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New day for Trojan football Members of the East Lansing football team started the first day of practice last Monday morning under the direction of head coach Bill Feraco (center). The Trojans, with a veteran-laden squad returning this year, are optimisic. “I think with this group, this first day means a lot to them because they have been working very hard since last December. We have told them that we have admired their willingness to do what they have been asked to do and I think they have really looked forward to this,” Feraco said. The Trojans first game will be Aug. 27 against Haslett. See story inside, page 27

August 15, 2010

Rugged Mt. Hope Rd. to receive big face-lift By DAWN PARKER

MERIDIAN TWP. — One of the teeth-rattlingest stretches of road in Meridian Township is about to get a facelift. Work is hoped to begin the week of Aug. 30 on the reconstruction of Mount Hope Road beginning at Farm Lane and going east to Okemos Road. Work had initially been pegged to start this coming week, but Ingham County Road Commission project

Key points Cost: $1.5 million Where: From Farm Lane to Okemos Road in phases. Completion: Mid to late November, with the Farm Lane to Hagadorn being the first phase. Lanes will be open each way for MSU’s home football games. Traffic: Detours will be set up to deal with road closures

engineer Daniel Troia sent awarding the contract to low a memo Aug. 12 informing bidder Spartan Asphalt of residents of a the timetable Lansing. change. The new start date was caused by a delay in See Mt. Hope/page 9

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Challenges mount for Okemos schools By DAWN PARKER

Editor”s note: This is he first of a three-part series preview the coming school year for local school districts

OKEMOS — Interim Okemos superintendent Dr. Catherine Ash recognizes that her district will be challenged in the 2010-11 school year. The district has shrunk by two elementary schools, changed its grade config-

uration in its remaining schools and relocated programs to different buildings. But there is also, as with any new start, things to look forward to. “One of See Preview/page 4

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Cars travel west on Mount Hope Road on Aug. 10. The first phase of reconstruction work, from Farm Lane to Hagadorn, is scheduled to begin sometime after Monday, Aug. 16. The entire project, which will resurface the roadway to its end at Okemos Road, should wrap up in mid to late November.


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News in brief Lansing. Parents and caregivers can get their children immunized, get vision and hearing screenings and flouride varnishes for free. There will also be a chance to win a $25 Meijer gift card.

Marble neighborhood hosts fund-raiser for ‘pocket’ park The residents of East Lansing’s Southeast Marble neighborhood will host an event on Saturday, Aug. 21 to help raise funds for Hidden River Park. The small ‘pocket’ park is located on the corner of Moorland and Mt. Vernon, south of MacDonald Middle School. The newly named park currently has a small play area and accessible pathways, made possible by last year’s fundraiser. Residents would like this year’s proceeds to go toward a swing set. The fund-raiser will include a rummage sale of donated items and a bake sale with treats made by neighbors. The sale begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. It will take place at the park. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 28. ‘We are looking forward to a fun day where neighbors and other supporters can come together to celebrate a space that is for all of us - young and old and in-between,’ said Ginger Ogilvie, one of the event’s organizers. In addition to the swings, other future improvements to the park include a chess table, bench and a sensory garden. Residents are working to speed along the development process by contributing their own funds. The City of East Lansing will match funds raised.

Zumba-Thon will benefit American Cancer Society

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Putt (ering) around at Burcham Hills Burcham Hills Retirement Community resident Bruce Greenman sharpens his short game Aug. 3 on the center’s new putting green, located behind the Ada Whitehouse Room on the lower level. The $16,000 cost of the green and the landscaping work, done by Luke Landscaping of Haslett, was raised over a two-year period by the Burcham Hills Foundation.

is Friday, Aug. 27. For more information, contact Greg Grothous, recreation specialist, at (517) 853-4616 or Elizabeth Williams School of Dance will be hosting open auditions ZontaMeridian will launch for the upcoming production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” Sunday, Aug. 29 2010-11 year on Aug. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Zonta Meridian East will be launchthe dance school, 128 W. Grand Riv- ing their 2010-2011 year on Thursday, er, Williamston. This production of- Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at a new meeting fers many roles. Whether a seasoned location: Burcham Hills Retirement dancer or a beginner, there is a part Center, 2700 Burcham Hills Dr. Womfor you in this production. Acting en in business and the professions are skills a plus. Dancers from all studios invited to learn how to project confiwelcome. Most of the production re- dence and credibility and to improve hearsals will be held on Sunday after- their communication skills. There will noons. Call the school for your skill be a video presentation and discuslevel time slot at (517) 655-5993. sion. For information, contact DeloRegistration being taken for res May at (517) 899-2297.

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Adult Flag Football League Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for 7x7 Adult Flag Football League. League will be on Sunday mornings beginning Sept. 12 with a 10 game schedule. Cost is $425 per team plus referee fee. Registration deadline

Velocity Fit Club, 1925 W. Grand River, will host the inaugural “ZumbaThon” to benefit the American Cancer Society from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. The event is planned as a two-hour “dance-off,” and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Zumba is a popular form of dance fitness which incorporates Latin and international music with dance moves. Registration is $12 per participant, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For more information or to register, call (517) 347-9970, go online to or send an e-mail to

Abbott Nursery School has many fall openings Abbott Nursery School has a few openings for fall 2010. Abbott is an independent, non-cooperative, playbased preschool program for children ages 3-5. The days are filled with play time, story time, music, art, outdoor

Crafters needed for craft show Nov. 6, 7

play, snack time, family activities, field trips, and lessons to promote creativity and pre-writing skills. Contact Libby Kirschner, membership chair, at (517) 664-1001 for questions or visit

Crafters are needed for The Knights of Columbus Council 7545’s craft show on Nov. 6 and 7 in the Activity Center of St. Mary Church. A luncheon will be served on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. and a Swiss steak dinner on Sunday. Contact Vicki Pulling at (517) 214-7570 or Mike Pitlanish at (517) 349-3178 for more information.

’Profile Pics exhibit now Football fans invited to ‘Meet the Spartans’ Aug. 17 accepting submissions Michigan State University football fans of all ages are invited to attend the eighth annual “Meet the Spartans” on Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. in downtown East Lansing. Fourthyear MSU head coach Mark Dantonio and members of the 2010 football team will be available for autographs and pictures under tents positioned on the corners of Albert and M.A.C. avenues.

Back-to-School Health Fair to be held Aug. 16-20 The Back-to-School Health Fair will be held Aug. 16-20 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) at the Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar St.,

The City of East Lansing’s alternative art gallery and performance space, (SCENE) Metrospace, is currently accepting submissions from all members of the community for a late summer exhibit titled “Profile Pics.” Think Facebook. Community members can send their profile pics, serious or silly, to East Lansing City Hall, Att: (SCENE) Metrospace, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Pics will be accepted now through Aug. 16. Each individual can send up to five profile pics, ready to hang or not. All materials will be compiled after the show in a binder or scrapbook to remain in the gallery. Those who submit profile pics are asked to label all images on the back with their name. All submissions will be accepted.

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Preview: Teacher collaboration built into each day cational opportunities isn’t to blame for declining enour challenges and focuses will be … comrollment. “From what we’ve pleting that process and supporting family been seeing, they’ve been and staff as we start the new school year,” leaving the state. And birth Ash said. rates are down, so all of “As we blend families within a school that has affected us negaand staff within a school, that will be our tively, so we have to keep primary focus as we get going. As we Catherine making those adjustments,” learn from each other and take the best Ash said. Ash of what everybody brings to the table, we There does appear to be will make these new environments even a bright side, though. “We’re better than what they were.” The first day seeing sales of homes increase in the Savings depleted of school for students is Tuesday, Sept. 7. area, so hopefully those are all positive things that will continue,” Ash said. The Okemos chopped its fund balance in Coming together Corunna native comes from the ideal edhalf to achieve a balanced budget for Another important focus - this time for 2010-11, leaving the district with about $1.5 ucational background - her father served teachers - will be the Professional Learning million for emergencies. The district’s enas Corunna High School’s principal and Communities, or PLC’s. rollment was predicted for budget purpos- her mom worked in the high school Ash explained teachers will have two library. Following Ash’s graduation from es to drop by 100, so any change for the hours at the end of the day on 13 school better in that number would help the over- high school, her father wound up spending days to come together and learn from each all financial situation. seven years as Corunna’s superintendent. other - essentially, talking about what’s goBoth are now retired from education. “I really do hope our enrollment trends ing well and what isn’t. will turn around and stop the declining Students will be released from school Teacher experience enrollments we’ve experienced over the early on those days. “The PLC’s will truly Ash’s mom taught business and Spanish benefit our students and student learning,” last two years,” Ash said. “If that comes in before family came along. better, that would be a positive financial she said. “They will determine what it is Ash earned her undergraduate degree gain. If it comes in worse, we’re going to be from Central Michigan University in 1984, they should be teaching and what it is our children are learning. If there are gaps, we dealing with that.” majoring in mathematics and minoring in work with interventions and strategies so The loss of programming and edubiology. She headed into the classroom that all of our children are successful.” Struggling students, she added, will get the help they need. Top students will also be kept engaged, with help from the PLC’s. “Isolation doesn’t work. Putting the best minds together to do what’s good for kids in teaching and learning is only going to enhance our programming and enhance our learning experiences for kids.” The biggest challenge will be doing all that while balancing the district’s ongoing financial challenges.

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ART GALLERIES “Expressions in Art - Old and New”, East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 2-31. “Expressions in Art - Old and New” by Great Lakes artist Joel Ellis showcases a collection of oil paintings of beloved places, including the Great Lakes region. No reception this month. Info: 351-2420. “Leaping into the Third Decade”, Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft, 217 Ann St., East Lansing, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays Aug. 1-Sept. 15. An exhibit of 21 artists who have previous exhibited at Mackerel Sky over the past 20 years. Info: 351-2211, “The Detroit/East Lansing Conglomerate: An Exhibition Devoted to Assemblage and Other 3D Art” Exhibit, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, July 9-Aug. 22. Featuring small and large artwork by Detroit and East Lansing area artists. Info: 319-6832, Strike a Pose Portrait Exhibition, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, Second Floor, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Aug. 7-Sept. 1. Drawings and paintings created by local artists during sessions with real-life models. Info: 333-2580.

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Calendar CAL FOR Red Cross Blood Drive, American Red Cross Lansing, 1729 E. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays and 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Info: (800) GIVE LIFE,

or commission. Applications received in 2009 and 2010 will be kept on file through the end of 2010 for consideration when vacancies occur. Applications and descriptions of commission duties are available online. Call or e-mail for more information. Info: 319-6920, vacancies.

is designed especially for young children, ages 2-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects. Featuring: “Tess’s Tree” by Jess M. Brallier and Peter H. Reynolds. Call or go online to register. Info: 355-5191 ext. 1327,

" Strolling with the Storyteller, Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, south of Wilson Road, East Lansing, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 17. Enjoy an evening stroll while exploring a different garden each month of summer. Discover fun facts and folklore with professional storyteller and visiting educator Steveanna Roose. Visitors of all ages can creatively connect to flowers, critters, trees and more through stories and a small creative art project to take home. Register online or by phone. Info: 355-5191 ext. 1327,

