A new way of doing Community Clean-Up Day

Lansing tradition makes adjustments for quarantine challenges by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (April 11, 2020) – For the past decade, Lansing residents have been participating in an annual Community Clean-Up Day. Enthusiastic volunteers have faced inclement weather, large heaps of trash, and other obstacles that never seemed to deter them. However, this year’s obstacle—the COVID-19 … Read more

Dunes Learning Center launches ‘Tracking the Sandsquatch’ video series

information provided by Purdue University Northwest PORTER, Ind. (April 8, 2020) – Dunes Learning Center has transitioned its education programs to social media and online content to continue engaging and educating children about the natural world. The organization’s social media pages include nature craft tutorials, backyard nature walkthroughs, and a new video series starring Dunes … Read more

9 places to walk around Lansing

Spending time outdoors helps maintain mental wellness during the stay-at-home order by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (April 3, 2020) – We’ve all been spending a lot of time inside these days. Some of us are on our third week of social distancing, with several more weeks likely ahead. While staying far away from others is … Read more

Lansing Beautification Committee seeking green thumbs

by Charles Buiter LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – With winter coming to a halt, the Lansing Beautification Committee will be springing to action, though committee chair Vivian Payne is remaining flexible given current uncertainties. “We don’t start planting until mid-May, so I’m hoping that things are fairly normal in the world by then!” said … Read more

Severe Weather Preparedness Month provides opportunity for multiple notification options

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2020) – In Illinois, roughly 20 percent of tornadoes occur at night. For a number of reasons, tornadoes that occur at night are twice as likely to result in fatalities. This is why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service is … Read more