Lifestyle & Recreation

Whitney Dedic / Foster Coffee Company

Foster Coffee Company in Owosso traces its roots to a rock band life and its future to being a community center. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

On Wednesday morning, Cara Nader, owner of Strange Matter Coffee Company talked about her love of coffee and starting a coffee business in Lansing. 


Mike's Restaurant coffee mugs
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

As part of our Coffee and Community series this week, we stopped by Mike’s Village Restaurant in Dimondale. Owner Mike Chappell has more than 700 coffee mugs on display.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

All week long, the WKAR News Team is taking a closer look at coffee. 


Jose Gallo as Jesus
Courtesy photo

Every year, Lansing’s Cristo Rey Church marks Good Friday by reenacting the Stations of the Cross. For Catholics, the 14 stations commemorate Christ’s last day on earth as a man. The Lansing reenactment starts at the state capitol at noon on Good Friday and proceeds to the Cristo Rey Community Center on High Street.

Jared Bobkin photo
Courtesy photo

St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


Head librarian Kathy Johnson at the downtown Lansing library service desk
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The Capital Area District Library branch in downtown Lansing reopens Monday after a major renovation. The $670,000 project has been completed on time and on budget.


League of Legends game image
Courtesy photo / Big Ten Network

Televised sports come in all sorts of forms. This time of year, basketball dominates sports broadcasting, but there’s hockey, too, and spring training baseball is getting started. At the Big Ten Network, they’re adding something different to the lineup: League of Legends. Teams from conference schools are competing right now in the popular video game, and the championship will be televised at the end of March.


Resolutions 101: Start small, and don't go it alone

Dec 29, 2016
2017 calendar
Courtesy Ron Mader / flickr

Are you making a New Year's resolution? Read this before the ball drops.


Mari Vineyards at sunset.
Tom Balazs / Mari Vineyards

Michigan’s wine scene is an emerging one, and it’s more diverse than you might think. That’s according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, who selected Michigan as one of its “wine regions on the rise” this year.

 


Charlie Nash photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The downtown Lansing library will soon shut down for a couple of months of renovation work.  WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with people who use the library about how their lives will be affected by the closure.


Mark Buzzitta photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library will close for renovations from the end of the year until sometime in March of 2017. we talk with library assistant Mark Buzzitta about the changes.


En Vie restaurant photo
Allan I. Ross / Lansing City Pulse

Several Lansing-area restaurants have closed in recent weeks. We talk with Allan Ross of the Lansing City Pulse about the new restaurants that are joining Lansing’s dining scene.


Festival of Trees photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Festival of Trees at the historic Turner-Dodge House encourages businesses and individuals to craft Christmas trees that reveal something about their inventors. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the 1858 mansion.


Ingham Kennel Club dog show photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Hundreds of dogs will compete for glory and a few snacks this weekend at the Winterland Classic Cluster Dog Show at the MSU Pavillion. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has a preview of this long-running mid-Michigan tradition.


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