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The 10th Anniversary “Poetry in the City” is Set For July 14th

 Featured poets:

Top: East Lansing High School student, Aaliyah Buell
Bottom:  Poet, singer and 
performer, Rosemarie Wilson “One Single Rose”,  from Detroit. 
Courtesy photos
Day: Thursday, July 14
Time: 7-9 pm
Where: Capitol steps (Lansing, MI)
You can listen or read. Sign up at the event.  No offensive 
language.  Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. For more information, call 517-372-8466.


Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Nobody’s Perfect, But That Doesn’t Mean Your Credit Can’t Be!


By Porsche Miles Grant
You may be wondering if it’s possible to get a perfect credit score, and how many people actually have perfect credit. However, it is not impossible to obtain a perfect credit score.
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
For Walk-in Absentee Voting in August Primary, Lansing City Clerk Opens South Washington Office to the Public and Announces Weekend Hours

 LANSING, MI – With free parking, a 24-hour secure drop box and located on CATA route #2, the South Washington Elections Unit is now open to the public in preparation for the August 2 Election.  Open to the public until Election Day, the South Washington Elections Unit is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Local Attorney Vies For Ingham County Prosecutor Position


LANSING, MI -- Attorney Carol Siemon announced that she is a Democratic candidate for Ingham County Prosecutor.
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Virtual Tourist: 5 Must-See Musical Cities


By Virtual Tourist
If you love music and you love to travel, then you'll want to check out this list of the five Must-See Musical Cities, as comprised by members of travel website VirtualTourist.
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Excuse me, are you listening?

 Dear Readers,

I love the Fourth of July.  It is Independence Day.  It is the day that you can serve hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner and no one can get upset.
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Recipe: Cherry Lemonade Ice Cream


2 1/3 cups heavy cream
2 1/3 cups whole milk
4 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons lemon extract
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Movie: Central Intelligence

 Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures  (1 hr. 54 min.)

Plot:  A mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage after he reunites with a high school classmate.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  ***
Read More Sunday, July 10, 2016
Personal Power For Single Fathers

  By Sherry Brantley

Having written information for Personal Power for single mothers, I would be remiss if I didn’t address Personal Power for single fathers.  Since I’ve stated earlier that women can’t teach males to be men, I certainly won’t attempt to do so here. 
Read More Saturday, July 09, 2016
News Spotlight: Deadline to register to vote in August primary election nears

 Every Vote Counts

Absentee ballots available for those who qualify

Read More Monday, June 27, 2016
Teen Talk: School is Out, Let the Learning Begin

 Alana Brunson is glad school is out but she is still looking forward to the learning opportunities that summer programming offers.


Courtesy photo
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Get the “Scoops”: July is National Ice Cream Month

 Above:  Scoops Old Town is now open.

Below: Business partners, Rico Lewis and Linda Baughman are enjoying the summer heat.  They are serving up Michigan State University Dairy store ice cream this summer.

Courtesy photos
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Recovering from Devastation: My Moments of Gratitude


By Carole R. Harris

What was your most devastating day or moment in your life? I mean, really life altering, unearthly painful? Did you have to really think about it or is it right there in your every moment? Did you have the opportunity to thank those hearts and souls who helped you navigate those moments? 

Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
State Fire Marshal Urges Safety with Fireworks

  The warm weather is here and if you plan to celebrate by setting off a few fireworks or giving the kids sparklers, know the dangers and take every safety precaution to avoid injuries.

Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Movie: Captain America: Civil War

 Studio:   Disney (2hrs. 26 min.)

Plot:   The Avengers are split on whether to let themselves become regulated by the world’s governments, or continue to operate independently.
Cast:     Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan
Rating:     PG-13
Bottom Line:   **1/2
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Recipe: Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich


1 loaf bread, Ciabatta
1 (5-ounce) package pancetta, diced cooked and drained well
4 eggs
4 thick slices Havarti cheese
1 cup fresh arugula
Salt and pepper
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
In the end, it all comes back to 'Gorilla Mom'

 By Greg Schwem

Tribune Content Agency
  Several years ago, my wife faced the wrath of a woman incensed that her son had been excluded from an after nursery school playgroup my wife had organized.
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Make a Good Impression, the First Time!


By Porsche Miles Grant
In my previous article (Land the job, Increase your Finances), I discussed the proper ways to land a job. I covered the proper attire, and manner in which a person should conduct themselves
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Personal Power For Single Mothers


By Sherry Brantley
After having been married for seven years and becoming a single parent when my girls were 2, 4, and 6 years of age. I know full well how challenging it can be to go it alone.
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: The math of goal setting


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I feel like I'm getting nowhere in my career. I work hard, show up every day and still don't get ahead. I am trying to figure out what I need to learn to make this the year I have a career break through. How can I improve my goal setting so I'm satisfied with my progress this year?
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016

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