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Katie Arvia

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Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").

Lansing woman helps create prosthetic legs for ‘Woodie the Wonder Pup’

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2021) – In most cases, prosthetic limbs are associated with human use. However, the use of prosthetics for dogs and other four-legged friends is on the rise. This new technology is helping animals all over the world, including local dogs like Woodie (AKA...

Lansing musician Andrew Denlinger releases new single May 14

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 13, 2021) – In progress since 2019, Lansing musician Andrew Denlinger is releasing his new single, “Alright (Feelin’ Pretty Fine)” on Friday, May 14. Described by Denlinger as “American Rock,” the single’s sound was inspired by a variety of musical genres and experiences. “The way...

Lansing Library uses videos from community in virtual Preschool Storytime

Community is invited to submit videos for use in preschool program By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 30, 2021) – Each month, the Lansing Public Library hosts a variety of virtual programming. These programs are geared towards varying age groups and interests, meaning there is always something for everyone. One recent...

Sand Ridge Nature Center to offer new exhibits, upgrade campus in 2021

With history rooted in the latest ice age, the Sand Ridge area has much to offer local residents By Katie Arvia SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 24, 2021) – On track to be completed and open to the public this summer, Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland is currently undergoing a...

World Wiffle Ball Championship returning to Midlothian this summer

By Katie Arvia MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (February 17, 2021) – After a brief departure due to COVID-19 restrictions, the World Wiffle Ball Championship will return to Memorial Park in Midlothian. The tournament, now in its 42nd year, will take place August 14-15, 2021, coinciding with National Wiffle Ball Day on August...

Lansing resident awarded scholarship to help pursue nursing degree

After years of waiting, Shirley Rucker is resuming pursuit of her goals By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2021) – When Shirley Rucker first graduated from nursing school, she planned to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Family priorities waylaid those plans for years. Now, the Lansing resident is...

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new Trails App

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 9, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has launched the brand-new Chicago Southland Trails App. This app is a comprehensive guide to the walking, hiking, and biking trails throughout the Chicago Southland region. App users will be able to use...

World Wiffle® Ball Championship to return to Midlothian for 41st annual tournament

September 19–20 at Memorial Park by Katie Arvia MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (July 7, 2020) – The World Wiffle® Ball Championship will make its return to Memorial Park in Midlothian this September 19 and 20. In its 41st year, the World Wiffle® Ball Championship is the longest running Wiffle® Ball tournament in the...

Chicago Southland Convention & Vistors Bureau releases new brewery guide

Cheers and Beers available now by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (June 24, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has released a brand-new brewery guide. Cheers and Beers: Chicago Southland Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries is a comprehensive guide to the Chicago Southland’s craft beer scene, as well as...

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates ‘Spirit of Travel’

Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau to use occasion to look ahead to recovery by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 8, 2020) - National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of...