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Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Jazzed about The Gilmore who brings a lasting impact on the community; Five local spots for cider lovers; AACORN is growing strong more than a decade after forming; Ladies with Babies provides baby dolls and comfort to dementia patients; Meet Dave Crider who finding a new beat at the helm of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra plus events of note, poetry, the arts and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: AI is here to stay. Despite concerns, educators say it can help make us smarter; Adaptability, tenacity and advocacy fuel Rootead’s growth; Bent9, hot yoga and fitness studio, expands to add spin to its mix; Meet Elizabeth Washington who has taken over the helm of the Northside Association for Community Development plus extensive list of events, The Arts, poetry and much more.

The multi-faceted Marissa Harrington is wanting to make an impact which that drives her creative and professional endeavors; City’s first downtown apartment building, The Marlborough, turns 100; The Kalamazoo Valley Gleaners works to turn surplus produce into sustenance for the hungry; Discover five curiosities from the Kalamazoo Valley museum collections; Meet Michael Symonds who is bring news coverage to rural communities plus extensive arts coverage, event of note, poetry and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Krystal and Jeb Gast have turned run-down buildings into a hub for creativity and industry; Elina Organics, has been thriving, naturally, for 25 years; Meet Brian Persky who works to bring meetings, conventions and sports competitions to Kalamazoo; Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new novel, The Waters, inspired by by water, woman and the wild; Five faves has treasures that tell tales from the Regional History Collection plus events, The Arts, poetry and much more.

Special issue: Revealed Unseen Encore images from 2023, New book, on the glory of GilChrist, captures beauty, experiences of the retreat center; Plainwell Aviation & STEM Academy program helps kids take off in aviation; Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo celebrates contributions to bolster the region’s arts community; Chris Pompey is filling a local gap in recovery homes for those fighting addiction plus 2023 gift guide, events, poetry and more.

Whether they call themselves van lifers, rubber tramps or glomads, they are living a ‘houseless’ life on the roads; An update on Kalamazoo Candle Co. after a decade, this company is shining example of small business success; Indo-Americans preserve, practice and share their traditions; Meet Sowmya Krishnamurthy who has written the book on hip-hop fashion plus events, arts and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: With its new Behavioral Health Care and Access Center, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo builds a safety net for those with mental health issues; After weathering changes and challenges, V & A Bootery has its feet on the ground; Great-nephew shines spotlight on Henrietta Lacks long legacy to science and medicine; Meet Trey Harris who is the spirited leader of WMU’s Bronco Marching Band plus The Arts, lots of events and lots more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine:Happy 50th Anniversary, Encore. Learn a brief history of Encore from its humble beginnings to its glorious present; Five little known, quirky facts from Encore‘s 50 years; Discover how Encore‘s masthead has changed over the years; Review Encore covers deserving of a second look; A retrospective glimpse of Guess Who? a beloved Encore photo feature; Plus, Despite his success, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper can still walk down the streets of his hometown without being mobbed; Meet Joy Morris-Burton who helps people move with joy through her dance and fitness studio. Plus events, poetry, arts and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Favorite Magazine: With liveries, water trail maps and more, paddling the Kalamazoo river is easier and more accessible than ever; Take a culinary trip around the world at our five favorite local ethnic grocery stores; Two Farmers Studio beautifully brings art, nature and history together; Gilmore bestows Young Artists awards in anticipation of 2023 festival; Meet Dr. Eric Achtyes who says collaboration and creativity are key for mental health car access plus The Arts, poetry, Events of Note and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: When it comes to making affordable, sustainable homes happen, Hollander Development Corp. is building a legacy; Five ‘Lost Churches’ that once stood in Kalamazoo; The Continental Base Ball Club plays “America’s game” like it’s 1860s; The Kalamazoo Film Society has celebrated fimmaking for 35 years; Meet James Hackenberg who relishes pickleball more than other folks plus extensive arts, events and much, much more.

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