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News Spotlight: 40th Anniversary of the Tri-County Office on Aging

  This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Tri-County Office on Aging providing services and support to empower older adults and persons with disabilities. Programs like Meals on Wheels, the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, Project Choices and other in-home services support independence. In celebration, Tri-County Office on Aging has planned a year of events. The following is a list of dates and times for the events. 

Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lansing Community College Coach Mike Ingram Celebrates his 500th Win

 Coach Mike Ingram is a graduate of Lansing Community College and Central Michigan University. He was an All-American player at Lansing Community College and competed 

for two years at Central Michigan University after a stand-out high school career in Jackson, MI.
Courtesy photo
Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Secretary of State Kicks Off “Wrap-Around” Statewide


 Experts were on hand at a recent community event to speak about topics from drivers licenses to voting.  Photo by Rick Garcia

Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Volvo Drive-E powertrains

  By Frank S. Washington

LAS VEGAS, NV – If Volvo had not built up a certain amount of capital in the market and within the automotive press, it would have been written off as dead a few years ago.
Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS: Health Care Tax Penalty

  By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

The deadline has passed to purchase healthcare under the Affordable Health Care for America Act, AKA Obamacare.  A decision was made not to purchase health insurance.  You rather pay the tax penalty.  We will review how to calculate the tax penalty for not purchasing health insurance.
Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul”: JERK CHICKEN DINNER

Enjoy this tasty Caribbean meal!!

Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
News Spotlight: Easter is coming soon!


Upcoming Easter Egg Hunts
Read More Wednesday, April 02, 2014
News Spotlight: Two Women Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Life O’Riley trailer park

Left:  Nancy Carol Whitby

Right:  Catherline Jackson
Both arrested for taking items from Life O'Riley trailer park
Read More Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Stop Violence in Our Community

 2nd Annual 

National Crime Victims’ Rights 
dinner & ceremony
Monday April 7th
Lansing City Hall Lobby
124 W Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - City Council
Family and friends of 
murder victims. This event is free.  Please 
RSVP at 517.372.8466
Monica Blackwell at a candlelight vigil for her son Domonique Ardister on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Letts Community Center. Ardister was killed on May 25, 2012 and leaves behind four
children. So many people have been impacted by this murder, 
at least 100 people showed up. 
TNCP Photo
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul”: SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE


This is delicious!
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014

 By James Adrian 

How can children be our future if they are left with no hope?  The Michigan legislature has passed a bill that allows juvenile lifers to receive a sentence of 25-40 years of incarceration with a 60 year maximum. 
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
Jill on Money: Should I buy or rent?


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Media Services
Three years into the national housing recovery, activity and price increases are moderating. While the unusually severe weather across the country has contributed to the recent weakness, the effects of last year's rise in mortgage rates and the incremental increase in inventory have slowed things down. As a result, it is a perfect time to consider one of the age old questions that plagues would-be homeowners and equity rich near-retirees: Should I buy or rent?
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
Interpersonal Edge: Getting 'stupid' employees to execute simple instructions


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Media Services
 Q. I was just promoted into management and am shocked at how stupid my employees can be. I give them directions and then they do 18 things I didn't want. I'm getting really frustrated and curt with them. How do I make sure they do tasks the way I want them done?
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
The Lost Art of Phone Calls


 By Rick Garcia

Phone calls are slowly becoming passé.  The other day I attempted to call one of my clients only to have a hollow, artificial voice of a woman in a monotonous tone - “If you know your party’s extension please dial it now.  Otherwise press “1” to continue, press “2” to dial by last name or press “3” to leave a voice message.”
Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
The Kid's Doctor: What is stomach flu?


Norovirus is the most common cause of "stomach flu" (actually 


By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

  I've seen a lot of patients in recent weeks with complaints of "stomach flu." Just to be clear, "stomach flu" really is not flu at all, and has nothing to do with influenza. The stomach stuff is actually called gastroenteritis, and is typically caused by a virus.

Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
Students Shine at “Michigan History Day” Competition


Raamiz Shuttari of Troy displays his History exhibit on "The Reign of Abubakr".
Photo by Rick Garcia

By Rick Garcia

Many people are familiar with academic school competitions like the Science Olympiad, First in Michigan Robotics and Quizbowl, which all have wonderful merits on student achievement. 


Read More Monday, March 31, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS: Dreadful Tax Bill


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
You’re expecting a large tax bill.  You are afraid of the big bad IRS.  The IRS will take your car in the middle of the night.  The IRS will possess your home and leave you with no place to live.  The IRS will wipe out your bank account and garnish your wages.  The IRS will make it impossible for you to earn a living.  How does the IRS expect you to pay the taxes owed if you can’t earn a living?  
Read More Sunday, March 30, 2014

 Application Deadline is March 31 
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is seeking qualified individuals to work on upcoming 2014 Election Days on May 6th, August 5th, and November 4th. This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service and earn $120 or more per Election Day. The deadline to submit an application to work all three dates is Monday, March 31.

Read More Thursday, March 20, 2014
News Spotlight: “Nightingales” Fundraiser for the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Take Place March 21




















EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Avenue Café in Lansing’s downtown will be the backdrop for “Nightingales: An intimate Evening with Lansing’s Ladies of Jazz” – a fundraiser for the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) taking place on Friday, March 21 from 7-9 p.m.


Read More Friday, March 14, 2014
Michigan Business: “Hats” Off to Stormy Kromer Caretaker


















By Rick Garcia


Without a doubt this will be one of the harshest winter on record.  Bob Jacquart, CEO  of Jacquart Fabric Products, maker of Stormy Kromer wear. He is standing in front of one of the many collages at the factory. Photo by Rick Garcia

Read More Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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