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‘Embraced me like a mother would’

Frances Kaneene was a guardian angel to Rachel Nanteza.

Charlotte centenarian named ‘best’ mother in Greater Lansing

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. 

Flash in the Pan: Egg salad

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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Catching up with Tesco Vee and his Lansing Collectable Toy Comic and Record Show

After an 18-month hiatus, The Lansing Collectable Toy Comic and Record Show returns Sunday, but with some precautionary measures, said host Tesco Vee. 

Remembering the horrors of the Bath School bombing

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.

Tommy Chong launches prerolled joint brand in Michigan

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.

Matias Brimmer considers the canvas a battlefield

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. 

Mac’s Bar will expand, continue to host live music

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. 

Dammed if you do, damned if you don’t

“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.

Johnson & Johnson vaccines return to Ingham County

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. 
Arts & Culture
City Pulse On the Air, May, 2, 2021: Victor Ving and Mac's Bar tribute compilation
CP On the Air · City Pulse On the Air, May, 2, 2021: Victor Ving and Mac's Bar tribute compilation On this edition …
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Inside Ixion Ensemble Theatre's new anthology production
Ixion Ensemble Theatre is bringing a new anthology production to Sharp Park’s amphitheater. The performance, titled “Dreams,” …
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Looking back at “Who Do You Love” by The Woolies
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Food
Flash in the Pan: Blue better boba
Drinkers of bubble tea are bracing for the worst. Boba balls, the tapioca-based spheres that collect at the bottom of a cup of this …
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Lansing food trucks hold steady through hard times
With coronavirus vaccines rolling out and the weather finally warming up and staying comfortable, it looks like it might finally be a …
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Lansing 5:01 launches rosé wine festival at Cooley Gardens
WEDNESDAY, April 28 — Lansing 5:01 is hosting Michigan's very first rosé wine festival Saturday at Cooley Gardens. You …
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City Pulse on Radio/TV
City Pulse On the Air, April 25, 2021: Ricci Levy and Larry Hook
CP On the Air · City Pulse On the Air, April 25, 2021: Ricci Levy and Larry Hook On this edition of City Pulse On the …
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City Pulse On the Air, April 18, 2020: The 420 Special
CP On the Air · City Pulse On the Air, April 18, 2020: The 420 Special City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz …
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City Pulse On the Air, April 4, 2021: 'This Must Be the Place'
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, we feature tracks from a music compilation put together by a score of Lansing indie rock …
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