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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


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…

Middle Village Micro Market Grows Entrepreneurs

Start small, think big. That’s the idea behind Middle Village Micro Market on South Washington Square in Lansing. “Middle Village was conceived as an answer…

CSA Farms Spread the Harvest Among Shareholders

Agriculture is a major industry in Michigan. Of the state’s 47,000 farms, some succeed because of community-supported agriculture. CSA is a business model wh…

Lugnuts Take the Field with New Manager, Lights

When the home-plate umpire yells “play ball” at Jackson Field on April 8, fans attending the Lansing Lugnuts’ home opener might notice a lot of newness. L…

State Teams Up with Feds to End Unemployment Fraud

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated $8.5 billion was paid to potentially fraudulent unemployment claims, according to a recent audit. …

McLaren Brings State-of-the-Art New Campus to Region

What 60 years ago was Michigan State University farmland has sprouted into the new McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital and health care campus, bringing cutting-…