Summer is in the home stretch, but there’s still time to make great family memories before school starts. In a few months, we’ll all be hunkered down indoors for another Michigan winter, so it’s time to enjoy warm weather outdoor activities with your kids before they are back on the school bus.
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Author: Matt Vande Bunte
Matt Vande Bunte is a Grand Rapids-based writer whose current project is checking items off his LAN 150 Bucket List. In a previous life, Matt visited the Capitol with his school class and found himself back in the rotunda as a journalist covering Lansing and Michigan politics. Now his focus has turned a bit less serious, writing about his travels across Michigan and finding a valid excuse for playing hooking on the putting course at Hawk Hollow.
November 27, 2017 by Matt Vande Bunte
Sweetie-licious Bakery Café has become a household name, what with all the national pie championships, MLive recognition as Michigan’s Best Pie and an appearance on the Today show. But some of the pie shop’s oldest customers don’t call it that.
November 3, 2017 by Matt Vande Bunte
Aghhh! It’s already November and the shopping days ‘til Christmas are counting down, your holiday
You can take your kids to see Santa Claus any number of places this holiday season. But there’s only one train ride through the woods, past reindeer and along a river to Santa’s cabin at the “North Pole.”
So, you’ve been tasked with planning a company outing. (Gee, thanks, boss.) Or maybe a big family reunion. (Happy to do it, mom.) Need help? The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) gives free assistance to professional meeting planners all the time, helping them pull off killer events in the Capital Region. The same rules of thumb apply to your gathering.
Yes, I admit, it’s brash to call an appetizer the “best.” There are scores of restaurants in Greater Lansing where you can eat appetizing food (stuffed delicata squash at Capital Prime, anyone?) and, of course, I haven’t tasted everything on every menu. So it’s probably more accurate to say the eats that follow are only my personal favorites.
September 6, 2017 by Matt Vande Bunte
When it comes to large conferences and business meetings in a downtown setting, the
If you are looking for a great way to spend an enjoyable – and very affordable – afternoon in a family friendly environment, look no further than the Potter Park Zoo. Michigan's first and oldest zoo, this Lansing area landmark has provided visitors with the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals from around the world for more than a century.
I’m not even really sure what arugula is, but it definitely gives a little kick to Urbandale Farm’s spicy spring mix. The scent and flavor go way above and beyond the norm for salad greens.
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