemary H. Buhl (P67574) Law Office of Rosemary Howley Buhl, PC 271 Woodland Pass Suite 1 5 East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 853-6900 Trustee: Guadalupe Izzo 6340 Pine Hollow Drive East Lansing, MI 48823 TC-940150 7/24/11

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast- check the service directory in the Source SEE SOURCEADS.COM OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE

Juanita A. Hunter 7130 Ravenna Trail Lansing, MI 48917

877-475-SELL Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm

TC-940229 7/24/11



CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Z ning Amendment #11060 (Planning Commission) o Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI, 48864 (phone: 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a zoning amendment. The Meridian Township Planning Commission is proposing to amend Section 86-2, Section 86-368(b), Section 86-403(d), Section 86-404(d), Section 86-405(d) and Section 86-435(b) of the Code of Ordinances to permit using, dispensing and growing medical marihuana in specified zoning districts. Information may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (phone 517-853-4560). Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Planning Commission at the above address or at the meeting.

July 5, 2011






BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING OF JULY 18, 2011 Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, Clerk McQueen, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees Clark, Curtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, Police Chief Rose, Building Official Gale, Ordinance Enforcement Officer Cypher, Mr. Phillipich from Meridian Plumbing, Engineer Stevens for Meridian Plumbing, three MSU Journalism students, Mr. Palmer from the DeWitt/Bath Review and sever al township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda with the addition of a weed harvester to Unfinished Business. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Police & Fire Board minutes of June 15, 2011, Building Authority minutes of July 13, 2011 and the Farmers Market minutes of May 23, 2011. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #39420-#39474 in the amount of $39,725.87, Sewer Fund vouchers #2817-#2823 in the amount of $109,887.86, Payroll vouchers #20725-#20746, Direct Deposits #1023#1034 in the amount of $89,468.62. 3. Approved the regular meeting minutes of July 5, 2011 as printed. 4. Authorized spending up to $20,000 on an aquatic weed harvester should one become available. 5. Delayed the Public Hearing on a Dangerous Structure located at 6275 Clark Road. 6. Approved the Fireworks Permit for the Bath Days Festival on August 6th. 7. Approved allowing DL Kesler permission to install a monument foundation at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 8. Approved allowing Meridian Plumbing located in Meridian Township to hook into the Bath Township sewer system. 9. Approved the three year service agreement with the David Chapman Agency to provide building/content/liability insurance to the township 10. Approved the three year service agreement with Layton Richardson to provide auditing services. 1. Approved the appointment of Fran Thurlby, Mary Larson, Will Ty ler White, Bill Wilson, Paula Fry, Matt Wendling, Sam Bachelor, Ron Morgan and the Township Supervisor to the Downtown Development Authority Board. County Commissioner Report - None. Superintendent’s Report - Written and verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk

Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-940083

Regular Meeting



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1. ZBA CASE NO. 1-08-10-1 CAPITAL AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY, 401 S. CAPITOL AVENUE, P.O. BOX 40719, LANSING, MI 48901 DESCRIPTION: 1535 Franklin Street TAX PARCEL: 10-480-002 ZONING DISTRICT RB (Single Family, High Density) The applicant is proposing to install a second wall sign for the Haslett Library and one (1) wall sign is permitted; therefore the applicant is requesting a variance.

For more information, please call: Carrie S. Ihrig (P69830) GRUA, JAMO & YOUNG, PLC Attorneys for Lender/Mortgagee 2401 East Grand River Ave nue Lansing, Michigan 48912 (517) 487-8300

NEW CONSTRUCTION 1247 Wildflower, Holt. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath. Lease with option to purchase. $1500 per mo. 517-2904829.

MOTOR HOME 1997 Georgia Boy, 33 ft. Cruisemaster. 1 slideout, approx. 36,535 mi., generator, good tires, $14,500 or HOUGHTON LAKE- Clean 2 best offer. 269-948-8574. bdrm cottages, excellent swimming, use of row- PILGRIM LITE 2008 Like boat. $375 wk. Available new - used twice. Sleeps wk of July 9 & Aug. Call 4-6, 27’, lg bathroom, one 989-422-4896 or 517-927slider, queen size master 3839. bed. $14900 (517)676-1585 before 8 pm.

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