Kalamazoo

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.

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.

Regional Feature: Jim Roberts Construction

Introduced to Jim Roberts through a mutual friend, the homeowner felt an instant ease with the builder. Though he had interviewed other builders, Roberts remained the standout, and Jim Roberts Construction in Kalamazoo was hired to build his new home.

Building Community: The Stulberg International Strings Competition

It is precisely this caliber of applicant -- as well as judges and even audience members -- that the Stulberg has drawn annually since its inception in 1975. Intended as a memorial for the late Julius Stulberg, a beloved and respected professor at Western Michigan University and conductor of both the University Symphony and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for many years

Regional Feature: AVB – Bountiful Views in an Entertainer’s Dream

There is no shortage of views from this breathtaking 3,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bath residence on Gull Lake.  The moment you walk into this simple but elegant home, you’re greeted with a stunning wall of glass

Out and About: Making Merry this Winter in Southwest Michigan!

As if imitating a snow-covered scene from Currier and Ives, Southwest Michigan sparkles in the winter season. Events indoors or out invite revelers to celebrate holiday traditions and to create new memories.