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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 19

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Northside Ministerial Alliance will welcome a Detroit pastor for its 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Sunday, Jan. 19.

Dr. Michael Nabors, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist in Detroit, will be the guest speaker during the celebration at Galilee Baptist Church.  This year’s theme is “Unfulfilled Dreams.”  The celebration is open to the public and begins at 4 p.m.  Galilee Baptist Church is located at 1216 N. Westnedge Ave. in Kalamazoo.

54-year-old postal worker celebrates "first" birthday by honoring heroes

54-year-old postal worker celebrates "first" birthday by honoring heroes

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- When Russell Hyder celebrated his first birthday on Oct. 1, 1959, no doubt he wasn’t aware of who attended the party. But this time around, on Hyder’s new “first” birthday, he recognized everyone at the party for their role in saving his life.

At 8:31 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2013, Hyder, a United States Post Office employee who lives in Kalamazoo, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States. Without immediate CPR and treatment, nine of 10 SCA victims die. Fortunately for Hyder, he lives in Kalamazoo County, which has a 40 percent rate of SCA survival – among the highest rates in the nation thanks to quick response times and well-trained chain-of-life caregivers.

Hope College De Pree Gallery to feature sculptor's work

Hope College De Pree Gallery to feature sculptor's work

HOLLAND – The gallery of the De Pree Art Center at Hope College will feature the work of Sarah Lindley in an exhibition titled “Exiting Allegan” from Friday, Jan. 10, through Friday, Feb. 7.

In addition, Lindley will present an artist talk on Friday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. in Cook Auditorium in the De Pree Art Center. The talk will be followed by a reception in the gallery beginning at 5 p.m. The public is invited to the exhibition, artist talk and reception.  Admission is free.

Lindley is department chair and associate professor of art at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo. She studied art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, receiving her BFA in 1996.

Red Wings legend on hand as Kalamazoo Wings take on the Toledo Walleyes

Red Wings legend on hand as Kalamazoo Wings take on the Toledo Walleyes

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--Wings Stadium will come alive on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 as the Kalamazoo Wings take on the Toledo Walleye in a back-to-back games.

Be on the lookout  for Red Wings legend Darren McCarty, who will be in the house signing autographs and interacting with fans!

Wings Stadium is located at 3600 Vanrick. Each game begins at 7:30 p.m.  For more information, call (269) 345-1125 or visit www.discoverkalamazoo.com for event listings. 

Search for woman reported missing in Kalamazoo enters day five

Search for woman reported missing in Kalamazoo enters day five

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Kalamazoo County deputies are searching for a woman who’s been missing for nearly five days.

Teleka Patrick, 33, was last seen Thursday evening, when she was dropped off at her vehicle parked near the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  Patrick failed to report to work Friday morning.  Deputies say she has no known history of medical problems and foul play is not suspected at this time.

Patrick drives a gold four-door 1997 Lexus ES300 bearing the Michigan license plate of DBS6898.  Anyone with information to her whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (269) 383-9748 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

Two progams to revitalize your life in 2014

Two progams to revitalize your life in 2014

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Take charge of your life in 2014 -  by identifying the stresses and mechanical monotonous activities and moving them out of your mind and life.

Back by popular demand, Mark Walstrom,  a board certified psychotherapist and spiritual director, will offer a repeat of his program "A Way: Out, Through, and Into."  Along with Walstrom's program, Dominican Center at Marywood is adding a second program that may improve your ability to heal emotional pain and enjoy healthier relationships. Details of both programs with presenter details are below.

Michigan Professor of the Year from Western Michigan University

Michigan Professor of the Year from Western Michigan University

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Western Michigan University)--Western Michigan University's Dr. Stephen M. Wolfinbarger, professor of music, has been named the 2013 Michigan Professor of the Year.

The announcement was made Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C., by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advamcement and Support of Education--CASE--as part of the annual U.S. Professor of the Year Program. The Awards Program, created in 1981, is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

"This is a well-deserved award for Dr. Wolfinbarger," says WMU President John M. Dunn of the news. "He is an incredibly inspirational teacher in our College of Fine Arts and School of Music, which in turn are among the jewels of our academic offerings. His students find success in the most competitive environments."