School of Rock offers multiple musical opportunities

School of Rock, which provides musical instruments and band performances for all ages of students, recently had its grand opening at its store at 2037 W. Grand River Ave. in Okemos. School of rocks is located Grand River Ave, Okemos. Photo by Cassie Huang. Jon Jackinchuk, the owner and general manager of School of Rock has been playing music for more than 20 years.

Lyssa Kay Adams’ latest book inspires fans to read more romance

Once a journalist and now a full-time romance novel writer, meet Lyssa Kay Adams. Photo by Julian Stainback. Lyssa Kay Adams wasn’t always into romance novels until she read her first one in the eighth grade. She was inspired to create more romance novels on her own ever since.  

Adams was an award-winning journalist of nearly 20 years who gave up the world of telling true stories to write her own romance novels. 

Some of her novels have gotten nominations by the RWA, or Romance Writers of America, like “Wild in Rio” and “Seventh Inning Heat.” Since then, she has been a full-time writer for romance. 

Her latest book, “The Bromance Book Club,” made its debut at Schuler Books in Okemos on Nov. 6.   

With romance and a little comedy, Adams expects her latest book to give everyone an important lesson to learn.

Meridian Township’s farmers market ends regular season

It was cold and windy this past Saturday, but that didn’t
stop the Meridian Township farmers’ market from running on its last Saturday of
the regular outdoors season on Oct. 26. The farmers’ market is hosted every Saturday and Wednesday at the Central Park Pavilion in Okemos from May to July. The market offers a wide variety of locally grown produce, homemade goods and more from around the state of Michigan. The goal of the market is to provide the community an area to get fresh produces as well as support Michigan-based businesses.

Watch Focal Point: multiple wildfires in California, Joe Bachie suspended by Big Ten and more.

On this episode of Focal Point News, we take a look at a group of sustainable students that received funding from the state to make CATA Bus stops safer. California’s ongoing wildfires continue to ravage the state with strong Santa Ana winds spreading the flames. Some spartan ghost hunters take us on an exclusive search for spooky activity. Joe Bachie is suspended indefinitely after testing positive for a drug banned by the Big Ten conference. East Lansing residents will be voting for city council members Tuesday, with six candidates running for three spots.

Expo highlights the power of women-owned businesses

Food and women came together for a weekend of networking, empowerment and laughter. Women business owners participated in the Great Food Expo and Ultimate Women Expo in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Oct. 5 and 6, 2019. The two expos were combined and allowed attendees to network and show off their companies. Activities highlighted the importance of women in business, with guest speakers including celebrity chef Anne Burrell, actress Keke Palmer, and Grammy winner Kandi Burruss.

Watch Focal Point: EEE Virus in Michigan, Governor Whitmer cuts funding For Pure Michigan commercials and more

On this edition of Focal Point, EEE continues to spread through the state as government takes action with aerial pesticide treatments. Also, Governor Whitmer vetos a plan for millions in funding towards the Pure Michigan commercials. Plus, the MSU Surplus Store features a pretty unique item for sale. In sports, Spartan Football went on the road to face the Buckeyes in Columbus, a blacked-out night game. In entertainment, The Addams Family, Joker, and more hit the box office.