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April 01 2019

When Sharon Hoogstraten went on her second Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan in 2018 — a six-day pilgrimage following the trail of the

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January 01 2019

Renae Baumgart owes her art career in part to a pesky bird: her son’s blue-crowned conure named Bella.

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November 30 2018

They may sound beautiful and crystalline, but when handbells ring this month, the music will be bittersweet for members of the Kalamazoo

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November 01 2018

It all started with a son’s simple questions: “Have you ever heard of Johnny Appleseed? Was he real, Mom?”

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November 01 2018

Melody Allen, head art teacher for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ ArtLab, never tires of one thing: watching children’s eyes light up w

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October 01 2018

When singer-songwriter Ashley Daneman speaks, she laughs easily and melodically.

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September 01 2018

On just about any summer Saturday morning at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market, there’s someone strumming a guitar and singing while shoppers

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August 01 2018

One day back in 1988, local musician Bob Rowe opened his mailbox to find a yellowed envelope addressed from India with type that was obvi

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July 01 2018

Terrifying sock puppets and a heartbroken robot helped area teen Nathan Ginter become a U.S. Presidential Scholar.

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May 02 2018

Painter Mary Hatch wears big red glasses and a slash of lipstick.

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