Supporting youth mental health: Opportunities and obstacles

A recent community conversation amplified the needs and solutions to maintaining young people’s wellness.

New cocktail lounge mixes culture and history

The new Dabney & Co., named after a pioneering mixologist who was forced to buy his way out of slavery, will open in the former Civil House Coffee space in downtown Kalamazoo.

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chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

June 29, 2022

New cases of COVID-19 rose 10% over the last week amid the spread of newer versions of the Omicron variant. COVID deaths also jumped in the past week.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

June 22, 2022

COVID infection numbers have been dropping for five straight weeks now, but rates are still higher than they were a year ago.

Lee Patton, Lee Patton Jr., and Markus Patton standing in front of an ice cream truck

June 17, 2022

A locally owned ice cream truck company has recently launched. It’s a combination of tastes and sounds that are nostalgic to some and strange to the younger crowd. But for everyone, it’s just in time for the heat wave.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

June 16, 2022

The number of new COVID-19 cases dropped 15% over the past week. But deaths increased slightly, especially in Kalamazoo County.

Jerrell McKinney stands next to a sign that reads "House of Soul and Sea Food LLC - black owned"

June 15, 2022

With inspired recipes and a rotating menu of meats and sides, the new House of Soul and Seafood by Chef Jarrell McKinney gets a crowd even before the doors formally open.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

June 9, 2022

The decline in new COVID-19 infections in Michigan is slowing down. And a drop in deaths has turned out to be a blip.

Anaya Fernando stands behind a table covered in her bath and body products.

June 7, 2022

Teenage entrepreneur announces a retail deal for her eco- and body-friendly personal care products.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

June 2, 2022

The number of new cases of COVID-19 fell 25% over the past week, suggesting the spring surge of the virus is truly over. But the data is less cheery in Kalamazoo County.

dani kitchen stands next to a prep table in her own kitchen

May 27, 2022

A Portage chef trained in both nutrition and culinary arts packs flavor for all sorts of dietary needs into a unique meal prep business.

Several kids running around and playing outside

May 26, 2022

Kalamazoo nonprofit Steps to Victory focuses on teaching autonomy while reducing the summer lag that can impact the next year for crucial elementary school grades.