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Landing in Lansing: Justin Bugsy Sailor

Justin Bugsy Sailor has made the move from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Lansing twice now. In between, he spent time in more than 100 homes spread out across each of the 50 states. Find out more about how this ultimate road tripper landed in Lansing, and what he really wishes you knew about him.

Editor's Pick: VACANT II

VACANT Lansing is back! Is anything more clear this time? Nope. You're still supposed to "Expect Nothing" when you buy tickets to the event this Saturday, July 21. I'm going. Will you be there?

Ele's Place: Healing Through Listening

A positive fixture in the Lansing community for over 20 years, Ele’s Place is now nationally recognized for their work in helping countless children heal and cope with grief. In January, the organization received a $25,000 grant from The New York Life Foundation to use toward their efforts in expanding the success of their unique program to new Michigan communities. Whether it’s listening to the needs of a community or those of a grieving child, Ele’s Place is clearly doing something very right.

Editor's Pick: Common Ground Music Festival

This Monday marked the beginning of Common Ground Music Festival's 13th year! You may have already missed two days worth of music, but check out what else they have in store for the rest of the week.

How place impacts entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship isn't what it used to be. The scene today is explicitly about social engagement and collaborative leadership. This special report finds examples in three key Michigan places where new models for growth are being created and nurtured.

Editor's Note: Fourth of July Break!

Seeing as the Fourth of July falls on Wednesday this year, it is imperative we inform you ... we will not be working!

Building robots and hanging out on campus, in high school

The Lansing Community College Board of Trustees meeting this past April wasn’t a bit typical. For one thing, the room was full of high school students. For another, a major item on the agenda was a basketball-playing robot built by those teenagers. Want to know more? Read on to learn about LCC's program, The Early Learning College.

Capital Gains Reader Survey

We'd like to thank you for reading our publication and showing interest in the people and companies driving change in your community. To help us better understand our readers and improve our coverage of the issues you care about, we're asking if you'll take 30 seconds and answer a few questions. We appreciate your interest and continued support. 

Lansing Growth Series Part 2: Housing - Where Are We Living?

So, how far has Lansing come in a decade? Have we grown, developed? Are we on the right track? Let's take a look and see, shall we! In the second part of our Lansing Growth series, we take a look at how Lansing has changed as a place to live.

Capital Gains Speaker Series: What to know about Complete Streets.

What does walkability mean to you? Whether you're already volunteering to audit the streets of Lansing, or have no idea what this word even means, you should join us for an important discussion about walkability, Complete Streets and more on June 28, at Dublin Square Irish Pub!

Editor's Pick: Festival of the Sun and Moon

The Capital region's premier wine, beer and food tasting event is upon us once again! Yes, this Friday and Saturday is the return of the Festival of the Sun and Moon!

Lansing's Budding Brew Culture

Although there is certainly a love for Michigan beer and homebrewing here in the Capital region, we aren't quite known for our microbrews - because we didn't really have any ... until now. Meet the microbrewing pioneers of the Lansing area in this week's feature!

Building Pure Michigan places begins with celebrating great places

The goal of the MIplace™ Sweepstakes is to inspire individuals, communities and organizations to develop even more Michigan great places.

Ingham County Land Bank: A thriving national model for government partnerships

The Ingham County Land Bank is often recognized in passing. It might be mentioned in an article or conversation about a unique local development, a “for sale” sign staked in a yard as you drive through local neighborhoods ... or it might be a crime-ridden hotel being transformed into a public destination for graffiti art. But what is a land bank, exactly? And why is the Ingham County Land Bank seen as a national model for how land banks can function? Read on to get the scoop on this thriving national model for government partnerships.

Getting Paid for Vision: Lansing Illustrators Who Made Their Passion A Career

Starving artist, we’re all familiar with the term. But illustrators in the Capital region seem to be doing pretty well for themselves. We couldn´t highlight them all, so here’s a look at how some of our well-known local artists are making it by following their passion and doing what they love: art.
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