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February 01 2021

A public scholar and intellectual. A social justice advocate. A disc jockey. An author and screenwriter.

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January 01 2021

Across the country, many church congregations and their buildings are becoming casualties of a society that is increasingly sidelining or

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December 01 2020

During a pandemic, photography becomes an important, comforting thing.

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November 01 2020

In the spring of 2016, when Dave and Shari Groendyk visited Inglenook, a pocket neighborhood in Carmel, Indiana, one thing quickly became

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October 01 2020

It’s an open invitation from Nathan Smallwood, CEO of the Kalamazoo Nature Center: “I urge you to come out in this challenging time.

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September 01 2020

When the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra begins its 100th season this month, it will be a memorable milestone celebration.

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August 01 2020

Stepping into a new country and culture that are entirely unfamiliar and trying to make this new place home — that is what it is to be an

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August 01 2020

It was a unique and creative assignment.

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July 01 2020

In the early 1980s, when cable television was still in its infancy, if you lived in the greater Kalamazoo area, there’s a good chance you

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June 01 2020

For the last few years, Encore’s June issue has had the recurring theme of “See Your Town Like a Tourist,” with articles on plac

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