Magazine Issues

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.

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.

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