Good News November 2012


Doctor’s Approach Dermatology Announces Relocation  As they celebrate 20 years of serving the Mid-Michigan community, Doctor’s Approach Dermatology is pleased to announce the move to their new facility, located at 2685 Jolly Road, in Okemos. The state-of-the-art facility houses all three divisions of the Doctors Approach family of services. Their complete skin care practice includes: Dermatology and Surgery, a Medical Spa and the Doctor’s Approach product line, putting their patients on the “pathway to healthy skin.” Doctor’s Approach will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor this special occasion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. For more info call (517) 993-5900. Biggby Coffee Opens in Lansing’s Stadium District Gillespie Group announced the grand opening of Biggby Coffee on Thursday, Oct. 4. The coffee shop is the newest retail addition at its Stadium District development located at 500 E. Michigan Ave. The 2,200 square foot store opened its doors to the public in early October. Lansing’s newest Biggby location is owned and operated by Mt. Hope Coffee Company, LLC and features a convenient drive-thru for time-pressed customers. For more information on Gillespie Group, visit or call (517) 333-4123. For more information on Biggby Coffee, visit Worthington Family Foundation Grants $60,000 to the Lansing Symphony for Education Programs The Worthington Family Foundation has granted the Lansing Symphony Orchestra $60,000 in support of Young People’s Concerts for the 2012/13 season, as well as 2013/14 which will feature a nationally recognized educational program developed by the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall. The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts (YPC) have become a mid-Michigan tradition for generations of school age children for more than 60 years. Unfortunately in 2012, for the first time in decades, the LSO did not present the Young People’s Concerts due to a lack of financial resources. Music education, being a core part of their mission and community outreach, will now be reinstated through the Young People’s Concerts due in part to the support from the Worthington Family Foundation. For more information contact Rachel Santorelli, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra at (517) 487-5001 ext. 13 or The Zonta Club of the Michigan Capitol AREA Celebrates Denise Quarles The Zonta Club of the Michigan Capitol Area recently celebrated the election of Denise Quarles to the Zonta International Board and Zonta International Foundation Board of Directors at a luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 6. at the Country Club of Lansing. Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women world through service and advocacy. International Director Quarles is a member of the Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area, which is one of more than 1,200 clubs in 63 countries with more than 30,000 members worldwide. As a member of the Zonta Club of the Michigan Capitol Area, Quarles served in many leadership positions including club president, before being elected Zonta District 15 Governor, which includes Michigan and western Ontario, Canada, for the 2012-2012 biennium. Quarles will serve on the Zonta International Board and Zonta International Foundation Board of Directors, 2012-2014. Regional & Worldwide Artists Helping Create Pediatric Hospice for Mid-Michigan The plight of an East Lansing preschooler entering hospice in a region without specialized care for children facing death has inspired artists around the globe to donate their talents to help create this pediatric end-of life care in mid-Michigan. The artwork — original drawings, watercolors, acrylics, oils, photographs, prints, pottery, painted ceramics, art jewelry and more — will be auctioned at the second annual Art for Charlie on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the East Lansing Marriott. The event is named in honor of four-year-old Charlie Waller who was diagnosed in April 2011 with an inoperable brain stem tumor called “diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma” or DIPG. Charlie has survived longer than expected, however, his survival is not expected to last. Experts consider 18 months of life past diagnosis of DPIG to be out of the norm. Charlie marked 16 months in August when he was referred to hospice transition care. Unlike Detroit and Ann Arbor, Lansing does not have specialized palliative/hospice care for children and their families coping with life-threatening conditions, dying and bereavement. A team of Sparrow medical providers is working to create this service for young patients in mid-Michigan, and all proceeds from the 2012 Art for Charlie will go toward this goal. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased and more information found at Retail Therapy Holds Grand Opening Retail Therapy, located at 5100 Marsh Road, Suite B-1 in Okemos, held a grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 18. Guests enjoyed refreshments and shopping at the Lansing area’s newest women’s boutique featuring the locally-designed clothing line Trybe. For more info call (517) 574-4422.

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