Meridian Township http://wkar.org en Local municipalities turn to public art for placemaking http://wkar.org/post/local-municipalities-turn-public-art-placemaking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live, work or just drive through Meridian Township, you’ve probably noticed the large metal sculpture in the roundabout at Marsh and Hamilton Roads. The work, entitled </span>“<a href="http://www.meridian.mi.us/index.asp?Type=B_PR&amp;SEC={B90B8271-F117-4434-9A87-8C3004D695C5}&amp;DE={2F5DA8DB-1857-4EA8-99BA-27B340FBA984}">Meridius</a><a href="http://www.meridian.mi.us/index.asp?Type=B_PR&amp;SEC={B90B8271-F117-4434-9A87-8C3004D695C5}&amp;DE={2F5DA8DB-1857-4EA8-99BA-27B340FBA984}" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Prime</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” is a 14-foot tall piece commemorating the Michigan Meridian, the north-south baseline by which the state was surveyed in the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. The sculpture is part of a plan to install public art that relays a community’s “sense of place.” &nbsp;The artwork is a project of the </span><a href="http://www.purelansing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Economic Area Partnership</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:10:06 +0000 Mark Bashore & Kevin Lavery 52625 at http://wkar.org Local municipalities turn to public art for placemaking Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian http://wkar.org/post/controlled-hunting-thins-deer-herd-meridian <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5c47ab92-3ccc-44cb-51f6-bb149bceebf8" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Early antlerless deer season begins this weekend in Michigan.&nbsp; Statewide, bow hunting is still almost two weeks away, and firearms hunting is permitted starting in mid-November.</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:40:42 +0000 Current State 42632 at http://wkar.org Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities http://wkar.org/post/harris-nature-center-offers-summer-outdoor-activities <p>The height of the summer season means camping for many Michiganders. And even if you can’t get away every weekend, Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center can help.</p><p></p><p>. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:12:06 +0000 Current State 39055 at http://wkar.org Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion http://wkar.org/post/lansing-regional-human-rights-ordinances-push-lgbt-inclusion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, officials from East Lansing and Meridian, Delhi and Delta Townships launched the One Capitol Region Coalition. &nbsp;The group seeks to expand local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in the greater Lansing area. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:23:19 +0000 Current State 35741 at http://wkar.org Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion Supporters Ponder How to Save Old Okemos House http://wkar.org/post/supporters-ponder-how-save-old-okemos-house <p>Some supporters of an historic home in Okemos are considering a last-minute fund-raising effort to save it from demolition.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:11:55 +0000 Mark Bashore 24169 at http://wkar.org Supporters Ponder How to Save Old Okemos House