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Kalamazoo's Newest BBQ Masterpiece

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Kelvin & Co.

There’s a new restaurant in town, Kalamazoo. Prepare your forks. Wonderfully eclectic with a unique urban flavor (pun very much intended), Kelvin & Co. opened its doors on E. Michigan Ave this...

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Sticker Shock? It’s A Good Thing!

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Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force Sticker Shock at a local grocery store

On a Saturday morning in the beginning of each spring you may have noticed groups of teenagers running about your local grocery and beverages stores furiously placing stickers on multi-packs of...

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Good Things Come in Threes!

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KzooConnect turns 3!

KzooConnect is Three! As you know, many good things come in threes... Kalamazoo-based higher education: WMU, KVCC, K College Original Star Wars Movies The Big Three on This is Us Primary colors ...

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Building a Dream with a Promise

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Lisa Palanca

After ten years of the Kalamazoo Promise, I got to see firsthand, what a beautiful gift it is. I ran into my former neighbors last night. They had their 18-year-old son with them. Their daughters are...

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Top Memories for Santa

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Santa Stories

Santa can think quickly for a 753-year-old man. But then, you have to when you’re harnessing holiday enthusiasm with toddlers and children for many hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. ...

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Keepers of the Promise

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Promise Net

Looking back on the first ten years of The Kalamazoo Promise a unique and privately-funded scholarship program, the only things more impressive than the numbers are the people behind it. At a recent...

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Be a Part of Something Special

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Jenny Doan

"I've been thinking about you," it's a simple phrase, but one rarely heard unless you’re lucky enough to have Nick Cekola as a friend, then this phrase reminds you of him. Mamma (Dee) Cekola is the...

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Cleaning and Community

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KSS Enterprises

For 70 years KSS Enterprises has served Kalamazoo and the Great Lakes region as a premier distributor of facility supplies and equipment. In a product market of cleaning chemicals, equipment, parts,...

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We Run This Town

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KAR Turkey Trot

Drive through Kalamazoo any Saturday morning and you are apt to spot runners, perhaps hundreds of them if you encounter one of several large training groups. Home to the Kalamazoo Marathon, Borgess...

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Where Do You Volunteer?

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Local Volunteers

We recently shared Joanna Donnelly Dales' insights on why young professionals choose to live and give in Kalamazoo. Now we would love hear from you on the same topic! What experiences have you had...

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Go Places Event is Going Places

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Go Places Logo

Do you love where you live? Do you live in a city that WANTS your input in making it a great place to live? That city is Kalamazoo, Michigan. I recently attended the Go Places event at the Radisson...

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A Shout Out From MLive

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MLive

Thank you for the shout out, mLive! Check out "Why Young Professionals Should Choose to Live in Kalamazoo County (column)." Editor Mickey Ciokiajlo wrote, in part, "Not that you can't make a...

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From Transplant to Legacy

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Janice Brown

Interesting career paths are rarely predictable, just ask Janice Brown, Executive Director Emeritus for The Kalamazoo Promise, a universal scholarship program for Kalamazoo Public School graduates. A...

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Entertainment Round-Up: March 2014

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Downtown Kalamazoo

The weather may be cold and dreary but there are certainly plenty of events in and around Kalamazoo to melt away those winter blues during the month of March. The possibilities are varied and endless....

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