Quarantine perspectives: Learning to work from home and stay connected

by Katie Arvia, Lansing Journal reporter Editor’s note: The people who write for The Lansing Journal represent a diversity of ages, occupations, and family situations. I asked them if they would be willing to share their perspectives on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their personal and professional lives. -Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 24, 2020) … Read more

New author releases Tom McNaulty and the Sugar Mutants in time for Dental Health Month

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (February 3, 2020) – A local writer is celebrating the publication of her first book. Crystal Farmer’s new children’s story, Tom McNaulty and the Sugar Mutants, teaches children about the importance of good dental hygiene. Farmer, a mother of four children, has years of theater experience as both an actress … Read more

Increased volunteerism keeps Meals on Wheels rolling

Lansing Meals on Wheels

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (December 3, 2019) – For over 20 years, the Lansing Meals on Wheels program has been providing low-cost meals to seniors throughout the village. The food is typically delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with a few exceptions around major holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Over 40 Lansing residents … Read more

Scenes from Munster Theatre’s ‘Pajama Jam,’ featuring Lansing’s Jackie Protsman

by Katie Arvia MUNSTER, Ind. (October 17, 2019) – Two weeks ago, Fashionette owner Jackie Protsman was a vendor at the Pajama Jam, a dinner theatre event hosted by Munster’s Theatre at the Center to promote their fall production, The Pajama Game. Protsman sold Katz brand pajama sets for $20 each. Other vendors attending the … Read more

Lansing’s Fashionette to sell pajamas at ‘Pajama Jam’

October 3 dinner theatre event celebrates The Pajama Game by Katie Arvia MUNSTER, Ind. (September 26, 2019) – On October 3, Munster’s Theatre at the Center will host “The Pajama Jam,” a unique dinner theatre event in conjunction with their current on-stage production, The Pajama Game. Jackie Protsman, owner of Lansing’s Fashionette clothing store, will … Read more

LFD joins with three other fire departments in Cornerstone Training

Lansing Fire Department logo

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 31, 2019) – The Lansing Fire Department will be working closely with Calumet City, South Holland, and Dolton fire departments during a September Cornerstone Training. The Cornerstone Program is offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute, which supports advanced learning principles for fire services throughout the state of Illinois. … Read more