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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.

Lansing-based Glad Earth Composting offers subscription-based composting services

“Making the earth glad one bucket of kitchen scraps at a time" By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2022) – Lansing resident Adam Barker is the owner of the growing business Glad Earth Compost, a residential composting service in Lansing. Barker started composting seven years ago as a personal hobby...

Lansing’s Universal Martial Arts Ministry hosts national taekwondo competition

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (August 2, 2022) – This past weekend, Master El of Universal Martial Arts Ministry (UMAM) hosted his first annual national taekwondo tournament in Lansing along with Grand Master Bradley Shipp, President of World Chun Kuhn Do Federation in Wisconsin, Grand Master Daniel Gaul, Vice President...

Outliers Apparel sells stand-out clothing on Ridge Road

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (July 22, 2022) – Reginald Jones always wanted to become an entrepreneur and own his own business. So much so that he once wrote an affirmation card for himself that read: "I will have a storefront in 2021." That dream came true for Jones after he...

Surplus equipment, training, and more offered at The Bunker on Ridge Road

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (June 11, 2022) – Richard Bolton is a Lansing resident and the owner of The Bunker, an Army and Navy Surplus Store located at 3321 Ridge Road in Lansing. Bolton is an Army Iraq War veteran who obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned a...

National Taekwondo competition comes to Highland, planned by Lansing’s Master El

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (June 7, 2022) – Master El is the founder and Master instructor of Universal Martial Arts Ministry, a not-for-profit, faith-based organization that teaches Taekwondo in Lansing. He has over 20 years of Taekwondo experience as an instructor and was once a student himself under the...

More than a bike shop – Greenway Bikehouse aspires to be a Lansing destination

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (May 27, 2022) – Greenway Bikehouse officially opened on April 6, 2022, at its temporary location inside Visible Music College, located at 3404 Lake Street. Owners Cam and Megan Harvey aspire to eventually move to Ridge Road and add a café for the Lansing community...

Upscale entertainment restaurant KYNGZ hopes to open in Landings

By Karen Abbott-Trimuel and Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 27, 2022) – When the idea of opening a restaurant together occurred to five local friends, they knew they would do more than just a restaurant — they wanted an upscale atmosphere and live music and entertainment. Now, KYNGZ partners David...

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...
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