Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Business Profile, Features

Curvaceous Old Town Lingerie Store Caters to Every Woman It's hard to miss the bright pink building when you're driving down East Grand River St. in Old Town. Filled with colorful lingerie that makes your eyes dance, and trinkets made by family members decorating the walls, the inside of the store has the attitude to match the exterior. “I come from an artsy family,” says Curvaceous Lingerie owner Lauren Long. As exciting as this space is, the spunky entrepreneur began her business in Read more [...]

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

This month, we recognize the Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP), a nonprofit organization working in the Grand Ledge Public School District (GLPS) to assist families with utility bills, transportation, food, medicine and housing needs. GLEAP’s mission is to provide short-term, emergency financial relief for families and individuals in need. They work to coordinate fundraising efforts and distribute funds generated by local schools, faith-based organizations, businesses and community-based Read more [...]

Deluca’s Restaurant Homemade Italitan at its Finest

Written by Virginia Bernero. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

When you find a good product, you may want to know the name behind it. Brand names keep loyal customers coming back to fulfill needs of all sorts. When you need gym shoes, you might look for the Nike swoosh; one day you might find yourself driving a few hours for that new Coach purse — no matter what you’re interested in, the name on the product matters. In the Lansing area, there’s a family name that keeps the crowds coming back day after day for their Italian cuisine and hometown feel — Read more [...]

The Wedding Ringer

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Doug Harris (Josh Gad), is two weeks away from marrying the girl of his dreams, Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Their wedding plans are in full swing and everything seems to be on schedule, with one small exception; Gretchen has seven bridesmaids, but Doug has no one to be his groomsmen. With time running out, Doug is introduced to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides best man services to desperate grooms. Doug pays Jimmy to be his best man and Read more [...]

Date Night Fashion

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Fashion, Features

Bring out those heels, dust off your little black dress and try out a new shade of lipstick; it’s date night! The ladies at Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine know that every woman deserves a fun night out, and Kellie’s Consignments has helped us put together some outfits that will make you look and feel great. Check out our favorite date night outfits! The Perfect Dress Keeping it conservative? This dress is perfect for a quiet dinner or a theatre performance. Paired with small Read more [...]

February 2015 Good News

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

February 2015 Good News Experience the Eighth Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit If you haven’t yet experienced the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit, stop by MSUFCU Headquarters in East Lansing from Feb. 1 through 25 to see the talent from our young local artists. Artwork from 15 mid-Michigan high schools will be on display with students hoping to earn your votes. “We love this event,” said April Clobes, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer MSU Federal Credit Union. “Our Read more [...]

Establishing and Properly Maintaining Credit

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

With the end of the holiday season, many of us may find ourselves afraid to check our finances — especially our credit card statements. From overspending on gifts, to charging travel expenses, there are a number of common holiday spending practices that could have a negative impact on our accounts this year. Whether you find yourself in an overspending situation due to the holidays, you’ve been struggling to improve your credit over time or you hope to maintain your current credit, here are Read more [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies picks up where the last film left off, Smaug, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, had left the lonely mountain to destroy Laketown. This conflict is resolved in the first quarter of the film by Bard, played by Luke Evans, killing the dragon with a special black arrow. Laketown is then destroyed and the people are forced to move. They choose to stop at Erebor, the dwarf kingdom, now free of Smaug and ruled by Thorin Oakenshield, played by Richard Armitage. While Read more [...]

Your Own Crystal Ball

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

As we begin another new year with new goals (or recycled ones), people are eager to make those lasting changes once and for all. To find a new career direction, to awaken their passion, to purposefully live their values. What if you had your own personal crystal ball to tell your future? What would you like to see? I often will give my coaching clients a visioning exercise as homework. I ask them to write in present tense about various aspects of their lives when they have reached their goals Read more [...]

Old Town General Store, Truly Michigan-Made

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Business Profile, Features

Organic, relating to living matter and the body. Eating organic is becoming more of a trend, and with good reason. It gains popularity as people are becoming not only savvier about what they eat but are beginning to question what exactly it is that they are eating. Organic is a great way to keep your body in its natural order. Organic food is grown or raised by natural standards, i.e. without any chemicals. It's fresher as it doesn’t have the gross pesticides or bacteria found in other foods that Read more [...]

Financial Fitness: Getting in Shape for the New Year

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

As the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins, you may find yourself wondering what the upcoming year will bring. You may even make New Year’s resolutions, with plans of getting in shape, ending a bad habit or traveling somewhere new. Although these things may be at the forefront of your mind, you must not forget that financial fitness can be just as important. By getting into shape financially, you can better prepare yourself for the New Year as well as the years to come. Financially Read more [...]


Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

PIFanyNow is a nonprofit organization focused on starting a revolution of kindness. The concept behind ePIFanyNow is to motivate individuals to positively impact other's lives. The world can sometimes seem overrun with stress and negativity, so ePIFanyNow works to bring people together to make a difference, even if it doesn’t cost a cent. “We encourage people to help others all year round,” says Bob Hoffman, founder of ePIFanyNow. “We hand out cards for people to pass on to others to Read more [...]


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