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Food Bank Director Retires
9:56 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Food Bank Executive Director looks back, prepares for retirement

Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek
Credit Food Bank of South Central Michigan website

Interview with Bob Randels

The Executive Director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan says it's been "the greatest job in the world." Bob Randels plans to retire from that job early next year. 

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Arts & More
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A 1,000-mile walk on the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis surprised by a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis has just published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She’ll talk about it Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Portage District Library beginning at 7 p.m.

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Local Music
3:03 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Sing along with Bach Festival Week

Bach statue, Leipzig

Bach Festival Week in Kalamazoo continues tonight with an organ crawl around Bronson Park, tomorrow with a Bach sing-along prepped by three choral conductors, and concludes with a "Bach's Lunch Concert" Wednesday at noon. 

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Books
1:56 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Free little libraries gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Credit Ted Yoakum

At first glance, the little wooden boxes that have been popping in lawns across the city may look like giant mailboxes or birdhouses. However, they contain neither letters nor animals, but books. Known as Little Free Libraries, people are encouraged to take, and leave, books and magazines from the boxes’ shelves, with no strings attached. 

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Allied Paper Landfill
9:35 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Will the EPA change its mind again?

Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Sarah Hill

A public forum is being held Monday night on PCB contamination at the former Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition is hosting the forum in the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University, it begins at 7:00. 

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