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Past articles by Ryan:

Phish bassist Mike Gordon, three jamgrass favorites added to Bell’s summer lineup

Five shows have now been announced for Bell's Beer Garden for its summer 2023 lineup. → Read More

Portage to buy new passenger vans for senior center with $243K in millage funds

The 14-person vans are expected to be on the road by June. → Read More

Michigan’s Best Local Eats: A Girl Scout cookies and beer pairing? One Well has you covered

The Kalamazoo brewery is preparing for a kitchen expansion as it keeps it menu and taps rotating in its eighth year. → Read More

Toad the Wet Sprocket to bring Marcy Playground along for ‘All You Want’ tour stop in Kalamazoo

The show is one of three announced for the 2023 Bell's Beer Garden Summer Concert Series thus far. → Read More

Fort Custer Recreation Area to close west campground for 11 months

The closure means there will be no Harvest Festival this fall, park officials said. → Read More

Kalamazoo Township enters negotiations to hire new fire chief

The department is looking within after going six months without a permanent chief. → Read More

Visits to the Sugar Shack beckon as Kalamazoo’s Maple Sugar Festival returns

The 58th annual festival will feature blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, a pancake breakfast and more. → Read More

Portage readies to begin five-year effort to clear Austin Lake of invasive plants

The $450K project will be funded by a special assessment district consisting of 438 adjacent property owners. → Read More

Portage invites community to participate in vision of city’s master plan

The city's master plan was last updated in 2014. → Read More

Kalamazoo Township offers residents free drop-off, pickup for trees, branches after ice storm

The township authorized $120,000 out of disaster relief fund and ARPA fund to cover costs. → Read More

Kalamazoo Township officials vote to raise their pay from $15K to $50K

The treasurer, clerk and supervisor will see their pay increase, effective March 1. → Read More

Clerk, trustee swap jobs in Kalamazoo Township

The clerk announced his resignation in January, citing stress from elections. → Read More

Portage buying up land to create new three-mile, Austin Lake Trail

Officials hope to see construction begin on the 10-foot-wide non-motorized trail in the next two or three years. → Read More

The tape of MLK’s speech at WMU went missing for 24 years. It turned up at a grocery store.

The story of a lost tape from MLK’s 1963 speech at Western Michigan University. → Read More

Michigan’s Best Local Eats: ‘We don’t mess around with our omelettes,’ Portage restaurant owner says

Antique Kitchen, in business since 1971, serves up breakfast and lunch seven days a week. → Read More

Portage park to become home to amphitheater, inspiration garden, feature-filled walkway

The city plans to complete the renovations and buildout of the park in four phases over a period of five years. → Read More

Interested in learning how to sail a 19th century tall ship?

The Michigan Maritime Museum is offering free seamanship training this spring in South Haven. → Read More

Ready for some paczki? Here’s where to go on Fat Tuesday in Kalamazoo

If looking to place a big order, most places are encouraging patrons to get their orders in sooner than later. → Read More

Kalamazoo County township agrees to terms with new superintendent

Texas Township's new hire spent two decades serving as a city manager in a neighboring community in Allegan County. → Read More

‘Wiz Got Wings’ Stadium: Wiz Khalifa announces pre-420 show in Kalamazoo

The "Multiverse" hip hop star is embarking on a short tour in mid-April with Kalamazoo being his lone Michigan stop. → Read More