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News Spotlight: Lansing Police Sergeant Suspended

 On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski placed Sergeant Charles Funk, an 18-year department employee, on administrative leave while a criminal investigation was being conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP).

Read More Monday, August 29, 2016
“Team Hope” Raises Money and Awareness for Huntington’s Disease

  Dawn (Hatter) Perry (far right) and her daughter, Lindsey Smith (far left) visit Kevin Hatter in the community room at East Lansing Health Care.  Kevin loved Christmas.  He was 47 years of age in photo with Santa.  He died three weeks later from Huntington’s Disease complications.

Read More Monday, August 29, 2016
Alert: News Spotlight: MDOC searching for prisoner Johnny Rodgers released from Oakland County Jail August 24


The Michigan Department of Corrections is searching for prisoner Johnny Rodgers after he was mistakenly released  from the Oakland County Jail at 6:03 p.m. August 24.

Rodgers, 25, is 6 feet tall and about 187 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his arms, face, neck and chest.

Read More Wednesday, August 24, 2016
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month


Mishael Freeman, 2-years-old and 7 months; Clara Freeman, 11-years-old; Daro Freeman, 8-years-old; Iris Freeman 17 months and their mother, Claretta Duckett-Freeman and Vickie Freeman, 9-years-old on the Capitol .  All of the children have been breastfed. 

Courtesy photo

Read More Monday, August 22, 2016
Excuse me, are you listening?

  Dear Readers,

Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies.  My mother had a garden at our home on Long Island.  It was one of her many projects after leaving the concrete and asphalt of Brooklyn, NY.
I actually disliked gardening as a child.  We just knew that weeding interfered with our play time.  It was also very difficult to have a garden due to the sandy soil.  I will never forget my mother going through the process of preparing the soil for planting.  It was a lot of work.
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
How incivility spreads in the workplace

 EAST LANSING, MI --Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this incivility may be spreading.

Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
Head Start benefits children with disabilities

 EAST LANSING, MI -- Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers.

Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
PART I - The Top-4 Common Mistakes Most People Make When Setting Goals

 By Sherry Brantley

Goals. What a wonderful tool we get to use in order to assist us in making our dreams come true! Goals help us to shape our destiny, create our future and begin to experience the life we’ve always envisioned for ourselves. Goals excite us, ignites the passions within us and helps us to keep our eyes on the prize when challenging times arise.
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
Movie: Suicide Squad

 Studio:  Warner Bros. (1hr. 40 min.)

Plot:  A secret government agency recruits imprisoned super villains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Cast:  Will Smith, Jarde Leto, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevinge
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  **
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
Recipe: Salted Pistachio Ice Cream

  PREP TIME: 15 minutes

1 cup roasted, salted pistachios, roughly chopped
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 egg yolks
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Keyzer Chronicles!: I’m Going On An Adventure!

 By Aleshia Keyzer

I’ve recently been on a documentary kick on Netflix. I've always found them boring before, and I've often wondered who in their right mind would choose a documentary over the thousands of other options available (my brother would). 
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
PET WORLD: Huskies, wolves, dog food and fish


By Marc Morrone
Tribune Content Agency
   Q: My son loves wolves and he wants to get a Siberian husky but I heard that since they look like wolves they act like them too, and that they can turn on you, and be unpredictable. 
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Parents can help teens deal with stress

 Teens should not be in pressure cooker mode all the time. 

Photo by fotolia.com
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: When politics comes up at work, be curious, not judgmental

 By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Media Services
  Q. People in my workplace are getting very polarized about the upcoming election and the two probable candidates, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. Emotions seem to be running higher this year than in any election I can remember. There seem to be intense feelings on both sides. How can I navigate these conversations without alienating my coworkers? Why do people get so angry over these political differences?
Read More Sunday, August 21, 2016
Travel: Heart in Havana



By Angela Fossi

TNCP Community Writer
For as long as I can remember, Cuba was so close to my heart, but so far way. 
Read More Monday, August 15, 2016
Cuban Band Orquesta Ritmo Set to Play at the Great Lakes Folk Festival

 Great Lakes Folk Festival Schedule

Friday, August 12,  6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, noon – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 14, noon – 6:00 p.m.
Orquesta  Ritmo Schedule
Saturday - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday - 4:30 p.m.


Read More Monday, August 08, 2016
Arabs and African Americans: A complicated relationship between solidarity and bigotry

On July 11th, Arab and black activists discussed ideas to increase solidarity.

Courtesy photo
Read More Monday, August 08, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: Balancing grief and work


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
  Q. My wife died very recently, and I am now a single parent of young kids. I have to admit my attention at work is greatly diminished. I’m afraid I’ll get fired, but I know I am unable to give my all at work. How can I balance intense grief and keeping my job?
Read More Monday, August 08, 2016
Jill on Money: Financial risks you can control


By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency

  Earlier this summer, the Economist Intelligence Unit updated a list of the top 10 global risk scenarios. 

Read More Monday, August 08, 2016
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Discussing menstruation with young girls is important

 It is important to ask specific questions about an adolescent’s periods and provide them with good information. 
Photo by fotolia.com

Read More Monday, August 08, 2016

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