Annual Fundraisers Support Art Education

Story by Jeremy Kohn Artistic works from the greater Lansing area will be on display at the Green Door Bar & Grill on Sunday, Feb 16. for the 6th annual Love Lansing Art Fundraiser. The event, which has raised over $31,000 for Lansing Elementary art education, is sponsored by Paul Vetne, LCC Radio, and The…

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),…

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….

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…

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…