Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue in the same vibe. … Read more

Local band Grand Pond is living the dream—in Lansing and beyond

by Jamilyn Hiskes Correction: In an earlier version of this post, and in the print version of the article, we used an incorrect spelling of Andrew Weglarz. It has been corrected below, but we apologize for the error. LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2019) – Griffin McGreal’s voice can easily fill a music venue. He’s focused … Read more

Remembering Woodstock

On the 50th anniversary of the iconic music festival, a local couple reminisces, and Lansing celebrates by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 1, 2019) – Lansing will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at Fox Pointe, Lansing’s premiere entertainment venue. The … Read more

Lansing sizzles, melts, rocks at Food Truck Fest

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 19, 2019) – If you didn’t have water or sunglasses at Fox Pointe on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, you were in trouble. Despite temperatures climbing into the 90s, just under 200 people gathered at Fox Pointe for its first-ever Food Truck Fest from 3:00–8:00pm. The shaded pavilion … Read more

Local musician Andrew Denlinger brings ‘Americana’ to Lansing

Country, alternative, rock, blues, and more by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2019) – Andrew Denlinger already looked at home sitting at a table in Troost Coffee and Tea (18155 Roy St.), even though he’s only lived in Lansing since last fall. The self-proclaimed rocker moved here from Midlothian with his wife and two … Read more

Lansing library participating in 7th annual geocaching event

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2019) — For those who have always wanted to participate in a treasure hunt but have never gotten the chance, the 7th Annual ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Event could be the perfect way to fulfill that desire. The Lansing Public Library will be participating in the event — which … Read more

Lansing cruises back in time during first Cruise Night Concert

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 8, 2019) – Sometimes it’s possible to smell cars before seeing them. The musk of old, hot leather, tire rubber, and V8 engine exhaust that typically surrounds classic car shows is impossible to miss. That’s what Ridge Rd. between Roy St. and Wentworth Ave. smelled like June 8, during … Read more

Fox Pointe keeps up momentum with Final Say concert

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 5, 2019) – As the opening groove of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” echoed from the bandshell, audience members clapped and cheered in celebration of the start of Fox Pointe’s second summer event. About 500 people gathered at Fox Pointe June 5 to welcome cover band Final Say to the … Read more

Lansing rocks out at Fox Pointe’s first summer show

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 29, 2019) – “There’s a lot of happy people here,” Mayor Patty Eidam said as she looked around at the roughly 500 people surrounding her. “I’m so thrilled that people are having fun.” There was certainly a lot of fun to be had during Fox Pointe’s May 29 summer … Read more

Art exhibit gives area residents ‘Cultural Jet Lag’

by Jamilyn Hiskes HAMMOND, Ind. (May 28, 2019) – The “underground” art of Jim Siergey came to Paul Henry’s Art Gallery (416 Sibley St.) the weekend of May 18 in a flurry of satirical, comical, and sometimes political comic panels. In a paint-spattered back room of the late-19th-century hardware-store-turned-gallery, art from Siergey and fellow underground … Read more