Born and raised a loner in Lansing, I have spent the majority of my life developing my biggest obsession...music; specifically, Rock & Roll. As a youngster, 8-tracks and albums nearly over-populated my Hot Wheels. A fine pair of Stanton headphones helped to maximize my musical explorations. I grew up listening and loving the likes of Tom Petty, The Eagles, Bob Seger, The Rockets…speaking of Motor City Rock!! There were COUNTLESS others as well. While the other ‘80’s youth were listening to over-produced synth crap, I was discovering the ass-kicking likes of Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Van Halen, and Def Leppard…though none of it ever outweighed my fascination for my two all-time faves…Queen and Billy Joel. I learned the term Disco Sucks at a young age…and I feel the same way about the pop/cookie-cutter rock/hip-hop garbage today’s kids have the misfortune of being exposed to. So, now that you’ve been brought behind the curtain of my soapboxes, I love rockin’ with my home town every afternoon. I’m a Lansing-lifer!! I’m also an avid Detroit Tigers fan and NASCAR junkie…14!! And, a pet lover, with my trust-worthy canine companion Maggie (A Capital Area Humane Society adoptee!!!) and more cats than one person should ever think of taking in!! Like most Gen-exers, I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my PlayStation. If a great playlist and Miller Lite are thrown into the mix…even better!! I’m certainly not a stranger to the local social scene…so if you see me out and about stop me and say “Hi!.” I will gladly let you buy me a beer!!
Michigan DNR To Issue Permits For Open Burning Once Again
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources suspended open burning statewide in late March, to help keep firefighters and first responders readily available at all times to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. And, Tuesday they announced that they will start issuing burn permits once again.
City of East Lansing Extends Closures Until At Least May 15
The extension was made in light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's statewide emergency extension announced Friday.
Mid-Michigan Utilities Prepare For High Winds Amidst Outbreak
If Monday's windy conditions cause power outages, crews are ready to respond as quickly as they would under normal circumstances.
City of Lansing Changes Trash and Yard Waste Collection Plans
Yard waste collections delayed, trash and recycling collection rules changed.
East Lansing Extends State of Emergency Through April 30
East Lansing Art Festival canceled and the city's Aquatic Center will not open in 2020.
Ingham County Orders Mandatory Screenings For Essential Workers
An emergency order issued by Ingham County Health Department requires daily health screenings for any essential workers before entering workplaces.
Whitmer Closes Salons, Bar and Restaurant Order Extended Into April
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer adds hair and nail salons to closure list, which now is extended to April 13.
Meijer Will Close Overnights To Address Stocking Issues
Meijer will also dedicate special hours to seniors, those with health conditions, service and medical workers, as well as first responders and law enforcement members.
Diocese of Lansing Cancels All Public Masses
The Diocese of Lansing has 73 parishes, all of which will not be holding public masses until April at the earliest.
Source: GM, Ford, FCA To Halt All Production Wednesday
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Big 3 automakers have agreed to UAW demands to shut down factories over coronavirus.