Leadership at all Levels

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

I originally wanted to title this article, “Ode to Mrs. Ware” as an acknowledgment of the great leadership of Lorraine Ware, the Principal of Red Cedar Elementary School in East Lansing. At Red Cedar, she led a team of dedicated teachers and staff to create a warm, fun learning environment for the kindergarten through fourth grade students from 40 different countries. In conversation with Mrs. Ware and with others these past couple of months, I noticed two patterns showing up — leadership Read more [...]

Okemos Barber Shop Offers Old World Services in a New-Age Setting

Written by Ann Cool. Posted in Business Profile, Features

Give that special man in your life a special gift this Fathers Day by giving him a gift certificate for a shop that offers much more than just a shave and a After Shave Barber Shop in Okemos offers an experience he’ll remember for a long time. Owned and operated by Rick and Nick Brown, a father and son team who joined forces more than four years ago, After Shave provides “old world services with a new age look,” Nick explained. Both he and his dad are certified barbers who use an age Read more [...]

Pick the Best Summer Camp for Your Child

Written by Judy Rademacher. Posted in Features

It’s time to sift through all the summer camp brochures and sign your kids up for camp! As both a parent and the camp director at the University Club of MSU, I’ve learned a thing or two about selecting a camp that is a good fit for both the child and the parent. For children, the criteria for a good summer camp are pretty basic; it should focus on something the kids enjoy, be a lot of fun and offer them a sense of belonging. For parents, the criteria are a little more complex. Timing, location Read more [...]

Grit, Glam and Guts Conference Returns to Lansing

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Features

Good Girl Radio knows that it takes grit, glam and guts for the modern day woman to survive in today’s society. On Saturday June 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. join Good Girl Radio for their second annual conference titled, “Grit, Glam & Guts: I’m a Grown Woman.” This free event focuses on strengthening and empowering the 21st century woman. “The conference creates an environment where teens and young adults can be honest about who they are and where they are in life,” said Good Girl Read more [...]

Capital City Stealth Play Hard All Summer Long

Written by Kristin Porter. Posted in Features

Football withdrawal … a sentiment shared in college towns throughout the country this time of year. Lansing area residents, however, may be feeling the pain a little harder this spring since the post Rose-Bowl glow is still palpable around town. Right about now, late August feels a long way off. But fear not fellow fanatics. There is a hidden gem within our city that Lansing’s football lovers need to take notice of. The Capital City Stealth is our very own Minor League/Semi-Pro football Read more [...]

Famous Dave’s

Written by Colette Evangelista. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

I know it is cliché, but who doesn’t picture Fathers Day with a man wielding a large tong in front of a barbecue grill? That is why for all our strong, sweet, loving dads we headed to Famous Dave’s barbecue to see if we could save him the work. I think Famous Dave’s wants to kill you. I mean that in the best way possible. If you want to go to a restaurant and eat piles of seriously yummy food, then you need to look no further. These are like “Hungry Man” servings. By the time Editor Read more [...]

East Lansing Educational Foundation

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Since September of 1984, the East Lansing Educational Foundation’s (ELEF) mission has been to “enhance excellence in public education by raising and distributing private resources for the benefit and enrichment of all students.” ELEF’s president, Mindy Emerson said, “Strong schools, which maintain high standards and opportunities, are a hallmark of a successful city when attracting new businesses and residents. ELEF wants that tradition of excellence to continue in the face of perpetually Read more [...]


Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

All–night parties, buff dudes hosting weekly barbecues and barley dressed college co–eds running around. Yup, that pretty much sums up a typical frat house. Wasn’t so bad when you were in college, but picture that scene happening right next door to your brand new home that you share with your wife and baby. That’s exactly the situation Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) find themselves in, in the new comedy Neighbors. Along with Rogen and Byrne the movie stars Zac Efron, Read more [...]

Sharp Dressed Men

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

It’s no secret that the women here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine love fashion, but the truth is, so do all the guys. Whether you’re shopping for your dad, your hubby or just your best guy friend this Father’s Day (and let’s be honest you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy the spoils of Father’s Day), the men of CAWLM have some looks to help you find the pieces that are just right for the guy in your life. Here, the three men — Mike, a graphic artist, Mark, a photographer Read more [...]

Starting Your Own Home Business

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

Whether you are looking for a change of pace, more time with the kids or a fun opportunity to meet up with friends and family, starting your own home business can be a great way to add an additional source of income to your monthly budget! Starting With an Idea There are countless avenues you can take to start your home business, and whether it’s candles, make-up, kitchen gadgets, jewelry, talent workshops, cooking classes or any other money-making product or service, joining the home party Read more [...]

Dermatologist Takes Doctor’s Approach to Skincare

Written by Ann Cool. Posted in Business Profile, Features

May has been named Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month by the American Academy of Dermatology. As we look forward to outdoor summer activities, it’s a good time to make sure we protect ourselves from harmful exposure to the sun. Dr. Marcy Street, founder and medical director of Doctor's Approach Dermatology in Okemos, gives some tips on skin cancer prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma in its early stages. Prevention Dr. Street recommends applying a broad-spectrum Read more [...]

Age is Just a Number

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Features

“Age is just a number,” is the only phrase that seems fitting when it comes to describing the essence of 90-year-old real estate agent, Jessie Perry. This extraordinary woman from Lansing is the grandmother to 10 and great-grandmother to 19 and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. “The best thing that you can do is to satisfy a customer and make them happy,” said Perry. Originally from Northern Michigan, Perry graduated from high school in 1942. After attending Lansing Business Read more [...]


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