Food Drive, HealthZone Chiropractic, 2119 Haslett Road, Suite A , Haslett, office hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Monday, CALL FOR Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call For East Lansing Film Non-perishable food items along Festival Rummage Sale with office and cleaning supplies Items, 510 Kedzie St., East are needed to help support the Lansing, ongoing. ELFF is accepting Ronald McDonald House of Midall items, except clothing, for its Michigan, located on Holmes Third Annual Rummage Sale Sept. Street, across from Sparrow 11. Items must be clean and in good Hospital. Drop off donations at condition and may be dropped off the chiropractic clinic during office or picked up at your convenience. hours. Info: 853-2027, Call Susan at 980-5802 or 336-9014 or e-mail Info: Host Families for " International Exchange Students Needed, Lansing, Call for Lansing Curling CLASSES Lansing, ongoing. Students have Club members, Greater Adult Learn to Sail, Lansing been screened and interviewed in Lansing Area, ongoing. The Lansing Sailing Club, Lake Lansing, 6039 their home countries of Turkey, Curling Club, originally founded in E. Lake Drive, Haslett, 6-8 p.m. Columbia and Germany, and are 1973, is reorganizing and looking Thursdays or by appointment. “A” or “A/B” students who are for old and new members who Sessions are tailored to experience coming to Michigan to attend would like to curl beginning in level. Boats provided. Held 6-8 high school, practice their English, the fall. Organizers are currently p.m. Thursdays or by appointment. learn about American culture and negotiating for ice time at E-mail share their culture. Host families Suburban Ice Arena. Membership or go would be responsible for providing fees and other costs are still online for more information and a bed, meals, guidance, pass a being finalized. Go online for more to register. Info: 339-9030, background check and treat the information or e-mail Cost: free student as a family member, not Info: for Lansing Sailing Club members, a guest. Students have their own $150 for non-members includes spending money and health family membership. Call for pillows, Lansing, EVE insurance. Call or e-mail Joe at Inc., Lansing, ongoing. Lansing’s j.bissell@internationalBeginning Microsoft Word domestic violence shelter needs if interested in Computer Skills class, pillows. EVE will collect pillows hosting a student or for more East Lansing Public Library, 950 throughout the year to distribute to information. Info: 388-8948. Abbot Road, East Lansing, shelter residents. Go online for the 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Space is Scene Metrospace is shelter’s wish list. Info: 372-5976, limited. Call to register. Info: accepting submissions, ext. 11, 351-2420, " Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., Call for vendors and East Lansing, through Aug. 16. Daytime Zumba class, Bath volunteers, Mason City Hall, Submit your profile pictures -- think Community Center, 5959 Park Lake event will be held on Jefferson AUDITIONS Facebook -- through Aug. 16. You Road, Bath, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, and Maple Streets, 201 W. Ash may submit up to five entries, ready CMS Choir Auditions, MSU Sept. 21-Oct. 26. Fitness program St., Mason, for event noon-11 p.m. to hang or not. Send to Scene Community Music School, 841 designed with Latin and Aug. 28. Volunteers needed to Metrospace, 410 Abbott Road, East Timberlane St. #B, East Lansing, international dance rhythms for help with Mason Sun Dried Music Lansing, MI 48823. Not the gallery 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19. Prospective ages 18 and older. Workout feeds Fest. Volunteers sign up at city address, do not send submissions singers looking to join a CMS the body, mind and soul. Class hall. Vendor slots still available see to the gallery. Info: 319-6832 , choir should audition at the MSU meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. application on the website or at city Community Music School Aug. 19. 21-Oct. 26. Must register by Sept. hall. Info: The four choirs are: the Preparatory 17. Call or go online for more CHILDREN’S Choir (ages 7-10), the CMS Singers information and to register. Info: City of East Lansing Seeks (ages 9-14), the MSU Children’s 641-6728, Applicants for Boards ACTIVITIES Choir (ages 10-17) and the new Cost: $48. and Commissions, East Young Men’s Chorus (13-18). No Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The Stories for Sprouts & Empowered Childbirth Seedlings, Michigan 4-H audition material is necessary. Info: City of East Lansing is seeking Classes, Greenhouse Birth Children’s Garden, Outdoor 355-7661, citizen volunteers to several of its Center, 1831 Newman Road, Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, choirs.php?el_child_choirs. advisory boards and commissions. Okemos, classes are offered from south of Wilson Road, East Lansing, One application can be used to 7-9:15 p.m Tuesdays. This six-week 10-11 a.m. Aug. 17. This program apply to more than one board

series addresses natural childbirth and additional topics such as postpartum care, breastfeeding and newborn care. A partner or birth support person that will be with the birthing mother during labor and birth are strongly encouraged to participate. Call to register. Info: 349-2620, Cost: $150 for six weeks.

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Irish Dance Classes, Stoneking Irish Step-Dancing, Holt, MI, 2573 Winterberry Road, Holt, classes start Aug. 4, run through December. The class is offered to children ages 5-13 and does not require any prior experience. This is an informal dance group that performs in parades and festivals. All proceeds benefit Capital Area Big Brothers Big Sisters. The classes are fun, laid-back and a way for kids of all backgrounds to learn about the Irish heritage. Students can join at anytime. There is room for six more dancers. Call 488-9915 or e-mail for information. Info: 488-9915. Cost: $10 per class, $5 for Big Brothers Big Sisters members. Junior Olympic Archery Development Program (JOAD), Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center, 3365 E. Jolly Road, Lansing, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Open to the public. Intended for Continued on next page

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women’s prize holes, raffle prizes Zumba-Thon, Velocity Fit Club, and buffet dinner. Proceeds to 1925 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, benefit the American Youth 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21. A danceDiabetes Association. Call Joe off to raise money and awareness Bappert at 339-1292 or 881-6027 for the American Cancer Society. All for more information and to ages and abilities are welcome. Call register. Info: 655-4694. Cost: $70 or go online for more information per person. and to register. Info: 347-9970, . Cost: Lansing Regional Chamber $12 per person. of Commerce Lansing Open , Hawk Hollow Golf GAMING Course and Banquet Facilities, Bananagrams Night , Eagle Eye and Hawk Hollow Golf Chapbook Cafe at Schuler Books Courses, 15101 Chandler Road, & Music, 1982 W. Grand River Bath, 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Annual event Ave., Okemos, 7 p.m. first and held concurrently at Eagle Eye third Thursdays. For fans and and Hawk Hollow golf courses. novices. Meets 7 p.m. first and 10 a.m. shotgun start. Player third Thursdays. Info: 349-7326, package includes greens fee and cart, player gift, beverage tickets, lunch and dinner. Space is limited. GOLF Registration available until July 30. 29th Annual Boy Scout of Contact Sarah Smith at 853-6457 America Chief Okemos or to Council Golf Outing, Forest sign up or for more information. Akers East Golf Course, Harrison Info: 487-6340. Cost: Hawk Hollow: Road on MSU Campus, East $165 for members, $195 for nonLansing, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Event members, Eagle Eye: $185 for includes greens fees, cart, lunch, members, $215 for non-members. social hour at 6 p.m., dinner Tee It Up for Kids! Charity reception at 6:30 p.m., auction, Golf Scramble, Walnut Hills raffle and prizes. Registration and Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Call Road, East Lansing, 9 a.m. Aug. 20. or e-mail Crystal Marcelo at Proceeds to benefit Child & Family to Services. Info: 332-8647, RSVP. Info: 321-9400. Cost: $100 per player, $400 foursome, $25 dinner reception only. HEALTH Annual Watershed Open .Dr. Aajay Shah Friends , Glenbrier Golf Course, 4178 and Family CPR classes, W. Locke Road, Perry, 10 a.m. Mid-Michigan Heart Group, 2134 Aug. 21. Shotgun start. Four-person Hampton Place, Okemos, call for scramble. Includes golf, cart, times and classes, ongoing. Classes dinner, t-shirt,and a six-pack of beer held Mondays through Thursdays 11 per player. Call the shop or the a.m. and 5:30 pm. Call to register. Watershed (999-SHED) to sign up Info: 347-3000. Cost: $25. your team. Info: 999-SHED. Cost: Heart Failure Education, $75 per person. Ingham Regional Orthopedic, 2727 Capitol Physical Therapy S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, 1-2:30 and Personalized Golf & p.m. every other Monday. Info: Fitness Joints in Motion )517) 975-2220. " Golf Outing, College Fields Living with Schizophrenia: Golf Club, 3800 Hagadorn Road, A Mental Health Okemos, Sept. 11. Event includes Roundtable, Marriott East 18-hole scramble with cart, 8 Lansing University Place, 300 MAC a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun Ave., East Lansing, 3-4:30 p.m. start, continental breakfast, lunch Aug. 18. People with schizophrenia, at the turn and hors d’oeuvres and families, friends, healthcare prizes immediately following play. professionals and members of the Proceeds to benefit The First Tee community are invited to attend Program. Make checks payable to an educational event addressing Maria Carroll and mail by Aug. 15 to the challenges of living with 2645 Heather Drive, East Lansing, schizophrenia and offering insights MI 48823. Info: 719-0852. Cost: about management of and support $55 per person. for this condition. Funding and Knights of Columbus Golf development for this program has Outing, Brookshire Inn and Golf been provided by Janssen, Division Club, 205 W. Church St., of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Williamston, 8 a.m. Aug. 21. Event Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NAMI includes 18 holes of golf with cart, shotgun start, lunch at the turn, skins game, men’s and Continued on next page

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Nia, Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot, Suite 200, East Lansing, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through August. Experience the pleasurable sensation of NIA, mindful, simple movements blending martial arts, dance and healing arts. Everybody is welcome as this fusion fitness program teaches you how to be your own conscious personal trainer. Other days and times available. Info: 351-9240, Cost: purchase a punch card good for eight classes for $64 or drop-ins welcome for $10 per class. Nia, Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot, Suite 200, East Lansing, noon Fridays, May 14-Aug. 27. Instead of a quick lunch come in and experience the pleasurable sensation of Nia, mindful, simple movements blending martial arts, dance and healing arts. Everybody is welcome as Nia teaches you how to be your own conscious personal trainer. Info: 351-9240, Cost: purchase an eight-class punch card for $64 or $10 per class as a dropin. Strike a Pose Portrait Drawing classes, East Lansing Hannah Community Center, Room 140, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Artists of any age and ability are welcome. Media ranges from watercolors and charcoal, to pencils and erasers. Must bring own supplies. Info: 333-2580. Cost: $2 per session. Zumba, Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 4. Classes will not meet Oct. 25 and 28. Fitness program designed with Latin and international dance rhythms for ages 18 and older. Workout feeds the body, mind and soul. Participants have the option of attending a Monday only or Monday and Thursday class. Must register by Sept. 17. Call or go online for more information and to register. Free trial class 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 13. Info: 641-6728, Cost: $48 for Monday class, $78 for Monday and Thursday class.

register in teams of 10-12 and Williamston Area raise funds in a number of ways. Chamber of Commerce Registration held at noon, walk Lattes with Lawyers, begins at 1 p.m. Call or visit the Riverhouse Inn, 310 W. Grand River Rag Rug Crochet class, Bath Web site for more information. Info: Ave., Williamston, 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Community Center, 5959 Park Lake (800) 272-3900, The focus will be liabilities in the Road, Bath, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, workplace and what employers are Sept. 9-30. Instructor Trudy Cox lansing. Cost: donations accepted. liable for. Speaker: Ronald T. Berry will take students through the of the Berry Law Offices. Includes steps to complete a rag rug. You Bike to Build, Habitat For continental breakfast. RSVP to may purchase a kit from Trudy or Humanity, 1941 Benjamin Drive, 655-1549 or e-mail purchase the necessary equipment Lansing, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21. Info: on your own after the first class. Ride the countryside to support 655-4300. Cost: $15, $10 members. Call or visit the website for more Habitat for Humanity. Choose from information and to register. Info: three routes, enjoy lunch at the FESTIVALS 641-6728, DeWitt Ox Roast, and help eliminate Great Lakes Folk Festival, Cost: $10 for all 4 classes, $15 for substandard housing locally. The Downtown, East Lansing, Aug. optional kit. ride begins at 8 a.m. from Otto 13-15. An entire festival devoted to Middle School in Lansing and riders cultural diversity in music, dance CLUBS AND can complete 20, 45, or 75 miles. and food. Enjoy the broad cultural Register online or by phone. Info: MEETINGS heritage that is mid-Michigan, and 374-1313, hear folk music from around the EloQuents Toastmasters, Cost: $30 registration fee. world. Info: 432-4533, Okemos Presbyterian Church, Thrifty Sparrow Re-Sale " Kehde Chapel, 2258 Bennett Road, Shop, Sparrow Hospital, St. Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 19. Lawrence campus, the Outpatient FILM EloQuents Toastmasters provides Building, lower level, 1210 W. a curriculum for learning oral Moonlight Film Festival: Saginaw St., Lansing, 8 a.m.-noon communication and leadership “Twilight”, Valley Court Park , Mondays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the skills. Each meeting includes 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, first and third Wednesdays and speakers, evaluators and 9 p.m. Aug. 19. Rated PG-13. Live 2-5 p.m. Fridays. Large selection impromptu 1-2 minute topics on music one hour prior to the show. of spring and summer clothing, variety of subjects. Info: 321-4955. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Info: most priced at $2. Also featuring Cost: free for visitors. " designer handbags. shoes, jewelry, Kiwanis Club of Lansing, FOOD AND DRINK small appliances, home accents, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Hall , glassware, collectibles, books and The State Room 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing, more. Donations welcome during Restaurant’s First-Ever 11:45 a.m. Aug. 19. There will be a shop hours. Proceeds go to Luau, Kellogg Hotel & Conference buffet preceding the noon program. Sparrow Hospice Services. Thrifty Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East The speaker is William Fluke, owner, Sparrow also works in partnership Lansing, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The Fluke Hearing Instruments and the with EVE Inc. Info: 364-7185. patio will be decked out in tiki topic is “It’s Great to Hear you.” torches, leis and candles for an Thrifty Sparrow Re-Sale Lansing Area Mac Users evening of fun. Guests will be Shop , Sparrow Hospital, St. Group (LAMALUG), College served by wait staff with tropicalLawrence campus, the Outpatient of Arts & Sciences, MSU, East inspired dress and will enjoy Building, lower level, 1210 W. Lansing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19. smooth island music. Saginaw St., Lansing, 8 a.m.-noon The meeting will start with a Mondays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the The event will feature Q-and-A session with our Mac first and third Wednesdays and buffet-style appetizers and Geniuses. After that, John Fauver 2-5 p.m. Fridays. All spring and desserts. Planned entrees will present some tips and tricks summer clothing will be half-price include a whole roasted to make the most of your summer through the month of August. Most pig, chicken, shellfish and vacation photos using iPhoto. clothing will be priced at $1. Also, other grilled meats. LAMALUG meets on the third designer handbags, shoes, jewelry, Entrees will be presented Thursday of the month. Info: small appliances, home accents, by The State Room’s chefs. glassware, collectibles, books and Tickets include a meal and more. Donations welcome during Okemos/Haslett Rotary a complimentary island shop hours. Proceeds go to Club, Delta Dental Plan of drink. Registration is Sparrow Hospice Services. Thrifty Michigan, 4100 Okemos Road, required. Info: 432-4000, Sparrow also works in partnership Okemos, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 17. with EVE Inc. Info: 364-7185. Info: Julie Brixie at 853-4144. Cost: $29.95. Zonta Club of Lansing The HELO Club: New Spring Sale, Van Atta’s FUNDRAISERS members welcome, East Greenhouse and Flower Shop, 9008 Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The Alzheimer’s Association Old M-78, Haslett, through October. HELO Club is a social/philanthropic 2010 Greater Lansing Spring sale of flower and plant organization for women new to the Memory Walk, MSU certificates to benefit foundation area or newly retired. We offer Auditorium, Field, 149 Auditorium service projects and scholarships. a way to meet new friends, Road, East Lansing, Sept. 19. Now Contact any Zonta Club member monthly luncheons with speakers recruiting volunteers, sponsors and to purchase. Info: 881-6737, and many activities (book clubs, teams. 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sheets can be picked up at the library or downloaded online in print. Adults can fill out an online review form or pick one up at the library. Every review submitted will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes. Info: 351-2420 ,

