Murdock JemersonIf you can't find Murdock Jemerson behind his desk at Lansing Parks and Recreation offices, you may find him out enjoying the fruit of his labor. His pride for Lansing's nationally-recognized River Trail is apparent when he talks about his frequent bike rides and tells you all about the latest additions and improvements. Here is a man whose love of nature, his career and the Greater Lansing area are definitely entwined.

Favorite Festival: African-American Parade and Heritage Festival in August
Place to Catch a Play: BoarsHead Theater
Out on the Town: Dinner at Troppo then head over to 621 for some smooth jazz
Don't Miss: Free Wednesday night concert in the park series
Cool Spot: Scott Woods Park-it feels 10 degrees cooler on a hot summer day