Seven Gables To Screen At Hometown High School

Story by Jeremy Kohn After a long three year process, Kellie Cassel’s Urban Legend horror short “Seven Gables” is now complete.  To celebrate the film’s completion, Cassel is holding a free screening at Dansville High School on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. “Seven Gables” follows the story of Veronica (played by actress Katie Dufort),…

Shop Local: Lansing Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a list of tons of local grocers, boutiques, small businesses, artists, makers, and more for the holiday gift-giving season. Take a look at this greater Lansing area gift guide, and support #SmallBusinessSaturday this weekend.

Drinking Mercury Have Great Chemistry

Story by Jeremy Kohn Music in a small community is often like the theme song to the TV show “Cheers”, where everyone knows each other from playing gigs together. For Drinking Mercury, it is more like the sitcom “Friends”, where members Tommy Plural, Michael Boyes, Kevin Adams and Timmy Rodriguez formed a  previous bond from…

Palm Reader Profile: Melik Brown

Melik Brown is a self-made man whose company Lansing Made has let people know the major ‘haps’ going on in the greater Lansing area for the past five years. But what was life like for Brown before he was Lansing Made?  Lansing Made is a collaborative hub designed to bring awareness to major happenings in…

Lansing Ignite’s Flame Extinguished After First Year

Story by Jeremy Kohn There is an old adage — it is better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all. For the fans, players, supporters, and front office of Lansing Ignite, this has become their unfortunate reality as the team has cease operations after only one year of play. News…

Behind the Robes: A Super Secret Cult Band’s Revealing Interview

Story by Sarah Spohn All hats are off with this one! Ahead of the Reo Town’s Nightmare off Elm Street Halloween party, we’ve got an exclusive, revealing interview with the newest band to haunt the streets of REO Town: Super Secret Cult Band. The Apocalyptic Pop Vignettes takes over the Robin Theatre on Friday, Oct….

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…