LIBRARIES Preschool Storytime, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For ages 3-5. Info: 339-2324, " Scrapbooking for Teens, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Teens in grades 7-12 can bring pictures and a scrapbook. Library will supply paper, stickers and more. Refreshments will be served. Info: 351-2420. Summer Library Hours/ Closings , East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Aug. 15. The library will be closed on Sundays in the summer starting May 30. Call for more information. Info: 351-2420 , Summer Reading for the Whole Family, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, ongoing starting June 14. Children, preschool-grade 7, can complete a weekly reading activity sheet to earn free rewards. Activity

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Toddler Storytime , Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. For ages 2-3 with caregiver. Info: 339-2324 , " Welcome Kindergarten, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 2-3 p.m. Aug. 18. Info: 351-2420, "

LITERARY Book Signing with Regie Hamm, Barnes & Noble East Lansing, 333 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Author of “Angels & Idols: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a Would-be Pop Star.” Info: 324-3926, " Katie Williams, Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Mall, Okemos, 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Pizza party and book signing with the author of

“Sticks, Strings, and Shadows: Puppets of Asia”, MSU Museum, Ground Floor Gallery, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, April 18-Nov. 7. Debut new collection of puppets and other cultural artifacts gathered and donated by Doris Neilson. Info: 355-2370 , " “Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar”, Michigan State University Museum, Heritage Gallery, W Circle Dr, East Lansing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6-Sept. 5. Exhibition to understand the work of Cuesta Benberry, a pioneer of American/ African American research on quiltmaking, through interacting with a selection of textiles, rare books, patterns, ephemera, samples of her personal journals, correspondence,

and extensive research files. Museum is closed Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 3 for the holidays. Info: 355-7474 , Cost: free, $4 suggested donation for adults.

MUSIC - VOCAL Shape note singing, Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month. Traditional singing from the 1991 edition of “The Sacred Harp.” Beginners welcome. Loaner books available. Info: 381-1321, "



SCHOOLS Abbott Nursery School Open Enrollment, Abbott Nursery School, 800 Abbott Road, East Lansing, ongoing. Abbott is an independent, non-cooperative, play-based preschool program for ages 3, 4 and 5. Days are filled with play time, story time, music and crafts, outdoor play, field trips and more. Info: 664-1001,

SENIORS Bingo, Meridian Senior Center, 4000 N. Okemos Road, Okemos, 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. Bingo, Bath Senior Center, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, 1 p.m. Aug. 20. Cash prizes. Info: 641-6728 ext. 126. Cost: 25 cents a card.




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Summer Season Hours, East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, 6400 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 4-13; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends June 14-July 31. From Aug. 1-Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. all week. Interactive outdoor water NATURE facility. Info: 333-2580, ext. 22, Chipmunk Story Time: Cost: “The Very Busy Spider”, daily, 10-visit and season passes Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta available for purchase. Road, Okemos, 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Open to preschool and elementary RECYCLING age children. Info: 349-3866, Ingham County Household Cost: $3 per Hazardous Waste child per session. Collection, Ingham County Household Hazardous Waste PERFORMANCES Collection, 5303 S. Cedar St., Great Lakes Feis, Lansing Lansing, 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, until Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., the end of September.. Free Lansing, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15. collection for all Ingham County Public is invited to this Irish arts residents, 2-6 p.m. Thursday, until competition. Team and solo dance,


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The project is expected to wrap up in mid- to late November. The first phase of the work will begin just east of Farm Lane and continue to Hagadorn Road with at least one lane in each direction being open for Michigan State University home football games. Subsequent phases will take the construction from Hagadorn to Comanche Drive, and from Comanche Drive to Okemos Road. Troia pegged the entire project’s cost at around $1.5 million, with 80 percent coming from federal highway dollars. The remaining 20 percent is a half-andhalf split between the road commission and Meridian Township, putting the township’s share at around $150,000. The township’s cost is an agreed-upon amount, and they will not need to cover the tab for planned repairs to a sanitary sewer and the relocation of a water main. The plan is to grind the existing road surface into a gravel-like material and add a liquid stabilizing agent so that can be used for a pavement base. After that, the base material will be paved over. Other improvements planned for the

area of the road include storm sewer and culvert repair or replacement, extending curb and gutter in all shoulder areas east of Hagadorn and sidewalk ramp updates. Two large portions of the project are expected to disrupt all traffic for varying lengths of time. A new culvert and raised road profile is planned for Herron Creek east of Hagadorn, and a large storm sewer pipe will be built for MSU west of the CSX Railroad tracks.

Road closures Troia said the first phase of the project is likely to be completed quickly, while Phase 2 is more complicated and will require several weeks of road closures. The posted detour route will run along Farm Lane to Service Drive to Hagadorn Road for Phase 1, and along Hagadorn, Jolly and Okemos roads for Phases 2 and 3. The road will be open to local traffic throughout the project. The exact timetable for completion of the project will depend on the contractor, said Troia, while noting the ICRC will keep its web site as up to date as possible. For more information, go online to

Foreclosure auction delayed By BARBARA WIELAND

The foreclosure auction of three Okemos businesses has been postponed for at least a week. The businesses - Travelers Club Restaurant and Tuba Museum, White Bros. Music and the building housing the building housing the Triple Goddess Bookstore are owned by Okemos entrepreneur William White. The properties were

scheduled to be sold at a sheriff’s auction in Lansing last Thursday, but mortgage lender Comerica Bank, part of Dallas-based Comerica Inc., opted to delay the sale for at least a week. A total of $834,674 is owed on the properties, according to legal notices. No reason was given for the delay. Lenders don’t have to explain why a sale has been postponed, though common reasons include on-



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Township Lt. Greg Frenger, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, officers were called to the 4000 block of Wabaningo Road on a report of an altercation. The street is east of Dobie and south of Hatch Road, in a wooded area near the Red Cedar River. The Meridian Township treasurer’s office lists Eifert as the owner of record at 4090 Wabaningo. When they arrived, officers saw a man inside the garage brandishing a shotgun. The man was agitated and threatened to shoot the officers, Frenger said. He declined to divulge the man’s motivation for the incident. He then left the garage and walked into a wooded area south of the home. A woman believed to be a relative left the home as police were setting up a perimeter, Frenger said. Members of the Special

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There will be two contested school board races in East Lansing and Okemos in Nov. 2, thanks to an influx of last-minute filings on Tuesday, Aug. 10, the deadline for declaring as a candidate. In East Lansing, incumbent Donna Rich Kaplowitz will be challenged by newcomers Jay Thomas Todd and James A. Smith. Todd, for 10 years an administrative law examiner in the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division of the Michigan Department of State, was previously a lawyer in private practice. He has two sons in East Lansing schools, an East Lansing High School sophomore and a MacDonald Middle School eighth-grader. Todd said he responded to an announcement from the District Parent Council regarding open slots on the board. “I want to serve the community. I want to be part of the process,” he said. Smith, 40, holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Cooley Law School. He is in private practice in East Lansing. The 16-year resident of East Lansing has a daughter entering fourth grade at Marble School. Smith said a motivation to “give back to the community” prompted him to enter the race. “I would like to see the school system remain on top – in fact, I’d like to see it improve,” he said. “A lot of decisions need to be made regarding where resources will be allocated, and I’d like to have a hand in that.” Smith said student-teacher ratio is a big concern of his. “It would be nice to keep class sizes small. I think it contributes to the overall quality of education,” he said. . Incumbent Allyse Anderson will not run again. “I would like to focus on other aspects of my life,” Anderson said.

board member Deb Baughman are seeking the two years remaining on the term of Bob McDonough, who stepped down July 10. Baughman is serving the portion of McDonough’s term that extends until the election. Baughman served on the board from 1999 to 2006, then spent approximately six months completing the term of former trustee Judith Barton McGuidwin, who resigned in May 2009. Baughman’s two sons, Trey and Connor, are both OHS grads. Baughman has 25 years

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Voters in Okemos will have two races to decide, with two candidates for a pair of four-year terms and two candidates for the two-year remainder of a four-year term. Incumbent Amy Crites and newcomer Steve Vagnozzi are the candidates for the two open seats. Vagnozzi said he has lived in the Okemos school district for 25 years. Two daughters are Okemos graduates, while a son is an OHS sophomore. Vagnozzi said he has been active in many school support activities, including millage campaigns and other committees. “I want to provide service to the district in terms of trying to create the best possible education for our students in times of stressful finances,” he said “I am most interested in working to ensure that students of all capabilities get the best possible education.”

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Incumbent president Ron Styka, a 20-year board veteran, will not run again. He said he decided to end his tenure on the board after he was sure good candidates were going to seek election to the board. “I will always consider the time I spent on the Okemos Board as some of the mos important time I have spent, and will continue to remain active in school district affairs,” Styka said in a statement. Damian Fisher, who had already filed, and former

experience as a school social worker, most recently with Lincoln High School in Owosso. “I feel I have a really good handle on the issues that face our schools, our students and the whole educational system,” she said. “I feel like the board spends a lot of time on budget. I know we have to, but it’s important to stay focused on other issues facing the board, like curriculum. Hopefully I can bring some of that to the board as well.”

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Haslett-Okemos Rotary scholarship announced OKEMOS — The HaslettOkemos Rotary Club has presented senior Brianna Kovan, Okemos High School with the Student of the Month Annual Scholarship Award for Okemos. Kovan, the daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Kovan,

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THE SPACE BETWEEN TREES. Katie Williams was born and raised in mid-Michigan and grew up coming into Schuler Books. Her first novel a story that was supposed to be about Evie, how she hasn’t made a friend in years, how she tends to stretch the truth (especially about her so-called relationship with college drop-out Jonah Luks), and how she finally comes into her own once she learns to just be herself but it isn’t. Because when her classmate Elizabeth“Zabet”McCabe’s murdered body is found in the woods, everything changes and Evie’s life is never the same again.

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Two E.L. girls on Honor Guard for Mackinac Island Girl Scouts have been serving as the Governor’s Honor Guard since 1974, when girls petitioned the wife of then Gov. William Milliken to allow them to serve on the island, just as Boy Scouts had been doing since 1929. The girls practice flag etiquette and marching. They learn about the history of the island and Fort Mackinac. The honor guard is responsible for raising and lowering the 20’ by 36’ U.S. flag in formal ceremonies each morning and evening, complete with cannon and trumpet salutes. They perform community service projects, such as cleaning and painting benches, clearing trails, and cleaning cemetery headstones. Thirteen Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups are assigned a week on the island each summer. — From Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

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Two local Girl Scouts were among a group of teens who traveled to Mackinac Island to serve on the Governor’s Honor Guard, as Mackinac Island Honor Scouts. Megan Hicks and Haley Keefe-Reitzell, both of East Lansing, served their first tour of duty on Mackinac Island, Aug. 7-14. The girls are conducting flag ceremonies, guiding tourists around Fort Mackinac and performing service projects with 56 others in Troop 80609, from the Great Lakes Bay Region of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. “It is a good experience for us and a lot of fun,” said Megan. “We will be standing on guard duty every day and marching everywhere, so we have to be physically fit.” She said she is looking forward to learning more about Michigan’s history and the history of the fort. Megan and Haley will be freshmen at East Lansing High School.


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College news uates program in solar and space physics. He is a 2006 graduate of East Lansing High Zachary Curtis, a senior at Michigan School. State University majoring in astrophysics, was awarded the Department of Physics Denison University and Astronomy VerWest Award. This award Local students were among 346 underdistinguishes him as being the top returning graduates named to Denison University’s undergraduate in the Department of Phys- spring semester Dean’s List by Provost ics and Astronomy at Michigan State Uni- Bradley Bateman. Students who achieve versity. He also was on the Dean’s List for Dean’s List status have maintained a gradefall 2009 and spring 2010. Currently, he is at- point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for tending the University of Colorado, in Boul- the semester. They include: Zachary Ara Elder, Colo., for the summer term as an intern massian of East Lansing and Madeline Kate in the Research Experiences for Undergrad- Skaggs of Okemos


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Local women named to Women’s Hall of Fame Three local women and a well known owner of local car tional human rights, civil rights, and refining death penalty dealerships are among the 10 notable women selected by standards. independent juries for induction into the 2010 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Sherrill Freeborough The women will be honored at a benefit dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in Local auto dealershp owner East Lansing. Rising through the ranks of the predomiThe three local women are: nately male auto industry, Freeborough became one of only nine female Saturn dealers Mary Aikey, in the country. Freeborough’s business acumen helped her emerge from auto indusEast Lansing resident Sherrill try turmoil as the new owner of a Hyundai Advocate for women’s and seniors’ rights, Freeborough dealership. Aikey improved the lives of women and girls Other inductees are: as the executive director of the Greater LanLaura Carter Callow of Livionia sing YWCA for over 20 years. A dedicated activist for women’s civil rights, Callow’s She chaired the Michigan Coordinating concern for women’s economic equality lead her to work Committee for the 1975 National Women’s Mary for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on the Conference created by Congress. Aikey state and national level for over 30 years. Terry McMillan, raised in Port Huron Sandy Draggoo Bestselling author and pioneer of the African-American

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One of the first women to lead a public transportation system in the country, Draggoo has been the executive director of the Capitol Area Transportation Authority (CATA) since 1985. Under her leadership CATA received the American Public Transportation Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991.

