FOOD & DRINK
Kazoo Books In Kalamazoo Giving People The Chance To Check Out Banned Books
There have been many books through the years that have caught the ban in schools because of their potential impact on the youth of America. It's not just books like "Catcher In The Rye" which was once banned for allegedly being responsible for the death of John Lennon, according to his killer. Many of the recent bans are books that focus on sexuality and gender association.
Jess Poxson Joins the WKFR Morning Show
I am so thrilled to join the WKFR team here in Kalamazoo and it's truly a full circle moment for my life and radio career. I can't wait to wake up with you on weekday mornings with 'Dana and Jess in the Morning' and I'm really looking forward to getting out into the community and getting to know you. And I would love for you to get to know me too!
Kalamazoo's Best Kept Secrets: 5 Shoe Stores You Need to Try
In this article, we're going to explore five outstanding shoe stores in Kalamazoo. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Kalamazoo comes alive with Sounds of the Zoo: A multicultural music festival uniting artists & fans
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A free music festival took place in Kalamazoo Saturday. Sounds of the Zoo is a multicultural music festival and symposium that looks to empower and unite artists, industry professionals and music lovers from around the world, according to the website. ArtPrize 2023 wraps up: 'Raining Wisdom'...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in portage, MI
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near portage.
Adopt Today: One-year-old beagle, Wanda
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Wanda, a one-year-old beagle, is looking for her furr-ever home!. She is part of the SPCA's retired research beagle program. Katie Timber, SPCA executive director, said she is one of eight beagles that have been tested on and is now allowed to be a dog for the first time.
Celebrate Canadian Culture at the Canadiania Fest
Experience the vibrant culture of Canada in the CANADIANIA FEST video. From mouthwatering cuisine to traditional music and dance, this video offers a glimpse into the heart of Canadian festivities. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the Great White North!
Satisfy Your Poutine Craving At These 3 Kalamazoo Restaurants
Essentially Canada's equivalent of our beloved chili cheese fries, what's not to love?! Combining cheese curds, gravy, and french fries, poutine is one of my favorite bar food snacks and I'll be honest-- it's a great hangover cure. With the first ever Canadiana Fest happening in Kalamazoo I'm already craving...
West Michigan woman celebrates 90th birthday with tribute skydive in honor of late husband
ALLEGAN, Mich. — Maggie Lamson, a West Michigan woman, and her late husband enjoyed skydiving together. They skydived together on their 60th wedding anniversary, and again when they both turned 80 years old. The couple were going to skydive again when they both turned 90 but, Lamson's husband died...
New Play Café and Eatery Coming to Downtown Plainwell, MI
One of the newest small business trends to sweep the country, these coffee house/playground combinations known as "play cafes" are popping up throughout West Michigan with the newest one set to open in downtown Plainwell!. I'm not a parent myself but I am a fun aunt who loves caffeine, so...
It Happens Here, Part 4: "Terrified with nowhere to go”
This story mentions attempted suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call or text the national Lifeline at 9-8-8. Stacy Chambliss says her trafficking began in the summer of 2019. Then 38, she was forced into sex work and shoplifting by a man who threatened her and her teenage son.
Rising jazz star Caelan Cardello makes Kalamazoo debut at Sounds of the Zoo
Sounds of the Zoo, Kalamazoo's free music festival, offers a jazz night from 6 - 10 pm on Thursday, Sep 28 at the KNAC Center (formerly the First Baptist Church). At 7:15 pm Caelan Cardello will make his Kalamazoo debut with a trio featuring regional players Luke LaFave on bass and Josiah DeNooyer on drums. Cardello says he knows DeNooyer well as a musician and friend because they both took part in the Ravinia Steans Music Institute's Program for Jazz in 2022.
Experience Canadian Culture at the Canadiana Fest in Kalamazoo: A Community Event Supporting Local Charities
Canadiana Fest, a festival celebrating Canadian music and culture, will take place on October 7, 2023, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site in Kalamazoo. The event is organized by The Chef and Cooks Association – Kalamazoo /Battle Creek and Eclectic Events. The aim is to raise funds for the CCA Educational Fund and the South Michigan Food Bank.
Learn how to make your own comics in Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is hosting an event where you will be able to learn how to draw and illustrate your very own comics. (Sept. 28, 2023)
‘Prost!’: Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Kalamazoo area
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Beer! Bavarian pretzels! Brats! Apple strudel!. More than a dozen Kalamazoo-area restaurants and bars are offering special food and/or drink menus and/or hosting special events to mark the fall festival. Their inspiration is the original Oktoberfest, an annual two-week-plus celebration held in Munich, Germany. The first Oktoberfest...
Ohio Crowned #1 Oktoberfest in America While Michigan is Left Off List
It's that time of year in Michigan to fill a stein with a cold German beer and celebrate Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his bride. In case you were wondering how Oktoberfest originated, it began with the nuptials of those two, and the citizens of Munich being invited to the festivities. According to The History Channel, it all started with horse races and later included fairs, food, and beer. Lots of beer. And Michigan happens to know a thing or two about beer. So, of course we would know how to throw an epic Oktoberfest, right?
Cottage Inn Pizza’s Original Ann Arbor Location Is For Sale
Every chain of restaurants has its roots, and a starting point somewhere in history. For Michigan, pizza was a big deal. Domino's, Little Caesar's, both now Major national chains, were started right here in the Mitten. As was a smaller, but still important chain of pizza joints, Cottage Inn. And...
The Glorious World of Michigan Music: Local Spins on WYCE, Sounds of the Zoo
Today, check out two showcases of local and regional music: The weekly Local Spins on WYCE radio show podcast and photos from this week’s Sounds of the Zoo festival in Kalamazoo. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTO GALLERIES, RADIO SOHW PODCAST. Over its first five days, it’s unfurled sets by young,...
Question of the Day: How do you take your coffee?
Coffee news: Kalamazoo coffee shop donates funds to anti-abortion center, causes social media stir.
Paw Paw 5th Grade Teacher Inspiring Millions of People on TikTok
This Paw Paw teacher is going massively viral on TikTok with thoughtful and inspiring videos. I would like to introduce you to a guy who's doing some pretty cool things on social media named Dan Shutes. The kids know him as Mr. Shutes but he's simply @DanShutes on TikTok. Shutes currently has a whopping 1.7 million followers and 34.9 million total video likes.