• encore-magazine-feature-bell-sept-21 'It's Been Quite a Story' Larry Bell has changed beer for the better
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    Musician and comedian Stephen Lynch

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    Live Again At Last Stephen Lynch is touring again and thinking about his legacy
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    A group of riders organized by Pedal passes through downtown Kalamazoo on a Thursday night ride.

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    Bitten by the Biking Bug Groups, civic leaders work to make area more bike-friendly
  • encore-magazine-feature-hidden-plain-sight-june-21 Hidden in Plain Sight Look closer or you might miss these great SW Michigan sights
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    Marc Schupan’s family is very involved in the business, from left: sons Jacob and Jordan, Marc’s wife Jeanne, Marc, daughter Shayna Schupan-Barry and son-in-law John Barry.

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    ‘THE BEST ARMY’ Don’t even try to give Marc Schupan credit for his company’s phenomenal growth and success. He won’t let you.
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    Gabriel Giron in his Kalamazoo home.

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    A Storyteller’s Next Chapter After a year of devastating losses, Gabriel Giron forges forward with passion and purpose
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    Ian Gorman at the mixing board in the recording engineer's booth of La Luna Recording and Sound.

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    ‘Sonic Mad Scientist’ Ian Gorman helps artists make music and find their voice
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    A row of custom-designed, colorful houses, each boasting a front porch, faces an open common area in Belle Meade.

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    ‘All About the Front Porch’ New pocket development emphasizes neighborliness
encore-magazine-feature-stephen-lynch-aug-2021

Musician and comedian Stephen Lynch

© 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Live Again At LastStephen Lynch is touring again and thinking about his legacy
encore-magazine-feature-bike-travel-pedal-riders-july-21

A group of riders organized by Pedal passes through downtown Kalamazoo on a Thursday night ride.

© 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Bitten by the Biking BugGroups, civic leaders work to make area more bike-friendly

What's Happening in SW Michigan

Up Front

Park yourself at one of these county gems
Have a hammock? Here are five great spots to hang out
City parks with fascinating histories worth a closer look

Good Works

Collaborative results in new book aimed at second–graders
SHARE’s new director works for ‘real change’ in Kalamazoo
Doing good is a great way to get to know the wild spaces

Savor

Gull Lake Distilling Co. transforms iconic Galesburg theater
Craving's Deli serves up authentic Asian foods
Former gallery owner finds the art in making chocolate

Enterprise

Rescued Metals is heaven for repurposers and DIYers
Data and tech company expands during pandemic
Pandemic forces partners to ‘pivot’ to new enterprises

Arts

Sandy Bremer has gone from treading the boards to teaching
Gavan brothers at core of Guitar UP!’s retro sound
Students’ winning poems to hit the road again

Back Story

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo
Backyard Beekeeper
Camp Director, Pretty Lake Camp

SPECIAL SECTION

KZO Airport
Binder Park