Dorean Marguerite Hurley Koenig Haslett resident A founding partner in one of the first all female law firms in Michigan and the first female tenured professor at Cooley Law School, Koenig has made contributions in the areas of women’s civil liberties, interna-

romance genre, McMillan writes strong, black, female protagonists and explores the dynamic role they play in relationships. Her novel Waiting to Exhale, which spent 38 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and How Stella Got Her Grove Back were made into major motion pictures. Cynthia J. Pasky,lives in Detroit A business woman and Detroit community leader, Pasky grew her information technology services company, Strategic Staffing Solutions, from one office and three employees in 1990 to an international firm with more than 1,700 employees. The Philip A. Hart Award is presented annually to male citizens who have demonstrated a unique understanding and support of women’s issues and concerns and have contributed to the advancement of women’s rights and interests. This year’s recipients are: Thomas J. Bissonnette, the Associate Executive Director for Nursing Practices at the Michigan Nurses Association, and Daniel Granholm Mulhern, the first First Gentleman of Michigan.

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Half his life in the business Soka, 30, has been in the restaurant business for nearly half his young life. The Southfield native’s work experience includes stints at noted Italian restaurant Andiamo and Royal Oak’s Red Coat Tavern, famous for its burgers. In 2006, a chance to

‘One thing I do in my life is to give service. If you come to State Side Deli, you get the best service...’ – Spencer Stoka, owner of State Side Deli

He asked his phone store customers for nearly a year before opening State Side whether he should open a deli, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. “All the experience I had working in a restaurant didn’t compare to a deli to me,” Soka said. He shared his plans with his father, Ron, who expressed doubt at the beginning but eventually came around. The original location has been successful, expanding from an initial 1,200 square feet to 3,000 square feet while adding a seating area. Soka said the notion for the new location came about after Melting Moments founder Mark Geovjian, an Okemos resident, stopped by for a sandwich. The two men got to talking, and when Geovjian came calling some six months later Soka was ready to get started on his

Spencer Soka and his dad, Ron, get ready to open State Side Deli’s new location at 313 E. Grand River in downtown East Lansing. State Side, whose original location is in Okemos near I-96, opened for business Aug. 11.

gus beef and only romaine lettuce Keeping high standards of freshness and services are words to live by for Soka. “One thing I do in my life is to give service,” he said. “If you come to State Side Deli, you will get the best service and top-quality food.” From Philadelphia The East Lansing location has also created 15 new jobs with the potential Bread for the cheesesteaks is being brought in from Philadelphia, while for 20, part of 35 total jobs between the the burgers will be made from fresh An- two locations.

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Memorial to Haslett mom who loved to run By DAWN PARKER HASLETT - Friends of Ullianna “Ulli” Dalton Szych thought a 5K race would be the ideal way to honor her memory. “If she were here, she would participate,” childhood friend Kelly Anson said of the 1995 Haslett High School graduate, who lost a battle with melanoma in March. Not even two cancer diagnoses kept Szych down, Anson said. “I don’t think she ever stopped running. She was still running and biking. She was looking forward to getting back out there,” Anson said. Szych, 33 at the time of her death, is survived by her husband, Ken, and three young daughters - Teagan, Courtesy photograph Tristan and Tatum. The inaugural Ulli Dalton Ullianna “Ulli” Dalton Szych with daughters, Teagan, Szych Memorial Run will Tristan and Tatum. step off from Haslett High School, 5450 Marsh Road, at ketball. “She was a great 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. person,” Anson said. The 5K will be run on Szych continued with Haslett’s cross-country Ulli Dalton Szych those sports in high school, course, and will be preceded Memorial Run while adding cross-country by a 400-meter dash for kids and volleyball to her regithat will start near the tenHaslett High School, men. nis courts and finish on the 5450 Marsh Road, at She was a successful track. Entry fee for the 5K 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. athlete, holding the is $25 in advance or on race 21. school’s 800-meter run reday, and includes a T-shirt Packet pickup will take cord for 15 years and and post-race refreshments. place from 6-8 p.m. making the Lansing State The kids’ race is $10 per enFriday, Aug. 20 and 8 Journal Dream Team for try, and also includes a Tto 9:30 a.m. on race track and field in 1994. shirt. day at the school. She was also active in Benefit for family E-mail inquiries can be choir, including the Select directed to Anson at Women’s Ensemble, and All proceeds from the was twice a member of the event will benefit the family. Homecoming Court She went on to Siena Heights University in AdriThe race was scheduled an, where her 1997 wom“I don’t think she for the day of the Class en’s cross-country team is of 1995’s 15-year reunion in enshrined in the Athletic ever stopped the hopes that classmates Hall of Fame. take part, and AnAnson and fellow orgarunning ...she was would son said she has gotten nizers began meeting in many responses from old always looking April to put the race tofriends. gether. “We figured people who forward to getting “I’ve run them, but I’ve aren’t avid runners will do never organized one,” she back out there.” it too and be able to enjoy said. she said. Anson said “I didn’t expect as much – Friend Kelly it,” she met Szych in middle work as we’ve gotten into, and was a teamAnson school, but it’s definitely been mate in track and basworth it.”

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child’s death is excruciating and life-changing. The anguish and sorrow is unimaginable. When my daughter, Kristen, died suddenly on July 21, 1985, my heart was shattered. Now that her 25th ‘anniversary’ has passed, I would like to share some grief ‘learnings’ and how they moved me toward ‘healing my fractured heart.’ 1.) A child’s death is not something to ‘get over’ Parental grief is a lifelong journey. As your child grows up in your mind you recycle losses within vari-

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ous contexts. Grief impacts you spiritually, emotionally, physically, cognitively and socially. Each aspect is processed over and over again moving toward integration within your life, but you will NEVER get ‘over it!’ 2.) Grief is not a stepby-step linear process Dr Kübler-Ross never intended her theory generalized across all loss moving

from denial to a final acceptance. That linear thinking causes complications for many. There is no cookie-cutter approach to living without your child. Grief is an unpredictable spiraling rollercoaster and feels never-ending. Go with the flow of your own journey and give yourself permission to take what fits and disregard the rest. 3.) Grief is intergenerational We learn about coping with loss as a child in our families and from other significant people and it impacts how we process our

own child’s death. Yet, you DO have a choice to forge your own way of ‘healing’ in a healthier and more constructive way. 4.) Going around grief is not an option Parents struggle with “How do I go on?” There is no way around grief - you must go through it. Some say ‘healing’ isn’t possible. Yet it’s often felt long AFTER it’s actually begun and continues throughout life. You CAN live life with renewed faith, hope and love! 5.) Ongoing support is vital Many are uncomfortable

around bereaved parents. The unthinkable has happened and they realize it could have been them! Sharing your pain and joy (one CAN laugh in the midst of grief) with others willing to listen with compassion without telling you to move on before YOU are ready, is vital. 6.) Our children live within us forever Grief is a fact of living and loving and may feel insurmountable. Yet having your child physically gone doesn’t mean they aren’t ‘here.’ I KNOW Kristen is with me from the ‘love messages’ she sends me. Divine synchronicity and grace can

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s I lie in bed on an early morning in late August, I feel that something has changed. What can it be? It’s the tiniest bit darker than it was yesterday, but that’s not it. The breeze from the open window is

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ed, starting at the most tentative hint of daylight. Have they given up, gotten tired of the whole thing? Are they packing, getting ready to travel? I recall that every late summer this eloquent silence surprises me, as clear an indicator that it’s all ending as the darker mornings and evenings.

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Finding coolness easier On a Michigan midsummer day moving to the shade is no guarantee of comfort, but today it would be a given. Today you could be too cool in the shade. Leaves are beginning to drift downward, some from trees that might be unhealthy, unable to hold them any longer. Maybe it isn’t worth it to them, what

with the silence of the birds and the industriousness of the squirrels. In any case, soon there will be enough leaves so that I can scuff as I walk instead of keeping a watchful eye out for slick mud that has collected in summershower puddles. I love fall. Many of us do. But summer seems to come and go so quickly that we long for just a bit more. There will be more summer-like days ahead, certainly. But the birds have told us not to get too hopeful. It’s time to move on, from raspberries and cherries to late peaches and apples. Ah! Apples. Each season has its unique gifts. We enjoy and appreciate them all. But when morning becomes suddenly quiet, it’s hard not to be just a bit melancholy. Clarice Thompson is regular a contributor to this newspaper. Contact her atGmail:

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Land preservation tax renewal pondered

Meridian puts ‘restoration’ tax on Nov. ballot By DAWN PARKER

lower tax bills than last year. MERIDIAN TWP. – A Headlee restora“We have to tion tax will be on the November ballot in hope it passes,” Meridian Township after trustees approved trustee John the measure 4-2 at their Aug. 5 meeting. Veenstra said. Treasurer Julie Brixie and clerk Mary “If it doesn’t, Helmbrecht voted no on the measure. we are faced If approved by voters, the township will with $1.5 milhave the power to levy the full five mills, lion in cuts, permitted by the state for general fund op- and I don’t erations, for six years. know how to The township currently levies 4.202 do it.” mills; an approval would let the township The original levy the remaining .7998 mills if needed. resolution Brixie said the two-year projections called for a appear “particularly grim” regarding the 10-year millage, township’s ability to continue current levbut after els of service to residents. lengthy debate If the millage is approved, she predicted – and failed nearly 98 percent of taxpayers will still see


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East Lansing is in the process of hiring a new Level 4 assessor, following Jane Meddaugh’s retirement in June, and Richards said a new assessor would also do work for the township. The communities will again split the costs, with each side paying no more than 60 percent of the total. Meridian Township may assume more of a share than East Lansing, as Richards said the person would be expected to function as a department head for the township. The township has an assessor working on a contract basis two days a week. Richards said it’s anticipated the cost to the township would stay the same, but the township would get at least four more hours on the job. As approved, the agreement would be

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Teddy Bear Hospital to focus on medical needs EAST LANSING — Teddy Bears will receive tender loving care and awareness of the needs of children with special medical needs will get a boost at the popular Teddy Bear Hospital and Picnic. This event, designed especially for children, teddies, parents and other caregivers, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the MSU 4-H Children’s Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In its sixth year, the event will raise awareness about the MSU Children’s Health Initiative, which seeks to work collaboratively with the community to improve access and care coordination for the region’s children with specialty medical needs.

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the College of Human Medicine. MSU pediatricians and medical students who staff the Teddy Bear Hospital will mend everything from a loose stitch to an imaginary broken limb when children bring their favorite stuffed animals to be “fixed.” More than 24 “specialty clinics,” including cardiology, orthopedics, nursing, radiology, and surgery will be featured during this special event design to help children. Children and parents will have an opportunity to interact with the physicians and medical students and learn all about healthy living as their stuffed friends are repaired. “For children, a visit to the doctor can be stressful,” says Jan Quiring, executive director of the MSU Children’s Health Initiative. “Parents can reduce stress and anxiety for their children by preparing for

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EAST LANSING — Senior Tyler Tucker had been looking forward to the first day of football practice since closing out the 2009 season with a convincing victory over Owosso. After back-to-back district championships in 2007 and 2008, East Lansing faced a rebuilding stage last season with an inexperienced team that finished 3-6. Tucker, who starts at quarterback and linebacker for the Trojans, noticed a difference in the team’s attitude from the moment they stepped on the field Monday morning, Aug. 9. “There is a feeling of confidence around here because we have so much talent coming back,” Tucker said. “Now that the majority of us have been in the system for a year, we know what it takes to have success at the varsity level.” East Lansing welcomed 47 players at opening varsity practice Aug. 9. Unlike last season, more than half of the team will be made up of seniors. “This is a dedicated group

that has stuck together, and they want to accomplish some big things this year,” East Lansing coach Bill Feraco said “Because we were so young last year, some of these guys were thrust into leadership roles that maybe were new to them and now they know what they have to do.”

Returnees The Trojans return nine players on offense, including all of its skill position starters from last season. Tucker passed for 1,467 yards and eight touchdowns in his first year starting at quarterback for the Trojans. Both of his primary receiving targets, Efe ScottEmuakpor and Devlin Bell will return as well. The duo combined for 92 receptions and more than 1,000 receiving yards in 2009. Senior Spencer Treadwell rushed for 966 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named a Class A all-area selection. “We’re an athletic team and we will be looking to balance things out and get the ball in our playmakers hands,” Feraco said.

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Big things in store for E. Lansing? “We did a good job of that last year, but we just want to do it better now and we are working hard to make sure we can do that.”

