medical worker putting a bandage on a child after giving a vaccine

November 10, 2021

The first data covering children ages 5 to 11 shows that vaccinations are off to strong start in Michigan. But total vaccination rates still have a long way to go.

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

November 9, 2021

The positivity rate climbed above 14% in Michigan while case numbers rose. Deaths remain relatively low compared to last fall, but still rising. School outbreaks reach new highs.

co-owners sipping drinks behind the bar

November 8, 2021

Downtown cocktail lounge Stamped Robin expands globally-inspired esthetic to next door coffee and food spot Café Robin, which officially landed last week.

a group of men and children sit in a meeting room

November 5, 2021

For a society that stereotypes and criticizes fathers for not being involved enough, it doesn’t give them a lot of support. A group of Kalamazoo dads is changing that.

chris oneill standing in front of pinball machines

November 4, 2021

The Milwood neighborhood’s fun-focused brews and food spot will swap kids’ stuff for an arcade in expanded location.

a bowl of tortilla chips next to a bowl of salsa

November 3, 2021

A departure from their traditional broad fare, the Housler team puts out a slim menu at the right time.

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

November 2, 2021

School outbreaks seemed to be on the decline in the past couple weeks, but Monday’s report shows it’s too soon to relax.

an empty classroom with chairs stacked on desks

November 1, 2021

A shortage of substitutes is straining teachers as COVID prompts reconsideration of work-life balance.

breakfast burritos being prepared

October 29, 2021

The lunch rush may be solid, but La Familia Café is one of only a few places to offer a full suite of morning dishes downtown.

a woman holds part of a beehive

October 28, 2021

Saving bees and rebuilding hives prevents workers from getting stung and keeps the global food supply from going extinct.