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    The red glasses that artist Mary Hatch wears are nearly as memorable as her many paintings.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    What’s going on here? Mary Hatch’s paintings tell stories and ask questions
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    Crowds stream their way into Chenery Auditorium during the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

    ©The Gilmore/Chris McGuire

    'Magic that can only happen here' Gilmore Festival aims to make Kalamazoo a 'cultural destination'
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    Pianist Pierre can der Westhuizen has been playing piano for almost 30 years.

    Taking Chances New Gilmore director believes in serendipity
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    John Schmitt orders food at an evening Food Truck Rally held in downtown Kalamazoo. Photo by Entrada Photography by Esther Tuttle.

    Food Trucks Keep It Fresh Creativity and uniqueness are key to this mobile food culture
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    Local cosplayers, from left: Jennifer Smargiasso (Beauty), Jake Andrews (Deadpool), and Laura Schubkegel (Cinderella).

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Cosplay on Display From stormtroopers to superheroes, this is serious dress-up
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    Syed Habib Fawaz, 31, plays pickleball on the courts at the YMCA of Greater
    Kalamazoo’s Portage branch.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Pickleball Despite its name, this 'addictive' sport is scoring with locals
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    WMU dance student Samantha Soltis rehearses Loïe Fuller’s Fire Dance. Photo taken for January 2017 Encore.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Revealed A treasure trove of unpublished Encore photos from this year's stories
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    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Food Medicine The prescription for health is on your plate
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    The restaurants' taps feature Texas Corners Brewing Co.’s brews and ciders.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Tractors, Taps and Tables How a farming family branched out into the brewery business
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    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Edward Montgomery WMU’s ninth ‘Bronco-in-Chief’ takes the reins

Nieboer will compete in the Junior Nationals Para Youth Championships in handbike racing.

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Handbike HotshotPara athlete Nicolas Nieboer eyes national competition
Art SpeaksPoet and painter collaborate on new book

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Up Front

Five ways going outside will help you discover Kalamazoo

Good Works

Peace Pizzazz brings message of harmony to kids


Market wins customers with beef, baked goods and more


Stulberg youth string competition captures national attention


Requiem about Ukrainian famine hits home for local conductor

Back Story

President, Kalamazoo Area Runners