Competition strong One aspect that Feraco was quick to point out was the competition on both the offensive and defensive line. The Trojans will look to fill two open spots on the offensive line and one on the three-man defensive front. “There’s going to be a lot of competition there, which is always good,” he said. “Were looking to fill those positions and build some quality depth, and that is always important.” East Lansing will open its season with a nonleague game Aug. 27 against Haslett before taking on a competitive CAAC Blue schedule. If everything falls into place, Feraco believes that this year’s club should have a realistic shot at playing for a conference championship. “There are kids back this year that produced last year and learned a lot during that time,” Feraco said. “We just feel that if they work together, if they work

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East Lansing defensive-line coach Adam Nolen (center) works with his linemen Monday, August 9, 2010, the first day of Trojan football practice. intelligently and they work “I think that everyone something that when they hard, then they can realize here wants to improve and leave they will be rememeven better things. they want to be part of bered for.”

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matches Deborah’s style of play,” Smith said. “One of the main things that I have noticed about her as a player is her willingness to guard the other team’s best player. She always wants to take on those types of tasks.” Hoekstra, who plans to major in physical therapy, said that while it was a tough decision, Bowling Green remained among the top teams on her list throughout the recruiting process. “I felt extremely connected to the coaches and felt like they really wanted me there,” Hoekstra said. “I know if I work hard, then I can make an impact almost right away.” Bowling Green finished 27-7 last season in winning the MAC title and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

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East Lansing’s Deborah Hoekstra, a Class A all-state selection and LSJ Dream Team member, has verbally committed to joining Bowling Green’s women’s basketball program following her graduation in 2011. Hoekstra, a 5-foot-9 guard, played her first three years at Lansing Eastern, but transferred to East Lansing earlier this summer. She averaged 20.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and Hoekstra 4.3 steals per game last season for the Quakers. She chose the Falcons over Florida International, North Florida,

“I knew that (Bowling Green) is a very good program, and I was able to communicate with the coaching staff well and just felt comfortable there,” Hoekstra said. “They play the style of basketball I like, and they are allowing me to be the player that I am now...only better.” Hoekstra played a variety of positions during her time at Eastern, but believes that she will primarily be used at shooting guard in college. College coaches can’t speak about a prospect until she has signed a national letter of intent. But East Lansing coach Rob Smith is confident that Hoekstra should fit in very well with Bowling Green’s style of play. “They have a very fast paced offense and Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Ohio, shoot a ton of 3-pointers. Detroit and Oakland. Their defense is very in your face, which

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Okemos’ Murphy closes the deal By DENNY SCHWARZE

EAST LANSING — With a closely-packed final group and a tough first round at Forest Akers West that saw nobody under par, someone needed a solid final round in order to take the GLAGA All-City Championship. And as the sun was setting, Dugan Murphy of Okemos rose up to put the tournament away. Murphy closed with a 2-under-par round of 70 to win the Championship Division at the All-City Championship on Sunday. “It means a lot. I’ve played in it for seven or eight years now, and I always look forward to it,” Murphy said of winning the event. “I’ve been close a couple times. ... To finally get it done, it just feels good.” Murphy won the tournament by four shots and was five shots better in the final round than playing partners Nicholas Gunthorpe and Blake English. “I didn’t really know if I was up or I was down throughout the entire round. And my caddie (MSU men’s basketball player and fellow

Okemos alum Mike Kebler) tried to tell me after every shot, ‘Do you want to know where you are?’ And I said no, because I just wanted to play my game,” Murphy said.

Pressure? Yes “There was definitely some pressure, but it was good pressure,” he added. “When you’re in that type of situation, it’s a good thing.” Murphy, who tied for ninth in the Championship Division last year, becomes the second former Okemos player in three years to win the tournament, joining 2008 champ Bobby Albers. “There’s a lot of good players playing in this. Whether they’re in college or they’re older, they’re still good players. ... I’m glad that I did it,” Murphy said. Murphy started the final round one shot behind second-round leader Gunthorpe, who had a sizzling 66 — including a 32 on the back nine — during Saturday’s, Aug. 7 second round at the East Course. Gunthorpe finished runner-up at 216 strokes for three days after a final-round 75, the same score he shot

West Course on the opening day and a 72 at the East Course the next day. “I just wasn’t making any mistakes,” said Clark, who played college golf at Michigan State but hadn’t played in the All-City event since 2001. “I struck the ball well Satisfactions and made a few putts to save “It’s a good experience, some pars and didn’t make a and having some more ex- bogey until 15.” perience is a good thing,” Gunthorpe said of the fin- First flight In the first flight of the ish. “To shoot even par for these three days is a good Flighted Division, Dave Koeachievement, but I wish I nigsknecht won by one could have done a little bet- stroke over Steve Crowley with a three-day total of 231. ter.” Jonathan Pauli finished Greg Overway won the secin the top three for a second ond flight of the Flighted Distraight year, taking third vision with a score of 244, place with a final round 73 while Pat McCarthy took top and a three-day total of 217. honors in the third flight. Jerry Blake won by four English also was looking to add his name to a grow- strokes in the championship ing list of prominent college- flight of the Senior Division, aged golfers who have won while Gary Broughman took the event, but a 75 left him first in the first flight of the in fourth place at 218 with Senior Division over Randy two others — Brian Burt, Mastin. The Women’s Division who was fresh off competing at the U.S. Junior Ama- had some excitement deteur, and Nathan Clark, who spite Pam Harden easily Photograph by Robert Killips shot a 71 on Sunday, Aug. taking first place. Elissa 8 to tie Murphy for the sec- Crumley aced the 12th hole in Sunday’s final round on Dugan Murphy of Okemos won the GLAGA All-City ond-best final round. Clark improved his score her way to a three-day total Championship by four shots Aug. 8 at Forest Akers West in East Lansing. each day after a 75 at the of 290. in the first round. “The round started off real slow,” Gunthorpe said. “I made some bad swings which kind of cost me but overall the whole tournament I think I hit the ball well.”

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Negatives signs John Johnson, Michigan High School Athletic Association communications director, said it’s probably too early to tell if the situation has become that drastic. But he has seen negative signs, and the athletes who participate just to have fun and be part of something might be

Okemos fees the highest Okemos, at $300 per athlete and $500 for two or more, has the area’s highest fee for the second straight school year. Haslett, DeWitt and East Lansing all pushed their fees to at least $200. Schools are charging in a variety of ways. Grand Ledge, for example, went from $130 for an entire year to $100 per sport — making it cheaper for a onesport athlete but more expensive if he or she plays two. Grand Ledge is also one of three area schools, along with Fowlerville and Maple Valley, that have raised family caps — the total amount a family must pay if it has multiple athletes. On a statewide scale, Johnson noted first-time fees at schools like Stevensville-Lakeshore and Petoskey, and a raise to $300 at Farmington Hills Harrison. Rochester High was considering a $450 fee that would’ve gone up to $900 for a three-sport athlete before settling on

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East Lansing Jean Lovett G rua peacefu ly and gracefu l l y entered eternity on A ugust 7, 2010. S he was born June 29, 1919 in East Lynn, Illinois. S he grew up in Hoopeston, Illinois and spent her summers in G oodla nd, Indiana. Jean received a degree in Music at Milliken University in D ecatur, Illinois , wher e she met and married Remo G rua of Benld, Illinois. They moved to East Lansing in 1948. Jean taught strings in the Lansing P ublic Schools and got her Masters D egree in Music at MSU. Jean lov ed music, travel, her f amily histo ry and S partan basketball. S he was a member of S igma A lpah Iota National Music S orority, Matinee Musicale, Mason Orchestra , P eoples Ch urch Choir , D .A .R., D .A .C., and past president of the East Lansing Woman’s Cl ub. Jean was preceded in death by her belov ed Remo and is survived by her two childr en, th ree grandsons, th ree greatgrandchildr en, and her f amilies and f riends at Timber Ridge S enior A ssisted Living Facility and P eoples Ch urch . Cher ish ing her memory are Rosemary G rua, Tom, Tonya, Par ker, A nna and Abby S eely , and Mark, Linda, S eth and A dam G rua. A f uneral service will be held Wednesday, A ugust 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at P eoples Church, 200 W. Grand R iver A ve, East Lansing. The f amily will receive f riends Tuesday, f rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. at G orsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. G rand River A ve., East Lansing, and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Ch urch . Jean will be buried next to Remo in Benld, Illinois. Thos e desiring may make donations to a music organization of their choic e. P lea se visit www.gorsl ineruncimaneastl to sign the guest book for the G rua f amily.

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slack, raising more than $100,000 per school year to help pay for uniforms, entry fees and similar costs. They also help save money by volunteering to run concession stands and take tickets. “It’s a model people are going to adopt. And what a great model to provide for athletics,” Schmidt added. “Basically, we’re talking about teamwork, and that’s what we’re trying to teach anyway.” Holt is also a regular host of state postseason events, which do not bring Holt does not charge in an abundance of extra money, but enough to count, Schmidt said. But Holt — mid-Michigan’s largest He also said he thinks Holt’s overall school with a bit more than 1,900 stuschool budget is likely in better shape dents — does not charge a fee, although than most. Schmidt said his department relies on wWith school of choice, Holt has been families in a variety of similar ways. able to maintain its enrollment or stay Holt charged a fee before restructurclose, which in turn keeps up state ing in 1998. Since then, any new sports — currently bowling, lacrosse and hock- funding, while other schools have lost students. And he credited savvy maney — get a school-paid-for coach and agement financially and administratively transportation costs covered, but athletes must pay the rest of their expenses. with keeping the system strong. “We count every penny, ask for lots No Rams team gets transportation on Saturdays, and teams of 30 or fewer ath- of volunteers, lots of help,” Schmidt said. “We’re just trying to get by season to sealetes traveling 30 or fewer miles have to find their own ways home after a contest. son. It’s not a good long-term plan right now, but we’re at the mercy of the school Holt did cut its operating budget by budget, which is at the mercy of the state 12 percent, mostly in transportation and budget. And athletics are not going to new equipment. But the school’s wellcome first.” supported booster club picks up the $185 and $370, respectively. And though those 19 area schools do not charge an official participation fee, Holt athletic director Rick Schmidt said that can be a matter of semantics. The MHSAA’s Johnson said fees started in suburban districts, and the 13 locally raising fees this fall include some of mid-Michigan’s most affluent communities such as DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett and Williamston.


When it comes to high school athletes paying fees to participate in school sports, many in mid-Michigan appear to be eschewing the norm. While the trend statewide is to charge athletes to play sports, 19 of the 45 schools in the State Journal’s coverage area still do not charge a formal fee to play. That number holds steady from a year ago. That’s the good news, but it’s not the entire story in the region. There are 13 districts in the area which have raised their fees in some way as the first fall practices begin this morning. A year ago, the statewide forecast called for clipping at parts of athletic budgets and holding off on major cuts or increased fees until now.

the ones who find a few hundred dollars are better spent elsewhere. “That’s where I fear it will come home to roost,” Johnson said. “It’ll take out the kid who just wants to be part of something, as opposed to somebody who might be more competitive and amongst the team leaders.”

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INCOME PROPERTY Lansing/Delta Twp., Waverly Schools , 2 bd rm units, owner occupied or investment, interest rates are DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R E low for potential good DUCED. Heavy industri al, cash flow . $150K. 989-587 great location. Sale or 3308. lease. Land C ontract available. $139,000. 2600 S now Rd. 586 -772-2759 or 810 772-6561.

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3-PLEX MULTI- UNIT 1350/MO cash flow . Needs rehab. MI ave & P e n n s y l v a n i a 1 PLOT AT Eastl awn rial Garden in the Apostles 7268 CONEFLOWER CT. - U p$14999 (810 )820-510 1 Garden, valued at $1695, ton Woods S ub. 3 bd rm., 2 asking $975. 517-285-4416 bath ranch on cul-de-s ac. Maple kitchen, oak baths. SELLING 1 SPAC,E Gard en Fireplace in greatroom. 2of 10 C ommand. @ East car attached garage. 517Lawn Memory Gardens 410-8973. (Okemos), includes 1 sin"37 ACRES $92,000- S t. gle marker w/granite. ToJohns area. G o r g e o u s d ay’s value is approx. grass land acreage, some $3700. Asking $2300. 517woods , pond, great build 371-4336. ing site & hunting. Francis Rd. to C hurch. Tim Forell West Michigan Real E state ROUND LAKE - LAKE AC616-813 -5244" or 450-8915. CES. 4 BR, 4 baths, 2,000 sf, has separate apt., perfec t for d aycare or rental. New well. +/- 3/4 acre. $65,900, all offers consid ered. 8 28-226-9998 or 517290-2250, Mike

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WATERFRONT 1025 SQ. f t. cottage on the S outh Branch of the Pere Marquette River, in Ruby C reek, MI. 130’ f rontage. ST E ABLISHED carpet cleanAddit ional infor mation ing & related services upon request. $129,900. business in greater Lans231-578-1006. ing area. Profit able turnkey operation. E xcellent growth potential. Must have proof of f unding prior. $60K. 517-898-7305.

