Good News March 2012

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Burcham Hills appoints new board members David Brower of East Lansing and Patricia Munshaw of Lansing have been appointed to the Burcham Hills Retirement Community Board of Trustees. Brower is the former assistant vice president and chief financial officer of administrative services at Michigan State University. Since 1993, Munshaw has been an independent contractor and consultant for physician recruitment on behalf of Ingham Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Hayes Green Beech Hospital. Life in Lansing Launches “Talk of the Town” Go on-the-road, behind-the-scenes and on-the-set with two of Lansing’s most recognizable faces: the Wharton Center for Performing Arts’ Bob Hoffman and former broadcaster Cheryl Fritze. Their new show “Talk of the Town,” is a Life in Lansing production. It airs 12:30-1 p.m., Thursdays on ABC 3, and is available online immediately following. Viewers and fans can head over to www.lifeinlansing.com to have their say on Bob and Cheryl’s “Talk of the Town” blog and check out expanded interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and bonus content. Aitch Foundation Donates $10,000 to Cancer Research Aitch Foundation donated $10,000 to the Michigan State University HealthTeam Thursday, Feb. 23 at the women’s basketball game. The funds — which were raised during last year’s Aitch Foundation Hidden Key Fashion Show — will go toward hidden cancer research and detection. Lauren Aitch, former MSU women’s basketball player, Lansing native and President and founder of the Aitch Foundation, teamed up with the Michigan State University HealthTeam for the 2011 Aitch Foundation Hidden Key Fashion Show. Proceeds from the event helped make the donation possible. This year’s Hidden Key fashion show is Friday, May 18 at the Spartan Club Stadium Suites. Learn more at www.aitchfoundation.com. M3 wins Earned Media Award for #MeetMichigan The Michigan-based grassroots social media campaign, #MeetMichigan with @m3_group, has won a national Earned Media Award from AGILITY@work and PR Newswire. During #MeetMichigan, the Motion Marketing & Media Special PRops (short for special PR opportunities) team used social media — Facebook, Twitter and Blogging — from all 83 counties in Michigan in two weeks. The Earnies are the first free, socially-selected awards recognizing individuals and organizations for outstanding efforts in the area of earned media executed across social media. Winners were determined by a public vote and announced on Feb. 16. Learn more at www.m3group.biz. Register now for the Rock the World Race Registration is now open for the first-ever Rock the World obstacle race and music festival, taking place June 30 and July 1 at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Rock the World is a family-friendly 3.1 mile (5k) trail course laced with at least 12 different obstacles and plenty of mud, dirt and hills to satisfy even intense athletes. Visit www.rocktheworldrace.com to register or for more information. Williamston Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Five Businesses The Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday, Feb. 9 to celebrate with five businesses, which included:
  • Magical Touch Quick Lube
  • Uncommon Goodies
  • Two Ring Photography
  • Our Space Yoga
  • Massage Therapy with Karen Bastien
The Magic School Bus Kicks up a Storm Continues at Impression 5 “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm” continues at Impression 5 through April 7. Created by The Children’s Museum of Houston, “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm” was designed to immerse children ages 5 to 12 in the science of weather. Keep an eye on www.impression5.org for updates about the upcoming exhibit. LCC Hosts Wedding Planning Weekends As part of its community and continuing education series, Lansing Community College presents a weekend seminar that will provide brides, families, wedding parties, ceremony facilities and event planners with the tricks of the trade to ensure a successful event. The classes take place 9:10 a.m.-noon March 24-31 and April 14-21. To register or for more info visit www.lcc.edu/ece. Women’s Council of Realtors Names Governing Board The following have been installed as members of the Governing Board for 2012 for the Women’s Council of Realtors/Lansing Chapter: Sue Dickinson, President; Karla Russell, President-elect; Lisa Haun, Recording Secretary; Linda Ellsworth-Moore, Vice President of Membership and Mea Danigelis, Financial Secretary.
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