Encore Magazine August 2021

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ENCORE EDITOR'S NOTE

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ugust is a stealthy month. Around July Fourth it seems like summer will last forever, and then — whoosh! — like the downward trajectory of a roller coaster, August is here with its shorter days, back–to–school events and people talking about autumn color tours. One person who is glad to see August, however, is musician, comedian and Kalamazoo resident Stephen Lynch, who ventures back out on tour this month after a long pandemic–induced hiatus. Writer John Liberty catches up with Lynch, who shares his thoughts on his past, present and future. We also introduce you to other creative and inspiring folks this month, including Chianté Lymon, who will be continuing the important work of the local Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) as its new executive director, and Isaac Hoelle, a young beekeeper who shares apiary insights as only a preteen can. We encourage everyone not to rush the end of summer, and we hope the stories in this month's issue will inspire you to take your time to sit, read and savor our earlier sunsets and waning beach days. As always, thank you to all our readers and advertisers for your support of Encore.

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