Creativity abounds at annual Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (November 6, 2019) – Halloween was still five days away, but participants in the 2019 Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade came dressed to impress early in the morning Saturday, October 26. About 100 people of all ages and costume types gathered in the parking lot behind Kilroy’s (3502 Ridge Road) … Read more

‘People and adventure’: A peek into the world of beard and moustache competitions

Bewhiskered celebrities include Lansing in promotional tour by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2019) – Walking down Ridge Road on a Monday morning isn’t usually a grand affair. But when you’re accompanied by a man with a curled, pointed, foot-wide moustache, heads are bound to turn. The owner of the moustache is MJ Johnson, … Read more

Lansing Municipal Airport: a history of connecting the Midwest and more

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2019) – It’s one of Lansing’s most prized institutions. Easily accessible by road and sky, it’s been a familiar and intriguing part of Cook County since its conception in 1926 by American industrialist Henry Ford. For people who aren’t pilots, interaction with the Lansing Municipal Airport is probably … Read more

Chamber of Commerce to hold first Lansing Wine Walk

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2019) – While an autumn afternoon stroll through the heart of downtown Lansing sounds appealing on its own, pairing it with good company and good wine could only be an improvement. That’s part of the reasoning behind the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce organizing Lansing’s first annual Wine … Read more

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