Encore Magazine August 2021

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ENCORE CONTIBUTORS

Maggie Drew Maggie Drew interviewed Chianté Lymon, the new executive director of the local Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE), for this month’s issue. As a Western Michigan University student, Maggie found it inspiring that Lymon, who is 25 and a graduate of WMU, has been chosen to lead this organization. “It inspires me to see someone so young fighting for racial equity like she is,” Maggie says. “I think she will be an inspiration to a lot of women and young girls in the community.” Maggie is a senior at WMU studying journalism. She is also an intern at Encore.

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DINE • SHOP • STROLL DOWNTOWN

SWIM • BOAT • PADDLE MAPLE LAKE

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John Liberty

John Liberty says he has long admired comedians but fears Stephen Lynch is ruining the art form, so he wanted to confront him about this urgent matter. Just kidding. The story that appears on page 16 is the result of their conversation about Lynch’s singing comedy career. When John isn't being tongue–in–cheek, he helps other people find their craft–beer bliss as the co–founder of West Michigan Beer Tours.

in the Maple Lake Amphitheatre Park

W. MICHIGAN AVE. • PAW PAW Paw Paw’s series of free summer concerts offer great entertainment and Sunday sunsets on the south shore of Maple Lake. There’s not a bad seat in the house on our tiered hillside, or bring a lawn chair or blanket - relax and enjoy a varied lineup of local and regional artists.

Aug. 1 - BRONK BROS. • "A Rockin' Hillbilly Extravaganza"

Donna McClurkan A former beekeeper herself, Donna was intrigued when a friend told her about 12– year–old Isaac Hoelle, and thought he'd make an interesting Back Story feature. In talking with the young man, she discovered the hobby has also been life–changing for his mom, Audrea Bailey. “I admit I was hesitant at first to get the bees last year and decided to just let Isaac do his thing,” Audrea told Donna. “But as I learn more, I've become enamored with the bees as well. I've fallen in love.” Donna is a Kalamazoo–based writer and an environmental advocate.

Aug. 8 - TYPO

• Rock • Country • Pop

Aug. 15 - KARI LYNCH • Country • Pop • Rock

Aug. 22 - ZION LION • Reggae

Aug. 29 - THE UNKNOWNS

• Classic Rock cover music In case of questionable weather, a decision will be posted on Facebook by 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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