Kalamazoo's Got the Blues
Among the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association members that make the annual blues festival happen are, from left: Ralph Yingling, Colleen Barker, Mike Barker, Doug Beckman, Dennis Massingill and Dave Hunt.
Jennifer Howell, stewardship director for Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, looks at blooming black-eyed Susans among the 80 acres of native prairie habitat at the Institute.
The Next Level
Tim Hiller works with Dustin Noble on his throwing technique in a session at Next Level Performance.
Employees at S2, often convene in the company’s Creative Collaboration Room to work on games or play games. From right, Michael Kirzinger, CEO Marc DeForest, Jason Gripp and Stephen Baker talk about the company’s latest game in development.
Making a Makerspace
With equipment and expertise to share, the All Hands Active makerspace in Ann Arbor serves tinkerers of all ages.
Matt Giraud relaxes with fiancée Aleena Hamilton at their Kalamazoo-area home.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Jack, one of two of her donkeys, adoringly receives a kiss from author Bonnie Jo Campbell.
Comics and graphic design artist Paul Sizer created this special art for the September issue of Encore