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Rich Adams

Rich Adams was a print and broadcast journalist for more than four decades. Now a freelance writer, Adams is an avid fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen reconnecting with cooking and baking.

Rich Adams


Bubble Tea and Pickleball Enter the Local Picture

Williamston is all abuzz about the Hive Cafe opening downtown, and Eaton Rapids finds itself in a pickle. The Hive Cafe is a renovation of The Hive school…

Entertainment Venue Expects Spring Opening in Lansing

A long-abandoned building in downtown Lansing is getting a new life as Hall 224, a venue for live music, weddings and more. The building at 224 S. Washing…

Worker Shortage May Mute Christmas Cheer

Businesses across the board have had hiring challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns sent millions of workers home. In 2021, employers added an un…

Vegan Diner Feeds Downtown Healthy, Tasty Fare

A downtown Lansing vegan restaurant is the newest addition to the local cuisine scene, with chef Kari Magee creating flavorful dishes she said everyone will …

State of Fitness on the Move, King Pho Opens in Okemos

A business has muscled its way into Lansing’s Stadium District and a new restaurant opened in the region recently. State of Fitness, which focuses on pers…

East Lansing, Okemos Eateries Opening

There are two new restaurants to choose from on the east side of the Greater Lansing region. In East Lansing, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is opening it…

City View Apartments Rise from Former Lake Trust Site

While many businesses had to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, few had to perform a triple swivel like WestPac CEO Patrick Smith. Smith is developing th…

Nelson Steps Down from Allen Neighborhood Center Role

Ask Joan Nelson what her greatest achievement is in the development of the Allen Neighborhood Center and the pronoun “I” won’t appear in her answer. Nelso…

Crumbl Cookies Comes to Delta Township

Tame your inner Cookie Monster. Crumbl Cookies, which offers freshly baked cookies and ice cream, is opening up a location in Greater Lansing. The comp…

Downtown Social Districts Get a Refill

One of the adjustments the city of Lansing made during the COVID-19 pandemic was the establishment of social districts, special zones in the downtown area, O…