Mason holds on to the ball during a game against Okemos in its opener to the football season. | Photo by: Dave Ferguson
August 26, 2016 9:09 pm
With 7.6 seconds remaining, Okemos faced fourth down from the Mason 15-yard line. A penalty was called on what initially appeared to be an incomplete pass and Okemos had a final chance to score with two seconds on the clock. The game finally ended with pressure from the Bulldogs preventing Okemos from getting off a last ditch pass attempt.
CADL Okemos is a popular destination—though not always quiet—destination for area residents, serving as both a library and a hub for community activities. | Courtesy Photo
August 22, 2016 4:25 pm
Truthfully, no library could be quiet with that many people. Apparently the quiet readers, the students doing homework, and the families who come for free events have not gotten the message that nobody uses the library anymore. They use it all the time, and for many reasons.
Laurel Salon in Okemos celebrated its grand opening. | Courtesy Photo
August 20, 2016 7:27 pm
"Our guests are loving our open feel, natural light and the wide range of services we now offer at our new location,” Janae Fredline said. “Each team member we have is so talented, has great energy and is truly guest focused. It has been a great adventure so far."
Fun books from CADL’s collection make for a lively storytime at the library or at home. | Courtesy Photo
August 10, 2016 11:21 am
Recently, after a particularly “spirited” storytime experience at Capital Area District Libraries’ Haslett branch, I decided that my next round of books had to be all about action—something to keep the kids engaged while totally giving in to their excited lunacy.
A new opportunity for food and fun is coming soon to Okemos. Pub Meridian, located at 4926 Marsh Road in the Okemos business district, is set to be a 1,300-square-foot establishment with 24 beers on tap...
In the today’s world of instant click cat videos and viral puppy play there is a place where the animals long to be not part of the spotlight, but rather just be part of a family. A place to curl up, have a rope to tug on, and a friend to spend their days with. Those animals can be found at the Ingham County Animal Shelter and they need your help...
CADL Okemos Head Librarian Betsy Hull honed her inner-circus performer skills at a recent library event. | Courtesy Photo
July 26, 2016 3:01 pm
Talk about taking the fun out of walking around in stilts. I bet my uncle would never have run away to the circus if he had read that. Good thing the kids who came to this library event were too busy tight rope walking, riding teeny bikes and ball balancing to think about it being educational. Me, too.
The 77.5 million baby boomers in the U.S. have always had a huge influence on shaping our world, from politics to music to the economy. Now their voices and wallets have caught the attention of publishers and Hollywood.
Not unlike a new calendar year, the spring season brings with it dreams of better things--including beds filled with gorgeous blossoms, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs and trees, and a beautiful lush lawn.