Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Remi Harrington is disrupting the systems that perpetuate generational poverty; The Shawarma King on Drake’s Chef gives cuisine and customers his full attention; Couple restores two Galesburg houses by famed architect; Alice Kemerling reflects as she steps down form The Gilmore; Discover Kalamazoo’s ‘hidden’ buildings plus event, the arts and much more.
Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: After 150 years, the Kalamazoo Public Library’s offerings have gone way beyond books; The Chaotic Forager cultivates a TikTok following, makes music with mushrooms, Arts & Eats color tour showcases rural artisans, agriculture and food; Meet Pizza Katerina’s Melodie Holman plus an expanded arts section, poetry events and more.
Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Covid-19 upended Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri’s first years
at the helm of Kalamazoo Public Schools, but she sees plenty of silver linings; Explore the area with these wonderful walking tours; Picking up the clubs gave Ann Marie Roschek a career and a spouse; Meet Matt Schuster who is giving the community a voice through Public Media Network; New event spotlights and celebrates area’s jazz community plus an expanded arts section, poetry, events and more.
Southwest Michigan’s Favorite Magazine: Making Lakes Healthy, John Tucci is the master of muck; Avoid ‘Assembly Line’ Medicine – Personalized patient care is at the heart of this practice; World War II and female pilots are themes of Lucky Girl taproom and B52 Winery; Meet Rob Oakleaf who is building a better community at the helm of Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity; find the five best sunflower fields; Meet Kati Rose, singer-songwriter, has a new album that reflects her life as mom and artist plus poetry, events and much more.
Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Valarie Cunningham is breaking barriers to mental health care, Marshall’s True North Ice Cream delivers homemade flavors, some of them boozy, Meet Chaz Rawls — This urban farmer on Kalamazoo’s east side is working to “make the place a little better”, Dormouse Theatre: New performing arts venue provides platform for many voices, Historical Kalamazoo figures Lynn Houghton wishes she could chat with, events, poetry and much more.
Southwest Michigan’s magazine: Bio-Kleen keeps it clean and green; Adam Weiner’s LEGO obsession leads to opening a store; Jacqueline Tafoya’s mini-masterpieces on rocks; favoirte artifacts from the Michigan Maritime Museum, KSO wraps up 100th season; meet the Kalamazoo Growler’s Brian Colopy; plus events, poetry, expanded arts section and much more.
Southwest Michigan’s magazine: Clients and friends of the longtime Mattawan antique dealer and collector, Bill Lesterhouse, say he is the rarity; Serial entrepreneurs Ron and Bette Hall make the most of space; Ceramist Troy Bungart turns his talents to making tools and brushes for artists; Historian Lynn Houghton’s favorite Zhang Legacy Collections artifacts; Meet Kim Phillips who wants the new Portage Community Senior Center to be the “gold standard” plus events, poetry, expanded arts section and much more.
Southwest Michigan’s magazine: The Gilmore Returns after the canceled 2019 festival, See the most-see Gilmore events, Meet Lissette Mira-Amaya, who is one of the few therapists in the region helping Latinos with mental health; Inner City Youth for Change’s service work, foreign travel help youth develop as leaders; Roo Heins says her Mitsubachi Dojo is the first such facility in the region; Five faves has magical artifacts from Marshall’s American Museum of Magic, see our enhanced Arts section, poetry and events plus much more.
Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: WMU Professor Sue Ellen Christian and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum team up to teach media literacy; Audrey Randall plays matchmaker for aspiring entrepreneurs and franchisees; Meet Lauren Burns who is owner of Tending Tilth, she offers a woolly way to conserve the land; Farmer’s Alley comedy of ‘four badass women’ trying live their lives during The French Revolution plus expanded arts, events and much more.