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Photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Public Schools and Lisa Boulding.  Used by permission
Photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Public Schools and Lisa Boulding. Used by permission
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Kalamazoo Central Teacher Wins Excellence Award From Michigan Lottery

Kalamazoo Central Family and Consumer Science teacher, Lisa Boulding, who established a student leadership and community service program and has guided its growth to more than 100 members in five years, has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

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Lee Greenwood, Chely Wright, Billy Ray Cyrus Patriotic Songs
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Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs

Whether in times of war or peace, American anthems have been fan-favorite country songs for decades, and there are a slew of country tunes that proudly proclaim the beauty and benefits of the United States of America.

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American Horror Story Season 6 Jessica Lange Not Returning
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Sorry, Jessica Lange Won’t Return to ‘American Horror Story’ for Season 6

We’re curiously late in the year, to not yet know the next direction for American Horror Story, last updated to reveal that Lady Gaga’s return wouldn’t necessarily take top billing. Lest you think Jessica Lange could return to the franchise for Season 6 however, the iconic star still sees the franchise as behind her.

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Here’s Why There Are Suddenly Mini-Trailers Before the Movie Trailers on YouTube

If you watch a lot of trailers on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed a trend that’s suddenly become very prevalent: You click to play a trailer, but before the actual clip begins, you get a five-second flash of the thing you’re about to watch, complete with its own title card. Then the MPAA warning shows up and the full trailer plays. You can see an example above, in the teaser for Ron Howard’s Inferno.

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Memorial Day Recipes — Here’s How to Rule the Grill This Weekend [VIDEOS]

Memorial Day Weekend means it's time to dust off the grill and prepare some delicious burgers, steaks and ribs. Here are a few recipes to get you started.

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Photo courtesy Sen. Mike Nofs office
Photo courtesy Sen. Mike Nofs office
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Audio of Renk’s interview with State Senator Mike Nofs discussing Michigan’s Energy Bills

The following YouTube video is the audio of my interview with State Senator Mike Nofs (R - 9th State Senate District) last Tuesday concerning the Energy bills currently in the Senate...

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Photo Provided By God's Kitchen Battle Creek
Photo Provided By God's Kitchen Battle Creek
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God’s Kitchen Battle Creek Launches GoFundMe Campaign

God’s Kitchen Battle Creek has announced a new GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a gas grill.

The organization is looking to reach $400 to get the grill from Sam’s Club, to feed the hungry at the soup kitchen...

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Bellhops Wanted in Kalamazoo… and It’s Not What You Think!

Hey, college students!  Another school year is behind you.  Congratulations, you made it out of this one relatively unscathed! So what's your plan for the summer...

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Conservation Work Is Carried Out At The International Centre For Birds Of Prey
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Fifth Third Looking For Names For Four New Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Fifth Third Bank announced today that it is collecting suggestions for names from the community to name four of Kalamazoo’s banded Peregrine Falcon chicks.

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Ramona Park In Portage Opens This Weekend For The Season

Want to hit the beach without leaving town?   Ramona Park Beach in Portage opens Friday for Memorial Day Weekend.

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