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1:47 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Trading cards to help save Portage historic sites

The grain elevator in Celery Flats
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

When we think of trading cards, our minds might automatically go to things like Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh. But for the City of Portage’s 50th anniversary, the Portage Historic District Commission is launching a very different set of cards.

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Local Authors
9:33 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Wedded to the Land: Stories from life on an organic farm

Credit courtesy of Joan Donaldson

Every season, WMUK correspondent Joan Donaldson gives us a snapshot of what life is like living off-the-grid on her organic fruit farm. Now you can read all about it in her new book Wedded to the Land. On Saturday, Donaldson and other local authors will be at Kazoo Books on Parkview Avenue for the store’s 4th Annual Author’s Day. Donaldson will be there from noon to 1:30.

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SW Michigan
11:46 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Ham recall affects Michigan

Credit WMUK

Federal officials say a Canadian company has recalled some packages of prosciutto ham shipped to Michigan because of bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service says the contamination by a variety of listeria was discovered during a routine inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the ham was shipped by Santa Maria Foods in Brampton, Ontario. The agency says to look for this information on the label:

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Holidays in the Square
12:01 am
Fri December 6, 2013

December Art Hop extends outside downtown

Taxidermy Robots will be on display for Friday night's Art Hop
Credit WMUK

Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

This weekend’s Art Hop in Kalamazoo will include displays outside of the central downtown area. It will include the Washington Square area in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. 

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Music
8:21 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Famous jazz trumpeter to play with Michigan students

Jon Faddis
Credit James Walker Jr.

Last night, renowned jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis taught a master class and performed with students from Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo. He’ll be making similar stops in Grand Rapids, East Lansing, and Detroit.

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