Contrary to what the media may portray, comic book shops are probably some of the most welcoming environments you’ll ever find yourself in. Walk into any local comic book store and you’ll be surrounded by thousands of stories, both in print and in person. You’ll meet people who are happy to share their interests […]

The social, health and environmental benefits The Greater Lansing Food Bank sponsors the Garden Project throughout the Lansing area, which provides gardening supplies, educational tools and a network to build community gardens. The Food Bank states that it “Supports a network of more than 125-plus community gardens and more than 400 home gardens, serving an […]

Women’s History Month just got an artistic twist Name five modern-day artists off the top of your head. Try Googling “famous artists” and see whose names pop up. How many of those artists are women? Many people, through no fault of their own, have been primarily introduced to male artists as the upper-echelon of the […]

  Veteran adventurers share their exploration exploits European backpacking is a “coming of age” adventure to experience the continent’s diverse cultural phenomena. Its popularity has increased steadily since the 1950s, especially within the college-aged demographic as part of a “gap year” – typically a yearlong break from school. While travelers romanticize and liken their adventure to […]

The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival is celebrating its fourth year Feb. 22-24 at Lincoln Park in Charlotte. The Fire Festival is a gathering for young and old alike to come together and experience the Viking lifestyle, from the food and stories to spear-throwing competitions.  “We take pride in the reputation we’ve garnered for being family-friendly […]