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    Works by poet Diane Seuss draw much from her rural Southwest Michigan roots.

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    Full Life with Poetry Diane Seuss' rural roots and love of art infuse her new collection
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    Pat and Shelly Cooper stand amid hundreds of antique, old and new boat parts in their Plainwell business, Pine Lake Parts.

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    From the Ashes Pine Lake Parts turns disaster into an unlikely business success
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    See Your Town Like a Tourist Do what the locals do
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    The red glasses that artist Mary Hatch wears are nearly as memorable as her many paintings.

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    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.

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    'Magic that can only happen here' Gilmore Festival aims to make Kalamazoo a 'cultural destination'
  • encore-magazine-feature-pierre-van-der-westhuizen-april-2018

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

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    Cosplay on Display From stormtroopers to superheroes, this is serious dress-up
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    Edward Montgomery WMU’s ninth ‘Bronco-in-Chief’ takes the reins
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    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-Arts-Jeremiah-Barnes-June-2017 A Lot of Buzz How Jeremiah Barnes’ business keeps him as busy as his bees
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Flavor FavesThe ice cream tastes that locals go for
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Pat and Shelly Cooper stand amid hundreds of antique, old and new boat parts in their Plainwell business, Pine Lake Parts.

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

From the AshesPine Lake Parts turns disaster into an unlikely business success

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Midwest Miniatures Museum is big on little details

Arts

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