My Community: Eastwood Concert Series

Written by Ellen Dowling. Posted in Monthly Issues, Photo Galleries

The 10th annual concert series at Eastwood Towne Center offers a variety of mellow, easy listening music that’s free fun for concertgoers of all ages. The concerts take place every Tuesday at 6 p.m. now through Tuesday, Aug. 21. CAWLM stopped by during a performance on Tuesday, July 10 where we found visitors enjoying songs by Tim the Music Man.

Entertainment Alley: From L.A. (Los Angeles) to L.A. (Lansing Area)

Written by Taylor Kelsaw. Posted in Columns, Entertainment Alley, Monthly Issues

“Quiet on the set!” That’s what the AD (assistant director) shouts while filming a television show, commercial or movie at the start of every scene. I know it all too well. As an actor-turned-producer, writer and director, I have lived the dream that some wish for. It wasn’t always great, but it has been interesting, exciting and sometimes very fun. This being my first article on the entertainment world for Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, I thought I would share a little Read more [...]

PB2 No-Bake Cookies

Written by Mary McElgunn. Posted in Monthly Issues, Recipe of the Month, Recipes

INGREDIENTS 1 cup honey 1 ¼ cups PB2* (mixed) 1 ½ cups dry powdered milk 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked 2 tablespoons wheat germ (optional) ½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional) PB2 NO-BAKE COOKIES FROM THE KITCHEN OF MARY McELGUNN, LANSING Mix PB2 powder* and water to create peanut butter according to directions on package. Combine all ingredients into bowl and mix with electric mixer. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze until firm Read more [...]

Moving Up With Moxie

Written by Ami Iceman. Posted in Monthly Issues

Editor’s note: Welcome to Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine’s newest feature – Careers for Consideration. Every other month we will profile with a woman who has a career that some might consider out-of-the-box or perhaps a career that we never even knew existed. Know of such a woman? Email me at and enjoy!  BIO Name: Trish Foster College and Degree: Michigan State University, bachelor's in accounting Current Employer: CBRE/Martin Years with Company: 20 Starting Read more [...]

Building a Super Reserve

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Monthly Issues

One evening as I was breathing a sigh of relief at having made it to the gas station before the fumes ran out, I recalled an idea from Master Coach Thomas Leonard — building a Super Reserve. Why was I waiting until the stressful low gas light came on before filling up? Why not start the habit of filling up when the gas tank was at half full? Wouldn’t this be an easier, calmer way to live. Building a Super Reserve is one of the many practical chapters in Leonard’s book, The Portable Coach.He Read more [...]

Mother Flippin’: Summertime and Mommy’s Happy

Written by Tashmica Torok. Posted in Monthly Issues, Mother Flippin'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet Tashmica! She is our new mom columnist and will fill you in on her family’s adventures every other month. Have a topic you’d like her to cover? Shoot me an email, Enjoy! Summer means my doors burst wide open. My three boys, typically tied down to a school calendar and daily uniforms, arise ready to set out into the world, mismatched in attire and deed. I become the woman holding the door open in complete agreement. Let us all go barefoot! Let us all Read more [...]

Susan Hattis Hengesbach: The Best of Both Worlds

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Cover Stories, Monthly Issues

Photo by Lisa Twenter Standing comfortably in front of a tractor on her 110 acres in Westphalia, Susan Hattis Hengesbach wears heels and a white cocktail dress as if they are a standard farming uniform. With a big personality and the jewelry to match, Hengesbach laughs casually while her photo is taken and switches easily from conversations about state-wide business initiatives to tips on how to keep a clean car while living on a dirt road (incidentally, the secret is as simple as getting a car Read more [...]

3 Great Girls’ Getaways

Written by Ellen Dowling. Posted in Monthly Issues

According to AAA, 24 percent of American women have taken a girlfriend getaway in the past three years, and this percentage is on a steady rise. Why? Because after working hard and balancing the craziness of life, sometimes a small getaway is needed — or better said, mandatory. And never fear, because Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine (with the help of local travel agents from Let’s Go Travel in East Lansing and Capital Area Travel Leaders in Grand Ledge) has selected the best getaway Read more [...]


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