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Madison Hertel will star as Mary Lennox in the Tony Award-winning production "The Secret Garden," to open this week at Farmers Alley Theatre. Lennox was orphaned at a young age and later moves in with her uncle and cousin, where she helps revitalize their dilapidated home, including its garden.
21 hrs ago | MLive.com
Old Dog Tavern had a few new tricks for MLive when it came in search of Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar on Saturday. Old Dog Tavern is a favorite hangout in downtown Kalamazoo.
Two people were arrested and guns were seized in connection with a suspected methamphetamine lab that was raided early Saturday morning by Kalamazoo County Sheriff's deputies and SWAT officers. In a press release, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office stated that police executed two search warrants after receiving information about possible methamphetamine production at an address in the 6100 block of Imperial Drive in Comstock Township.
Shortly before midnight on May 18, James Gillespie said, a stranger came into his Edison neighborhood apartment, held a gun to his head and repeatedly demanded: "Where's the money?" Mug shots of Marquese Wren, 24, posted on the Illinois Department of Corrections website. Before he was arrested in Kalamazoo in May, Wren spent two years and three months in an Illinois prison on charges of robbery, arson and delivery of marijuana.
The three-day event, which started Friday at the Kalamazoo County Expo & Fairgrounds, is expected to attract up to 2,600 street rods and muscle cars, each with an average of 2.5 visitors. The National Street Rod Association hopes to grow the number of people who visit the event this year.
Consumers Energy customers in parts of Van Buren and Allegan counties are next on the list to get so-called smart meters for their home. Consumers Energy will be installing smart meters in parts of Van Buren, Allegan and other Southwest Michigan counties in mid-2015.
The search for Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar will include a stop at the Old Dog Tavern in downtown Kalamazoo. It came in second in a poll of Kalamazoo's Best Neighborhood Bars .
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Don Webster said there have been several vehicle break-ins this week in the Milwood area. Five larcenies were reported Sunday and Monday night, and six more were reported Thursday.
Zeus, a great dane and World's Tallest Dog, died last week of old age, his family confirmed to the Kalamazoo Gazette . "We'll really miss him," Kevin Doorlag said.
The Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Steering Committee is holding its first public meeting today to see if there is support amongst members to move forward with a consolidated 911 dispatch center for the county.
While there's little doubt he had the qualifications for the position, a Kalamazoo County judge has ruled that race did not play a role in Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer David Moran not being promoted to sergeant last year . "The court is able find that a non-discriminatory reason was brought forth and I don't see that the plaintiff has then met the burden of establishing the pretext," Circuit Judge Pamela L. Lightvoet said before granting a motion filed in July by the city of Kalamazoo that sought to have Moran's racial-discrimination lawsuit dismissed.
This was the message that Ed Dornoff, associate director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek, kept repeating during his speech at Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo on Thursday evening. More than 150 citizens, military veterans, law enforcement officials and firefighters from around the Kalamazoo area gathered to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Sept.
Children's author Todd Parr will be the keynote speaker at the 37th annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar in Kalamazoo in November. Parr, author of bestseller "The Earth Book" and creator of award-winning show "ToddWorld," will be the headline guest of the 37th annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar in November.
A tree outside Old Burdick's restaurant on the North Kalamazoo Mall has been decorated with gold ribbons to raise awareness about childhood cancer. During the month of September, Cancer Families United is challenging the local community to support awareness of childhood cancer and funding with its campaign called: Be Bold, Go Gold.
The public is invited to stop downtown and donate blood on Friday at MLive Kalamazoo Gazette , where the American Red Cross will be stationed from noon to 5:15 p.m. Blood drive registration and other support will be available inside the Gazette hub at 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, and donors will board the Red Cross's mobile donation unit parked outside to make their donations.
Michigan residents are tipping their hats to Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter in a tribute video to the retiring New York Yankees captain. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the video has been in production since July and is inspired by Nike's tribute commercial.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:36 am
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