June 19 2013
The owners of The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids, broke ground last Thursday on an expansion that will nearly double the overnight capacity for the historic restaurant/pub/bed and breakfast
June 12 2013
Inside the former Cadillac Club in REO Town, Dave Sheets' desk is wedged into one end of what used to be the bar. On what was once the dance floor, a leather sectional sits, festooned with a giant price...
June 12 2013
Some say nostalgia in fashion trends runs on a 20-year cycle. Others put it at around 50. That would give modern-day wistfulness to anything from the flannel-and-combat boot grunge look of the '90s to...
June 12 2013
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange, a new concept jewelry store, opens later this week at 500 E. Oakland Ave. in Lansing. Gary Ganakas is part of a management team that owns the building and co-creator...
June 10 2013
Whether you're the king of the grill or you prefer to let someone else handle all the barbecuing duties, three new Lansing businesses will make your summer eating schedule a little easier
June 5 2013
Before highways crisscrossed the state, carving concrete trails from Detroit to Grand Rapids and Monroe to Sault Ste. Marie, train tracks snaked across the landscape, guiding steam-puffing locomotives...
June 5 2013
The 2006 dueling magician movie "The Prestige" laid out the three aspects of a magic trick: The pledge (introduction of a seemingly normal object), the turn (making something extraordinary happen to that...
June 5 2013
Unless you've been living under a rock instead of ascending one, you'd know that Grand Ledge is a mecca for local rock climbing enthusiasts. The sandstone cliffs along the Grand River, called the Ledges,...
May 29 2013
Mid-Michigan is home to a minor league ballpark, a zoo, a bustling art gallery scene and a more than two dozen museums, but when's the last time you — yeah, you, buddy — actually stepped foot...
May 22 2013
There are some natural complications that go along with being a 15-piece gypsy folk band, and being about 80 years out of time is only one of them. Stage size is obviously a key issue, as is the coordination...
May 22 2013
After six years, Jessica Decker has handed over the keys to Decker's Coffee Co., 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, to a new owner. J.T. Dachtler took over the reins at Decker's Saturday, but...
May 22 2013
After an electrifying breakthrough performance in 1996's "A Time to Kill" — followed by solid showings in "Contact" and "Amistad" — Matthew McConaughey mostly slummed it through the '00s
May 15 2013
You'd never know you were looking at Carol Burnett's yearbook photo unless you scanned the bottom of the page for her name. And even then, you're like, "Could there have been two Carol Burnetts who went...
May 15 2013
Business continues to boom in Williamston. In March, I told you about four new places that opened — Beyond the Fleece, Facials and More Med Spa, Tom Donnelly's Barbell Club and Sweet Cake Co. —...
May 15 2013
According to the 2010 census, there were about 79,000 people aged 60 or above in the tri-county area, comprising Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties. The Tri-County Office on Aging, founded in 1974, was...
May 8 2013
The death of a pet is often the first experience many of us have with loss. Dogs, cats, hamsters and rabbits all have shorter lifespans than humans, giving pet owners, especially young ones, an inside...
May 8 2013
Since the superhero genre was reinvigorated in 2000 with the earnest "X-Men" flick, comic book movies have become, with a few exceptions, less laughable and more laugh-all-the-way-to-the-bankable —...
May 8 2013
Last month, Bill Brown opened Noble Ink, his second Lansing tattoo parlor. He said the first, Southside Tattoo, was doing better-than-expected business, leading him to think the market could support another...
May 1 2013
Lansing diners are going to have to find a new place to find their pad thai next week — Lamai's Thai Kitchen, 2033 E. Michigan Ave. closes Saturday
April 24 2013
Career artists, for the most part, tend to be self-contained. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, they instinctively know that opening the window on their creative process could make their work catch cold. But...

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