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5:10 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Tree Climbing Championship Makes Tree Work Less Treacherous

Nate Jansen of Bartlett Tree Experts demonstrates a normal climb for work at his parent's home
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The 20th annual Michigan Tree Climbing Championship takes place Saturday in Holland. Tree industry professionals and a few hobbyists will compete for prizes and the chance to go to the international competition in Florida.

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Visual Art
6:12 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

See Bees Collaborate on Kalamazoo ArtPrize Entry (Through Protective Glass)

Credit courtesy of Lad Hanka

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids is usually swarming with people and this year it will be swarming with bees. Kalamazoo artist and beekeeper Ladislav Hanka has found an interesting way to let his bees collaborate on his artwork. 

The Great Wall of Bees: The Intelligence of the Bee Hive by Ladislav Hanka will be on display at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids through October 12.

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Arts & More
6:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Ride A Steam Train From Coldwater To Quincy

Little River Steam Train
Credit Chris Killian, WMUK

The Little River Steam Train in Coldwater is one of only four operating steam locomotives in Michigan, and 150 still working nationwide. You can see the train ride schedule here.

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Theatre
9:21 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

K-College Alum's Play Uses Humor To Deal With Family Tragedy, Holocaust

Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore performing part of the 2.5 Minute Ride monologue in WMUK's Takeda performance studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Saturday night, Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore will perform the one woman show 2.5 Minute Ride by award winning playwright and K-College alum Lisa Kron.

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Visual Art
8:55 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

11,000 Paper Cats Show Feral Cat Problem in ArtPrize Entry

A few of the paper cat heads for Carols Ferals' large ArtPrize entry
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On a Tuesday afternoon, Carol Manos and her crew in load more than 11,000 cat heads into a hearse. They’re paper cat heads decorated for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The idea is to raise awareness of the feral cat problem in Michigan.

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