Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) is an organization that has been around since 1982, helping people with disabilities. MDRC is a disability justice movement working to transform communities. MDRC’s vision is to “work to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future.” Along with more than 15 independent living facilities across Michigan, the organization offers leadership training Read more [...]

Fit and Fabulous

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

Without a doubt, getting fit tops most New Year’s Resolution lists. We here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine believe that we can all achieve this goal and have fun while doing so. And really, what’s more fun than gadgets and beauty products and fashion? Well, we say nothing. So, here are three ways to make getting fit, fabulous. Happy New Year! Bright and Light After you stock up on coordinated workout clothes, you will have no excuse not to work out. These items are cost-effective Read more [...]

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the highly-anticipated sequel to the first Anchorman movie, bringing back most of the original cast. It picks up where the first movie left off. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is now married to Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and the two have a child. Although all seems well, things get rocky and Burgundy has to get his news team back together for a new breakthrough in news ― 24 hour news. The team has split up with one member starting his own fried Read more [...]

Recipe of the Month: Eclair Dessert

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

Ingredients: 2 packages (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding 3 cups milk 1 tub whipped topping (thawed) approx. 9 oz. Graham crackers Glaze: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 3 tablespoons margarine 2 tablespoons corn syrup 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar Line bottom of 9x13 pan with whole graham crackers. Mix pudding with milk and beat with mixer on low spread for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the filling over the crackers.  Top Read more [...]

Pound for Pound: Local Spots Serve up Fresh Choices

Written by Colette Evangelista. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Ieyeball it warily. It eyeballs me back. Will it be friend or foe? I have no idea. I do know this. Pound for pound we are in this together. I take a deep breath and step on … the numbers spin to my New Year’s destiny. This year, I have decided to bring in backup. Two local culinary destinations will be my foundation for health in this spirited New Year. And as I said, pound for pound we are in this together. And I mean that in the literal sense. “Turn over a new leaf” as they say. Then Read more [...]

Making a Mark on the Michigan Tax Tribunal

Written by Whitney Bunn. Posted in Careers for Consideration, Features

A first-generation American, Judge Preeti Gadola has made her mark on the US, especially our own state of Michigan. When she was appointed as a member of the Michigan Tax Tribunal by Governor Snyder in 2011, Gadola said she was very honored to be selected as a judge in Michigan’s administrative tax court. On a day-to-day basis, Judge Gadola listens to property tax and assessment disputes in the large claims division. “In my case, I fell into the niche of tax. I work with great people. Read more [...]

New Year, New Look for Your Home

Written by Ann Cool. Posted in Business Profile, Features

If a new look for your home is among your New Year’s resolutions this year, you’ll want to visit Bungalow 47, a shop snuggled in the heart of downtown Williamston. Co-owners Jill Rinner and Chantelle Deimling not only sell vintage home furnishings, but also offer their customers the tools to craft and customize their own creations. Since opening in 2011, business at Bungalow 47 has been “better than we ever imagined,” they said. It’s easy to see why. Contrasted with a chilly cold Read more [...]

The Quiet Leader

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

The quiet of winter seems an appropriate time to write about the quiet leaders, the introverts. Leaders come in all packages ― some flashy, some noisy and some quiet and watching. Introverts play a special role on teams and as leaders — they are the observers, the analyzers. Let’s first clear up a common misperception. Being an introvert does not equate with being shy. Shyness is a fear of social disapproval or humiliation; introversion is a preference for environments that are not over-stimulating. The Read more [...]

Good News January 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

Williamston Sport & Spine Now Open Drs. Krystal Siminski and Kyle Zimmerman fulfilled a family legacy this past May when they opened their new chiropractic office at 425 W. Grand River, Williamston. The couple worked for Siminski’s father, a celebrated Chiropractor in Owosso, before branching out on their own. The husband and wife duo enjoy a very active lifestyle and have also traveled abroad for humanitarian efforts in Morocco and Fiji. Both doctors are certified in a dynamic procedure Read more [...]

Michigan Humanities Council

Written by Whitney Bunn. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Who are we? Since 1974, the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) has been trying to answer this question. With a variety of culturally enriching programs, the MHC strives to work with and build Michigan’s communities. “We’re interested in all aspects of cultural things – history, politics and community identity – all the things that people use to identify themselves and how they think about each other,” said Erik Nordberg, executive director of the MHC. The Council is an independent, Read more [...]

Eisenhower Dance Returns to the Wharton Center with Red, Hot and Blue

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Features

If you just love the passion, drama and soulful expression of contemporary dance, you’ll definitely want to go see Red, Hot and Blue. Returning to the Wharton Center after a 2012 run of the popular Motown in Motion Act One Family Series performance, Eisenhower Dance presents a powerfully compelling evening showcasing an array of works by renowned choreographers Ron de Jesus, Michael Foley and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower. Alicia Cutaia, rehearsal director and costume manager for Eisenhower Read more [...]

Recipe of the Month: Orange Drop Cookies

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

From the kitchen of Jane Reiter. Ingredients ½ c. Butter 2 eggs ½ c. orange juice 2 T. grated orange rind (2-3 oranges) 1 c. sugar 2 ½ c. flour ½ t. baking powder ½ t. salt ½ t. baking soda in the orange juice Directions Blend butter, sugar, salt, eggs, rind and juice. Stir in dry ingredients and mix well. Drop from teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375°F 15-20 minutes or until delicately brown. Cover with orange icing while still warm. Orange Icing 1 T. orange Read more [...]


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