MI-Grand River Design Week
The County Regional Planning Commission is asking members of the community to share ideas for the future of the Michigan Avenue and Grand River Corridor. A team of engineering and design specialists will help with the effort. Here are ways community members can participate:
May 1 from 6 to 9:30 pm there will be an opening event and visioning exercises at the Lansing Center
May 7 from 6:30 to 9 pm there will be a work in progress report and n4ext steps at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.
May 2-6 there will be a working design studio at 333.E. Grand River Ave in East Lansing. Stop in to offer ideas and react to suggestions of others.
Click here for more detail.
Lake to be Treated Week of April 22
A lake-wide fluridone (Sonar) application to treat for Eurasian Milfoil (EMF) is planned for next week, the week of April 22. Also, there will be a follow-up treatment (known as the “bump-up’ treatment) about three weeks after the first. The exact dates are yet to be determined pending approval form MDEQ and weather conditions. The treatment is part of the ongoing Lake Lansing watershed management plan that includes control of nuisance plants like the non-native and invasive Eurasian milfoil (EMF).
Boat Wars 2012
Boat Wars was a big success again in 2012. Cindy Wycoff thanks everyone who participated, with a special thanks to Steve Carpenter for coming up with materials for the boats and spending the time to purchase all materials!
Also, a big thanks to John Wycoff, race starter extraordinaire ! He kept everyone "in line" and had to call the winner in a photo finish race.
Boat Parade 2012
LLPOA President Tim McCarthy advises that the six-judge committee has named Boat 1 and Boat 5 co winners of the Poat Parade prize for 2012. Each scored in five out of six categories. Congratulations to Boat 1 (John & Cindy Wycoff) and Boat 5 (Tom and Diane Wanagat) who will split the $25 prize. Pictures are by Evy Jackson. Click on the images to see a larger version.
Shoreline Landscaping Ideas Workshop
July 25, 2012 Wednesday 5pm – 7 pm Location: Lake Lansing Park South, Lakeview Shelter
Are you interested in controlling erosion, improving water quality, and beautifying your shoreline views? Would you like to provide a natural habitat that attracts songbirds and butterflies while deterring geese? This workshop will guide you through the process of planning a lakeside garden that can do all of these things. Advanced Master Gardener Volunteer Laurie Kaufman will help you plan your lakeside paradise by selecting beautiful low-maintenance eco-friendly plants.
We will start the workshop at the Lake Lansing Park South Lakeview Shelter and tour the newly planted shoreline demonstration garden at Lake Lansing Park South. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to try planting. If weather permits, we will also travel to a nearby home for a guided tour of a mature lakeside landscape that’s sure to spark your imagination.
Register onsite or in advance online at www.StewardshipNetwork.org/MidMich or by calling 734-996-3190. Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers, in support of The Stewardship Network.
For more information call Laurie Kaufman at 339-0380. Learn more about our other workshops and activities at www.StewardshipNetwork.org/MidMich
Tundra Golf - February 11
Note: Ice conditions have required a postponement of Tundra Golf until February 11th.
What It’s All About: Four person scramble in the snow/ice. Cash prizes, awards and food provided!
Where: Right on the Lake! Starting point will be at Lake Lansing Park South. With plenty of parking, this makes it easy for ALL to park and attend.
When: Saturday, February 11th.
Then What: We’ll all head across the street to The Mayfair for food, soda, awards and fun!
Who: The team captain is to be a Lake Lansing resident but other teammates can be friends or family.
Fee: $15 PP which includes food, cash to winners & prizes.
How It Works: Each team captain will be responsible for their own tee off box and “green”. If there is snow, you will need to shovel/snow blow to make a putting surface. Holes will already be drilled 1 inch deep with an ice auger and flag pole erected. Decorate, post signs, serve snacks and make your hole the best for awards!
Tips: If there is a lot of snow, white golf balls may not be a good idea! Bring as many clubs as you want but leave the woods at home.
Call Blake and Jill Weston At 339-6828 today to reserve your hole! If you have any questions, please contact Steve Carpenter at 517-410-0895
Click here for a flyer.
Lake Lansing Directory Available
The 2012 Lake Lansing Directory is now available to LLPOA members whose 2012 dues are paid.
Click here for a membership form you can print off. To pay your dues and pick up your copy of the Directory, Please drop off your membership form and check (make payable to LLPOA) at: LLPOA Membership Coordinator Anne Hopwood's home, (339-4186) 5885 E. Lake Drive Haslett, MI 48840 or at LLPOA President Tim McCarthy's home, (339-3590) 6076 Columbia Haslett, MI 4884.
