lifestyle and recreation

Fr. Bill Lugger photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

You may have noticed an odd set of coincidences on your calendar this year. Today is Valentine’s Day, but it also happens to be Ash Wednesday. Here’s another: Easter will fall on April Fool’s Day. This is the first time the Lenten calendar has played out this way since 1945.


Mike's Restaurant coffee mugs
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

As part of our Coffee and Community series this week, we stopped by Mike’s Village Restaurant in Dimondale. Owner Mike Chappell has more than 700 coffee mugs on display.


Jose Gallo as Jesus
Courtesy photo

Every year, Lansing’s Cristo Rey Church marks Good Friday by reenacting the Stations of the Cross. For Catholics, the 14 stations commemorate Christ’s last day on earth as a man. The Lansing reenactment starts at the state capitol at noon on Good Friday and proceeds to the Cristo Rey Community Center on High Street.

Jared Bobkin photo
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St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


League of Legends game image
Courtesy photo / Big Ten Network

Televised sports come in all sorts of forms. This time of year, basketball dominates sports broadcasting, but there’s hockey, too, and spring training baseball is getting started. At the Big Ten Network, they’re adding something different to the lineup: League of Legends. Teams from conference schools are competing right now in the popular video game, and the championship will be televised at the end of March.


Mark Buzzitta photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library will close for renovations from the end of the year until sometime in March of 2017. we talk with library assistant Mark Buzzitta about the changes.


En Vie restaurant photo
Allan I. Ross / Lansing City Pulse

Several Lansing-area restaurants have closed in recent weeks. We talk with Allan Ross of the Lansing City Pulse about the new restaurants that are joining Lansing’s dining scene.


Festival of Trees photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Festival of Trees at the historic Turner-Dodge House encourages businesses and individuals to craft Christmas trees that reveal something about their inventors. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the 1858 mansion.


Spartan Agate photo
Courtesy photo

Have you thought about what to buy the jewelry-lover in your life this holiday season? Consider the lovely Spartan Agate, a man-made “gemstone” made from the thick layers of paint applied over many decades to The Rock on MSU’s campus. We talk to the jeweler who makes them to find out how she does it.


Ingham Kennel Club dog show photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Hundreds of dogs will compete for glory and a few snacks this weekend at the Winterland Classic Cluster Dog Show at the MSU Pavillion. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has a preview of this long-running mid-Michigan tradition.


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