Happy Father’s Day

Written by Taylor Kelsaw. Posted in Columns, Entertainment Alley

Feliz Día del Padre! ~ Spanish; Le jour de père heureux! ~ French; Alles Gute zum Vatertag! ~ German; Siku ya furaha ya Baba ~ Sawahili; Chim Aki Nitak ~ Choctaw. I could go on and on in many other languages to say Happy Dad’s Day to dads the world over. In 1908, Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wash., by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. The first celebration was at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential Read more [...]

Devoted Dads Deserve Praise

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

This year on Mother’s Day I was a bit nostalgic and brought out a few family albums to reminisce about when the kids (Kyle, 21 and Zach, 16) were younger and so darn cute. It’s pretty amazing to see how much things have stayed the same. They most definitely have maintained their enthusiasm for life, a sweet disposition and a heck of a lot of charm. However, they’ve changed too. They are much wiser, enjoy spending time with the opposite sex and are very independent. When you first become Read more [...]

Get Growing

Written by Shelley Davis Mielock. Posted in Columns, Image Focus

“It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.” - Unknown Home sweet home — there is no better place in the world to be. It’s the place that you can be yourself, relax and take refuge. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing like kicking off your shoes and putting on your comfy clothes at the end of a hard day. We are doing something to make our home even more inviting this year. I’ve always envied those really handy people who can make their space so lovely. Read more [...]

Sporty Savvy: Summer Fun Starts With Sports

Written by Kristin Porter. Posted in Columns, Sports Savvy

With Spring here and summer quickly approaching, the ever-improving weather is a reminder of how many sports-related activities the Lansing area has to offer. Here are my top three ways to enjoy sports in Lansing this summer: 1. Go Nuts! - What’s better than a couple of hours in the sun with your favorite companions, your favorite adult beverage and stadium food? That really is the definition of an ideal summer day for me! Nick Grueser, GM of the Lansing Lugnuts cites “Freebie Fridays,” Read more [...]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Written by Jennifer Hodges. Posted in Columns, DIY

Have you ever searched for weeks looking for the perfect picture or mirror for your home? If so, this month’s DIY Quick Craft has the solution for your hard-to-find perfect mirror. With this month’s theme being "Bright and Beautiful," I decided to create a decorative mirror for you to see your beauty each day. This craft is quick, fun and inexpensive. If you don’t have a plain mirror at home you can find all the supplies you need with a quick trip to your local dollar store and the hardware Read more [...]

Events for May 2013

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Monthly Issues

Events May 2-5 — Spring Fling Festival, Mason. A 5k run/walk on May 3, a show on the courthouse square on May 4. Call (517) 676-1046 or visit www. masonchamber.org. May 4-5 — Victorian Days, Grand Ledge. Saturday, Teddy Bear Tea and Maypole dance; kite flying and other outdoor games. Kids of all ages will enjoy High Tea, Gilbert & Sullivan sing-a-long, visit the local historical museum, a ‘Corset’ symposium, 1860s rules baseball game and the 5th Annual Moustache contest. Visit Read more [...]

Viva Paws Vegas

Written by Deborah Ginsburg. Posted in City Spotlight, Columns

Capital Area Humane Society’s 10TH Annual Fur Ball Yes, Spring is in the air and that can mean only one thing! It’s time for the Capital Area Humane Society’s 10th Annual Fur Ball. Every year the Fur Ball has a unique theme, this year was no exception. VIVA PAWS VEGAS!! You guessed it … a twist on Las Vegas, complete with all the fun and excitement. The evening’s event featured great décor of black, red and glitz, right down to the huge feather centerpieces on the tables. New this Read more [...]

Better Beauty Through Technology

Written by Shelley Davis Mielock. Posted in Columns, Image Focus

As women, we have a lot of pressures on our shoulders every day. I know I feel that way! Mom, wife, friend, sister, and businesswoman … the list goes on and on. On top of it all, we are expected to look good while doing it. As if spinning a dozen plates in the air isn’t enough — it must be done with perfectly applied makeup. The beauty (no pun intended) of the world we live in today is that there are a lot of solutions that can make your daily routine easier. I’m not talking plastic surgery Read more [...]

With a Capital EM: Mom, My Style Icon

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Columns, With a Capital Em

Floral jeans. They are in this season, I had them on, but were they working? Only one way to find out — snap a photo and text it to my mom for approval. But as I was about to hit send I realized she was busy and wouldn’t be able to respond, so I bought them anyway. (Let’s hope they work, because I’m wearing them as I type this.) But the whole floral-jean-purchase-without-mom-approval really got me thinking. I am very fortunate to have a mom who, not only pays attention to trends, Read more [...]

Women Make the World Go Round

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

I’ve spent most of my life believing anything was possible with hard work, good intentions and a little bit of luck. Strong women and supportive men surrounded me in my youth, so why would I believe otherwise. Their encouragement was the backdrop to my life. There were times when obstacles made it tougher to achieve important goals set for myself, but I look back on those trying times and truly believe that without them I would not have learned all of the needed lessons. The areas that have Read more [...]

For Pete’s Take: It’s a Siri Conspiracy

Written by Pete Ruffing. Posted in Columns, For Pete's Take

“Siri,” a Norwegian woman’s name for “beautiful woman who leads you to victory.” I would change that to: “Siri,” the woman on your iPhone who can badly interpret your phrases and commands.” I’m sure some of you have experienced it for yourselves? Trying to be a safe and responsible driver I use the voice command to send or answer a text message from my wife. This is how it plays out: Her text: “What do you want for dinner tonight?” Siri: “How about the crap left from Read more [...]

Local Women: Emily Brozovic

Written by Katie Kaczanowski. Posted in Local Women, Monthly Issues

“Creator and LGBT Advocate” Occupation: Instructional Designer at Michigan State University, freelancer designer and photographer for Blue Eyes Design Residence: Grand Ledge Family: Partner, Carmen; cats, Max and Lilly Hobbies: Cooking, reading and creating. Emily Brozovic has a thirst for creative problem solving and always is trying to find new ways to learn and grow creatively. Brozovic is in the process of creating an app, People Like Me, for the LGBT community. She also owns her Read more [...]


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