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Downtown Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off

Downtown Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off

From: http://www.downtownkalamazoo.org/

Visit downtown Kalamazoo Saturday, January 21 for the annual Chili Cook-Off.  Taste-test over 35 recipes at locations throughout downtown, vote for your favorite chili, and automatically be entered to win great prizes. Chili passport rings will be available at the Mall Plaza (157 S. Kalamazoo Mall). Also enjoy fun , family activities including cookie decorating, crafts,and fun with Jingles the Clown.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while supplies last. 

Trolley service will be available from 11:00 am to 2pm to explore the out-lying locations. 

The Mitten Challenge

Drugs and gun seized from suspicious person

From: http://kalamazoopublicsafety.org/

On January 18, 2012, officers from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team were investigating drug related tips in the 300 block of West Dutton when they observed a man behaving suspiciously.  They contacted the man and upon further investigation, the officers learned that the man had a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic handgun on his person and that he was also in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  The gun was determined to have been reported as stolen.

The thirty four year old Kalamazoo man was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm, and for carrying a concealed weapon.  He was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Author, son of Holocaust survivors to talk on Israel-Palestine conflict

Author, son of Holocaust survivors to talk on Israel-Palestine conflict

by Mark Schwerin

KALAMAZOO--A well-known author and son of Holocaust survivors is coming to the Western Michigan University campus this month to share what he thinks might be a way out of the standoff between Israelis and Palestinians.

Kalamazoo College Receives $23 Million to Fund Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Kalamazoo College Receives $23 Million to Fund Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Kalamazoo, Mich. - Kalamazoo College has received a $23 million grant to endow the work of its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL). The grant, made by the Arcus Foundation, will support a broad array of activities including: student scholarships and two endowed professorships, student internships and leadership development programming, faculty and staff fellowships, public lectures and conferences, local and global partnerships, and residencies for social justice scholars and practitioners.

"The breadth of the grant makes it exceptional," said Kalamazoo College President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran.
"The entire Kalamazoo College community is extremely grateful to the Arcus Foundation and its founder, Jon Stryker, for their belief in the mission of the College and the Arcus Center. Their support will help put Kalamazoo on a path to become a higher education leader in the field of social justice and leadership development."

Chamber Quarterly Meeting to Feature Pete Hoekstra and Jim Stephanak

Chamber Quarterly Meeting to Feature Pete Hoekstra and Jim Stephanak

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Quarterly Meeting on February 2, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-West, located at 2747 S. 11th St. in Kalamazoo. The program will feature former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as its keynote speaker, addressing “The Impact of Gridlock in Washington on Business Growth.” Additionally, attendees will receive a membership update from current Board Chair, Jim Stephanak, and will have a chance to provide instant survey feedback through an audience response system.

The event is designed to update members about current Chamber endeavors and to hear from Hoekstra regarding the economic implications of indecision.

Meijer Scholarship Program Enhanced For Meijer Team Members and Their Children

Meijer Scholarship Program Enhanced For Meijer Team Members and Their Children

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer team members and their children will have a chance to receive up to $10,000 this year to further their college education with the Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

“My brothers and I are proud to honor our parents with this new scholarship opportunity for Meijer team members and their children,” said Doug Meijer, co-chairman of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter retail chain.

The Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975 originally for children of Meijer team members that awarded $500 scholarships. In 2010, the scholarship program was expanded to include Meijer team members and increased to $1,000 awards. The Meijer family funded the scholarship in 2011 with a significant endowment gift to the Community Foundation.

Which restaurant has the best 'Happy Hour' in Kalamazoo?

Which restaurant has the best 'Happy Hour' in Kalamazoo?

Attention Kalamazoo!

WZZM13 would like to find out what restaurant in your community has the best Happy Hour. How to define Happy Hour is up to you, and it doesn’t just have to be about the drink specials. We also want to know who has the best atmosphere and friendliest staff. Scroll down to post a comment with your suggestion.

In a couple weeks, we'll launch our official poll which will include your suggestions.

Thank you!