Lauren Fay Carlson

Lauren Fay Carlson

Lauren Fay Carlson is a freelance writer and editor. She is the former Managing Editor for Rapid Growth Media and has written for GR Magazine, Michigan BLUE Magazine and more.

Holiday artwork ‘gives hope’ in Muskegon Heights downtown focused on reinvestment 

By: - December 24, 2021

At first glance, the holiday decorations that have emerged in downtown Muskegon Heights are familiar fare: paintings of Santa and snowmen, Charlie Brown characters and a tree laden with candy canes and red bows adorn shop windows.  For residents of the West Michigan city, however, these decorations are more than a typical holiday celebration: They […]

Mobile vaccine clinics aim to bridge the gap for Latinos, immigrants in Kent Co.

By: - September 29, 2021

Before COVID-19 hit Michigan, registered nurse Melissa Bisel oversaw the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC), as well as immunization programs at the Kent County Health Department (KCHD).  Now, as a public health program supervisor in KCHD’s health clinics division, Bisel oversees mobile vaccination clinics to combat the spread of COVID-19. […]