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Notable News: African Lion Exhibit Opens on July 18 at Binder Park Zoo

  Binder Park Zoo celebrates the opening of the much anticipated African lion exhibit on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This exhibit is the culmination of the “Lions, Tortoise and Bears…Oh My!” Capital Campaign that launched in 2013. This capital campaign created four major new exhibits: a new home in Wild Africa for “Al”, the Aldabra Tortoise, the American Black Bear exhibit, the African Tented
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Notable News: A New Baby Giraffe Makes Her Debut

  There’s much to celebrate at Binder Park Zoo with the addition of its newest member: a baby reticulated giraffe born on May 23rd.  The female was born to 17 year old Makena and weighed in at a whopping 190 lbs. and 73 inches long. Zookeepers have named her Kijana.  This is the 10th calf to be born at Binder Park Zoo. You can
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Notable News: Allegan Event Z!P, Allegan’s New Zip Line hosts their Grand Opening on June 10

  GRAND OPENING IS SET The final countdown is on for the grand opening of Allegan’s premier adventure attraction, Allegan Event Z!P (new zip line in Allegan). Be one of the first to fly over the Kalamazoo River at the Grand Opening on 10:00 am on Saturday, June 10 during the city’s annual downtown Bridgefest. The new attraction will have special guests, giveaways, music
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Free Park Day at Kalamazoo Area Parks on June 21

Free Admission Offered on June 21, 2017   To celebrate the beginning of summer, Comstock Township Parks, Kalamazoo City Parks, Kalamazoo County Parks, and Portage Parks & Recreation have teamed up to offer free admission to all the parks in the county on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the great parks our county has to offer, this
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Notable News: W.K. Kellogg Farm’s Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13

Visit the W.K. Kellogg Farm’s free Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13 from 4 – 8 p.m. to celebrate 90 years since W.K. Kellogg deeded the Farm’s land to MSU. W.K. Kellogg intended the Farm to “operate under the most modern system of farm management”, and visitors are invited to learn all about farming technology at this open house while enjoying family-friendly
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Notable News: City of Portage Installs New Playgrounds

Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Portage Parks, Recreation & Senior Citizen Services.   The City of Portage Parks is excited to announce the installation of two new playgrounds – one at Central Park (7800 Shaver Road, located behind the City of Portage Public Safety complex) and the other at West Lake Nature Preserve (9001 S. Westnedge, parking off South
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Notable News: Family Fishing Fair Set for May 20th!

Graphic courtesy of Portage Department of Parks & Recreation. The City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 7th annual Family Fishing Fair on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Ramona Park, 8600 South Sprinkle Rd. Family Fishing Fair is part of the Angling Adventures program which was developed to engage youth with boating and fishing opportunities. The Family Fishing Fair will
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Notable News: KAS Presents Astronomy Day: “The Great American Eclipse of 2017” This Weekend!

  The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS), in partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, presents Astronomy Day, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017,” on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Texas Township Campus, 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49003. Astronomy Day will focus on the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the United States from coast to
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Notable News: Dinosaurs are Coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum This Summer!

  Photo: Triceratops with young from Dinosaur Discovery   *Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.  Dinosaurs are coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum this summer! “Although dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, you can still adventure through this exhibit and see dinosaurs come alive through the use of animatronic creatures,” said Kalamazoo Valley Museum
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Notable News: Dog Park Coming to Portage

In the latest issue of the Portager Newsletter, the City of Portage recently announced the development of a new, safe, off-leash dog park now being constructed at South Westnedge Park. South Westnedge Park is located at 9010 South Westnedge and has a large softball complex, a skate park and an in-line hockey rink, among other amenities. The new dog park is located on the
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