Tag Archives: Lansing

Throwback Thursday Photo

22 Aug


We found this great picture in our archives! I know it looks similar to a modern day paper shredder, interestingly enough, I can almost guarantee it is not! Does anyone know what The Associated Press machine above, is called and its main purpose?



Google tells me, A.D. stands for Anno Domini and MCMLI actually stands for the year 1951 in roman numerals.  The year 1951 began on a Monday and the Number 1 hit song was Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page, just a few random fun facts!


Throwback Thursday Photo

15 Aug


Look at the date on this newspaper clipping, that’s some old news!! State Republic Extra, from the Lansing State Journal vault of historical photos.


Writing and typing their lives away, the life of a reporter at Lansing State Journal! Notice the crumpled papers on the floor, how often do we crumple up our writing these days?


Throwback Thursday Photo

8 Aug


Where great minds meet, the conference room at Lansing State Journal. Notice the lamp and the curtains, a little retro but still super cool!



Reporters at their desks, waiting for the next phone call about breaking news! Do you think it’s anything similar to the newsroom now?


Throwback Thursday Photos

1 Aug


Ready to roll out the daily news, Lansing State Journal.


Can you imagine the sound this massive machine made? Personally, I bet it was pretty loud! Printing some news here!

Read some history of the print newspaper: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/educator/modules/gutenberg/books/printing/

Burgdorf’s Winery: Make Your Own Wine!

12 Jul

bildeLooking for something to do this summer? What about making your own wine? Burgdorf is a local winery in Haslett, MI that offers various wines throughout the year. One unique event they offer is making your own wine. For a reasonable price, you can make 24 bottles of wine on your own.

The sign-up ends July 14th, and the fermentation takes a while, so your wine won’t be finished until weeks later. Homemade wine makes a great gift, or use it for a special occasion, or just for your inner wine-lover.

Burgdorf’s also offers private parties and other events, so next time you’re looking for something to do in the area, look up Burgdorf’s and see what they are serving up!

Check out the website here, and help to support the local winery!

Lansing Art Gallery is Hosting “Sculptures in the Park” Exhibit

4 Jul

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Get ready for an outdoor exhibit showcasing Michigan artists, right here in Lansing. The exhibit will be held in Wentworth Park, and features sculptures by artists from within the state. The event encourages discussion and comments about art, and would like to hear your opinion! The exhibit starts June 1, and continues on from then. Check out the full story, along with other Lansing events.

photo courtesy of http://www.downtownlansing.org

Have You Ridden the Entertainment Express?

2 Jul

crop_EntertainmentExpressTrolleyDowntownLansing - 6Every weekend in Lansing, the CATA Trolley called the Entertainment Express takes passengers to the hottest night spots in Lansing. Restaurants, clubs, bars, concert venues; there is something for everyone to visit. It’s been a while since the “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town” event, so be sure to keep up with the nightlife of the city by riding the Entertainment Express. The trolley runs until 2:30am during the summer, so late nights aren’t an issue, they’re the fun part!

Check out the full line-up of stops here.

photo courtesy of http://www.catatrolley.org

Lansing Area Offers Festivals for Everyone this Summer!

21 Jun

603445_10151576541523419_2131561734_n - 8From venues hosting concerts to chili, art and even alpacas, Lansing is hosting a massive number of events for the public this summer. Without a doubt, there is something for everyone to do in the area, whatever interests you have. For a short list of some of the events:

  • Scrapfest
  • Gizzard Fest
  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
  • Festival of the Moon
  • Festival of the Sun
  • Delta Rocks! Family Festival
  • Red Cedar Jubilee
  • Yankee Doodle Days
  • Celebrate Charlotte

(And that’s just June!)

Be sure to check out the full list of events here

photo courtesy of Old Town Lansing


Throwback Thursday

31 Jan


Business Feature: Juice Nation

25 Jan
Taylor Richard is a key member of the family-owned business.

Taylor Richard is a key member of the family-owned business.

Not only is Juice Nation locally-owned, it’s a family-owned. And they make it their business to make every customer feel like family. Employees are rewarded for memorizing customer’s names and order preferences with contests and incentives.

This may be one of the reasons that Juice Nation has been successful. So successful that Owner Tameko Richard has never had to turn to paid advertising, but she does use social media. Juice Nation has a strong presence on social media with 1,187 followers on their Twitter and 768 likes on their Facebook. “I just try to make sure we have a presence and put information out there that people care about,” said Tameko. She tweets a healthy tip of the day, their weekly/biweekly frozen yogurt flavor, relevant articles, and daily specials or promotions. The store is also on Four Square, as Tameko reported surprise and confusion when a customer came in boasting, “I’m the manager of this place!”

JIMG_1664uice Nation’s products are made with no sugar, no syrup, whole fruit, and organic wheat grass (“I can’t keep wheat grass in the store,” laughed Tameko). The store also sells organic steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast, which Tameko raved about. They also sponsor a reboot program where customers consume only raw juices, fruit, or vegetables for either one, three, five, or seven days. Tameko said that one customer lost 80 pounds from doing two of the 60 day cycles.

Juice Nation participates in many community events from: golf outings, health fairs, Blue Cross events, even business openings. When they close down around the holidays, nothings is wasted– everything is donated instead. “We definitely like to do our fair share of things and like to give back to the community,” said Tameko.

Stop in soon to 111 Washing Square South in Lansing and try something new!Juice Nation


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