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Journal Java Journeys (almost): Melanie and the next best thing


Photo submitted by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 19, 2023) – Traveling around Wisconsin — America’s Dairyland — it’s easy to find ice cream. It is not easy, however, to find Journal Java Chip ice cream. So some improvisation was required.

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“The Door County Ice Cream Factory did not have Journal Java Chip,” said Melanie Jongsma, “so I ordered Melanie Mint Chip instead.” (Photo: Lois Ooms)

Available only in Lansing

Here in Lansing there is no shortage of Journal Java Chip ice cream! It’s available at Gayety’s (3306 Ridge Road), and for every Journal Java Chip purchase Gayety’s will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Lansing Journal. It’s a delicious way to support two local businesses.

About our new feature, Journal Java Journeys


As a community newspaper, The Lansing Journal looks for creative ways to invite the community into our pages. One of our longest-running series is Lansing Journal Journeys, an award-winning feature that showcases people displaying The Lansing Journal in creative locations.

Journal Java Journeys is an offshoot of Journal Journeys that celebrates The Lansing Journal’s creative partnership with Gayety’s.

Send us your Journal Java Journeys photos

To participate, you don’t have to travel, and you don’t have to remember to take a copy of The Lansing Journal with you. Just go to Gayety’s and take your photo in front of one of the three Journal Java Chip posters there. OR, take a photo with your order of Journal Java Chip — in a dish or a cone. Bonus points if you get the ice cream and the poster in the same photo!

Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

  1. The names of any people in the photo
  2. The name of the person who took the photo

We publish these community photos online as soon as possible. Make sure you are subscribed, so you see your photos when we post them!

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.