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My Town Kalamazoo: Contents of historic building up for bid

My Town Kalamazoo: Contents of historic building up for bid

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Now is your chance to own a piece of Kalamazoo history.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, the contents of the former PNC Bank building will be up for bid online.  The building is more than a century old.  Peregrine Realty purchased the facility last fall with plans to convert it into a mixed use, commercial and retail property.  A variety of items from inside the building will be on auction on biddergy.com Thursday, including solid wood furniture, décor, file cabinets, safes and chandeliers.

Interested bidders can check out the items for sale during a pre-auction inspection Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building is located at 108 E. Michigan Ave.

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

Michigan virtual school hosts informational events throughout March

OKEMOS, Mich.-- As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, one of Michigan’s statewide virtual schools – Michigan Connections Academy – has scheduled a variety of information events throughout March.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.

My Town Kalamazoo: Chefs transform pantry goods into feasts in culinary competition

My Town Kalamazoo: Chefs transform pantry goods into feasts in culinary competition

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Local chefs will transform pantry foods into three-course feasts when a favorite competition returns to Kalamazoo next week.

Chefs Against Hunger will take place at Cityscape Events Center Tuesday, March 24.  Chefs must use ingredients from Ministry with Community’s pantry.  They’ll be assisted by a local celebrity sous-chef.

Chefs Against Hunger runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased online or at the door.  The event will also feature a silent auction, raffle and a big announcement from Ministry with Community.

My Town Kalamazoo: Home Expo & Garden Show returns this weekend

My Town Kalamazoo: Home Expo & Garden Show returns this weekend

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Homeowners and greenthumbs who are ready for a springtime spruce-up should head to the Kalamazoo Expo Center this weekend.

The Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show runs from March 12 through March 15.  The family-friendly event will feature a variety of exhibits, from products to new building trends. The event will provide useful and creative ideas for homeowners looking to build or remodel their place.

The Expo Center is located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo. Show hours are Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday,  10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday,  12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  For tickets or more information, visit  www.kalamazoohomeexpo.com.

My Town: Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market is a thrifter's paradise

My Town: Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market is a thrifter's paradise

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- A thrifter's paradise is now open in Kalamazoo.

Admission is free to the Indoor Flea & Farmers Market, which is open every Tuesday and Wednesday through April 15. Visitors can sift through new and used merchandise and handmade items.  Fresh food is also available for purchase.

The market is located at the Kalamazoo Expo Center north located at 2900 Lake Street.  For more information, visit www.kalamazooexpocenter.com.

My Town Kalamazoo: 'Thunder From Down Under' announces return

My Town Kalamazoo: 'Thunder From Down Under' announces return

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Australia’s Thunder From Down Under show is returning to the Kalamazoo State Theater later this year.

Tickets for the Nov. 14 performance went on sale Friday, Feb. 27.   The show will take place at 8:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Information:

All seating is reserved and this is an ALL ages show

  • $45 Gold Circle – Front and center
  • $35 Orchestra, mezzanine, and front of balcony
  • $25 Super Saver - Remaining balcony seating

*Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off each ticket – Excludes Gold Circle seating. Use the PASSWORD: “PARTY”

Tickets are available at the Kalamazoo State Theatre’s ticket office or online through ticketmaster.

My Town: Habitat for Humanity seeks Global Village volunteers for May 2015 Nicaragua trip

My Town: Habitat for Humanity seeks Global Village volunteers for May 2015 Nicaragua trip

----NEWS RELEASE---

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity is building a team of 12 volunteers to Nicaragua, May 2-10, 2015. The Global Village team will build a house in partnership with a local family and Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua. The nine-day itinerary includes six days of building, Habitat orientations and project tours, a day of cultural enrichment activities and tours, and two travel days.

The cost of the trip is approximately $1,600 per person plus airfare and incidentals. The cost includes ground transportation, medical insurance, food and lodging, and cultural activities. Global Village Trip fees are tax deductible. Volunteers who contribute service hours in Kalamazoo may be eligible for a Global Village Trip subsidy and fundraising options are available. All fees must be paid by March 1, 2015.