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Metro Melik

“Metro Melik” Brown is a Lansing resident and is most known for #LansingMade. The organization’s mission is to bring people together as a community and highlight the positive. Brown has a family of six and enjoys spending time with good people.

Metro Melik


East Lansing Technology Innovation Center: Incubator on MSU campus gives birth to the tech cool

It gives a new meaning to the word motherboard.  The 7,000-square-foot East Lansing Technology Innovation Center has served as a technology incubator of t…

What’s In A Name: Williamston diners are flocking to that new place in the city

It may just be the shrewdest name in the restaurant world — mostly because, at one time or another, it’s slipped past all of our tongues.  “Do you want to…

Stories Untold: Vietnam Memorial Reminds of the Cost of Sacrifice

It’s easy to get swept up in the rushing onward current of life, thinking about where time’s waters are taking you next instead of taking inventory of your e…

Road Warriors: Cruise-Ins Let Auto Enthusiasts Show their Metal

From all points of the compass throughout the summer and fall months, they pop up across mid-Michigan in what may seem like random and spontaneous locations …

A memorable impression: Science center lets kids open their minds

Forget first impressions. The fifth impression is apparently where it’s at for countless youth in Greater Lansing. Play and learning are neatly wrapped in…

Immense care for the smallest patients: Sparrow’s neonatal ICU provides families with hope, compassion

Upon entering the regional neonatal intensive care unit of the University of Michigan Health at Sparrow Children’s Center, you’ll realize one thing immediate…

Owners of X-Golf Lansing bring world’s courses to you

It doesn’t take living in Michigan for too long to realize that the Mitten’s weather can be extremely fickle. Even on the nicest day, you may have had enough…

Minds are blown at Fireworks Glass Studio

They have to get the fire scorching to create super-cool things — and it works so well that Melissa Wallick, client relations specialist and apprentice at Fi…

Good Truckin’ Diner is Worth Pulling Over For

Nestled in a nook in a once almost-forgotten block of South Washington Avenue in REO Town is a little oasis of deliciousness. What began in 2017 as a truc…

A Touch of Magic: Art is More Than it Seems at La Fille Gallery

Think about the first time you saw a magic trick and how enthralled you were. There was a sense of excitement in wondering how the magic happened. I had a si…