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Kyle Dowling

Kyle Dowling is currently pursuing a degree in writing at Michigan State University. In his personal time, he enjoys writing fiction, playing video games and watching movies. You’ll often catch him hanging out with his trusted companion, Mudslide.

Articles by Kyle Dowling


Awards: More Than Office Knickknacks

Winning an award is a momentous occasion for a business and its employees, showing their hard work and achievements off to the community. It may seem like a …

10 Over the Next Ten Names 2022 Winners

They’re the ones to watch. The up and comers. The next generation. The names to keep in mind because you’re likely going to be hearing a lot more about th…

5 Ways to Plan for Retirement

Keep your eyes on the prize. Everyone works so one day we won’t have to work. It’s never too early to start planning for the golden years of retirement. Here…

Out of the Darkness Walk Set Oct. 1

An upcoming event is taking steps to help struggling residents. The Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, ha…

Mind and the Machine

5 great jobs in manufacturing and the education you need to have them Manufacturing offers myriad employment opportunities that pay well and allow you to …

Social Butterfly

A Q&A with blogger, influencer Brooke Cummings of My Casual Mom Why did you start the blog My Casual Mom? I started over four years ago. My daughter wa…

Six Summer Hits

Local bands you should check out this summer If you’re looking to catch a show this summer, consider one of these fantastic local talents. StarfarmAre you lo…

All of the Above Hip Hop Academy

Building community through musical culture After a career as a hip-hop artist, working with independent labels from San Diego to Japan, Ozay Moore and his w…

5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

The list of improvements to your home is a never-ending task, especially when it comes to the outside of your house. But there are smaller projects that you …

A Q&A with Ami Leonard of Sweet Solutions Cleaning Service LLC

What is Sweet Solutions? Sweets Solutions is a nonjudgmental, fun, friendly, cleaning company. We love to help families and business owners maintain their…

New Businesses are a Cut Above

Two recent additions to the Lansing-area business landscape are helping residents to look and feel their best. Loyalty Barbershop, 1219 Turner Road in Old…

Hyacinth House Happiness

Lansing icon Hyacinth House has been in business since 1975 but has recently found new ownership. Cliff McClumpha purchased the flower shop and greenhouse…

Autism Museum Opens in Meridian Mall

In advance of April as World Autism Month, the Xavier DeGroat Foundation launched a new autism museum at the Meridian Mall that highlights a timeline of auti…

Five Tips for Saving Money

Building up savings not only provides you with a cushion of freedom for when you decide to make a purchase for your future wants, but it also gives you a saf…

Sandcastle Foundation Brings Support to Those in Need

The Sandcastle Foundation is a nonprofit focused on support and advocacy of those in the foster care system. Whether they be the adoptee or families touched …

A Q&A with Cristin Reid, Chair and CEO of Capitol National Bank

Tell us about Capitol National Bank’s history, when was it started and who it serves. This year the bank is celebrating its 40th year, and that’s a milest…