Southwest Michigan

Regional Feature: Tom Gold Construction

Under the keen eye and masterful skill of Tom Gold, owner of Tom Gold Construction, a design-build firm in New Buffalo, the two-year renovation of this six-bedroom, seven-bath, 6,800-square-foot home would become so much more than one could ever have imagined. It also became something of an engineering marvel.

Kalamazoo Cat Cafe

The Kalamazoo Cat Café and Rescue opened its doors in 2017. Café director Abbey Thompson was already spearheading local adoption events when she happened to visit Catmosphere Cat Café in Sydney during a post-grad school trip to Australia. It was this experience that inspired her to further action.

An Amped-Up Adventure Awaits in Southwest Michigan: GRIDLIFE Midwest

Motorsports events and music festivals are ever-popular summer destinations. Those who have an affinity for both will enjoy an amped-up adventure in South Haven at GRIDLIFE Midwest, May 30 – June 2. Billed as a “grassroots automotive experience,” this one-of-a-kind event celebrates all aspects of motorsports and music.

Bayberry Cottage

Bayberry Cottage is set up as a true home décor boutique, with every aspect of the home on display. The focus is on a casual lake lifestyle with fun, bold colors and designs. Gwen DeBruyn wanted to create a true one-stop-shop offering an extensive line of furniture and creative lighting options, artwork, homewares, and accessories like throw rugs and pillows.

Regional Feature: TC Scott Construction

The process of finding a builder is usually a long one, but, for both Joe and Jess, it was one of the easiest decisions they made. Meeting with Chad Scott of TC Scott Construction, a custom home builder based in Portage, they felt an instant connection.

Building Community: Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools (CIS) is a national organization that removes barriers that typically derail students from attending or finishing school, some of which are outside their control. Some barriers include receiving adequate nutrition, help with homework, ample homework supplies, and sufficient healthcare.

Out and About: Marking Musical Milestones in Kalamazoo

Gibson Guitars Corp. was established in 1917 at 225 Parsons Street and quickly grew to become a premier manufacturer of American-made instruments. Today, Heritage Guitars is unpretentiously and inconspicuously continuing to create some of the world’s finest guitars at the same address, still using some of the vintage equipment.