• Encore-Magazine-Feature-Permaculture-Mike-Hoag-Kim-Willis-August-2017

    Kim Willis and Mike Hoag stand in front of Lillie House, their home and permaculture garden on Douglas Avenue.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Beautiful & Bountiful Lillie House Permaculture creates pathways to plenty
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Ice-Cream-Favorites-july-2017

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Flavor Faves The ice cream tastes that locals go for
  • Encore-Magazine-Arts-Jeremiah-Barnes-June-2017 A Lot of Buzz How Jeremiah Barnes’ business keeps him as busy as his bees
  • Encore-Magazine-College-Students-Technology-Msy-2017

    WMU students, from left, Donovan Smith, Mauseli Lopez, Krystl Sladovnik, William Edgerton and Danneisha McDole, use a variety of digital devices in their everyday lives.

    Connected The Download on How Technology Has Changed College Life
  • 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-Features-Ice-Cream-Favorites-july-2017

© 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Flavor FavesThe ice cream tastes that locals go for
Encore-Magazine-Arts-Jeremiah-Barnes-June-2017
A Lot of BuzzHow Jeremiah Barnes’ business keeps him as busy as his bees

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