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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

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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.

Memorial Day Holiday: Capital Gains is off next week!

The weather finally permits some time for Capital Gains staff to scope out the city and dig up some interesting stories while enjoying time with family and friends this long Memorial Day weekend.

Lansing Growth Series Part 1: The New Way To Work in Town

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 first part of our Lansing Growth series, we take a look at how Lansing has changed as a place to work.

Editor's Pick: GAFBO Love Through The Ages: A Prom for Adults

Have a fabulous bridesmaids dress you've wanted to wear again? Want to relive your high school prom surrounded by beard folk and merriment? Then don't miss the Great American Fierce Beard Organization's Love Through The Ages: A Prom for Adults this Saturday!

Sustainability Planning and the Private Sector

What does a new $3 million federal planning grant offer developers and the private sector? Capital Gains gets the scoop from leaders with skin in the regional economic development game.

Choosing Lansing: Lauren Aitch

After hometown girl, Lauren Aitch, played basketball for the Spartans and abroad, she decided to come back to the Capital region to launch her fashion line and a foundation. Read more about her journey, and why she no longer sees Lansing as just a great place to raise a family.

Speaker Series: Wine and Brew Culture and its Positive Influence on the Economy

So, what do you know about beer and wine, sustainable brewing and growing practices and the industry's influence on placemaking - perhaps even the economy? Join us at Taps 25 this Friday, May 4, to find out!
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