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Dance
2:05 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Seniors have fun while tap dancing their way to health

The Time Steppers tap dancing at the senior center
Credit Nancy Camden

“You don’t even realize you are exercising,” one dancer offered. Another said, “My balance is better. My flexibility is better.” Bob Husser feels that a lot of people would like to tap dance but they’re afraid to try.

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Hobbies
8:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

WMU gaming convention gives 'social gaming' a new meaning

Members of the Western Michigan Gamers Guild playing Magic: The Gathering.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Simple board games and card games have brought people together for centuries. This weekend, the Marmalade Dog gaming convention at WMU will bring about 300 people from around the country together to play table-top games.

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Hobbies
12:00 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Willie Nelson memorabilia collector says he's been to about 225 concerts

Just a small part of the Willie Nelson collection in Chris Nelsen's home.
Credit Karen VandenBos

Go on an audio tour of Chris Nelsen's Willie Nelson collection

Kalamazoo resident Chris Nelsen is one of singer/songwriter Willie Nelson’s biggest fans. After following him and his music for over 30 years, the local man has an extensive collection of Willie Nelson memorabilia and stories of the times they’ve met. 

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Hobbies
12:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Basket weaving at Tillers International

Basket Weaving at Tillers International

Sunday, the Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest will be held at Tillers International farm near Scotts, Michigan. Attendees can explore the rural and sustainable life through speakers, demonstrations, food, crafts and music.

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Hobbies
12:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Students come from miles around to cooper piggins at Tiller's International

Instructor Chuck Andrews at Tillers International Coopering Class

Several men and one woman gathered in the woodshop at Tillers International farm near Scott’s Michigan to cooper a piggin. Tillers International is a non-profit organization in rural Scotts, Michigan. At their Cook’s Mill Learning Center they teach classes in cheese, soap and broom making, blacksmithing, stone masonry and natural fiber dying among other things.

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