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WMUK News
10:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Kalamazoo Considers Extending Urban Trail Downtown

A snow-covered section of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail left of a driveway near Willard Street.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

This could be a decisive year for Kalamazoo’s urban trails. That’s because the city is likely to vote on proposals to extend the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail through the city’s downtown. But while extending the trail is a popular idea, it may prove tough to find a path everyone can agree on.

Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain sits at a table in his office at city hall. He points to lines traced over a map of downtown Kalamazoo, which show the path of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

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WMUK News
10:17 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Snyder Speaks to Kalamazoo Republicans

Governor Rick Snyder holds what he describes as a list of Republican achievements in Michigan during his speech.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke in Kalamazoo Friday evening at a dinner sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Republican Party, praising the economic improvement he says the state’s seen on his watch and taking questions from audience members.

The event took place at the Pine West event center on South Eleventh Street.

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Local Music
6:26 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

LHI Live: A global good time with An Dro

An Dro
Credit C Lieurance

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, An Dro's Jim Spalink, Fred Willson, Michele Venegas, and Carolyn Koebel play together and discuss the many influences that come together to forge the band's unique sound. 

Listen for several original tune sets, and the stories behind them - road trips, festivals, and family lore.

  An Dro will appear at the Old Dog Tavern on Saturday, March 1 for the new Michigan Global Roots Music Festival. Hours are 11 am - 2 pm. 

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Arts & More
11:49 am
Fri February 28, 2014

After Funding Cuts, Art Hop Still Plans To Keep The Party Going

Lotsa LIttle Things is an art gallery and co-op located on Westnedge Avenue. Proprietor Mary Heynig is a strong supporter of Art Hop, and participates every month.
Erin Williams

Quick - it's 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month - what are your plans for the night?

Maybe you're going to have a casual dinner with friends, or catch up on a few errands, or settle in with a good book - but if you are within the Kalamazoo region, there's a strong change you'll be lured out to make an appearance at Art Hop, the monthly showcase where local galleries and business open welcome in the community for a few snacks, great conversation, and, of course, to buy some art.

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Arts & More
5:51 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

The Vicksburg Quilt Trail Forges A Path Of History And Local Color

This barn quilt, titled "Love The Land," is framed on a structure that is over 100 years old.
Erin Williams

Traditionally, quilts can be found draped across beds or chairs, or as historical and artistic markers that are framed and hung in museums.

But in Vicksburg, a small village just south of Kalamazoo, 24 colorful plywood quilts hang proudly on sides of barns and buildings for all to see.

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