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CONTENTS FEATURE Stephen Lynch

The musician and comedian is ready to hit the road and thinking about his legacy

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DEPARTMENTS 3 From the Editor 5 Contributors 8 First Things A round–up of happenings in SW Michigan 11 Five Faves

Park It Here — Historian Lynn Houghton on how five county parks came to be

14 Good Works

Seeking Racial Equity — SHARE’s new director works for ‘real change’ in Kalamazoo

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Back Story

Meet Isaac Hoelle — Pollinators have this preteen beekeeper firmly in their corner

ARTS 24

Poetry

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Events of Note

On the cover: Stephen Lynch. Photo by Brian K. Powers.

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