Arts & More

Art Fundraisers
9:53 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Two girls sell art to buy defibrillators, Christmas gifts for needy

Maggie Hartman (left) and Hannah Gooding (right) hold the gifts they made for eachother.
Credit Elizabeth Geese

Hannah Gooding and Maggie Hartman are two little girls who have made a big difference through their art. 

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Sports & Hobbies
9:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Family invents sport to help kids stay active

Cheryl and Donald Benson playing a net-less version of Eclipse Ball at their home in Newaygo County
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“We think everybody should be able to be active, whether they’re athletically inclined or not. Cause when you’re having fun, you jump at it,” says Donald Benson, co-creator of Eclipse Ball.

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Theatre/Film
9:54 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Theatre recreates original Little Rascals shorts

The cast of 'Little Pants' on their character walk
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Our Gang also known as The Little Rascals started as a series of short silent comedies starring everyday kids in the 1920s. Though the original series ended twenty years later, the idea of The Little Rascals soldiered on, following television into the first talkies and color pictures. The last adaptation was well into the ‘90s.

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Animals
6:21 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Dog park provides social atmosphere for dogs and humans

Matt Newton and pets at Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

The muscles in Elliott’s body tighten with anticipation as he spots some dogs pulling on their leaches, heading to the gate at the Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo. The dog park is Elliott’s reason for living, according to Will Matthews, his human.

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Local Authors
4:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick

Credit The History Press

In 1963, Daisy Zick was stabbed 27 times at her home in Battle Creek. It’s an unsolved case that locals are still talking about today. It’s also the subject of Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick by Blaine Pardoe.

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