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Karen Abbott-Trimuel

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Karen Abbott-Trimuel is a playwright, author, motivational speaker, and freelance journalist who has lived in Lansing for 17 years. She has always been passionate about writing and storytelling and enjoys meeting and inspiring people. She has established a reputation for writing quality entertainment through her stage plays, authored two books, "Ladies Night Unmasked" and "Check Your Assets and Know Your Value – A Woman's Guide to Becoming Her Authentic Self," and written an article "Are You Happy?" for the online writer's platform Writer UnBoxed. Karen is excited by writing great stories that uplift, inspire, and strengthen the Lansing community.

Chamber’s Wine Walk returns to downtown Lansing on May 14

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (April 19, 2022) – Lansing residents and local businesses are preparing for the Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event, which takes place twice a year in the spring and fall. The starting point...

Governors State University previews new play Red Summer

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (March 31, 2022) – On Saturday, March 26, Governor’s State University's Center for Performing Arts invited its community members to a sneak peek of a new drama, Red Summer, which will premiere on the Center’s stage in September 2022. Red Summer is co-written by playwrights...

From passion to purpose: Holistic Bodywork & Wellness now open in Lansing

by Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (March 5, 2022) – Marquita Powell, a Lansing resident of seven years, followed her passion, leading to her purpose of helping others through massage therapy at Holistic Bodywork & Wellness. Powell, a licensed massage therapist of 12 years, transitioned from her career as a speech therapist...

South Chicago Parents & Friends to serve special needs from new Dolton location

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel DOLTON, Ill. (March 7, 2022) – In 1976, a small group of parents and friends who resided on the southeast side of Chicago recognized the need for options and opportunities for adult family members who had developmental disabilities. South Chicago Parents & Friends was created out of...

Human Relations Commission partners with Lansing Library for first-ever book discussion

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2022) – On Saturday, February 12, the Lansing Human Relations Committee (HRC) partnered with the Lansing Library to launch the commission's first book club. In honor of Black History Month, the book of choice was Just Mercy, authored by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney...

Waters Edge Garden & Pond settles into new home in Munster

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel MUNSTER, Ind. (November 10, 2021) – On Tuesday, November 9, Carolyn and Dave Scofield celebrated the new location of their business, Waters Edge Garden & Pond Center, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their doors at 5 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana. They were joined...

Former professional basketballer Bryeasha Blair opens Never Surrender Studio on Ridge Road

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2021) – Sunday was a day of celebration for Bryeasha Blair and her family and friends, as they came out to celebrate the grand opening of Blair's new business, Never Surrender Studio. The ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the personal training studio, which promotes...

Fox Pointe goes back to the 80s

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (September 13, 2021) – In our present day situation dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, many might want to go back to the 80s, when everyone could gather in funky clothes, have big hair, attend large concerts, celebrate, and cut loose. This past weekend, to make...

Bert Wories shifts gears after over 50 years in automotive industry

Retirement is the next leg of the trip for longtime Lansing resident By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (September 2, 2021) – After 52 years of service and commitment to Schepel Buick GMC, Bert Wories is retiring and ready to enjoy time with family and friends as he embarks on a new...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony kicks off grand opening of S. L. Wine Bar

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (August 21, 2021) – Family, friends, and Lansing community leaders joined Christopher and Deja Cain for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the S. L. Wine Bar grand opening at 3224 Ridge Road in Lansing. Excited to start For the Cains, Friday's ceremonial ribbon-cutting symbolized the celebration of...