Magazine Issues

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 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.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Saving the Kalamazoo River after 100 years of pollution, disregard and neglect, efforts to restore are underway; Best things you may not know about the Barn Theatre arts staple; After 77 years, this Kalamazoo Bach Festival shifts its focus to vocal arts; Meet Tracy Hall who is the former Kalamazoo County Commissioner has a new role creating safe spaces for the area’s LGBTQ community plus poetry, events of note and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Favorite Magazine: How Vicksburg is bouncing back; The ‘Chaotic Forager’ on spring delicacies to find where you live; An old union hall is to become a new home for women recovering from addiction; Meet Matthew Miller who is creating community conversations through Kalamazoo Lyceum; Fleming and Kissin perform is “a coup for the ages”; The renowned Portuguese pianist, Maria Joao Pires comes to Kalamazoo to teach and perform plus arts, events, poetry and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: WMU’s Southwest Michigan Child Trauma Assessment Center is helping kids thrive across Michigan and beyond; Setbacks only made Kalamazoo Dry Goods owner more creative; Meet Kim Shaw who brings Arts Council programs to audiences and advocates for artists; A historian’s favorite historical markers and memorials in Kalamazoo plus The Arts, Events of Note and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: Landscape Forms started in a barn and now brings beauty and functions to landscapes worldwide; Friendly, local and informal places to find local musicians; the sweetest five things about maple sugaring season; Meet Marianne Joynt who helps Portage Public Schools’ students find mental wellness plus local events, extensive arts coverage and much more.

Southwest Michigan’s Favorite Magazine: Learn about Martha Todd’s journey from rebellion to leading Kalsec with purpose; Discover the small-town ensemble that attracts world musicians and attention; A premiere of concerto on homelessness is a collaborative effort; Meet the Kalamazoo Curling Club’s leader, John Beebe, plus extensive arts section, events, poetry and more.


Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: KVCC’s culinary arts program trains chefs, bakers, brewers and others for the ever-growing food service industry; Community Homeworks helps low-income owners keep their homes in shape; Couple gives new life to the Paw Paw Playhouse as market, café and event venue; The tribal chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Jamie Stuck, is helping indigenous people forge forward; Wild’ creations by master elixir fixer Angie Jackson for our Five Faves plus events, The Arts and much more.

A beautiful collection of unseen images from Encore stories and archives by photographer Brian K. Powers

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.

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