Archive for May, 2012

Events for May 2012

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Monthly Issues, Tri-County Events

EVENTS YEAR-ROUND — Abrams Planetarium, East Lansing. Space out on shows like Space Chase and Relics of the Big Bang. Space Chase is about the distant Zorthon Galaxy. Join Furg, Wox and Dinger as they try to avoid the dreaded Kangzor. These three teach you about the solar system. Age appropriate for kids from pre-school through third grade. Space Chase shows Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and Relics shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Visit MAY 3-6 — Read more [...]

City Spotlight: Mardi Paw

Written by Deborah Ginsburg. Posted in City Spotlight, Columns

Saturday evening April 14, 2012 Eagle Eye Golf Club was transformed into Mardi Paw, the theme of the ninth annual Fur Ball (can you say Fur Ball without just a little smile? I can’t — and that is a good thing). The evening is all about fun and supporting animals. This year was no exception. The great tones of the jazz saxophone filled the room, along with nearly 400 guests and 50 dogs of all sizes and shapes. Celebrity waiters from the community were there to wait on you hand and paw — for Read more [...]

She Ran Away to the Circus

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Monthly Issues

Once a biochemist, Cirque du Soleil performing Denise Wal talks about following your dreams Born in Brazil, Wal always knew what she would be when she grew up. The daughter of a Kindergarten teacher and a college professor, Wal’s destiny was to continue in the family’s scholarly footsteps. And that she did. “I had a good career ahead of me,” said Wal. But while studying for her master’s degree in biochemistry, a professor changed the course of the research of a study they were conducting, Read more [...]

Art with a Breath of Life

Written by Brandon Kirby. Posted in Monthly Issues

When she heard about a new art project to benefit the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Deborah Chloewicki, fiber artist and manager of Grove Gallery Co-op in East Lansing, realized it was just what she needed at that point in her life both personally and artistically. She was coping with the loss of her brother at the time when she and a fellow artist of Grove Gallery, Sharan Egan, were invited to construct a large art installation to complement a new hallway in the retreat center. Made from Read more [...]

Star Trec Team Boldly Goes Somewhere Unexpected

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Monthly Issues

The pride and excitement of the Lansing Community College early college FIRST robotics team was close to contagious as they gave their presentation to the LCC Board of Trustees in early April. The team — which goes by the name Star Trec (“star” for LCC’s logo, “trec” for The Robotics Early College) formed in December with just six members.LCC Adjunct Professor of Mathematics Dr. Barbara Bolin, who became involved with FIRST during her years in state government and later went on to work Read more [...]

Diapers & Deadlines: Making Room For Life

Written by Suban Nur Cooley. Posted in Columns, Mother Flippin'

When I started this column three years ago, I was six months pregnant with so many questions running through my mind about birth, motherhood, working, childrearing and ice cream – specifically, to eat or not to eat Ben & Jerry’s at 2 a.m.! Today, I have a beautiful little boy whose personality continues to reveal itself day by day … but I’m still asking that question about ice cream. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, motherhood is one of the most joy-filled, fulfilling and exhilarating Read more [...]

My Community: Dancing with the Local Stars

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

Those with twinkle toes (and those without) headed to the Eagle Eye Golf Club on Saturday, April 21 for the Dancing with the Local Stars event. Some of the celebrity dancers included Paula Cunningham of Capital National Bank, Sheri Jones from WLNS, Chris Swope of the City of Lansing, CAWLM Publisher, Tiffany Dowling and more. The evening, which was a fundraiser for Carefree Medical/Dental, included drinks, appetizers and dancing.

Dancing Right out of my Comfort Zone

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

I believe you should always be on a journey of discovery. You only get one chance to explore and experience this world and there are so many things to do. Now, I don’t officially have a bucket list, but I am always open to opportunities to expand my horizons and even take me out of my comfort zone. Last fall, I agreed to participate in the Dancing with the Local Stars event that supports Carefree Medical and Dental. I’ve attended the event for years and have always been so impressed with the Read more [...]

Window Wonderment

Written by Dottie Zimmerman. Posted in Columns, DIY

Big news! Pretty soon our family of two will become a family of three. Yes, that’s right we have a little girl coming June 1. It’s been a wonderful experience so far. Many emotional roller-coasters but all-in-all, truly wonderful. We all know what’s fun about a new baby, besides the sweet baby smell and chubby cheeks, of course; it’s the redecorating! Although the style of the room is a unique expression of myself, I also hope that as she looks around her big, new world in wonderment she Read more [...]

Fashion for Beautiful You

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Fashion, Features

This month I challenged a couple of ladies here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine — including myself — to find pieces in our own closets that make us feel beautiful. Something that each and every time we wear it, we feel fabulous. And since clothing can’t do all the work, I also wanted us to showcase accessories — including one beauty product — that help us pull the entire package , that is our beautiful selves, together. Here’s what we came up with. Marilyn Hamlin - Read more [...]


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