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CG's Best Photos of 2011

A year-end issue wouldn't be complete without a recap of some of the awesome mastheads that have graced our publication in 2011.

Viewing The World From A Different Angle

A little over a year ago, Just B Yoga opened its doors, providing donation-based and free yoga, meditation and Tai Chi classes. Today the community is booming, offering people a new path for finding calm, stretching their muscles and their imaginations and looking at life in a new light.

Editor's Pick: Third Annual Launched Event

Join Lansing-area business leaders for a celebratory event toasting the recent accomplishments of innovators and entrepreneurs in the community.

Editor's Pick: NEO Center Grand Opening

NEO Center is finally open ... join them in celebrating this awesome partnership coming to fruition right here in the Capital region!

Shifting Perspective on the Local Holiday Economy

Holiday business is definitely booming in the Lansing area, but independent business owners don’t simply measure their success in only dollars and cents. The gauge for a profitable holiday season reaches beyond percentages for independents and ultimately does result in both a strengthened economy and, some would argue, more importantly, strengthened relationships and community.

Editor's Pick: Downtown East Lansing's Inaugural Winter Glow

Downtown East Lansing's first-ever Winter Glow event promises marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, live reindeer and pictures with Mrs. Claus, too! You can't beat that kind of fun.

Inspiring A Greener Lansing

Five years ago, Denny Duchene decided his construction work needed a focal point. After some careful research, he noticed a void in the green building industry and piloted Inspired Green in 2009. Little did Denny know his company would see a 700 percent growth two years in a row. As he explains, though, his success has taken a lot self-evaluation and persistence.

Cultivating Art in Lansing

Lansing has tech incubators, and now it has an art incubator—or rather, a space for artists to work and interact. Yes, 4th Culture Studios is offering artists a place to work, play and create ...

Editor's Pick: 27th Annual Silver Bells in the City

One of the many perks about living in Michigan's capital is direct access to awesome events like Silver Bells in the City. Don't miss out on the action this Friday, Nov. 18, as we light the tree on the Capitol lawn and celebrate the coming holiday season with parades, fireworks and more!

Lansing Artisan Goes Against The Grain

Conscious design is the backbone of Old Town’s against the Grain design studio. Over the last few years, the company has worked to bring local artisans together to share their skills. Now they’re ready to grow on a bigger scale, building on a long-time dream of creating a truly sustainable artist community and teaching center.

Editor's Pick: East Lansing Film Festival

If you're tired of watching indie movies via Netflix in the comfort of your own home, then you'll be pleased to know the 14th annual East Lansing Film Festival will be delivering cinematic awesomeness from November 9-17.

Editor's Pick: MMCA 2011 Studio Crawl

Have you been curious about what the creative community of Lansing is up to? Thursday, November 3 is your chance to find out at the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance 2011 Studio Crawl

Lansing's House Concert Scene

Where do local musicians go when Lansing music venues for the original artist start to dwindle? The same place up and coming musicians love to go to create a connection with their audience or test out a new song: your living room. Underground house concerts in the Lansing music scene are thriving. Public listening rooms cut of the same cloth are emerging. Read on to see how you can get on the guest list and get up close and personal with music. 

Capital Ideas: Alan Hooper

When people think of Old Town’s six square miles of arts and culture, they often think of someone like Alan Hooper: A person who's involved and invested in his community. We talk to him about his work, his exciting ventures and his passions in this issue of Capital Gains.

Editor's Pick: Third Annual Zombie Night at Schuler and Haunted House at Mac's Bar

Kick off the Halloween weekend with Zombie bowling, authors telling ghost stories, pin-up calendars and some of the areas best DJs this Thursday at Schuler Books and Mac's Bar!
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