Hollywood’s Green Team

Written by Taylor Kelsaw. Posted in Columns, Entertainment Alley

Going green has been on the minds of many in Hollywood and beyond. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Robert Redford, we have seen the stars come out and support the worldwide efforts to lessen the impact of our carbon footprints. Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton comes from a family of activists; his father is an attorney for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the director of a nature conservancy project in China. Norton’s grandparents helped create the Enterprise Foundation. This nonprofit Read more [...]

A Sweet Surprise for Party Guests

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Columns, DIY

Wedding season is fast approaching, and with that brings bridal showers. These Candy Bouquets would make adorable party favors for the guests at your shower. You can also make them for baby showers, birthday parties or just because. I chose to cover my flowerpot with zebra duct tape because my daughter is VERY into zebra print right now and I am making them for party favors for her birthday this month. There are so many different patterns of duct tape and washi tape out right now, so you should be Read more [...]

Missing Home

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Columns

Editor’s Note: Welcome to a special series from the Sutterlin Family. This month, the family continues the account of their experience hosting a German high school exchange student. Enjoy! From Sophie Of course I thought about homesickness before I left Germany, but I was almost certain that I would be fine. Sure, I love my family and friends, but America is like a second life and I thought that I would forget about my other life for this year. There were days when it wasn’t easy to Read more [...]

Looking to the Future

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

Do you ever spend time thinking about what the future will hold? I get asked all the time where I see myself in five or 10 years. I always have an answer of where I would like to be, but in the back of my mind, I think that it is very hard to predict. There are so many factors involved that make forecasting a future tough. During a short discussion with a personal trainer the other day who said that there would probably be a day in the future that we would say things like, “I can’t believe Read more [...]

The Links, Incorporated Honors Jesenia Pizarro at the Fifth Annual White Rose Gala

Written by Alicia Pilmore. Posted in Monthly Issues

The Lansing/East Lansing chapter of The Links, Incorporated is celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting the White Rose Gala for the fifth consecutive year, and by presenting the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award to Jesenia Pizarro, Ph.D. According to the Lansing/East Lansing Links chapter website, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is presented to emerging women leaders, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business Read more [...]

Intentional Dating

Written by CatriceLane. Posted in Adventures in Dating, Columns

Meant to be? In my January column, I shared the beginning of my New Year’s online dating journey — dating with an open mind (fueled by a glass of wine, of course). My mind is now open to ask the question, “should I leave my search to fate or apply some strategy?" Since it appears that I’m managing one of the most critical areas of my life like a Google search, let me actually search Google for an answer. I just need a keyword to help me get things started … Let’s try the word “love”. My Read more [...]

Events March 2015

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

Events March 7 — Family Day at the Broad, East Lansing. Gather the family and spend the day with Farm Bureau Insurance at Family Day at the Broad. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, hands-on projects, live music and a special family tour at 1 p.m. Visit the Broad from noon to 4 p.m. for this free family fun experience. For more information, visit broadmuseum.msu.edu. March 31 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for Dinner with the Doc. They will buy you dinner at Carrabba’s Read more [...]

The Women We Are

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Features, Monthly Issues

Bod•y im•age: The subjective picture or mental image of one’s own body. Every time you turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or listen to the radio, the topic is up for discussion. In a time where Photoshopping images is not only acceptable but expected, society is more skeptical than ever of what a “true” woman should look like. So how do we get people to realize that not looking like the model on a magazine cover is perfectly acceptable? To combat the idea of the unattainable, Read more [...]

Good News March 2015

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Monthly Issues

Local Charities Compete to Win the University Club’s Big Bang-quet Challenge Twenty-one local charities are competing in the University Club of MSU’s Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge, sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union and the Capital Region Community Foundation. All charities are posted on the University Club’s website at universityclubofmsu.org/theclubwithaheart, and the public is invited to visit the site and “vote” for their favorites. A “vote” is a $5 tax-deductible Read more [...]

Characters of Lansing

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

I’ve always been an observer of the human race. I mean it. As far back as I can remember, I would watch people — not in a crazy stalker kind of way, but in an “I’m really interested in understanding the world” manner. It may be hard to believe now, but I was a tad bit shy when I was a younger person. At some point in high school, I decided that I didn’t just want to watch from the sidelines trying to figure out what made people tick; I wanted to pose questions and find out how and why Read more [...]

Passing it Forward In the Classroom and the Community

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Monthly Issues

An ePIFanyNow! Story We hope you enjoy our new ePIFanyNow features! These features will highlight youth in the area that work to pass it forward and make our community a better place. If you would like to nominate someone please email Ami Iceman at ami@m3group.biz. Classes, tutoring, volunteering, soccer practice and workouts, all before she gets home for dinner. Abbey Bowman’s day is filled by helping others and bettering herself. She is making the world better one good deed at a time. It’s Read more [...]

Keep Warm

Written by Ami Iceman. Posted in Columns, DIY

We all know spring takes its time showing up in Michigan — so this month I made heating pads for my friends to keep them warm, while the sun catches up. I love these heating pads because they are extra long to wrap over your shoulders or around your feet to warm up those tootsies. I chose fabrics that my friends would love, and added a little color with fun thread when stitching. Everyone loves giving handmade gifts that are practical, and this project is just that. Roll up it like sushi Read more [...]

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