• Encore-Magazine-Features-Humphrey-Products-Leaders-April-2017

    Chairman and CEO Robert Humphrey, center, with two of Humphrey Products’ key leaders: Todd Bordewyk, vice president of engineering and compliance, left, and David Maurer, president, in the company’s Kalamazoo manufacturing facility.

    Brilliantly Resilient The successful evolution of Humphrey Products
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-KalmazooKitty-Kitty-copeland-March-2017

    Kitty Copeland works on a piece she will soon sell in her shop, KalamazooKitty. She also teaches classes in furniture painting techniques.

    Designing Woman Creativity drives Kitty Copeland's success in home decor market
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Remembering-the-Struggle-February-2017

    Then and now: A civil rights protest from 1960; A Black Lives Matter rally in Kalamazoo in 2016. Right photo by Olivia Stier

    Remembering the Struggle 50 years later, the march for justice continues
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Stephen-Carver-January-2017 Home Again Stephen Carver carries on his family's legacy at the Civic Theatre
  • Encore-Magazine-Fetzer-Institute-building-December-2016

    The Fetzer Institute’s building glows on an autumn night. Photo by Brian Powers

    An Illuminating Mission The Fetzer Institute is working toward a more loving world
  • Encore-Magazine-Right-Retreat-GilChrist-Stone-Chapel-November-2016

    The Stone Chapel at GilChrist offers a cozy meditation space. Photo by Brian Powers

    The Right Retreat You don’t have to go far to get away from it all
  • Encore-Magazine-KVCC-Food-Innovation-students-October-2016

    KVCC student Tristin Janson, left, and production manager Ben Bylsma, far right, work a row of plants as Rachel Bair and instructor Lee Arbogast (center left and right, respectively) observe.

    From Seed to Saute KVCC students learn food innovation from the ground up
  • Encore-Magazine-Mitchell-Blueberries-hands-September-2016 Their Blood Runs Blue Four generations cultivate success of Mitchell’s Blueberries
  • Encore-Magazine-Fresh-Food-Fairy-August-2016 The Fresh Food Fairy She spins magic with a healthy food message
  • Encore-Magazine-Quilts-as-Art-Skarritt-quilt-July-2016

    “One Hundred and Ten Degrees: The 2015 Temperature Quilt,” created by Jacqueline Skarritt, won an award in the 2016 West Michigan Area Show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

    Stitched Masterpieces Local quilters' creations are works of art
Encore-Magazine-Features-KalmazooKitty-Kitty-copeland-March-2017

Kitty Copeland works on a piece she will soon sell in her shop, KalamazooKitty. She also teaches classes in furniture painting techniques.

Designing WomanCreativity drives Kitty Copeland's success in home decor market
Encore-Magazine-Features-Remembering-the-Struggle-February-2017

Then and now: A civil rights protest from 1960; A Black Lives Matter rally in Kalamazoo in 2016. Right photo by Olivia Stier

Remembering the Struggle 50 years later, the march for justice continues

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Up Front

Unusual items, some historic, hit Portage Library's donation bin

Good Works

Celebration concert to mark Kalamazoo Singers' anniversary

Savor

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Enterprise

Former chemist runs his own alternative energy business

Arts

Ellen Nelson weaves worlds together through her paintings

Back Story

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