Spring Fashion Fever

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

Hello Spring! After months of snow and cold, the grass is getting greener and the weather is improving. It’s finally time to put away your heavy winter coats and grab some lighter clothes. The ladies at the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine have picked out some great new outfits from Kellie’s Consignments to help put a little Spring in your step and color in your wardrobe this April. Spring Skirt Spring is here and so are florals. Turn up the heat with brilliant colors and mixing Read more [...]

Hopping into Spring Savings

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

As the days grow longer and the snow from another Michigan winter begins to melt, we can finally say that spring has arrived. With the newly green trees and restored wildlife, what better time than now to get out of that winter slump and rejuvenate your finances? Spring can be a great time to start fresh with many things — including your savings. Here are a few tips when it comes to saving this spring. Save money each paycheck Although spring has just begun, summer and vacation season will Read more [...]

Swim Lively; Comfortable Swimwear for Everyone

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Business Profile, Features

When Mary Gillis was getting ready for her vacation in Cabo, she ran into a problem; she couldn’t find a swimsuit that she felt both confident and comfortable in. When she expanded her search, she found that most of the suits that provided the amount of coverage she wanted were designed for athletes and not comfortable to lounge in. She discovered that swimsuits that provided both coverage and style simply didn’t exist. Knowing that she couldn’t be the only one struggling with this, Gillis Read more [...]

Phantom of the Opera; A Wharton Center Feature

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Features

Passion. Mystery. Betrayal. These are just a few words to describe the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, running April 1-12 at The Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing. The story focuses on a mysterious Phantom who is haunting the Paris Opera house, wreaking havoc and inspiring terror in the performers. As the tale unfolds, the Phantom falls in love with a beautiful young soprano named Christine. Taking Christine under his wing, the Phantom trains Read more [...]

Good News April 2015

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

MSUFCU Employees Raise Nearly $75,000 for Capital Area United Way MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce after a six-month fundraising initiative in 2014, credit union employees raised $74,989 for the Capital Area United Way (CAUW). The funding will help people in need receive vital, basic services, increase participation in quality early childhood learning, increase academic success through student engagement and learning and increase the number of low-income families and individuals Read more [...]

Funding Research for a Cure

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Losing a family member to an illness would take a toll on anyone; losing three to cancer can be absolutely devastating. Six of Lauren Aitch’s family members have been diagnosed with cancer, and when her father passed away from an allergic reaction to the medication used to treat his cancer, she decided to take action. Aitch wanted to develop a foundation in her father’s name to help prevent deaths caused by cancer. She sought the advice of one of her former MSU professors to decide what her Read more [...]


Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Cinderella is a new, live action take on the classic fairytale of the same name. This is the story of Ella (Lily James), whose widowed father remarries a woman with two daughters. When her father dies unexpectedly, Ella’s life dramatically changes at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who make her their servant and cruelly refer to her as Cinderella. Despite the mistreatment, Cinderella remains kind and giving, until one day she has enough and leaves the castle. While Read more [...]

Unstuffed Pepper Soup

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Recipe of the Month

Unstuffed Pepper Soup From the kitchen of Cathy Blatnik Ingredients 2 cups peppers (red, green, yellow or orange), seeds and membranes removed, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 2 tablespoons margarine 1 1/4 pound ground chuck 2 cups cooked white rice 6 cups water 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained 1 teaspoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Mozzarella cheese, shredded Directions In small saucepan, brown ground chuck pieces until no longer pink. Drain off Read more [...]

The Brunch House

Written by Alicia Pilmore. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Family, however you define it, is important to almost everyone. Whether your family is related by blood or otherwise, knowing that there are people who care about you and who will be there to share in the ups and downs of your life is an important part of the human experience. Two things that can always bring family together are great food and great conversation; both of these can be found at The Brunch House in Lansing. I recently visited The Brunch House with a few of my coworkers toward Read more [...]

About the Classroom

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features

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 The education systems of America and Germany are very different. The biggest difference I think is that German students can’t choose their schedule until 11th grade. My American school schedule has fewer classes that occur daily and are separated by semesters, which makes for shorter spans Read more [...]

Trends in Learning and Development

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

With this month’s theme focused on trends, let’s take a look at trends in learning and leadership development in the business world. Leadership development is a hot topic these days. The purse strings have finally loosened following the years of the clamp-down survival mode of the recession and, after companies halted spending in general, years of pent up demand for training and development have emerged with some urgency. Combine this with the big demographic shift of the Baby Boomers retiring Read more [...]

Flex Their Way to Success

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Careers for Consideration, Features

Trista Parisian and Jenny Quinn know fitness; both women live active lifestyles and have degrees in the health field. They may be living a fit life, but they noticed that gyms were lacking something; many gym-goers, especially women, didn’t know what to do when they go to the gym. Many would spend an hour running on the treadmill and then go home, not even touching the weights — they didn't know how to get the most out of their workouts. With this in mind, the two friends decided to open their Read more [...]


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