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SW Michigan
2:26 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Historic Kalamazoo fountain gets grant

The "Fountain of the Pioneers" in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

A plan to restore an historic fountain in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park will get an $83,000 kick start. City officials say they’ve won a grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation in Wisconsin to help pay for work on the “Fountain of the Pioneers”. The City has three years to raise another $166,000 in matching money for the restoration project that's expected to cost up to $2.5 million.

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Aacorn Farm
7:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward

Tom, an Aacorn Farm participant beside a peg rack he helped create
Credit Courtesy of Cindy Semark

Interview with Cindy Semark

    

The founders of Aacorn Farm hope to raise $3-million to give adults with autism the option to live and work on a farm.

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WMU East Campus
3:54 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WestSouthwest: The future of WMU's East Campus

West Hall on WMU's East Campus - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with David Brose

    

The chairman of Friends of the Historic East Campus David Brose weighs in on plans for the university's original campus. 

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Innovation Center
3:50 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WestSouthwest: Innovation Center marks 10 years in Kalamazoo

File photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Ron Kitchens and David Zimmerman

    

It's been ten years since the Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center was launched in Kalamazoo. 

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Festivals
6:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

20 years of the Kalamazoo Blues Festival

This is the 20th year for the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association event. The festival began because some local blues musicians wanted to make both music and money. The Kalamazoo Blues Festival starts on July 11 and runs through July 13 in downtown Kalamazoo.

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