The debut of the new children’s book, “Benjamin Losford and His Handy Dandy Clippers, was met with amazing community support! READ MORE!
Benjamin was just a toddler when his father Abraham escaped slavery on a Boone County, Kentucky plantation with nothing more than the clothes on his back, and his barber clippers. Young Ben had heard stories that his father promised to one day return for him and his sister. READ MORE ABOUT THIS NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY!
Adventure Awaits! Find out more about the Merze Tate Explorers’ and the 4th Annual Travel Writers Academy! READ MORE…FIND OUT ABOUT HOW TO APPLY TODAY!
The Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo College has chosen Jorge G.
Gonzalez, Ph.D., to become the institution’s 18th president. Gonzalez is currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Occidental College (Los Angeles, Calif.). READ MORE!
The new John and Kay Polzin Ambassador for Healthcare Award recognizes those who work tirelessly to make our region a better place to live, and do so with no intent or expectation of recognition. The award will honor quiet heroes dedicated to strengthening the community, whose generosity cannot be measured. READ MORE!
“We have been setting and achieving goals to reinvent Michigan for the past five years, and 2015 was no exception,” said Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “We have ended the reckless spending the previous administration practiced, providing a balanced and responsible state budget months ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline for five consecutive years. READ MORE!
Volunteer Kalamazoo one of many state organizations to receive funding for MLK projects. READ MORE!
Some of you know I gave my final State of the Union address this week. (Applause.) I focused on the fact that we’re going through a time of extraordinary change. And that’s unsettling. It can seem sometimes, especially during political season, where everybody is running around saying, oh, everything is terrible and let’s find somebody to blame, that our politics won’t meet the moment. But what I want folks to know — that’s right, if you have a chair, go ahead and sit down. If you don’t have a chair, don’t sit down. (Laughter.) I don’t want you falling down. Whoever the first one was who did that, you’re a leader. READ MORE!
For the past five years, Theatre Kalamazoo (TK) has been providing a platform for local playwrights to develop and share new plays with the community. Theatre Kalamazoo is proud to announce that the sixth annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival will be held February 5-6, 2016 at the Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. The free event will feature new plays by 9 local playwrights, performed and directed as staged readings by local actors and directors representing the member theatres of Theatre Kalamazoo. READ MORE!