Deaths are still half what they were a year ago, but rising. School outbreaks surge again ahead of holiday.
NowKalamazoo original story Learning to checkmate life’s wrong moves
Chess club returns to Urban Alliance in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood for fun and outreach intended to last a lifetime.
NowKalamazoo original story Growing a new business in good soil
The Craft Soil Company has opened up a new gardening store, focusing first on artisan soil as more supplies come in.
NowKalamazoo original story Who keeps school children safe as they cross the street?
That’s a question parents and the crossing guard at King-Westwood Elementary have been asking of a bureaucracy slow to answer.
The single-day positivity rate hit highest ever on Saturday. But vaccination numbers jumped as kids became eligible.
NowKalamazoo original story ‘It’s been hard on a lot of chefs’
When he’s not cooking for pop artists on tour, R. Stanley’s restaurateur and local chef Ralph Humes’ kitchen plans are low key. But the pandemic has made it difficult to decide what’s next.
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.
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.
NowKalamazoo original story New Robin brand gives Kalamazoo bigger wingspan
Downtown cocktail lounge Stamped Robin expands globally-inspired esthetic to next door coffee and food spot Café Robin, which officially landed last week.
NowKalamazoo original story Dad Café gives energy to young Kalamazoo fathers
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.