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CONTENTS 2017

FEATURE Designing Woman

Kitty Copeland can’t help but create success at KalamazooKitty

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DEPARTMENTS 4 From the Editor

5 Contributors

8 First Things What's happening in SW Michigan

12 Up Front

Chemex, Anyone? — Watch scooters being built while enjoying a pour-over at Fido Café

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Savor

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Enterprise

Year-Round Growth — Fitz’s Farms harvests tomatoes all year thanks to hydroponics It’s Virtually Here — Nova Virtual Reality brings cutting-edge gaming to town

46 Back Story

Meet Chris Falk — The Fretboard Fest is just one of his contributions to Kalamazoo’s music scene

ARTS

32 Nashon Halloway

Whether in a palace or pub, this singer/songwriter is at home on any stage

37 Events of Note 43 Poetry On the cover: Entrepreneur Kitty Copeland in her KalamazooKitty store on West Main St. Photo by Brian Powers

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Encore March 2017  

Southwest Michigan's Magazine: Awesome Entrepreneurs! Meet KalamazooKitty, Nova Virtual Reality, Fitz's Farms, Chris Falk and many more of t...