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

January 25, 2022

At long last, the Omicron wave seems to be receding. New infections, deaths, and hospitalization numbers are all on the decline. However, in Kalamazoo County, schools have seen their worst week ever.

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

January 21, 2022

Nearly three weeks after COVID infections shot up, death numbers haven’t kept pace. Hospitalizations went down as well. But we’re not out of the woods yet.

Will Fraser, Dan Piotrowicz, Alec Durocher, and Andrew Carpenter posing in a kitchen

January 19, 2022

Brick and Brine brings a polished look to its opening, but the fine dining kitchen team remains sleeves-rolled-up grinding out another wave of the pandemic, luring chefs, and deciding what new dish to offer up next.

the skyline of downtown Kalamazoo with a bridge in the foreground

January 13, 2022

A worst-case scenario played out over years, ultimately dooming the three decade-long way downtown Kalamazoo has been funded and managed. But it has also opened the door to new ways of doing things.

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

January 11, 2022

The average daily infection numbers have skyrocketed to more than double what they were two weeks ago. Hospitalizations have jumped as well. One Kalamazoo hospital is at 100% capacity.

jon foster walking through the snow

January 10, 2022

Jon Foster’s drive to get out and stay out – of jail and homelessness – is slowed down by the realities of trudging through an inefficient system.

tyrone griffis and nikki mcknight pose inside ty's joint

January 7, 2022

The pandemic and massive construction disruptions were no match for the casual but sophisticated recipes at Ty’s Joint on Portage Street, which is nearing its one-year anniversary.

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.

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

January 4, 2022

Case numbers have more than doubled in the past week, fueled by the Omicron variant. Hospitalizations, which had been dropping, are heading back up.

jon foster in front of a microphone

January 3, 2022

Finding himself at the bottom, Jon Foster documents his new start from here in Kalamazoo’s system for the unhoused.