On the heels of the traditionally Irish holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the Polish-heritage celebration of Dyngus Day is held the Monday after Easter. Surprisingly, there is no large scale Dyngus Day celebration anywhere in Michigan.
It will be a long drive for any resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for any Yooper who enjoyed shopping at JCPenney. The chain's March 2017 list of 138 store closures includes every location in the UP.
Kalamazoo is a fun and silly word to say. It rolls off the tongue and it's almost physically impossible to not smile when saying it. But where exactly did the word come from and what does it mean? If you think you know, you're probably wrong.
A gurney that once wheeled patients around the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital is being offered to the public by the State of Michigan in a surplus items sale being conducted by Western Michigan University.
Kalamazoo has some outstanding St. Patrick's Day traditions like the parade down Burdick Street to the Knights of Columbus Hall and the fun in the pubs around town like O'Duffy's. But there's a particular St. Patrick's Day tradition not found in Kalamazoo - dyeing our river green.
Cities around America maintain sirens to warn of weather emergencies, alert firefighters, and in a different age warn against nuclear attacks. This siren in Battle Creek makes an incredibly ominous sound.
QDoba fans in Battle Creek are used to taking the drive to their closest fix for Mexican Eats along Gull Road in Kalamazoo. That's set to change when QDoba opens its first in Battle Creek later this year.
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