Ladies of the Lake Luncheon
Seventeen Ladies of the Lake went to lunch at the Riverhouse Inn in Williamston) on Thursday, September 15th. They had a great time and are looking forward to the next gathering. Click here for pictures taken that day.
Volunteers needed for Phragmites Control Program
Volunteers are needed to help with the Phragmites and Japanese knotweed control program in the Lake lansing watershed. The program will be going on between now and October 1st.
Click here for details on the program, what voluteers would be doing and dates help is needed.
Assistance with Muskrat Problems
LLPOA Member Max Miller has completed the necessary training and licensure for controlling muskrats that are causing problems for Lake Lansing Residents. Click here for details on how to take advantage of the LLPOA Muskrat Control Program.
Boat Parade Winners
It was a beautiful hot 4th of July and the parade boats were decorated in style. Of the twelve boats in the parade, the judges picked the top three. The third place boat was the Achterberg’s. Second place was Al Sparrow and first place goes to………Helen Shipley !! Congratulations to all and thanks so much for participating! Check out the pictures to the right.
LLPOA Sponsoring August 5 Bandshell
The Lake Lansing Property Owner’s Association is sponsoring the Bandshell performance in Lake Lansing Park South on Friday, August 5, 2010. Living Soul will be performing at 7:00 p.m. and the Association is providing free ice cream as we have done in the past. Anyone interested in helping scoop ice cream, please contact Cindy Mason at email@example.com to sign up !
Rockwood, Jackson and Hilliard Win 2010 Boat Wars
Eight participants found their way to the sand bar for the 2010 Boat Wars. The winner of the first race was Cory Rockwood. In the second race, Kelvin Jackson took the honors. For the third race, Brendan Hilliard took charge. The last boat over the line in the third race was Doug Winkler !!! Thank you to all who participated in this year’s events. Enjoy the rest of the summer !
July 4 Boat Parade a Big Success
It was a hot day but a successful Parade. Not only did 19 boats participte, but the shores were lined around the lake with enthusiastic spectators. A fun day for all. The winner of the 2010 prize is boat number 11 with the Singing Girls Boat runnerup. Our thanks to this year's judges: Patty Scheiterlein and her party at the North Shore Condos.
Check out the pictures of our winners to the right. A great day on Lake Lansing!
Euchere Tournament a Big Success
Social Director Cindy Mason put together an outstanding event with the September 25th Euchre Tournament For a $5 entry fee and a dish to pass everyone had a terrific evening of cards and fun!!
Click here to check out pictures of the event (a sneak preview appears on the right).
Support Directory Advertisers
Lake Lansing Property Owners are urged to give their support to local businesses, organizations and individuals who purchased advertising in the new Lake Lansing Directory. Click Here to see the list of advertisers.
Email Address Changes for LLPOA-eNews
Some property owners have sent email address changes to the Webmaster, Membership Chair or VP for Communications. These changes will make their way into the Lake Lansing Directory.
However, LLPOA-eNews is completely separate from the Directory. LLPOA-eNews is a "do-it-yourself" system. If you have an email change, you will need to make it yourself in the LLPOA-eNews system.
For information on how to use the LLPOA-eNews system, including changing your email address there, click LLPOA-eNews Help in the column on the left.
2009 Boat Parade Winner
The winner of the 2009 Lake Lansing Boat Parade is Helen Shipley and Dave Stirdivant! The boat was theirs and was decorated by Helen and Sue Lohman, who were on the boat. Also on the boat were Walt DeGruyter, Claire Groom (Helen and Dave's five year old grand daughter) and Olivia Behovitz, a six year old guest. Congratulations! Click here for pictures.
Be Phosphorus Free
It is easier and easier for each of us to do our part in keeping Lake Lansing healthy. More and more stores are offering phosphorus free fertilizer for those who have the need to fertilize. Click on "Fertilizer Without Phosphorus" in the right hand column.
May 1-7. MI-Grand River Avenue Design Charette. See article on the left.
Wed Guys Breakfast Informal gathering of Lake Lansing men every Wednesday at Blondies. 8:30-9:30.
Gorgeous Home for Sale or Lease in North Shore Condominiums! Located on the North shore of beautiful Lake Lansing with lake views through nearly every window. Light, bright, open and airy - newly rennovated. $299,999. Call 517-719-4012. Click here for pictures and more detail.
Aged notices are moved to the Notice Archive. Notices sent to LLPOA for posting are put on the web site as soon as possible, and emailed to the eNewsletter mailing list. Click Here to send a notice for publication