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January

CONTENTS 2019

FEATURE Transforming Kalamazoo

While its new tower will alter the city’s skyline, PlazaCrop is also preserving Kalamazoo’s past

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DEPARTMENTS 5 From the Editor 6 Contributors Up Front

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First Things

Happenings and events in SW Michigan

12 Five Faves — ‘Space guy’ Troy Thrash picks his favorite Air Zoo treasures

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Good Works

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Savor

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Back Story

Serving up Opportunity — Walnut & Park coffee shop is helping offenders transform lives

‘Tis the Seasoning — Homemade seasoning blends, vinegars and teas crafted by Schoolcraft’s Sandershire Seasonings.

Meet Kristen Crandle — Making the Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships happen in Kalamazoo

ARTS 34 All Torn Up — Renae Baumgart creates art from

ripped wallpaper

38 Events of Note 43 Poetry On the cover: When completed, The Exchange building currently under construction in downtown Kalamazoo will bring a new outline to the city’s iconic skyline. Photo by Brian Powers.

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Profile for Encore Magazine

Encore January 2019  

Southwest Michigan's Magazine — How PlazaCorp is transforming Kalamazoo and saving its history, the art of ripped paper, meet Kristen Crandl...

Encore January 2019  

Southwest Michigan's Magazine — How PlazaCorp is transforming Kalamazoo and saving its history, the art of ripped paper, meet Kristen Crandl...