Important Announcement

The City of Lansing Committee on Development and Planning is meeting Monday, July 17th , 4:00 pm. at the City Hall 10 th Floor Conference Room. They will be discussing the Rezoning Request for Victor Avenue. This would rezone the property west of the street behind Hobart/Walker (the old gun shop location) to the first house on the south side of Victor from single family residences to duplexes. Currently this property is wooded lots. The rezoning would allow a developer to build three duplexes on
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

City of Lansing Introduces Facade Improvement Matching Grant Opportunity

LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing announced a new matching grant opportunity for commercial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area.   The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aesthetic improvements in critical areas of the City.  Go to:  LEAP Website “The Façade Improvement Matching Grant program is a targeted strategic effort aimed at improving the
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

CVNA Neighborhood Picnic Coming Soon – AUGUST 16

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual CVNA neighborhood-wide picnic coming August 16, 2017 at Elmhurst School corner Pattengill and Gordon Avenue in Lansing, MI.  Bring your family and friends and, Oh yes, a dish to pass.  Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success.   Please consider volunteering.

Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

CVNA Apologize for recent items being posted on this site.

There are several items being posted on this site under the authorship of a Laura Ford that do not belong to Colonial Village Neighborhood Association in Lansing, MI.  This Laura Ford is not CVNA’s past president.  We are working on the problem.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

CVNA Neighborhood Garage Sale Date Set For June 10

The CVNA Annual Garage Sale will be held June 10, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00 pm.  CVNA will advertise the neighborhood-wide sale.  Each participating household will hold their own sale.  Look for many locations in the area from Martin Luther King Blvd. and Mt. Hope Blvd. to Pleasant Grove and Holmes Road.  Whether you are buying or selling, enjoy the opportunity to visit with neighbors.

Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

CVNA Garden For Our Community Youth

Spring and summer bring thoughts of colorful and beautiful flowers and, oh yeah, fresh vegetables too.  Want your kids to have a summer of fun they won’t forget while learning where their food comes from too?  Check out the Colonial Village Neighborhood Children’s Garden at Elmhurst School.  Call:  Amy 517 281-0478 or Brian 517 930-0013 for more information.
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

CVNA Picnic August 16, 2017

Mark your calendars.  Bring your family to the annual CVNA Picnic on August 16, 2017.  Plan on having lots of fun, food and more.  Picnic will be held at Elmhurst School on Gordon Ave. and Pattengill Street.  Volunteers are needed to help with the picnic.  Contact us to participate.  More details will be provided as plans progress.

 

 

Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

Winter 2017 CVNA Meeting

The first 2017 meeting of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (CVNA) was held on February 15, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church.  The open forum attended by over 30 neighbors was called to support the continuation of CVNA and to fill vacancies on the CVNA Board.  William Woodworth, Area 2 Representative, moderated the meeting and called for nominations from the floor.  With surprise and welcomed applause, June Kenfield (a past president) stepped up to fill the president’s chair. 
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

Deer Over Population in Parks and Neighborhoods

The Lansing Parks Board receives complaints throughout the year about deer in city parks and neighborhoods.  Park Board members have begun to study the issue and gather information.  "Our goal is to create scientifically sound data that will allow the board to facilitate neighborhood programs about co-existing with the urban deer herd and for population control, especially for containment of Chronic Wasting Disease." according to Parks Board member James McClurken.. A special sub-committee of
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment

Congratulations! To CVNA’s Writing Contest Winners

Prizes were awarded to contest winners.  Thank you to four young creative writers who submitted entries to the first CVNA writing contest.  The contest was for children ages (6-8) (8-11) and ages (12 & 13).  Each winner received a prize of $15.   Congratulations to: Emily Putman, Makenna Smieska and Allyric Patterson.  Audrie Cook received a prize and honorable mention for her story.  Click here to read the winning stories. Writers were to choose one of the following topics to write
Posted in CVNA | Leave a comment