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Tou Vue was a tiny infant when his parents fled Laos as communist forces enacted revenge on the Hmong for supporting American troops. Now he’s a network engineer for the Lansing School District, running for Waverly Community School Board and raising a family.  Photo by Roxanne Firth

Story by Ruelaine Stokes 

Updated by TNCP Staff
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Just Plain Selfish: Taking Inventory in 2020

  By Kris Walker

As we approach the final quarter of this year I encourage you to take a moment and take inventory. For most of us money, food, property and even family may have just come to mind as we begin to account for our belongings. Certainly those are all vital, but most important are those personal items that each person carries within themselves. 
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Gratitude and 2020


By Jennifer Benson 
I don’t know about you, but at the beginning of 2020 I had all these plans, projects, etc….and that was all shot to hell come March. Friday the 13th of March, before the lockdown for the pandemic here in Michigan, one of my oldest friends had died suddenly from a heart attack early that morning. 
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
The Plant Professionals: Succulents and Care

  By Kathy Valentine

Succulents and cacti are fascinating. They tend to be compact and also very interesting in their geometry and form. Native to hot dry areas of the world, they catch our eye and lend themselves to collecting, as they are often sold as tiny plants in 2” or 3” diameter pots. 
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Lighting Up Lansing - One Smile at a Time


Natisha Jorae has lived in the Lansing area for 40 years. 
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Excuse me, Are you Listening? Life insurance is important, Part II

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press

Dear Readers,



In the last edition, I wrote about life insurance.  There are so many other reasons to have it so here is Part II.  I just need to put it on your radar that you need to consider getting some for your family and yourself. 
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Making a good thing better: These sloppy Joes will appeal to kids and adults alike

  By America’s Test Kitchen

It’s easy to understand why sloppy Joes are a beloved family favorite. The filling couldn’t be easier to make, and it goes from skillet to table in less than 30 minutes. But there’s also room for improvement - such as the often dry meat, too-sweet sauce and the filling that falls off the bun - that if perfected, would make it more appealing to kids and adults alike.
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


By Frank S. Washington
BERLIN, OH – Subaru has refreshed its Crosstrek lineup, adding a Sport model with a larger engine.
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jill on Money: Beware of these home buying hurdles


By Jill Schlesinger
A surprising star has emerged from the pandemic-induced recession: the housing market. After freezing up in March and April, realtors, buyers and sellers began adapting to a new reality: we are spending a lot more time in our dwellings, and some of us are not happy with where we currently live. Add to that fact, that there are not enough houses for sale -- and that mortgage interest rates have cratered, and you may notice that there is a full-fledged frenzy going on in some housing markets around the country.
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
'Old-ish' starring Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis is being developed at ABC


Jenifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne in ABC's "black-ish." (Christopher Willard/ABC/TNS)
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Peckham Names New Chief Operating Officer


LANSING, MI- Peckham has named Lisa Webb Sharpe as its new Chief  Operating Officer (COO). Webb Sharpe will begin her appointment in late  August 2020, and will join the C-team in leading the award-winning  organization in the achievement of its mission and business operations.  
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Interpersonal Edge: High tech and high touch


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q: I fought for years to work from home and now I have to work from home. I'm glad remote work is acceptable but struggling with how to do the interpersonal stuff when home alone. Do you have ideas you are teaching clients on working remotely?
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Suspect Arrested in West Cavanaugh Arson

On October 14, 2020 at 9:55 p.m., Lansing Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1000 block of W. Cavanaugh on a burglary complaint.  Dispatch updated responding officers that the suspect, Keyona Amaris Young , 26-year-old female, had made entry into the apartment and was attempting to set it on fire.       

Read More Thursday, October 15, 2020
News Spotlight: Homicide Investigation -3600 block of Donald St.-

 On October 6th, at approximately 10:30 pm, Lansing Police Officers responded to a report of a shots fired in the 3600 block of Donald Street. Ingham County Dispatch updated responding Officers there was a subject shot in the street. Officers arrived on scene and located a 31 year old male, David John Kessler from Lansing, MI not responsive in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound. Officers rendered first-aid until Lansing Fire Medics took over. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Read More Wednesday, October 7, 2020
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Meijer will host its first virtual Supplier Diversity Summit, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Meijer will host its first virtual Supplier Diversity Summit, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for Meijer merchants looking to bring the next great item onto their shelves.

Read More Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Due to COVID-19 virus, abundance of caution, major festival canceled, details on modified festivities forthcoming
WHO: Fenner Nature Center
WHEN: October 17 and 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHAT: Fenner Nature Center’s Apple Butter Festival, scheduled for October 17 and 18, is canceled. 
Read More Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Les Mere et’ Debutantes Club of Greater Lansing’s 56th Annual Cotillion Ball, A Reflection of Radiance is Set in 2021

  LANSING, MI -- In preparation, debutantes have engaged in numerous training and skill building programs focused on leadership, scholarship, character, culture, and etiquette. In addition to training, the debutantes dedicated many hours to community service activities. 

Left to right:  Debutante Virtue Ayana Nicholson and Debutante Nijah D’Mani Roberts-Hicks 

Photo by Bryant Easter

Read More Sunday, October 4, 2020
Just Plain Selfish: Are You Self-Sabotaging?

 By Kris Walker

Self sabotaging is simply put, as standing in the way of your own happiness, success or growth. While common practices such as procrastinating, over indulging behaviors, self- doubt and fear are often mentioned, in this digital era where we seemingly look towards the internet and Influencers for today's standards, I think that Social Media definitely deserves an honorable mention on our Self-Sabotaging list. Listed below are a few ways that overuse or misuse of Social Media can stand in the way of your greatness.
Read More Sunday, October 4, 2020
Excuse me, Are you Listening? Life insurance is important, Part I

 Dear Readers,

September was National Life Insurance Month.  The Coronavirus has shown us how death could come so quickly.  I do not know anyone who likes to talk about death but it is very necessary.  Put aside fear and unknowing and just apply for insurance.
Read More Sunday, October 4, 2020
How Carole Baskin's Missing Ex-Husband's Family Crashed Her 'Dancing With the Stars' Debut


Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin in a still from Netflix's "Tiger King." (Netflix/TNS)

By Brian Steinberg

Just as ABC was getting ready last night to show "Tiger King" figure Carole Baskin on the dance floor, the family of her ex-husband devised plans to trip her up - and they weren't difficult to put into motion.
Read More Sunday, October 4, 2020

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