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Kalamazoo Keeps Its Promise

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?   If you were living in Kalamazoo and had children enrolled in public school, many would say their best gift was delivered on November 10, 2005.   An entire community benefited from a gift of hope called The Kalamazoo Promise.     Five years ago a group of…

Disney returns to hand-drawn animation with a new Winnie the Pooh

Disney recently released a trailer for an all-new Winnie the Pooh movie, to hit theaters on July 15, 2011. What makes this unique, however, is that this film returns to the 100% hand-drawn style that Disney became famous for. No fancy effects, no 3D, no super extreme in-your-face graphics. Just the simple, hand-drawn, endearing art…

Remember To Honor A Veteran on 11-11

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, many Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, according to the Department Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are…

Universal Lanes

One of the most loveliest places I miss frequenting was Universal Lanes in Warren. Whenever I am in the mood to knock a few pins down with my friends and/or family, this is my go to place. I’ve been going here  every since I was high school and I just went bowling there since graduating…

Metro Detroit arts organizations seek new ways to fill seats

It’s no secret that arts and cultural institutions in and around metro Detroit could use a boost. We’ve all heard the stories of cutbacks. Even as museums, theaters and cultural institutions alter their programming to appeal to a wider audience, cut their ticket prices and offer special promotions, the struggle to fill seats still seems…

Kalamazoo residents seeking puppies need look no further than SPCA

Kalamazoo County Animal Control Officers last summer rescued three adult dogs from a home where they were left without food, water or proper shelter. They were tied up illegally with choke chains. By a stroke of luck the animals, all female, were taken back to Animal Services, where officials discovered that two of them were…

c. 1984?

Cameras are everywhere.  George Orwell’s 1949 novel of ultimate and total surveillance seems to be not far off from real life in 2010. But not all cameras are meant to capture wrong-doing. There are web cams placed around the world that give you magnificent views of some of the worlds most spectacular sights. For example,…

Eat [always] Pray [continually] Love [yourself]

I’ve  heard everything about the bestseller turn film,  Eat, Pray Love, from the fact that it was eye opening, uplifting and even poignant. After viewing the Julia Roberts blockbuster myself this past week, I’ve come to the conclusion that my fellow friends were referring to the book instead. In my opinion this movie fell flat…

Kalamazoo native set to be the next great pundit

Move over Jon Stewart. Make room Stephen Colbert. Kalamazoo Central High School graduate Conor Williams could be the next pundit who keeps us contemplating the news in a new way. The Michigan native, now a 27-year-old doctoral student at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. was just announced as the winner of the Washington Post’s annual…

Julie and Julia

I just finished watching “Julie and Julia” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.   I’ve seen it so many times I’ve lost count.   I wondered why I like this movie so much.   It’s   just another cute movie, enhanced by the wonderful Meryl Streep like no one else can enhance a movie.  …