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Lansing's growing Turning Point program transforms boys into men

Turning Point is a burgeoning mentoring program in the Capital region serving African American and Hispanic young men. Following an Afro-centric curriculum based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the volunteer-run program provides crucial social and relational skills needed for the adult world.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby working to bring a Midwest championship to Lansing

First we had a professional baseball team … then there was a soccer team. And now, Lansing has its own professional rugby team, gearing up to bring the Midwest championship to our city.

Paws for compassion: Therapy dogs help those in need

More and more hospitals, schools and service organizations are finding that the qualities that make dogs man's best friend also make them instinctual providers of the unconditional love, compassion and care needed to heal. 

Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.

Renegade: Taking free theater, cabaret and poetry to the streets of Old Town

If your plans for mid August don't include a day or two spent in Old Town at the Renegade Theatre Festival, you need to revisit your calendar. Three days of comedy and drama, children's theatre and spoken word, cabaret and performance art. Truly, there's something here for everyone.

Homeless Angels: raising awareness for Lansing's homeless

The Homeless Angels are a small organization with a simple goal: to raise awareness for homelessness. Through community interaction, a lot of pavement pounding and building relationships, they are giving hope to the homeless in Lansing. 

Strategies to design and invest in Michigan's smalltowns

Michigan State University has been teaming up with the Michigan Municipal League and state agencies to involve residents in transforming their cities and small towns through an all-inclusive strategic planning process.

The Quest for Lansing's Best Burger

The summer's heating up and grills are being lit, so Capital Gains sent two intrepid writers out on the streets to find Lansing's best-tasting beef on a bun. 

Search for the Best Pad Thai in Town

Lansing has many Thai restaurants, and writer, Daniel J. Hogan went on a quest to find out which one has the best Pad Thai.

Quest for the best vegetarian meal in Lansing

If you're a vegetarian in the Capital region, or simply one who adores veggie cuisine, make sure you've already eaten before venturing into this piece about one writer's quest to find the best vegetarian meal here.

Reminiscing with #ImSoLansing

This week, we take a look at some old articles we've done over the years, of Lansing’s food establishments – past and present - as we jump on the #ImSoLansing bandwagon to celebrate some of what was and is about belonging to this community.

Lansing United unites Lansing

Nearly 2,000 people packed Archer Stadium at the East Lansing Soccer Complex as Lansing United, the capital area’s new semi-pro soccer club, made their debut.

Jewelry that becomes the oxygen of the future

Searching for something both eco-friendly and super trendy this summer? Well look no further than Future Oxygen - a company in the Capital region specializing in plantable jewelry, ornaments and stationary.

Downtown Lansing in Detroit: What 1,300 downtown professionals are learning from Detroit this week

Lansing area downtown development organizations are in Detroit this week for the National Main Street Conference. We'll look at the impact of Main Street here in Lansing, as well as what downtowns across the nation are learning from Detroit.

Local musicians go solo

Meet two musicians from the Capital region who are making a living as recording artists, loving it and doing well. 
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