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BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru EAST LANSING. new dining, LLIKEN ADDRES (2) 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. living, bd rm. & bath. MUDBL. WIDE.S Each 3 bd rm., U tilities included. Taylor $53,400 value, asking 2 bath on seperate lots. Realty 517-272-1512. $43,200 or make offer . Possible room o f r horses. If interested please call Land contract available. 517-337-068 3. 616-754-3044 HOLT: 1 BE DROOM , $450 + depos it. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. C oin MUST SELL MANUFAC laundry. 1960 Aurelius TURED HOME 3 bedr ooms, Road. Busline. Applica2 f ull baths, all appliances, tions. up f ront. outside shed included. ** 586-292-3681 ** $22,500. 517-468-1664. LAKE MECOSTA - C ustom estate on peninsula stretching into lake. 3 stories of lake views, custom LG. 2 BDRM. , On site cabinets, marble entry, laundry. $545+depos it, parquet dining, wood incl. heat & water burning fir eplaces, in-law 1978 HOLLY PARK 14x67’ 517-285-93 12. apt, 3rd floor bird ’s eye w/7.5 x 23’ expanded area views, garage/workshop, in LR/DR. 2 BR, 1 1/2 ba, all boat house w/indoor waappli. & W/D, AC, f urnace ter access.(616)490-0932 new in ’08, 3 season rm, storage shed. Located in Winds or E states, DimonLAKE ODESA LAKE FRONT d ale. $6000. 517-669-2189. OPEN HOU,SE Sat . 1 – 3 pm. 1520 Virginia S t. REDUCED PRICE AGAIN. PRICE REDUCED. 3 BR, 2 MUST SELL by S ept. S ky$100 moves you in! bath. C ompletely renovatline ’79, 14’x70’. 3 bd rm. ed. $225,900. 517-204-2081. E xcellent cond! 855 W. Jef "0" application fee & ferson, Lot 59, Grand "0" sec. depos it Ledge. $3,000/best. C ome see & make offer . 1 or 2 bd rms Apts. 517-627-7736.

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mfg. home. BY OWNER - C lean 3 bd rm., 2001 SHULTZ ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & AUCTION BANK-OWNED 27x54 w/att’d garage central air, 1.5 car garage, CRAFTS f rom Home! YearHOMES - For Sale includ 24x28, also covered rear fenc ed yard, enclosed Round Work! E xcellent ing properties in this area. porch, $59,900, psbl. short porch. $45,900 or reasonaPay! No E xperience! Top Now is the time! The marterm contract. 499 S hade ble offer . No Land C onUS C ompany! Glue Gun, ket, interest rates, and opTree Trail, S ycamore Viltract. a C ll E lise at: 517-927Painting, Jewelry, More! portunities could not be lage in Mason. 517-7494467 for more det ails. Toll Free 1-866-844-50 91 better. New properties 2054, 517-628-2327 209 E . MT. Hope, large clean MM added d aily! 1 bd rm., 10’x10’ offic e, fir eBid now online: BY OWNER - C lean 3 bd rm., place, 1.5 bath. C eramic C A R E E R www.OnlineBid central air, 1.5 car garage, top range. Lots of oak POS ITIONS /GOVE RNME N Hud son & Marshall, fenc ed yard, enclosed floors, trim, storage & T JOBS Ear n $12-$48/ hour 1-866-53 9-4174. MC porch. $45,900. No Land closets. Bay windows. InFull Medical Benefits/Paid C ontract. Call E lise at: 517RELOCATE YOUR door parking. $550+. 517Training—Ad ministrative/ 927-4467 or go to: HOME AND SAVE! 28 5-4489 C l e r i c a l , f, 901 LeU p to $8,500 in relocaAccounting/Finance, Online-Only nore Ave., for more det ails. tion E xpenses, PLUS Healthcare, Law E nfor ceDiscounted S ite Rent. $444 OFF A 12-MO. LEA!SE ment, More! FT/PT 1-800$199*/mo. for 3 yrs. RENT TO OWN Forest View Apts in Haslett 320-9353 E xt. 2519 Amenities Include: 928 Mahlon. Remodeled, 2 *Immedia te Occupancy MM µ C lubhouse bd rm., 1 bath, garage, *Co zy 1 bd rm Apts. $560 µ Play Area fenc ed yd. $625/mo. in*PET WELCOME COMMUNITY PAPERS pro- Tues, August 31 µ Well Maintainedcluded taxes & insurance. *S ingle level bldg vide a valuable service to Grounds $2K dow n. 517-388-1826 w/private entries your community! Thank µ C onvenient Location *Washer/Dryer hook ups Tract 1: 10AM you for reading this publiµ E xcellent School in utility room cation! S ystem *Vaulted ceiling in living 1.515± Acres µ On-S ite Management room Gaines, MI Call TODAY! *St orage access S un Homes at * Lovely wooded setting Tract 2: 11AM BY OWNER- EXECUTIVE Kensington Meadows *Clos e to everything HOME close to schools & (8 ) 8 -605-2237 a C ll toda y for info and tour! 2± Acres shopping. 3 possible 5 *Annual market 517-349-2250 Fowlerville, MI bd rm., many ammenities. increases apply. S ite C ondit ions apply. Priced to sell. Call: 517rent returns to f ull Tract 3: 12PM 230-7117 or 989-224-605 6 market rate in 4th ACCORD PROPERTIES year. Home must satis2± Acres S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. f y community move-in Lansing /E . Lansing Area. Webberville, MI requirements. E xpires 517-337-7900 9/30/10 EHO

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CARY APTS. S . LANSING. 1 & GREAT 1 BDRMS available! 2 bd rms., $470-$570 mo., normally rents for heat, water, sewer & trash $550/mo. S pecial pricing included. 517-202-3964. at $475/mo. plus electric (around $30/mo.) A/C in apts. Open floor plan. DELUXE APT. RENT starts Laundry f acilities on site!! $550 util incl. Beautifu l Pet f riendly , dog run on 40x60 flow ered patio w/ site. C ountry setting. Call built in charcoal grill. C yndi at 517-285-83 43 for 517- 482 -8196 det ails!

S . SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bd rm., $475, washer/d ryer hookup. 517-388-0 584.

Apartments Suburbs BEAUTIFUL 3 BR. HOU S E in Averill Woods S ubd. Natural woodw ork w/new appli., 2 car gar. Full bsmt. Q uiet area. 15 mins. to MSU or dow ntown. $870. 517-525-228 3. Avail. S ept. 1st. Photos at GRAND LEDGE 2-3 bd rm. fir eplace, garage, central air, washer & d ryer, $750$850 . 517-28 2-9669 or 517-349-8000 GRAND LEDGE apts for rent. 1 & 2 bd rm. upper units. $470/mo. Near dow ntown. Call 517-627-6253 GRAND LEDGE quiet 1 bd rm. $455. 2 bd rm. $550. Inc. heat. For nonsmoking responsible indiv idu al or couple. No pets. 627-9085

GREAT APT, GREAT PRICE . 2 bd rm., near Willow & Waverly. Free heat, f ree water. 517-303-668 0

Apartments Suburbs KINGSTON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS Car efr ee living for ad ults 55 and up in “charming" dow ntown Eat on Rapids . 1 and 2 bd rm. apts. available starting at $377/mo. Inunit washers & d ryers, carports, community and entertainment rooms and much more. Call C hristina at 517-663-1900. Pets welcome. MASON 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, central air, washer/ d ryer. $750-$900. 517-28 2-9669 517-349-8000

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Free Heat Water, sewer, trash included. Riverview Village Apartments 632 Riverview Lane Apt. C 1 Eat on Rapids MI 482 8 7 517 663-28 00 www.meda TTY# 1 8 00 649-3777 Professiona lly Managed by Meda llion Management Inc. Pet Friendly

Condominiums For Rent HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing C enter at: 1-877-97 9-FAIR. MASO-N 2 BDRM., 2 bath, 1st floor unit, central air, wooded view. Washer/d ryer in unit, 1 car garage. No pets, no smoking. $750+ utilities. 517256-4444

MASO-N 2 BDRM., 2 bath, central air, gas log fir eplace, vaulted ceilings, countryside view. Washer/d ryer in unit. S mall dog or cats permitted, no smoking. $675+ utilities. Available Aug 1. 616-550-778 6

HASLETT - 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 bd rm. 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central ∫ air. U tility room with LARGE 3 bd rm., washer/d ryer hookup. No MASON dow nstairs apt. Fireplace, pets, $595/mo. incl. water. dec k, basement. $82 5 + Call 517-372-8000 or 517WATER VIEW PLACE – exec utilities. 694-1755 d ays, WILLIAMSTON 349-83 45 760 E C hurch condos for rent. 2 & 3 676-9178 wkends . C ell 505S t. apt. $575/mo. + elecbd rm, 1500-2200 sf, 3 lev587 5. tric. 2 bd rm., 1 bath, reels w/lots of storage, HASLETT- GREAT VALUE cently refurb ished. Call attchd. garage. On river in 1 & 2 bd rm., From $395. 517-285-0 575 d wntn DeWitt next to park PORTLAND APTS "0" Deposit! and walking trails. Incl. 517-337-1133 has spacious airf ree wireless internet, cacondit ioned 2 bd rm apt noe use, d ry-cleaning pickhomes read y for immedi up and much more. Please ate occupancy. Move in tocall Tim at: 517-28 2-0500 d ay for $299. Call 517-647HOLT S PAC IOU S 2 bd rm 4910 to tour your new apt. Great location. New home! HASLETT Lakefr ont on carpet, f ree heat & f ree waLake Lansing w/doc k, ter, pay only electric. No gazebo, beautifu l view. pets. S tarting at $600 mo. patio or dec k. Luxury 2 Please call 517-927-5776. bd rm w/ offic e, condo/ BDRM., 1.5 B A T H . apt. New maple kitchen, 3 S eperate garage, central black/ stainless applianair. Eat ing area in kitchen., Selling an item OKEMOS NEAR MALL: ces, carpet, air. W/D. some dining room. Just remod Lg. 2 bd rm., balcony. SEE SOURCEADS.COM fir eplace & granite, No big eled. C omplete basement. $555, "0" depos it. OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE dogs , incl lawn, trash,snow Nice yard. $1,100/mo. + 517-337-1133. $895-$97 5 517-853 -6307 877-475-SELL utilities. 517-349-0527.

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S UTHEAST O LANSING 3 MASO-N LUXURY DUPLEX OKEMOS LESLIE AREA 3010 bd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, 3 bd rm. 3 bath, 8 rooms, Annis Rd. Beautifu l counbsmt., dec k, great neighlarge kitchen, fir eplace & try setting, 2 story + f ull borhood. No pets. $755 + more! $1,350. 517-230-2929 bsmt. 3 bd rms., 1 1/2 depos it. 517-393-8970. baths, kitchen, dec k off dining area, liv. rm., att. garage, W/D hookup, appli. f urn., $82 5 sec. dep. $82 5 mo. + utils. C redit check. No pets, no smoking. 517-589-8362. GRAND LEDGE LG 2 2 BDRM W/BASEMENT, bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 W/D hookup, near Ingham MASON Okemos Schools . bath, f ull bsmt, garage, Medical, $480 + utilities. 1685 S tillman. 2 bd rm., 1.5 $690+ utilities. Newly Call 517-281-1236. bath, completely remod remodeled. eled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car 517-339-2486 5826 ORC HARD CT. C lean 3 garage. $850+ utilities. No bd rm, 1½ bath, f ull basepets/ smoking. For more ment with W/D hookup. info., 517-930-1575 H O L T : 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath 2 New carpet, appliances. story partially finis hed Fenced backyard, private DUPLEX bsmt, laundry hookup, dec k. C entral air. $800 + WILLIAMSTON NEW construction, 4 dec k, air, Incl. snow, sewutils. 517-332-9255. bd rm., 1 1/2 baths, launer, water, trash, lawn. d ry, all appliances includ Newer paint, carpet & ap- BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SET ed. $950 mo. 517-202-6886 . pliances. Cat or Toy dog TING, 3 bd rm dow nstairs ok. $725. 517-853 -6307. unit, plenty of storage, garage & barn on 5 acres, most pets welcome. MASON LARGE upda ted 2 Laingsburg. 10 mins. to Ibd rm., 2 story + bsmnt. 69 or 127. $650 mo. + half laundry hookup, carport, utils. 989-627- 3855. fir eplace. Patio. Newer ap1021 MAYCROFT Greatl pliances, paint & blinds . dea l! C ozy warm home, Trash, lawn, major snow DELTA TOWNSHIP - 5419 quiet neighborhood, $980 incl. No big dogs . Nice West Willow, near Lansing mo. 3 bd rms, 2BA, finis harea. $685+ . 517-853 -6307 Mall. Large, 2 bd rm., f ull ed basement, huge yard, bsmnt., 1.5 car garage, washer/d ryer in unit, air central air. Large yard. cond. (517)214-1369. MASO:N MOVE IN $785. 517-749-3890 . f S pecial. S pacious 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath garage, HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, 1090 MEADOWLAWN, Dewf ull private bsmt, air. 2 story, large kitchen, cenitt Twp, 2 bd rm. $550/ mo+ $750/mo. 517-230tral air, washer/d ryer, exdep, sewer incl. No pets. 3885/ 517-202-1781 tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas S ec 8 ok. 517-487 -08 25 heat, small pets ok. 517-468-3 963 MASO:N TOWNHOUSE 302 HASLETT3 BDRM., 2 bath W. S outh S t., great locaranch home. Attached 2 tion. 2 bd rm., 1½ bath, car garage, partially fin. WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. C /A, covered parking, f ull bsmnt. Fenced backyard d uplex, 2 car garage, bsmt, yard care, quiet. No with storage shed. $1050 $740/mo. 517-521-3242 or pets. $700/mo.+ utilities. plus util. & depos it. 517810 -923-0910. 517-676-5666 332-7709.

