Up Front

October 01 2019

Michigan’s past is saturated with innovation, victories, mayhem and tragic events — the perfect mixture for creating haunted locations.

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September 01 2019

The Lloyd Schmaltz Museum of Earth History is a true hidden gem.

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August 01 2019

Choosing my favorite historic photographs of the Kalamazoo area is a hard task for me.

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July 01 2019

As the historic preservation coordinator for the city of Kalamazoo, I see a lot of historic buildings and their befores and afters.

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July 01 2019

Cary Mannaberg can generally be found in one of two places: on a Southwest Michigan waterway paddling a canoe or kayak or rowing a boat,

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June 01 2019

The Space Needle. The Golden Gate Bridge. The Arch in St. Louis.

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May 01 2019

Trees are a marvelous harbinger of the seasons, especially when they sport the new green of spring, the full emerald of summer or the bri

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March 29 2019

When you study the buildings of a community, you learn a great deal about architecture, but also about the people who designed and built

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March 01 2019

Every year my company, National Flavors, located in Kalamazoo, develops hundreds of new flavors for the packaged food and beverage indust

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February 01 2019

In 1981, while working at the Kalamazoo Public Museum, I created a program called “Lost Kalamazoo” that described a variety of local buil

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