Let’s Get Gardening

From April showers come May flowers, so it’s time once again to get our hands dirty in the garden. If the thought of trying to keep plants alive leaves you anxious and intimidated, don’t panic! We asked the experts for their green thumb tips guaranteed …

Embrace Embroidery

Embroidery is having a moment. It’s no longer just the kitsch hobby of grandmothers and hipsters alike, now it’s taken over Taylor Swift’s instagram and the fashion runways of Gucci and Valentino. A 2004 article in the New York Times chronicled …

Creating Community

It’s a warm spring day at Edgewood Village and residents are working out in the neighborhood garden, while inside, the staff are preparing for the evening’s Fiesta Potluck. Nestled in Meridian Township, Edgewood Village is a nonprofit housing corporation …

Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Whether you’re a trained chef or eager culinary novice, everyone could use a little help in the kitchen. Sometimes one specialized gadget is all it takes to transform a meal into one that even Gordon Ramsay would be proud of. We scoured the corners …

International Women’s Day

Grab some confetti because today is International Women’s Day! This marks the 108th anniversary of the holiday that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As the world honors the triumphs of mothers, daughters and …

March movie magic

Now that awards season is over and the La La Land buzz has died, there is a whole new set of films ready to captivate audiences. Our picks this month are four new films that are sure to entertain. Some include the magic of watching a favorite princess …

Catrice Lane An Advocate for the Vulnerable

For many of us, certain causes and charities are close to our hearts. For Lansing-native Catrice Lane, that special nonprofit is Volunteers of America. She has been involved with the group’s North Larch Street location since 2014; first helping in …

Locally Grown & Internationally Known

It’s an unseasonably warm night as guests arrive for the Italian Winter Dinner cooking class at Le Chat Gourmet in Eaton Rapids, Mich.30 Students open the doors to find a European-inspired kitchen. Denene Vincent, executive chef and owner of Le Chat …