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a baby breastfeeding from her mother

September 14, 2022

A sudden lack of baby formula can be another mental health stressor for parents at a time of intense pressure. Formula can be a nutritional life saver, but its prominence has come at the expense of unrivaled mother nature’s milk.

dan and emmy kastner stand behind a counter at Factory Coffee

July 11, 2022

The Kalamazoo roastery and coffee shop’s third location, which opens July 21, adds a full menu, adult beverages, and later nights.

Twala Lockett-Jones sits at a table holding a copy of her book

June 30, 2022

Kalamazoo-based Realtor turns ideas about overcoming homeowner disparities into a children’s story about buying castles and breaking curses.

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.

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.

doreen gardner pouring peanut brittle into a pan

January 5, 2022

Doreen Gardner quit her job of 15 years at her church and is turning her family’s peanut brittle recipe into a family business.

a wide room with movable walls in the Black Arts and Cultural Center's new location.

December 20, 2021

Better Kalamazoo Mall visibility lets the 35-year-old Black Arts & Cultural Center call on the community to expand its mission.

Teresa Baker sits at a desk

December 17, 2021

Local independent book and notebook company is finding success in passing on lessons in empathy and entrepreneurship to kids.

Children wearing masks in school

November 29, 2021

Many school districts are removing the protection that masks have provided as hospitals raise red flags and local and state leaders decline to intervene.