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  • Encore-Magazine-feature-vicksburg-mill-october-2019

    The former paper mill in Vicksburg offers 420,000 square feet of building space.

    © 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    'Going in Big' With plans for event spaces, breweries, museums and more, a hometown boy takes on the revitalization of Vicksburg mill
  • Encore-Magazine-feature-where-we-stand-september-2019

    Where We Stand artists include: Back row, from left: Al Harris Jr., Tanisha Pyron, Audrey Mills, Brent Harris and James C. Palmore. Front row, from left: Maria Scott, Chakila Hoskins.

    © 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    ‘A Mirror of Our Common Humanity’
  • Encore-Magazine-Feature-Seven-Generations-Hive-August-2019

    The “hive” area of Seven Generations' office proudly displays the company’s
    ownership by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which influences the architecture and engineering firm’s philosophy.

    © 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Seven Generations Design firm sees projects as ‘opportunity to heal the land’
  • encore-magazine-feature-klines-resort-retirement-community-july-2019

    The scenic view of Portage Lake is just one of the amenities at Klines Resort.

    © 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    The Resort Life Family makes former fishing camp a retirement haven
  • encore-magazine-features-see-your-town-like-a-tourist-june-2019 See Your Town Like A Tourist Find fun at your fingertips
  • encore-magazine-feature-medieval-congress-eric-joseph-may-2019

    Eric Joseph blows one of the handmade horns that is among the wares he sells each year at the Medieval Congress at WMU.

    Going Medieval WMU gathering marks 54 years of studying all things Middle Ages
  • encore-magazine-feature-esports-wmu-players-April-2019

    Students try out for the esports teams at Western Michigan University. Photo courtesy of WMU.

    Esports Has Arrived Area schools and businesses get in on competitive gaming
  • encore-magazine-feature-pursuing-peace-team-march-2019

    Among those working together to stop group violence are, from left, Yafinceio Harris of Peace During War; Brian Parsons of Urban Alliance; Michael Wilder of Peace During War; Thosha Suggs, mother of group violence victim Timothy Palmer; and Dave Boysen, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief.
    Photo collage by Brian K. Powers.

    © 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Pursuing Peace Street teams target individuals in effort to stop group violence
  • encore-magazine-feature-murphy-darden-portrait-february-2019 Wrangling Black History Local ‘cowboy’ lassos the past one artifact and artwork at a time
  • encore-magazine-feature-plaza-corp-kalamazoo-skyline-january-2019

    When completed, The Exchange building currently under construction in downtown Kalamazoo will bring a new outline to the city’s iconic skyline.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Building Skyscrapers and Saving History PlazaCorp’s work is transforming Kalamazoo, one project at a time
Encore-Magazine-feature-vicksburg-mill-stove-october-2019
The Museums at The MillSetting aside space to honor history
Encore-Magazine-feature-where-we-stand-september-2019

Where We Stand artists include: Back row, from left: Al Harris Jr., Tanisha Pyron, Audrey Mills, Brent Harris and James C. Palmore. Front row, from left: Maria Scott, Chakila Hoskins.

© 2019 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Where We StandExhibit reveals area’s rich community of black artists

What's Happening in SW Michigan

Up Front

Devotees select favorite haunted places in Southwest Michigan

Good Works

Volunteers working to save headstones in Mountain Home Cemetery

Savor

Soil Friends Farm focuses on ‘happy’ produce

Enterprise

Gull Lake group working to replace 140-year-old dam

Arts

Vegan artist turns to the sun to avoid using animal products

Back Story

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