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Going ’Nuts for 25 Years

Lansing’s minor league franchise hits quarter-century mark Lansing baseball fans were all set for the start of a special Lansing Lugnuts season in mid-April. It was going to be a grand season of celebrating the team, which had its first home opener 25 years ago in what was then Oldsmobile Stadium. Unfortunately, “play ball” turned […]

Schor Sets Goals in His State of the City Address

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor outlined his administration’s goals for 2020 in his State of the City address, focusing on mental health, neighborhoods, roads and continued economic development. Schor spoke before a standing-room-only audience in The Abigail, a building that was part of the Michigan School for the Blind and stood vacant for years until it […]

Putting a Pinch on Porch Pirates

Doorbell cameras, security systems help homeowners and police identify suspects The first patent for a home security system was filed in 1966 by a nurse from Queens, New York. Marie Van Britton Brown’s system, developed with the help of her electronics technician husband, Albert, monitored the front door through a camera linked to a television. […]

Veteran Astronaut Urges Kids to Shoot for the Moon

Harris stresses the importance of STEM education during visit to Sylvan Learning Center   Kids at Lansing’s Sylvan Learning Center recently learned about the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, math – compliments of a visitor from outer space. Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. is a two-time space shuttle crew member and the first African […]

The Challenges and Benefits of Owning a Family Business

Family-owned enterprises are the backbone of the American economy. Studies have shown about 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family controlled and represent the full spectrum of American companies from small business to major corporation, according to the Conway Center for Family Business. There are approximately 156,000 family-owned businesses in Michigan, according to data extrapolated […]

2019 Newsmakers

By Rich Adams The Greater Lansing region is teeming with inventive and dedicated community leaders, entrepreneurs, dreamers and advocates who are helping to build a strong and safe community. They were asked questions about what was important in 2019 and looked into the future to discuss plans for the new year. Laurie Strauss Baumer Executive […]

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