Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Wharton Center

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Features

Don’t miss internationally-acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem for a single evening performance at the Wharton Center on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Blending the elegance of classical ballet with the flair of contemporary dance, this performance is sure to please all audiences. This multicultural dance ensemble has achieved extraordinary success with powerful messages of self-reliance, artistic relevance and individual responsibility. The evening will showcase an array of works by renowned choreographers Read more [...]

Hitting the Pause Button

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

There’s a cadence to coaching. After the initial goal-setting meeting, I usually meet with my clients every two weeks. They tell me what actions they have taken since our last meeting. Then we discuss what’s working and what’s not. I send them back out into the world and they come back two weeks later with another update — what they are learning, what they are doing, wins and shortcomings. And so it goes for three months or six months or a year. One of the reasons coaching works is simply Read more [...]

New Eastside Coffee Shop Brews Up Some Strange Matter

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Business Profile

Something strange is brewing on Lansing’s Eastside. The newest specialty coffee shop in town is serving up cups of java that even the most selective of palates can enjoy. According to entrepreneur barista, Cara Nader, brewing a good cup of coffee is not just about taste, it’s also about the experience. A genuine coffee experience is what you’ll get when you walk through the doors of Strange Matter Coffee. Nader refers to what she does as “third wave” coffee. Unlike “second wave” Read more [...]

Fashion November 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

Fabulous Holiday Fashion With the holidays quickly approaching it is time to take a good long look at your closet and ask yourself, “how is my party attire inventory?” If you’re anything like the ladies here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, chances are, even if the inventory is looking strong, you’ll want to pick up a few new pieces. For ideas on what those shiny new party pieces should be, we turned to our friends at Kellie’s Consignments. Here is what they recommended. Green Read more [...]

Tis the Season to Stay on Budget

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

As the leaves fall from the trees and the crisp, fall temperatures drop in preparation for snow, we’re reminded that the holiday season is just around the corner. With hot cider, warm fireplaces and family gatherings to look forward to, we often forget the hard work that goes into the next couple of months. To better prepare for what’s ahead, it’s time to start planning for the holiday season upon us. Some of the best ways to get ready for the holidays are as follows: Create a Budget Just Read more [...]

Local Women: Roxanne Landes

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Local Women

Proud of her Pub Co-Owner of REO Town Pub The REO Town Pub is a small, fun pub on South Washington, with a nice patio out front. Roxanne Landes bought the REO Town Pub along with her husband, Craig, and their best friend Jack Oliver, because they all thought that it would be fun and a good opportunity to run a business together. The pub has many great craft beers and does great monthly food and beer pairings. “We pride ourselves in making the REO Town Pub a safe bar for women to come to,” Read more [...]

The Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

The Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems (MICAP) educates Michigan citizens about the consequences of the abuse of alcohol beverages and other impairing drugs and promotes public policies that eliminate or mitigate those consequences. “MICAP’s mission is to bring help to children, youths and adults, especially those who may be or have been harmed by alcohol or other impairing drugs,” says Linda Keefe-Lewis, president of MICAP. According to MICAP, the cost of alcohol-related problems Read more [...]

The Judge

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

The Judge is a drama starring Robert Downey Jr., a big city defense attorney, who returns to his small hometown for his mother’s funeral and sees his father, played by Robert Duvall. Duvall is a judge in the small town. There is a history between these two and Downey’s character hasn’t returned for many years. All of this is compounded when Duvall’s character is charged with the murder of a man that he put away for 20 years and Downey’s character has to fight to keep his father out of Read more [...]

Sparty’s Coney Island

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Features, Monthly Issues, Restaurant Review

I didn’t think it was possible, but I happened to have lunch with three people recently who had no clue that there were two different styles of Coney dogs. THREE. PEOPLE! In the state of Michigan there should be zero people who are unaware of this and so, in doing my part to educate the masses, I decided that I better do the entire restaurant review this month on a classic Coney Island restaurant. Of course, besides celebrating diversity in the form of varying Coney dogs, Sparty’s Coney Read more [...]

Spend vs. Save: Staying in Style on a Budget

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

When it comes to staying up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion, technology and home décor, we all find ourselves wondering how we’ll ever be able to keep up. With trends changing every day, it’s virtually impossible to know what’s “in” at any given moment. What we do know, however, is that there are some products and brands out there that we’ve grown to love over the years and have become loyal to. Some people have their favorite fashion designer, others may have a favorite tech Read more [...]

Good News October 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

MSUFCU Opens New Mason Branch Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that its new Mason Branch is now open. The branch is located at 1133 S. Cedar St. in Mason and is a full-service location with drive-up tellers and 24-hour ATMs. It also offers a range of services, including mortgages. The branch is 6,500 square feet and is staffed by 12 MSUFCU employees. To celebrate the grand opening of the branch, MSUFCU will have special offers available to members at all Read more [...]

The Association for Children’s Mental Health

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

With a rise in global awareness for mental health problems, it's good to have an organization like The Association for Children's Mental Health. The ACMH is an organization that's purpose is to provide advocacy to individual children and their families across Michigan. They work to help secure the most appropriate and effective services and help for people in need that is possible. The ACMH was founded in 1989 by two parents, whose children suffered from emotional disorders, in order to support Read more [...]


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