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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.

Southwest Michigan’s Magazine: After their father, Brent Hook, was shot, his kids bonded to put him on the road to recovery; Refurbished Pets teams up with inmates to give dogs and the incarcerated new skills; RAD Fest Returns; Meet Lana Hoffman, she’s an entrepreneur, professional singer and fosterer of 400 cats, Events of Note, extended arts section, and so much more.

KVCC’s president L. Marshall Washington invokes his passion for community and superheros in his leadership; foster kids co-author book and build a business to help others defy the odds; how local theater companies are keeping actors and audiences safe in the era of Covid-19; meet Lia Gaggino who’s podcast is spurring conversations about kids’ mental and behavioral health; an extended arts section, events of note and much more.​

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