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Between the Lines: Vesper Time

We live in a society that worships youth and tries to avoid aging at all costs. But author Frank J. Cunningham of South Haven greets aging as a blessing. He's the author of Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older (Orbis Books, 2017).

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Kalamazoo Concert Band Opens Season With 'Rituals & Celebrations'

With music that evokes weddings, funerals, the work day, New Years Day, parades and more, director Tom Evans has put together a program called 'Rituals and Celebrations' to start the new season. Evans tells Cara Lieurance about the variety of pieces on the program. The Kalamazoo Concert Band performs Saturday, Oct 21 at 7:30 pm in Chenery Auditorium. It is free.

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The board also faces a November deadline for overhauling its indigent defense system.

A number of Michigan counties have come out against a bill that would change the state’s tax foreclosure laws, but Kalamazoo won’t be joining them. On Tuesday the Board of Commissioners narrowly defeated a resolution protesting the legislation. The bill would give homeowners wider grounds for challenging a tax foreclosure.

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Two organizations serving small businesses join forces for their second "Entrepreneurship Day" to help those looking to open or improve a business. The daylong event, featuring 16 workshops on topics ranging from marketing to financing, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. More than 150 people attended the last time it was held.


A "smart" 911 system for Kalamazoo County. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will be well-funded for her re-election campaign. Kalamazoo City Commissioners approve a new master plan. 

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(MPRN-Ypsilanti) Governor Rick Snyder says he’s concerned that President Trump’s decision to end subsidies that help low-income families pay for health insurance could make rates unaffordable. 

New Partnership To Work Toward A Cleaner Lake Erie

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new partnership has a plan to keep Lake Erie clean. The MI CLEAR group is made up of farmers, conservationists, environmental leaders, and more. 

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With music that evokes weddings, funerals, the work day, New Years Day, parades and more, director Tom Evans has put together a program called 'Rituals and Celebrations' to start the new season. Evans tells Cara Lieurance about the variety of pieces on the program. The Kalamazoo Concert Band performs Saturday, Oct 21 at 7:30 pm in Chenery Auditorium. It is free.


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Once again, a Western Michigan University grad has made it onto a nationally-televised singing competition. Meagan McNeal, 31, became a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" last Monday when she passed the blind auditions with her twist on The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Judge Jennifer Hudson immediately picked her for her team.


Flooding closes some streets in Kalamazoo, while public safety officials say abandoned cars will be towed. Paw Paw officials say a dam breach is not a threat to property owners. WMU loses a rare Sunday football game, that had to be postponed due to the weather. 

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(MPRN-Lansing)  The state House Republican leader is still trying to get enough votes for an auto no-fault insurance overhaul, and he’s not having much luck. 

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Séan Tyrrell, who lives on the west coast of Ireland, discovered the writings of John Boyle O'Reilly in New York City four decades ago, where he visited a bookstore and picked up 1000 Years of Irish Poetry. Although written a century earlier, O'Reilly's palpable disgust of avarice and earnest advocacy for the powerless made an impact. Tyrrell now calls him "one of the greatest Irishmen who ever lived." The details of O'Reilly's life and the profundity of his vision add up to an evening of storytelling, song, and poetry that includes a daring prison escape, adventures at sea, an American success story, and a tragic early death. Séan Tyrrell performs A Message of Peace: The Life of John Boyle O'Reilly in concert on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church Chapel. Cash admission will be taken at the door; more details here.


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