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CONDO GARAGE SALE C onsolida ted houses have d uplicates. Fri. Aug. 20, 9am-4pm. Lazyboy love seat, PS 2 with rockband 1 & 2, household items/wares, childr ens preschool toys, craf ts, fir eplace tools, womens-mens-boys clothes, holida y dec orations & more. 1205 GLE NME ADOW LN. (1 blk S off Lake Lansing & Hagador n, W on Applegate, follow signs). Parking at clubhouse lot - right behind sale.

Garage Sales Lansing ESTATE SALE 4634 FIELDCREST, LANSING. Fri. & Sat ., Aug. 20 & 21. 9 to 2 d aily. Off W. Sagina w take Maycroft N. to Fieldc rest or off W. Willow where it head s N. take Blackberry W. to Fieldc rest. Very nice home w/ long oak dining table, 4 arrowback chairs & china cab., round oak & tile table w/ four chairs, Berne & King Hickory sof as, two leather Lazboys, oak glide rockers, super f ull wall Broyhill entertainment/dis play center w/ fiv e sections, Howard Miller oak granda f ther clock, pine side tables, King select comfort electric air bed w/ f ancy iron head board, twin beds , white wicker bedr oom w/ d resser, nightstand, ½ round table & trunk, rush seat bench, bookcases, lamps, wall art, Rockwell prints, floor mirror, comp. des ks, shredder , sewing mach., f ull LIONEL train layout w/ two trains, tv, d vd /vcr, stereos, linens, record s, no kitchen wares, some glass & china, ironstone, bowl coll., blue willow, nice baskets, crocks, primitives, C hristmas, vacuum, shop vac, some tools, elec. yard tools & snowblower, wheelbarrow, Sch winn exer. bike & tread mill + much more. Numbers at 8 Fri. House at 9. Long list & pix at: www.bloomquistestateser

Garage Sales Lansing ESTATE SALE. 520 S Verlinden, Lansing. FRI, AUG 19, 9-4; SAT, AUG 20, 9-2. Take MLK to W S t. Joe to E verett to W Hillsd ale to S Verlinden. Many nice items includ ing DR set, Pottery Barn sofa , chairs, color TV, TV cabinet, shelves, BR sets, kitchen and serving items, glassware, gas range, newer refr igerator, commercial ref rigerator, Missionstyle computer des k w/matching credenz a and chair, washer and gas d ryer, piano, record s, books, garden tools, newer lawnmower, antique collectables, household items, C hristmas, etc.

BLOWOUT NEIGHBORHOOD SALE 9-4 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 9-1pm Sat . C orner of Harold & W. Rouse, Westside of E verett HS. Men & womens clothing, f urniture, toddler clothes, d ryHUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE er, portable DVD player, 6814 S . Washington, Aug. VCR teaching tapes, Russi19, 20 & 21, 9-5p.m. S ome an stamp collection collectibles, books, games, (MNH), depr ession & many household items. NO C zech glass, porcelain & CLOTHING. other antiques, household items, books, more more more. 4623 CLYDESDALE RD, EIN GHBORHOOD sale Lansing MI 48906, Frida y, Houghton Hollow, LansAugust 20 f rom 9- 5pm and GRAND LEDGE BARN S ale. ing. FRI, Aug 20th, Saturd ay, August 21 f rom 8 11793 Grand River Ave. 1 9-4pm & - noon baby items, books, mile west of M-100. Frida y, SAT 21st, 9-2pm. boots and shoes, child Aug. 20, 9-5, Sat . Aug. 21, ren’s clothing, clothing 9-3. U nusual, threeand accessories, generation sale. Hundr eds collectibles, electronics, of collectable china and f urniture, games, kitchen glass items including: Nipitems, men’s clothing, pon, Limoges, Lusterware, toys, women’s clothing, S evres, Paden C ity and toddler race car bed, more. Hall and McCo y BATH-ESTATE SALE couch and lovseat, bikes pottery and 55 piece set of 4590 E . Howe Rd., Aug. 20 Waverly Road to Delta RivNoritake Cav atina. Anti& 21, 9-5p.m. S ome f urn., er, turn West on Delta Rivques. RR trunk dolly . 1890 antiques, dis hes, cooking er, enter the second en1940 Michigan Brewery utensils, electronics, f ull trance to Sar atoga Farms items. Womens clothes, sz. bed & mattress. Lots of MOVIN G A S LE 5125 Old glass top quilt trunk, misc books, snomobile Lansing Rd., Aug. 20 & 21, GARAGE SALE Lenox cookie household. suit/helmet and more!!! 9-5p.m. Furniture, applianj ar & cannister, some ces, id s hes. New dehu collectibles, pictures, lots Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community midifier , exercise equip. of glass, no clothes. 641 Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: Window AC, misc. houseDenver S t. Aug. 19-20, 9-5, hold, and more!!! & Sat . Aug. 21, 9-1.

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69TH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE/ FLEA MARKET AT THE MEGA MALL. Aug. 15, 10-3p.m. Music, food and tons of great dea ls. No Ad mission charge, Vendor space available, anybody can be a vendor . 517-487 3275 or

3 BDRM COUNTRY home on 3 wooded acres, paved road near Olivet, 1 1/2 baths, f ull bsmt., C /A, gas heat, sec. sys., polebarn, tool shed, kennel. Background, credit check & ref. req’d. $750 mo. Call 517667-4644. 4 BDRM. 3.5 bath, f am. rm. w/FP, for mal dining rm, appliances incl. WD, air cond., 2 car garage w/ opener. Lg. yard w/dec k. E . Lansing schools. No pets/smoking. $1450/mo. 989-598-6662 609 COOPER. - 1 bd rm., newly remodeled, stove & f ridge. $475/mo. No dep. 517-645-7044. AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

BEAUTIFUL 3 BR. HOU S E in Averill Woods S ubd. Natural woodw ork w/new appli., 2 car gar. Full bsmt. Q uiet area. 15 mins. to MSU or dow ntown. $870. 517-525-228 3. Avail. S ept. 1st. Photos at



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2508 MARCUS ST 3 bd rm., $650/mo. + util. 613 Avon S t., 2-3 bd rm., $550/mo. + util. N. Larch S t. 2 bd rm. apt. all util. incl., $600. Rooms w/private bath $350 all util. incl. Call 484-56 19

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BATH Mead C reek S ubd. ITT- WESTWIND SUB. Sales . (off C lark Rd near DEW 13100 SHADYBROOK Ln., C lark & Webster) Fri. Aug. Aug. 20 & 21, 8-? Vintage 20 & Sat . Aug. 21, 9-5. f urn.: Dressers, TV, stereo, record players. Lamps, of BIG FABRIC FIBER Y A R N fic e chairs, bar stools, C RAFT NOTION S ALE 1 d ay glassware, quilts, bicycle. only Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Vintage f ashion jew elry. Located 4 mi. N. of Portland at 4167 Lyons Rd. Look for the big red barn. GARAGE SALE AUG. 20-21, 8-5. 2908 W. LAWRE NC E , C HARLOTTE . DELTA TWP.- BENEFIT FOR ALZHEIMERS MEMORY WALK, 1124 E die, Aug. 20 LEDGE - 10757 & 21, 9-7p.m. Kids to ad ult GRAND Pointe West, (off of S t. Joe clothing, dining room set, Hwy.) Sat ., Aug. 21, 9bedding, blankets. C om2p.m. C harcoal grill, sewplete china sets, f ramed ing machine, guitar, books, art & posters and more! purses, baking dis hes and more!!! DEWITT - 11820 AIRPORT RD. C raf t room clean out. Glass, wood, flor al, ribbon, GRAND LEDGE 345 ME ADE yarn & so much more. DR. Aug. 20, 8-6; Aug. 21, 8S ome household items. 12. Furniture, baby items, Aug 20, 9 - 6. Aug 21, 8 - 3. baby/kid/ ad ult clothing, BOGO f ree Saturd ay startbooks, toys, TV, refr igeraing @ noon tor, push mower, & much more. DEWITT 4411 W. Herbison. Fri. Aug. 20, 9am-4pm, Sat . GRAN D LEDGE 5 f amily barn Aug. 21, 9am-1 p.m. Toys, sale. Aug. 20-21, 9am-7pm. snow skis, household, 8 3 W. S t. Joe Hwy., W. of lots of misc. Wife saving C ochran. C lothes, baby, marriage - removing clutmaternity thru plus sizes, ter!!!!! new auto & truck parts, tools, toys, baby equip., DEWITT- SIMPLIFYING MY household, truck tool boxLIFE SALE!!! 401 Riverview es, f urn., tractor, car & Dr. (dow n W. Geneva off truck d ual wheels. Sch avey or Herbison). Sat . Aug. 21, 9-3p.m. Daybed f rame w/twin mattress GRAND LEDGE6104 Peach(excellent cond.), booktree Drive, Aug. 19 & 20, 9shelf, patio f urn., kitchen6p.m. A little bit of everyware, sm. appliances, thing! C ool kids stuff, home & seasonal dec or, collectibles, 60’s Tonka baskets, computer scanTrucks & foot ball card s. ner, luggage, Lia-S ophia Ad vertising trade card s jew elry and more!!! Most and much more!! items in new cond. Don’t miss this!!! GRAND LEDGE C and lewood E states. 922 Waxen Way. HUGE BARN SALE Aug. 19Fri.-Sat . Aug 20-21, 9-2. 21, 13161 C harlotte Hwy., Multi f amily. C lothes, S unfield. 2 miles North of kids/a d ults, housewares, Mulliken. kids stuff, lots of misc.

Garage Sales Suburb GRAND LEDGE GARAGE SALE - 1000 E . STRANGE HWY. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20-21. Tupperware, size 6 womens shoes, Longaberger picnic basket, & misc.

HOLT, 2590 COLLGE Rd. August 20 & 21 9-5 Premoving sale. C leaning out 40 years of accumulation. C omputer des k, shelves, canning supplies, natural food cookbooks, books, record s, C hristmas, toys, oak table & chairs, TVs, dis hes, file cabinet, sewing cabinet, linens, Talbots 8-12 , and much more. North of Willoughby HOLT 5735 Ladder back, Aug. 19 & Aug. 20, 9-4. Multif amily sale. E lem. teaching supplies, foos ball & air hockey tables, 27" TV, men & women clothing, kids books. Holt Rd. to Kahres Rd. to Ladder back. HUGE 3 GENERATION S ALE . C lothes, jea ns, f urn., household, tarps, straps, bedding, lots of great finds ! 9300 Bath Rd., Laingsburg. (E . of Wood bury Rd.) Aug. 20, 21 & 22, 8-5. Inside. HUGE BARN SALE Thurs.- Fri-Sat ., 8-5. 134 E Jefferson, Dimonda le. Alum. boat, motor, trailer, fis hing items, f urn., lamps, glassware antique ruby red & green, clothing, rooster collection, lots of collectibles, antique gas stove & cash register, grass zigzag cutter, household items, kids bikes. HUGE GARAGE SALE Lots of garment & quilting f abrics, lots of craf ts, misc. f urniture. Aug. 20-21, starting at 9 a.m. 3789 WACHTEL DR., HOLT.

Garage Sales Suburb

Garage Sales Suburb

MULTI FAMILY SALE HUGE MOVING SALE 2068 Burton Ave., Holt. C ollectibles-E agles, Aug. 20, 9am-4pm. C lothes, Hummingbird s, f urn., antibaseball items, knickque buffet , grandmot her nacks, camping tent, f urniclock, plus size clothes, ture, housewares, school tools, Red Hat items, pics., supplies, paintings, puzf rames, lots C hristmas, zles, & misc. lots misc. Thurs.-Sat . Aug. 19-21, 8-5. 106 W. Baldw in PORTLAND 6810 & 678 3 S t., S t. Johns. Jennifer Lane. Thurs. & Fri. Aug 19-20, 9-3. Legos, S tar MASO-N 1511 ONONDAGA Wars, S pongeBob TV, RD. & Toles, 8 /19, 8 /20, sports memorabilia & 8 /21; 10-5pm antiques, jerse ys, bunkbed, houseappliances, books, china, wares, kids toys, games & craf ts, f urniture, games, clothes, some maternity. glassware, kitchen items, women’s clothing, New Garden S tructures; videos , PORTLAND - 778 0 LYONS RD. Fri. 9-5, Sat . 9-2. Toys, Lots of Misc. clothes, hunting stuff, & lots of misc. MASON 214 E . E lm S t., Frid ay, August 20th 9-3pm LUTHERAN Books, childr en’s clothing, UNIVERSITY CHURCH. Fri Aug 27, 9-5; games, sporting goods , Sat Aug 28 9-1. Household homeschool items. Near items, clothing, toys! Sat . the corner of Barnes S t. 11-1 $1 bags of clothing! and E . E lm in dow ntown Inside! C lean and organMason. ized! 1020 S . Harrison, East Lansing (btwn. Breslin & Trowbridge Rd) Info: 332MASO-N MULTI FAMILY 2559. SALE, 234 E . E lm S t., (in the alley), Aug. 20, 9-4p.m. & Aug. 21, 9-Noon. Furni- WILLIAMSTON - 125 S . Multure, household. S tarcraf t, let S t., Fri, 8 /20, 9am-6pm, fla tbottom boat w/oars Sat 8 /21, 9am-3pm. Houseand much more!!! hold, kitchen, baskets, craf t supplies, TI8 3 Plus calculator, games, small MOVING/ YARD SALE – toys, lots of misc! Free Fri.-Sat ., Aug. 20-21, 9AM coffee! to 5PM. 1103 Houghton Lane, C harlotte (< 1 mile 756 W. SEMINAf rom Meijers) 2 Families. YARD SALE RY ST., CHARLOTTE. 8 /20 Bears, Dolls, Dishes, Glass& 8 /21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. d aily. ware, Books, Household Many books, costume jew goods , Linens, Knick elry, old tv’s & VCR, some knacks, C hristmas items f urniture, household, collectibles, plus more. MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat . Aug. 21, 9-5. 1147 Planning an Auction? Windingb rook Rd., DeWitt. Games, books, kitchenSee ware, brand name clothes or Call LCN Toll Free teens & ad ults, lots of shoes & purses, silk plants, 877.475.SELL & more. Rain d ate Aug. 28.

