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March 01 2020

If you want to know how Jessica Mallow became executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the tender age of 30, you have to

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February 01 2020

When Rebekah Kik looks at the streets, land and buildings of Kalamazoo, she does it with an artist’s eye. She can’t help it.

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January 01 2020

Ryan Wieber wanted to be a truck driver like his dad, but his mom had other ideas.

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December 01 2019

For half a century, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has worked diligently to support artists and promote art in the Kalamazoo commu

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November 01 2019

Shaun Robinson, executive chef at Chartwells, the food provider and catering company for Kalamazoo Public Schools, didn’t always know he

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October 01 2019

At 27, Anika Johnson is the owner of two businesses: the Kalamazoo franchise of Soccer Shots, an organization that teaches kids 2 to 8 ye

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September 01 2019

Two decades ago, when James Devers was attending Western Michigan University, his goal was to work in the juvenile justice system.

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August 01 2019

It’s not only farmers in Southwest Michigan who have had their eyes on the sky this summer.

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July 01 2019

Bill McElhone says it was destiny that he became a museum man.

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June 01 2019

Farmers markets don’t just magically appear.

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