|By KATE HABREL Capital News Service LANSING — Stephen Jones didn’t initially set out to put together an album of songs about modern life in Midwestern America. But that is exactly what he did. Jones is a retired journalist and … Continue reading →
|By LUCY SCHROEDER Capital News Service LANSING — You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled? A group of researchers at Michigan State University studying the science of domicology — the term … Continue reading →
|By LUCY SCHROEDER Capital News Service LANSING — Sometimes deconstruction can yield surprising finds—like human body parts. Workers with Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit deconstruction organization, once saw a human arm among other trash in the basement of a blighted house. … Continue reading →
|By DARIEN VELASQUEZ Capital News Service LANSING — Constructing, remodeling and demolishing buildings have significant environmental impacts: Natural resources are used to build them and large amounts of waste are sent to landfills when they come down. What do you … Continue reading →
The City of Lansing is home to more than 50 tourist attractions including small businesses, recreational activities and political education. How do visitors determine where to start? Lansing residents have several ideas of their own. Madison Stapels, a student strategist at Piper & Gold Public Relations, has lived in the area for several years. Stapels is a Michigan State University student and enjoys kayaking by the Lansing City Market in her free time.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The annual National Cherry Festival is July 1-8 this year and Traverse City was busy preparing in recent weeks for the thousands of attendees, including both tourists and citizens. Steve Heap, a professional at the Association of Festival Organizers, says that communication is key when a city prepares for a festival. He also says it gets easier with experience, but still takes the whole year to prepare for the annual festival. Kaylie Camp, 19, has worked two previous Cherry Festivals at Fustini’s, an oil and vinegar store located in downtown Traverse City.
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — This Detroit suburb found itself standing in the center of one of the most diverse culinary scenes in Michigan. However, as people walk between the trafficked streets of this town to find the perfect restaurant, many don’t realize the importance of where they are standing. One person who is determined to tell the story of this small city is the Director of the Birmingham Museum, Leslie Pielack. She started this job 6 years ago when the museum was still called the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park.
|By STEVEN MAIER Capital News Service LANSING — Admirers of architect Wirt Rowland finally have the biography they were looking for. It was a long time coming. Rowland was arguably the premier skyscraper architect of the early 20th century. He … Continue reading →
Music streaming services are the future and they’re redefining what people listen to, yet genre loyalty remains. In 2016, Nielsen, a company that studies consumer habits worldwide, found a 76 percent increase in on-demand audio streams. These services, like Spotify and Apple Music, have algorithms designed to help listeners instantly customize their musical preferences. And the rigid boundary lines that once delineated genres seem to be less strict – more people are listening to varied music. Broadcasting platforms like radio are also taking notice. “I’m always looking to some degree.
The Wedding Gallery of Williamston prepares for the upcoming wedding season, in more ways than one.