Guide to Lansing’s Festive Fall Events

Story by Jeremy Kohn and Sarah Spohn It’s fall, y’all! Can we say that? Since we’re just honest Midwesterners and our roots surely don’t run deep in the South? Well, we said it. Fall is here! Pumpkin patches, cider mills, haunted houses, spooky movies, hayrides, flannel, and a never-ending stream of pumpkin spice latte art filling…

517 BBQ Brings Fast Food & Family Tradition

Story by Jeremy Kohn Eric McClain has a vision. It started with a vacant building on the corner of Oakland Avenue and South Cedar Street in Lansing. Next, he recruited Freddie Mendoza, a family friend schooled in the art of smoking Texas-style barbecue. The two joined forces to bring 517 BBQ, a drive-thru barbecue to the…

517 Living To Host Third Annual Gathering Next Week

Story by Jeremy Kohn Many people find themselves falling into a successful business venture or idea — for Mason native Sarah Pierce of 517 Living, it came from her curiosity about the surrounding community. For five years, her Facebook group and event calendar 517 Living has provided people an outlet to share local events, support new…

Community Brings Rotary Park To Lansing’s River Front

By Jeremy Kohn What started as community leaders discussing ways to improve the Tri-county area quickly turned to a full-fledged project along downtown Lansing’s river front.  With the help of the city of Lansing and charitable donations from the community,  the $1.8 million Rotary Park has now become a reality. Executive Vice President of the…

Ebersole Brings Stellar Suite Performance to Robin Theatre

story by Jeremy Kohn Seth Ebersole has musicanship in his blood.  His mother plays the piano and organ, while his father was director of the Fleetwood High School band in Pennsylvania.  Ebersole himself, was drawn to the saxophone and the music of jazz at an early age. Even though music was always present in Ebersole’s…

National Donut Day Has Got us Feelin’ Groovy

We know there are plenty of silly, made-up holidays: backwards day, stuffed mushroom day, do a grouch a favor day, and even napping day (a truly great one if you ask us) … but did you know there’s a National Donut Day? Even better yet — it’s just two days away! This Friday, June 7th…

Proceeds For Fantasy Faire To Aid Performer in Cancer Recovery

Story by Jeremy Kohn Treasa Kloth is passionate when it comes to her work. She is the author of two series of novels: the Immortal MacKinnons and the Harrow Vikings, and a performer at renaissance festivals throughout mid-Michigan. Kloth also enjoy charitable causes, which is why she helped create the Magical Realm Fantasy Faire. The…

BLED, Sweat, & Tears: BLEDfest Says Farewell After 15 Years

Story by Jeremy Kohn Tired of spending a Saturday night on the couch watching Netflix? Need a night out on the town?  Does being in a room full of sweaty punk-kids raging for 12 hours sound more enticing? If you answered yes, then you might be a prime candidate attendee to the last-ever BLEDFEST music…

Apple Blossom Kombucha is a Lansing First

Story by Sarah Spohn Chicago native and current Lansing-area resident Caley Gunthorpe is an eighth-grade PE and health teacher by day, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor by night, and is brewer and owner of Apple Blossom Kombucha. Her weekdays are filled with early morning workouts, teaching, training, and educating people on a healthy lifestyle…