Lansing police and community come together for National Night Out

National Night Out

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 8, 2018) – Each year, the Lansing Police Department and the Lansing community are among the millions of neighbors across America who participate in National Night Out. According to the National Night Out web page, it is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to … Read more

Fireworks: Park District, Village both want what’s best for Lansing

Celebration at Lan-Oak Park starts at 5:00pm, with fireworks at 9:30pm by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (June 28, 2018) – Each year, thousands of Lansing residents attend the annual Grande Ole Fourth of July celebration, an event that includes music, food, and, of course, fireworks. For many years, the Lan-Oak Park District has partnered with … Read more

Eight Father’s Day facts

by Katie Arvia Like its motherly counterpart, Father’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since the early 1900s. However, celebrating dads has been a custom in European countries since the Middle Ages. The feast day of Saint Joseph, held on March 19, is celebrated by members of the Catholic church.   In America, … Read more

Lansing Walmart one of only three locations to offer online grocery delivery

Deliveries available as early as Thursday, May 24 by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 20, 2018) – Ordering groceries is as easy as clicking a few buttons, thanks to Walmart’s new online grocery delivery. The new service is currently accepting grocery orders with deliveries available as early as Thursday. Delivery is available to all homes … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day,
Lansing moms!

Kids, here are 8 Mother’s Day factoids to impress your mom with by Katie Arvia 1.Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1908. First established by Anna Jarvis at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in West Virginia, the original observance was a memorial ceremony for Jarvis’s late mother, who had died three years … Read more

Understanding Cinco de Mayo

(It’s not Mexican Independence Day) by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2018) – Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla. The battle, fought against the French Empire, was an unlikely win for Mexico. On May 5, 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza led his troops … Read more

Demonstrating the possibilities


TF South walkout organizer Jadyn Newman reflects on making a difference by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 24, 2018) – On March 14, 2018, students at Thornton Fractional South High School joined a nationwide walkout in protest of gun violence. Similar events took place at TF North in Calumet City as well as the Center … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day traditions

reflections of an Irish granddaughter by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. A celebration famous for green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and parades, St. Patty’s is celebrated by people around the world, especially in Chicago. With many long-standing traditions in the city, Chicago is home to … Read more

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