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6:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Fontana Summer Festival has fresh music, fresh approach

Fontana Summer Festival
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Cara Lieurance talks to David Baldwin, executive director of Fontana, who shares details and musical selections from the upcoming Fontana Summer Festival, featuring Gene Knific, Ralph and Albertine Votapek, Paul Nitsch, Axiom Brass, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Hot Club of Detroit.

He also spotlights a collaborative Fontana venture with the City of Kalamazoo and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, which will present jazz in Bronson Park on the third Thursdays of June, July and August.

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Arts & More
5:08 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Girls On The Run Delivers Lessons Beyond The Finish Line

Members of Girls on the Run - Calhoun County show off a motivational poster. The group's 5-K takes place on May 30 at Binder Park Zoo.
Credit Courtesy of Hope Grable

When you are training for a race, you are learning how to pace yourself, how to be calm, and how to deal with roadblocks. The same principles can easily be applied to daily life.

Just ask Emily and Sydney - two fourth graders who are members of the Calhoun County branch of Girls on The Run. 

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Local Attractions
3:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

When the Cascade Falls Open, Summer Starts in Jackson

The Cascade Falls in Jackson
Credit Nancy Camden

The Cascade Falls in Jackson, a destination for summer entertainment, opens Memorial Day Weekend and runs nightly through Labor Day.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Why Courtesy Matters in "Bike Friendly Kalamazoo"

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Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's Paul Selden on drivers and cyclists getting along

The members of Bike Friendly Kalamazoo have some ideas for how to make local roads safer and more inviting for cyclists.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Kalamazoo Area Could See Network of Bike Routes

The proposed bike routes would extend throughout the KATS area.
Credit Paul Selden / Bike Friendly Kalamazoo

Steve Stepek on how to make the Kalamazoo area more bike-friendly

A local bike-advocacy group and a federally mandated planning agency have worked together on a proposal for a network of bicycle routes covering Kalamazoo County and extending into Van Buren County.

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