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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 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
  • Encore-Magazine-WMU-Dancer-2017-photos-December-2017

    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    Revealed A treasure trove of unpublished Encore photos from this year's stories
  • Encore-Magazine-Features--Food-Medicine-November-2017

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Food Medicine The prescription for health is on your plate
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Texas-Corners-Taps-October-2017

    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
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Edward-Montgomery-WMU-September-2017

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Edward Montgomery WMU’s ninth ‘Bronco-in-Chief’ takes the reins
  • 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-feature-cosplay-deadpool-beauty-cinderella-february-2018

Local cosplayers, from left: Jennifer Smargiasso (Beauty), Jake Andrews (Deadpool), and Laura Schubkegel (Cinderella).

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Cosplay on DisplayFrom stormtroopers to superheroes, this is serious dress-up
Encore-Magazine-features-pickleball- awaz-January-2018

Syed Habib Fawaz, 31, plays pickleball on the courts at the YMCA of Greater
Kalamazoo’s Portage branch.

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

PickleballDespite its name, this 'addictive' sport is scoring with locals

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