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#TBT May 13, 1980: The Kalamazoo Tornado

The Kalamazoo Public Library has a feature entitled TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado that begins: On Tuesday, 13 May 1980, a tornado struck the heart of Kalamazoo, Michigan. First touching down at 4 pm eight miles west of the city limits, it rapidly…
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Pure Michigan Statewide Sing-along premiers

Rob Bliss & Jeff Barrett, creators of the fantastic Grand Rapids lip dub video premiered their Pure Michigan Statewide Sing-along at halftime of the Lions game on Sunday. It was filmed in 50 Michigan cities in 7 days. It's a pretty cool travelogue…
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The Daily Michigan: Massage at SolSpring

Today on The Daily Michigan we're giving away relaxation, in the form of a 50 minute Massage at SolSpring. SolSpring in Kalamazoo is a spa and wellness center that offers massage therapy, spa services, acupuncture, chiropractic care and…
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Taste of Kalamazoo Festival ~ July 21-23

Every year, on the fourth weekend of July, thousands of hungry festival-goers flock to downtown Kalamazoo to enjoy the endless variety of foods prepared by Kalamazoo's most popular eateries at the Taste of Kalamazoo Festival. More than…
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Kalamazoo Water Festival ~ August 14, 2010

The Kalamazoo Water Festival happens this Saturday (August 14) at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site in Kalamazoo. While the festival has been planned for months, it's especially poignant this year as the Kalamazoo River watershed is reeling under…
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Michigan seeks to use Land Banks for redevelopment

Abandoned Richardsonian Romanesque House in Detroit ( Former James Scott Mansion ) by Derek Farr Michigan has 29 land bank authorities - more than any state. The Detroit News reports that Michigan is going to try to use these land banks…
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Michigan Good Food Tour: Fair Food Matters in Kalamazoo

beets450 by CreateWithKim The Michigan Land Use Institute's Patty Cantrell is reporting on how communities across Michigan building stronger communities with healthy, local food in the Good Food Tour. The latest, Kalamazoo: Oh, the Webs…
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Electric Blues: Remembering Les Paul

"Les Paul brought six strings to electricity and electricity to six strings. Les Paul was an innovator, a groundbreaker, a risk taker, a mentor and a friend. Try to imagine what we'd be doing if he hadn't come along and changed the world.…
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100 Hours of Astronomy

The 100 Hours of Astronomy project (100HA) is a worldwide event with a wide range of public outreach activities including live webcasts, observing events and more taking place during a 100-hour period in early April. One of the key goals of…
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Windmill School in Kalamazoo

windmill (sepia) by idiot_girl In Training Turbine Installers: A Michigan First, the blog Got2BeGreen tipped us off to: A school in southwest Michigan called Kalamazoo Valley Community College is launching a first-of-its-kind program to…
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Michigan celebrates the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

This year is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth (Feb. 12, 2009) and the Michigan Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee is working to help the people of Michigan to appreciate how Lincoln's life relates to the lives of Michiganians…
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Back to School: Free college with The Kalamazoo Promise

The Promise Starts Here by Ed Roth Quite simply, The Kalamazoo Promise is a scholarship offered to every Kalamazoo Public School student. Depending on the time in the district and income level of the family, students may earn up to 100% tuition…