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    Michelle Johnson stands on the brownfield on Kalamazoo’s east side that she and her Institute for Public Scholarship are aiming to rehabilitate and turn into a park for health and wellness.

    © 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Creating Change History is at the heart of Michelle Johnson’s work toward inclusion, equality and social justice
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    From left, First Congregational Church Pastor Nathan Dannison, KNAC Board President Dann Sytsma and First Baptist Church Pastor David Nichols talk in the First Baptist Church sanctuary, which doubles as a performing arts venue.

    © 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Saving Space Historic Kalamazoo church finds new life as a community asset
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    Ice sheets on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph.

    © 2020 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Revealed 2020 A glimpse at unseen photos from Encore and more
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    A row of custom-designed, colorful houses, each boasting a front porch, faces an open common area in Belle Meade.

    © 2020 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    ‘All About the Front Porch’ New pocket development emphasizes neighborliness
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    Nature Center CEO Nathan Smallwood, left, walks one of the center’s trails with Luke Allison, KNC's landscape coordinator.

    © 2020 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    ‘Certain Places Have a Magic' Kalamazoo Nature Center has been soothing souls for 60 years
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    An image of KSO musicians playing from the Prometheus Project video that was compiled by KSO Music Director Julian Kuerti.

    Celebrating a Century Through a war, the Depression and now a pandemic, the KSO plays on
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    Helen and Bob Coleman, of Portage, encourage togetherness.

    © 2020 Brian Powers

    Porch Portraits Encore Photographer Brian K. Powers creates a little joy during COVID-19 restrictions
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From left, First Congregational Church Pastor Nathan Dannison, KNAC Board President Dann Sytsma and First Baptist Church Pastor David Nichols talk in the First Baptist Church sanctuary, which doubles as a performing arts venue.

© 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Saving SpaceHistoric Kalamazoo church finds new life as a community asset
encore-magazine-feature-revealed-ice-sheets-dec-2020

Ice sheets on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph.

© 2020 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Revealed 2020A glimpse at unseen photos from Encore and more

Up Front

Historian highlights couples and their community contributions

Good Works

Founder ‘argued with God’ before creating a school

Savor

Former gallery owner finds the art in making chocolate

Enterprise

Data and tech company expands during pandemic

Arts

Writing and illustrating feed the soul of Nerdy Babies creator

Back Story

Director, Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care