Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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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.

Tuesday: Continued warm and sunny

"Grateful for sunlight and shadows," wrote Wilma Straatman after the walk she took along Ridgewood. (Photo: Wilma Straatman)

Local Sierra Club to host ‘Birding in the Fall’

Sierra Club’s Sauk-Calumet Group will host a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting on Monday, October 9, beginning at 7:15 p.m....

Monday: Continued warm and sunny

Fall-colored leaves around the former Lansing Country Club pond serve as a reminder of Autumn...

Sunday: Very warm

Friday morning fog settled over the Erfert Park pond. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Saturday: Fog, then sun

"It’s the little things that make walking great," says Ken Klain. "Listening to the birds and looking down to find treasures like this."

Friday: ‘Pleasant in the afternoon’

"A beautiful cloud-covered sunset Thursday night," wrote Connie Simon. (Photo: Connie Simon)

Thursday: Cloudy, then partly cloudy

"I looked closely at my lawn after some rain had passed," wrote Wilma Straatman....

Video: Gallons of oliebollen batter, ready for Friday’s Fall Festival

This video is shared with Lansing Journal readers in the hope that you will find this Dutch tradition interesting, notwithstanding my personal connections to the school and my lifelong love of authentic oliebollen....

Wednesday: Cooler, with showers

"I guess the credit should go to Janice — I just managed to get my phone out first." (Photo: Dave (and Janice) Schurman)

Tuesday: Cloudy with showers

Fall leaves surround a horse chestnut near 187th and Oak. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)