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Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Ticket sales for the Erykah Badu performance at Miller Auditorium go on sale Wednesday, May 13, 2015 on line at www.millerauditorium.com or by phone at 269-387-2300/800-228-9858 or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Group discounts are available at 269-387-2312.

Grammy Award-winning neo-soul musician, Erykah Badu will grace the Miller Auditorium stage for a one night only performance. Performance time is Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm.

This artist is best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music. She is a soul singer and songwriter. Her first album, Baduizm, released on February 11, 1997, was certified triple platinum and spawned the singles “On & On,” “Next Lifetime” and “Other Side of the Game.”

Additional information on Erykah Badu can be obtained at her website, http://www.erykah-badu.com/.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Center To Hold Saturday Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Center To Hold Saturday Collections

News Release:

 

The Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center will now be open on the second Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except for August and September). Saturday hours are an addition to the HHW Center’s regular business hours; HHW Center is open year around on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Plant Sale Returns

Master Gardener Plant Sale Returns

News Release:

Would you like gardens that are the envy of the neighborhood?  Let us help you at the 8th annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This sale, sponsored by Kalamazoo Master Gardeners, will be inside the Walnut Room in Kalamazoo County’s Health & Community Services (HCS) building located at 3299 Gull Road (in the Nazareth complex), Kalamazoo.

Taste of Portage Logo and T-Shirt Design Contest

Taste of Portage Logo and T-Shirt Design Contest

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The Taste of Portage celebrates the history, unique restaurants, brew pubs, and traditions that make the City of Portage an amazing place to live, work, and enjoy. Taste of Portage encourages the citizens and community to love where they live. In addition to all the local food and entertainment at the event, we are pleased to announce our headlining bands, Big Al’s Basement Band and The Spazmatics. This fundraising event supports the Portage Athletic Foundation and takes place July 18, 2015 from noon to 10 pm at Overlander Band Shell. Entry to the event is free from noon until 4 pm. From 4 pm to 7 pm, a $5 cover fee will be charged. From 7 pm to 10 pm, a $10 cover fee will be charged upon entry to the event.

Kzoo shooting forces Wal-Mart evacuation


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who prompted a lock down at a Wal-Mart in Kalamazoo.

Police responded to a fight in the area of East G Avenue and Sprinkle Road Friday, just after 7:30 p.m. The incident involved an unknown suspect who had fired off a hand gun.

The suspect was seen entering the Wal-Mart, located on Gull Road. The store was evacuated and searched. The suspect was not found, but the hand gun was recovered outside the store.

No one was injured. Police say the incident remains under investigation.


South Westnedge Avenue Reconstruction

South Westnedge Avenue Reconstruction

News Release:

Construction is set to begin on South Westnedge Avenue from Mall Drive to Dawnlee Avenue the week of May 4, 2015, weather permitting.  This section of South Westnedge Avenue will undergo improvements consisting of removal and replacement of the existing pavement, new water main installation and storm drainage improvements.

The City of Portage is committed to keeping the traffic flowing during the construction period. There will be periods of lane restrictions but access to driveways will be maintained throughout the construction.  Traffic delays can be expected in this area and through traffic is advised to use alternate routes.  It is anticipated that construction will be substantially completed by late July (weather and materials permitting). 

For more information, please call the Department of Transportation & Utilities at (269)329-4422.