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CHARLOTTE 2761 Packard Hwy., 3 bd rm., 1 bath, 1332 sq. f t. home. Partial bsmnt., 1 car garage. Avail. 9/1 517-622-6059 or www.sunda ncefa milyhome

EATON RAPIDS 11727 Bunker Hwy, 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. f t., 2 story f armhouse. Full michigan bsmnt. $650/mo. +. Avail. 9/1 517-622-6059 or www.sunda ncefa milyhome


DANSVILLE SCHOOLS Williamston addr ess. 5 mi. GRAND LEDGE 1 bd rm., on f rom I-96, 30 min. comthe river, patio dec k, f urmute to Lansing or Howell. nished, washer & d ryer, 10 1 bath, 2 lg bd rms., 1 den, mo. lease. Call 602-300quiet country home w/lg 9672. backyard, smoke f ree, $750 mo. 517-231-1902. ST JOHN:S Two bd rm immaculate ranch with 1 1/2 HOMES FOR RENT baths, partial finis hed Lansing - 2 or 3 BR; bsmt., det ached two car 1.5 Bath, basement, garage, W/D hookup, prigarage, 1000-1200 sq f t. vate yard, yard mainte$750-800/mo nance incld. No pets. 306 (517) 482-8771 N. Morton S t., $850.00 (989)640-1412

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Homes For Rent

LAN S IN G - 2-3 bd rm houses, 1 & 2 bd rm d uplex, & 2 bd rm apts. $450-$800. Local owner cell 989-5501181.

NEAT & CLEAN 2/3 bd rms., C ent. Air, f ull bsmt., walk-in attic for extra storage space & garage. $625 per mo. 517-6417271 or 517-214-7648.

ONLY $549/MO.

LANSING SOUTHSIDE 3 bd rm., w/ garage, large backyard. S ection 8 welcome. C lose to schools. $675+ depos it. LC avail. 517-393-5188, 616-527-2008

OKEMOS 1495 BIRCHWOOD. 4/5 BR, 2 bath, hard wood. C ent. air, nice large yard. Okemos schools. Great home. $1350/mo. Avail. S ept. 1. Call 517-381-8393.

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3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, CA, 2-Car attached garage, Age Restricted C ommunity in E . Lansing. No Application Fees Redu ced S ecurity Deposits. $849/mo. inc. site rent and trash removal. Call S un Homes at 1-888-894-3451 E xp. 8-31-10 EHO

~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! S ection 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

LCC/ COOLEY NEAR1216 Michigan Ave., 4 bd rm., 1.5 bath. Lic. for 4. Avail. now! $1,800/mo. no dep. Call C indy at: 517-331-3018

PORTLAND- 3 bd rm., 1 bath ranch. 2 1/2 car garage, f ull bsmt., appliances, C /A, smoke f ree. No pets. Q uiet subdiv ision. Near I96. $800 per mo., $700 sec. dep. Immedia te occupancy. 517647-2242.

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3 Bed/2 Bath, Over 900 S q. Ft. All Appliances, W/D, CA, Holt Schools , Pet Friendly . No Application fees ! REDUCED S ecurity Deposits. Call S un Homes at Kensington Meadows Toda y! 1-888-258-2412 www.kensingtonmeadows. com E xp. 8-31-10 EHO


ST. JOHNS Well kept 2 bd rm DIMONDALE: FEMALE TO HARLEY DAVIDSON Wid e home, 2 car garage, large rent room in beautifu l glide. 1993. 18K mi., excelkitchen, W/D hookup, lots home. $400 mo., all utilitlent cond., bags & wind of storage space. Great loies paid. Free cable & inshield. $6000. 517-627-5218 cation. $750 per mo., tenternet. Please call Jill at ant pays water & electric. 517-646-5926. HONDA VLX 600, 2002 Available for occupancy 1900mi. Runs great, very Aug. 1st. 517-282-8015. clean. Must see!! $2500/best. 517-944-1300. VERY SMALL E f f icie ncy home in country, deW itt HONDA VTX 1300C 2006 Twp, f urn., $475+ elect. & blac w/bags, winds hield spacious offic e, sec. 669-8205 af ter 6 p.m. LANSING back rest ad ult ridden. 9K f ull or part time in an esWill check refer ences. hwy. mi. S potless! tablished therapy practice. $6900/best. Includes waiting room, f ax WAVERLY 2 BDRM home, 517-881-2361/517-393-9069 copier, kitchen area, utilitappliances, W/D hookup, ies & phone. Possibility of garage, large yard, $650 +. referra ls. Ph. 517-703-0110 Also, spacious upper d uor rdphd@ j plex, 2 bd rms., appliances, garage, $625 +. No smoking or pets. Safe, quiet, private park. 517-484-8220.

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ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! Over 1,500 sq.ft . New Car pet & Paint ~ Many more to choose f rom!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

WILLIAMSTON 301 Lisa Lane. $750/mo. + utilities. 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 1100 sq.ft ., 2 car garage, no bsmt. Call 517-285-0575



PIAGGIO MP3, 2009 low mileage, excellent condi tion. $4,200. 517-267-0618 or 517-819-0441.

WILLIAMSTON COM P L E T E L Y remodeled, 3 bd rm., 2 bath ranch. Half LEGAL EAGLE- 2007 ULTRA of bsmt completely fin., light, experimental airnice yard, rear dec k. Incl. plane. 280" wingspan, reappliances. Car port. C lose built ½ Volkswagen eng., to I-96. No pets. $995 + f uel guage, air speed indi CROWN POP-UP util. & dep. 517-655-3680 cator, volt meter, altime- 1978 camper. $1300. excellent ter, oil pressure guage. condit ion. 517-719-8041 Has flow n. C omes with extras. $12,000. 989-534-1333 1996 COLEMAN, bayport camper. S leeps 7, f ridge, (7355) stove. Heated. Well maint. $3,000/best. 517-763-7013 GRAND LEDGE: 2 bd rms., $510+ util. + $510 sec. dep. No pets. 1999 PLAYMOR DELUX 5th 1950 CHRIS CRAFT 18’ Call 517-627-8983, or wheel trailer. 37.5’. 7.5’ gaS portsman with tandem 517-896-3285. rage, upgraded int. Wide trailer, great cond., all body w/slideout. E xcellent orig. KL105 hp engine. cond. $7,000. 989-534-1333 $13,500. 517-927-6400. BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL 2004 WILDCAT FIFTH WHL (Formerly Bill’s S tump ReWCF 29’, 2 slides , air, miKAYAKS 2 OCEAN Prowlermoval). Prompt service, cro., nonsmoking unit, 13. K ayaks w/paddles , f ree estimates. Insured. HOUGHTON $11,500/neg. 517-647-4569. LAKE- ENJOY A seats, roof carriers, all for 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652 FALL GETAWAY! C lean 2 $1000/obo. 517-349-3536. bd rm cottages, boat. SPRINTER, 2003-32’, 2 Avail. Aug. 28 - Oct. $375 slideouts. High profile. wk. Call for 2 night rates. New hyd raulic pump, OUTBOARD MOTORS989-422-4896 $13,500. 517-881-6059. U S E D 2 through 25HP, STUMP SERVICE some longshaf t, some • Fast Expert Service elec. start, 2 line pressure tanks, 517-663-0576 • Low Rates, FREE Quotes

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Painting-Papering -Plastering PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Q uality work. Refer ences, f ree est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.

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Antique-Classic Cars AUST IN HEAL EY 1958 $12K/OBO S prite/Bug E ye, very nice car, read y to d rive H 989-743-3140, cell 989-413-1637

CARA VAN , 1997 $900/BEST 116K mi. Green, seats 8, need s trans work. S unroof Good condi tion. 517-803-4933

CADI LLAC ’75 COU PE DE VILLE $7000 white, burg. leath. int. 500ci. Auto, PS, PB, low miles. E xcellent condi tion 517-223-8346

RAM EXT. CAB, 2000 S ilver, well maintained . Good condi tion.

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Ford F-350 DRW, 2000 $22,000 50K mi. C rew cab, 7.3L dies el. Banks exhaust brake. E xcellent condi tion. 517-420-4959 TAUR US SE 2005 $6,800 6 cyl, Pwr S eats, 97000mi.all highway, Maroon. 517-974-3185 F-350, 2003 $10,000 88K mi., 2WD, Dual wheels, 7.3L dies el. White. E xcellent condi tion. 989-534-1333 RANG ER 4X4, 2005 $13,000 59K mi. Auto start, all pwr. Trax-cover. E xcellent condi tion. 269-832-6203

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N TICE O TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust E state

E state of LOUISE CRANDALL Date of birth: 12/30/1925 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , LOUISE NOTICE TO CREDITORS CRANDALL who lived at 2700 Decedent’s Trust E state Burcham Drive, #213, East Lansing, MI 48823 died FILE NO 6/21/2010. 10-792-DE C redit ors of the dec edent and Trust are notified that E state of THOMAS DANIEL MCDEVITT Date of birth: all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless 10/05/1932 presented to Mark C . Reed, TO ALL CREDITORS: * named Trustee at 4435 N NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , THOMAS Ridge Road, Wichita, Kansas DANIEL MCDEVITT who lived 67205 within 4 months af ter at 5700 Bayonne Avenue, the d ate of publication of this notice. Meridia n Township, MI died 5/3/2010 Date: August 5, 2010 C redit ors of the dec edent and Trust are notified that all claims against the estate WILLINGHAM AND COTE PC will be for ever barred unless Lee B Reimann P51895 presented to Kathleen 333 Albert Ave., S te 500 McDevitt, named Trustee at East Lansing, MI 48823 942 McDevitt Avenue, Jack- (517) 351-6200 son, MI 49203 within 4 months af ter the d ate of Mark C . Reed 4435 N Ridge Road publication of this notice. Wichita, Kansas 67205 Date: August 5, 2010 TC-850021 8/15/10 WILLINGHAM AND COTE PC Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert Ave., S te 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 351-6200 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM

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Date passed: August 5, 2010 Nature of the ordina nce: A request to amend section 86-223 of the C ode of Ordina nces to extend the approval period for a variance f rom 18 months to 24 months Full text available at: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C t. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School S treet Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Avenue Meridia n S enior C enter, 4000 N . Okemos Road The Township Website www.twp.meridia USAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING East Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals


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On August 6, 2010 the follow ing minutes of the proceedings of the Meridia n Township Board were sent for posting in the follow ing locations: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C ourt Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Ave. and the Township Web S ite www.meridia

N otice is hereby given of the follow ing public hearing to be held by the East Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednes d ay, S eptember 1, 2010, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the 54 B District C ourt, C ourtroom 1, 101 Linden S treet, East Lansing. A public hearing will be held on the appeal of Jill Hagan, LLC, requesting a variation for the property at 550 Lexington Avenue, zoned R-2, Mediu m Density S ingle-Family Resident ial, f rom the follow ing requirements of C hapter 50 - Zoning of the C ode of the C ity of East Lansing: Article VIII. S ection 50-816(4), to allow the existing gravel d rive on the south side of the lot to remain as is, with zero (0) feet of setback, instead of the required minimum setback of three (3) feet of paved surf ace. The applicant is requesting permission for the construction of a 9’ x 15’ 2" parking area to accommoda te one (1) addit ional parking space. Call (517) 319-6930, the Department of Planning and C ommunity Development, East Lansing C ity Hall, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, for addit ional infor mation. All persons interested in these appeals will be given an opportunity to be heard. The C ity of East Lansing will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being consider ed at the meeting, to indiv idu als with dis abilities upon request received by the C ity seven (7) calenda r d ays prior to the meeting. Indiv idu als with dis abilities requiring aids or services should write or call the Planning Department, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 319-6930. TDD N umber: 1-800-649-3777 N icole E vans C ity C lerk

Date passed: August 5, 2010 Nature of the ordina nce: A request to amend various sections of C hapter 86 Zoning, to bring them into consistency with C hapter 22, Article VI, S oil E rosion and S ediment ation C ontrol Full text available at: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C t. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School S treet Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Avenue Meridia n S enior C enter, 4000 N . Okemos Road The Township Website www.twp.meridia

Dated: August 10, 2010 East Lansing, MI 48823


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