Press Release – Ella Sharp Museum Edible History

1 08 2008

Sounds cool.  From a press release….

The Edible History dinner will take place in Ella’s Granary Restaurant (in the Museum) and will feature a menu of mid-19th century fare. .

Edible History dinners are annotated meals, Each course will have a brief explanation of the food-what it is, how it was prepared, etc. The menu (a secret); for this first Edible History program is tailored to the arrival of Mary Merriman, Ella Sharp’s mother, in Jackson in 1856.

This dinner imagines what Mary might have eaten in this earlier Jackson. Museum staff combed through the Museum collection and period cookbooks and recipes to create a menu reflecting Jackson in the 1850s.

Accompanying the meal is a slide presentation of Mary Wing Farnsworth Merriman. “We are so often focused on the life of her daughter, Ella-yet Mary was a fascinating woman in her own right.

The logic is that without Mary there would be no Ella and without Ella no beautiful park or Museum. We owe a lot to Mary and the way she raised her daughter.” Upcoming meals will feature other members of the Merriman-Sharp family and other periods of Jackson history.

The Edible History: Mary Merriman dinner requires a paid reservation.

Cost for the meal, period beverage, and program is $35per person.

Contact the Museum for more information and for reservations at (517)787-2320.

3225 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203


Target – Edgewood Blvd

1 08 2008
  • 500 E. Edgewood Blvd.
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 882-9084
  • Website
The Target store on Edgewood Boulevard in South Lansing

The Target store on Edgewood Boulevard in South Lansing

Target?!  A grocery store?!  I know, I thought the same thing, but recently, I find myself drifting over towards the grocery section everytime I end up in Target.  Like Wal-Mart and K-Mart, Target has taken on the role of a hyper-market with their Super Target stores.  However, none in the Lansing area fall into this category.  They’re all just Target stores.

The grocery section isn’t very big and takes up just a few aisles in the store.  Being small, they don’t have a wide variety.  They carry all the staples and they carry brand names, but they don’t often offer more than one brand of the same product.  In reality, you could do all of your grocery shopping at a Target store.  It may not be the most cost effective, but you don’t have to deal with the mile long aisles of Meijer or Wal-Mart.  Read the rest of this entry »

Small Planet Reopens Tonight

1 08 2008

The Lansing State-Journal is running a story today about the reopening of the popular entertainment venue in East Lansing.  Small Planet, located at 16800 S. Chandler Rd., Suite 109, opened it’s doors at 3:00 for the first time in eight years. 

The first act will be Mason’s Case.  Cover is $5 for those 21 and over. 

Besides being a place for live music, Small Planet will have a full menu and bar, but they’re only open for dinner with a happy hour from 3:00 to 7:00 on weekdays. 

On the web:
Small Planet Website
Small Planet MySpace