$10,000 Grant Awarded To Kalamazoo’s Loaves & Fishes
With a grant donation from No Kid Hungry, 5 Michigan food banks have been awarded a total of $70,000 to support local children; including Kalamazoo’s own Loaves & Fishes.
Lumberjack World Championships Is In Hayward, WI
Though Wisconsin is mainly known for their love and appreciation of cheese, the small town of Hayward, WI has been putting on the Lumberjack World Championships since 1960. This International competition invites professional lumberjacks and lumberjills (female lumberjack) to compete in a series of tasks over a three-day period, with one competition being wilder than the next.
Upcoming Southwest Michigan Fairgrounds
Whether you go for the fun of walking around and seeing everything, food, animals/livestock, shopping, entertainment, or rides a Michigan fairground will have something to offer everyone in the family. The following are upcoming summer 2022 fairs in the Southwest Michigan region.
Sweet Haven Candy Shop Expands To St. Joseph
Sweet Haven Candy Shop, owned by Liz Woods, has been serving delicious treats to the South Haven area since 2016. Here you will find homemade treats like fudge, taffy, and caramels in a wide selection of styles. With so many flavors to share, Sweet Haven Candy Shop will be expanding to 315 State St. in downtown St. Joseph by the end of summer 2022.
After 100 Years, The Michigan Woman Who Saved Hartwick Pines State Park Gets Inducted Into Environmental Hall of Fame.
As any Michigander will tell you, we love the outdoors. The appreciation for our lakes and forests is evident in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula’s. Though, if it wasn’t for a woman named Karen Hartwick breaking the boundaries of her time, the biggest state park in the Lower Peninsula wouldn’t exist. After 100 years, Karen is being inducted to the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame for her efforts that led to the preservation of Hartwick Pines State Park.
Michigan Rock Hunting: What To Know
The lucrative hobby of rock hunting is back in full swing for the summer 2022 season. Michigan is known for its diversity in rocks and minerals thanks to its surrounding bodies of water. These minerals have many reasons to be picked up for their contrasting colors and textures, but is this summer hobby actually harming our Great Lakes?
Kalamazoo’s Sarkozy’s Bakery Gets A New Owner
Sarkozy’s Bakery has been providing fresh baked goods to the Kalamazoo community since 1978. In hopes of preserving the strong business she made, a succession plan was set in place for the first time in 44 years.
Kalamazoo, Can We Normalize Street Art?
With so much upkeep and changes every year, could we embrace a new change that would allow local artists to display their work on the streets? Street art has a way of brightening a city, waking people up to certain situations, or making light of the local community; should Kalamazoo adopt a more open mind to street art?
Wisconsin Dells Welcomes America’s First Rotating Waterslide In Summer 2022
Now open for yearlong fun at the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, the Medusa Slidewheel combines the technology of a waterslide and the movement of a ferris wheel to become America’s first moving waterslide.
Will Roundabouts Be Michigan’s New Normal?
Now, while many people consider the yielding right of way of roundabouts to be more dangerous, it actually keeps the flow of traffic moving at a steady and safer pace. With more cities adding this traffic control system, which Southwest Michigan areas does everyone think is next?