Magazine Issues

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.​

Southwest Michigan Magazine: Special Issue – Revealed Unseen Encore photos we have to share; gift guide for 2021- great ideas and items to let you give local this year; Art Council of Greater Kalamazoo celebrates those whose contributions bolster the region’s arts community; Niles couple establishes a clinic to aid roadies; meet Cara Lieurance—the WMUK announcer and community arts winner has music at her core; Enjoy our expanded Arts Section, events, poetry and much more.

Cannabis Country pot cultivation is budding in SW Michiganl local company creates dreamy sleepover parties for kids and adults; charcuterie is taking meat and cheese platters to a whole new level; Chris Moore raises a glass to ‘breweriana’ artifacts; the Civic’s Mike Artis, the new director of volunteers, is no stranger to the stage; the Arts Section spotlights greater Kalamazoo’s arts community, events, poetry and lots more.

WMed’s Paula Termuhlen is the new leader who is committed to diversity and skilled at building it; discover Kalamazoo’s Newcomers Club which has connected women for 80 years; local brewers are growing, expanding to new locations, Unearth history and mystery at local cemeteries; meet Rodger Parzyck who has been saving and salvaging old architectural materials for three decades and much more; check out our new Arts section spotlighting greater Kalamazoo’s arts community.

Read how bicycling is booming and the community is making tracks to become more bike friend; also learn about how bicyclist travel different miles in different styles; discover the five best spots for hanging-out in a hammock; see how Gull Lake Distilling Co. transforms iconic Galesburg theater into sublime spot for spirits; meet the camp directory of Pretty Lake, Jamie Jannusch.

  • See Your Town Like a Tourist issue invites you to discover the world hidden in plain sight.
  • City parks with fascinating histories, discover hidden treasures around town.
  • Doing good is a great way to see wild spaces.
  • The Gavan brothers are at the core of Guitar Up!’s retro, upbeat sound.
  • Meet Jane Ghosh the Discover Kalamazoo CEO and much much more.

Schupan & Sons’ Marc Schupan says people are the secret behind growth and success; SWMLC staff highlights their favorite places for summer; Rescued Metals & Equipment is heaven for repurposers and DIYers; wiffle ball league is serious fun for adults; meet Megan Yankee who is behind innovations at the Stulberg International String Competition and much more.

  • Gabriel Giron’s next chapter after devastating losses.
  • Pacific Rim Market’s deli serves up authentic Asian foods.
  • Sound therapists aim to ease stress and help bodies heal.
  • Meet Kevin Ford who is spearheading Kalamazoo’s effort to reduce poverty.
  • Historian Lynn Houghton opens the door on her favorite Kalamazoo houses and much more.
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