Archive for March, 2012

At Home with Exercise

Written by Katie Hubbard. Posted in Features, Health & Beauty

Did you know that muscular strength decreases by about 1 percent each year after age 25? Over time this loss of muscle mass and strength can have a significant impact on overall health and quality of life. By adding a few simple home exercises you can improve your strength, energy and quality of life; without the hassle or the cost of joining a gym. Here are some affordable exercises that you can do easily at home. To complete this simple total-body routine you’ll need a stability ball, a resistance Read more [...]

Sink Stand By

Written by Dottie Zimmerman. Posted in Columns, DIY

I’ve always wanted an herb garden right here in my kitchen. Wouldn’t it be great to snip off a sprig of freshness every time you cook? This quick-to-make elevated planting station allows you to keep herbs close-by for your cooking pleasure. It also moves in and out of the sink easily for watering, and then sits on the counter as a beautiful addition to your kitchen! Supplies: 2 recycled wine bottles 1x4 piece of raw wood Ruler and circle template Drill and 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch hole Read more [...]

My Community: St. Paddy’s Day

Written by Brandon Kirby. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

Locals painted the town green during St. Paddy’s Day on Saturday, March 17 across Washington Square in downtown Lansing, East Lansing and beyond. There were plenty of specials at local bars and restaurants, including the newly opened Black Rose which also hosted live entertainment. Other featured specials were Irish car bombs at Dagwood’s Tavern and an Irish breakfast at Dublin Square. With the variety of options in town, there was joyous camaraderie in the spirit of all things Irish. Read more [...]

My Community: Check Donation

Written by Lisa Twenter. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine presented a check for more than $3,000 to the Westside Commercial Association Youth Mural Art Program on Thursday, March 9 at the Black Child & Family Institute in Lansing. The money will be used to create a mural which will be placed on the parking structure at the Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. The money was raised during the 2011 CAWLM ‘80s Flashback Fundraiser.

Autism Awareness: My Story

Written by Colette Evangelista. Posted in Columns, Features

Raise your hand if you know someone affected by autism. Is everyone’s hand up? I thought so. The statistics are staggering. Since it is Autism Awareness month, I should be educating you about all of these things. Instead, I am going to ask you, as my friends, to take some time to consider the lives of those who live with autism. I have a son with autism. As someone who is intimately involved with what it means to have this “statistic” be a part of her everyday life, I am going to Read more [...]

A Greener Future with Future Oxygen

Written by Anna Daugherty. Posted in Features

We give gifts for so many reasons: to celebrate special occasions, to show someone how much we care. No matter your reason for gift-giving, it makes people feel good; what better way to feel good than giving the gift of a greener future? Future Oxygen produces a line of completely biodegradable ecowear including jewelry, pendants and key chains. Once the wearer is done with them, the pendants can be planted in the ground and grown into flowers. The company is owned by Lansing resident Tina Read more [...]

Dating Department: Pre-Date Grooming The Hairy Truth

Written by Julie Becker. Posted in Columns, Dating Department

I’m sick of shaving my legs. Frankly, I’m tired of removing all errant hairs from my body on a monthly, weekly or sometimes daily basis. It’s exhausting, not to mention expensive. Have you seen the price of razors? How about the cost of a magnifying mirror — you can’t get a good one for under $30. And please don’t get me started on the multiple pairs of tweezers I’m basically forced to keep on me at all times (I recommend at least one pair in the bathroom, purse and car — for those Read more [...]

City Spotlight: The Annual Sparrow Gala

Written by Deborah Ginsburg. Posted in City Spotlight, Columns, Monthly Issues

February is always that month that needs something. Oh, of course it plays host to Presidents’ Day, Valentine’s Day and the ever popular Groundhog Day. And this year February even got an extra day because it was Leap Year. But none of this can brighten up a winter evening like the Sparrow Gala! The joy of picking just the right cocktail dress, jewelry and the perfect pair of shoes, and the fun of seeing the look on that special guy’s face when you remind him “no tux required.” I know Read more [...]

My Community: Addy Awards

Written by Mary McElgunn. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

Hosted annually by the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance (MMCA), the local ADDY awards were held at the MSU Union on Thursday, Feb. 23. This year’s awards celebrated 2012 with an end of the world theme. Motion Marketing & Media, which publishes Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, took home a Silver Award in Advertising Industry Self-Promotion for their Studio Crawl “Get Lit” campaign.

My Community: Chocolate Party

Written by Brandon Kirby. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

The MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit on Sunday, Feb. 26 featured dozens of local bakery and chocolate vendors serving up their best confections. Visitors to the benefit sampled chocolates and treats from the region’s leading restaurateurs and chocolatiers, and also voted for their favorites in the People’s Choice Award. Prize-winning chocolate creations were also on display from the benefit’s chocolate competition.

My Community: White Rose Gala

Written by Mary McElgunn. Posted in Photo Galleries

The second annual White Rose Gala hosted by the Links, Inc. of Lansing/East Lansing was held on Thursday, March 1 at the Spartan Club. The night featured refreshments, live entertainment and a presentation of awards. Kira Carter-Robertson of Sparrow Hospital accepted the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award while Michigan public relations firm Truscott Rossman received the Athena Organizational Leadership Award.

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