Next Door Stores, Admiral and Village Pantry’s owned by GPM Investments, the largest privately-owned company in the convenience store business throughout the East and Midwest, today announced the launch of their holiday fundraising campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help kids with muscular dystrophy. READ MORE!
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will offer free family performances at noon during Winter Break. Musical concerts by Joe Reilly and Steve Barber and storytellers Adam Mellema and Jenifer Strauss will entertain Museum visitors on the Wednesdays and Fridays following Christmas and New Year’s Day. READ MORE!
Students should submit poetry by December 20t
Kalamazoo Lively Arts’s PBS program features Community Voices Publisher and founder of Merze Tate Explorers. WATCH THE VIDEO!
“The Christmas Festival choral concert has been the highlight of the children’s program for years. I am especially looking forward to the sing along and know everyone will enjoy this cheerful concert.” READ MORE!
A chance encounter with a Boy Scout representative turned into a lifelong career as a professional Scouter for Don Shepard.
“At a National Jamboree in 1985 I ran into a loaned executive. He stopped a buddy of mine and I and asked if we knew about professional Scouting,” Shepard said. “My buddy and I joined Scouting after college as professionals.”
Shepard will take over leadership of the Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) on May 1 as its new Scout Executive, replacing Matthew Thornton who stepped down in December to take a new assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. Shepard is currently Scout Executive for the Daniel Webster Council based in Manchester, New Hampshire. READ MORE!
4th Annual Girls Can! Magazine features state and international adventures of Michigan girls! 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!