Frances Kaneene was a guardian angel to Rachel Nanteza.
Winifred Jean Bearup, 100, of Charlotte, was named the winner City Pulse’s first “Best of the Best” Mother’s Day award following a heartfelt nomination from her 68-year-old son, Richard Bearup. The big prize: $175 in gift certificates to Sweet Custom Jewelry and Bliss Salon Spa Boutique.
Once, when my mom was out for a visit, she made egg salad sandwiches. The kids wolfed them down before I had a chance to nab a sample. Their mouths were still full when they asked for another round.
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After an 18-month hiatus, The Lansing Collectable Toy Comic and Record Show returns Sunday, but with some precautionary measures, said host Tesco Vee.
On an otherwise quiet Sunday afternoon in late May 1927, more than 85,000 vehicles crowded the roads leading to Bath. They were drawn by a sense of morbid curiosity to see the remnants of a massive explosion, which on May 18 ripped into the Bath Consolidated School, killing 44 including 38 children.
A new line of prerolled joints is hitting the shelves at pot shops across Michigan this week featuring the name of one of the founding fathers of American cannabis culture: Tommy Chong.
I was introduced to Matias Brimmer by his father, Henry, a graphic designer who recently retired from being a professor of advertising. He talked ecstatically about his son’s art. In a proudly paternal fashion, he told me that it looks like Matias is fighting his demons on the canvas.
Last week, Mac’s Bar was listed as ‘temporarily closed’ on Facebook. Talent buyer Scott Bell said that when it completes renovations, Mac’s would reopen as a sport’s bar and likely not feature live music from local artists. The Facebook page was updated with a photo that said “R.I.P. Mac’s” and local social media was rife with posts memorializing the bar, as people lamented the news and shared their deepest personal experiences hanging out with friends and attending gigs at Mac’s Bar.
“Nothing is softer and more yielding than water, yet nothing is better in attacking the solid and forceful,” teaches Chinese sage Laozi in the Dao de Ching.
The Ingham County Health Department is back to using the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week after a nationwide administrative pause was prompted by six reports of women who had developed blood clots after receiving those particular vaccinations.