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Driver Harry Gamble, Reverand Ivan Lee and Sheri Harris, Jonah President

B C Rides helps people get to work

When people work together to get things done solutions to obstacles can be overcome. BC Rides is one of those solutions. It's helping workers get to their jobs. 

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How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?

You may have a smart meter on your house, but what's so "smart" about it? We explore Michigan's foray into the "smart grid" and how it affects you.

Tinashe Chaponda at Habitat for Humanity

Putting the focus on Kalamazoo volunteers

Helping others should be fun, says Tinashe Chaponda. He started FOCUS Kalamazoo to prove it could be done.  

Jessica French, Bert Ebrite, co-owners

Guitars and pianos take over north end of Kalamazoo Mall

Entrepreneurs with a musical flair are doing business downtown and finding guitars and pianos fit in just fine in their urban setting. 


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Powering the Mitten: What mix of fuel will power Michigan's future?

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

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Creating an arts hub with the help of their friends

When Kalamazoo's DIT concert supporters and the DIY crafters get together the result is a plan for the Kalamazoo Collective Arts Center. 

Family center of the arts

Families who play together, stay together at Family Center of Arts

At the Family Center for the Arts in Portage everyone in the family has a role to play.

Dean McCurdy

Hungry to hire: KVCC seeks two visionaries to 'make their mark' in healthy food systems

KVCC's culinary curriculum will be grounded in the powerful intersection of food, sustainability, and health.

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Big Moe's taps into nation's barbecue boom

Barbecue is the nation’s passion, and it has never been bigger. Big Moe's is making the most of it.

Barrel aged imperial Stout and  Neopolitan Milk Stout

A buy local gift guide with a high alcohol content

From underwear to T-shirts to barrel aged beers, this collection of holiday gift ideas offers something for the hops head on your list.

Innovation Day

Engineering students show off their best new ideas

The research is done, the data collected, the prototype created. It's time to show off the next big idea at Innovation Day on the Western Michigan University campus.

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Balancing economic development with residents' needs: Dialogue key as placemaking plans take shape

The final report from a placemaking study of Kalamazoo’s Southtown district is sparking excitement as a blueprint for growth -- and an opportunity to embrace mindful development that includes and empowers longtime residents.
 

Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Culture Is Not Optional explores many ways to build community

A magazine, an underground supper club, a renovated school building and a community garden. What they all have in common is the commitment of *Culture Is Not An Option.

Ready to roll on a cold day

Fat bikes keep winter weather riders on the road

The bike culture in Kalamazoo is growing, even in wintertime.
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