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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 09:13 AM
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17. I went to WMU/grew up in Grand Rapids
I live in Detroit (Warren), now.

Kalamazoo is a really nice town. It's politics are mixed-when I was there (82-86), there were actually a few libertarians on the city council.

Bilbo's pizza is the best in town. There's one by campus and one in Portage out by the mall. All my other favorite places are long gone, like Galley Subs and Maggies. And the Knollwood Tavern, which was a bar that was virtually on campus.

Lake Michigan is only a short drive away. There are good beaches in South Haven and in St. Joseph. They make a lot of wine in Paw Paw and the wine festival is this weekend (I drove through the area on Sunday, as my sister lives in St. Joe). Grand Rapids is a half hour away and there is a lot to do there, too. Especially shopping-K-Zoo doesn't have everything that GR does.

What's nice about Kalamazoo is that there really aren't any bad neighborhoods. There are two that are iffy-the area north of downtown near the railroad tracks and the area on Portage Street where the adult bookstores are located. You can walk around most neighborhoods safely, even around campus.
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  -I'm moving to southwestern Michigan. Some questions. GOPBasher  Sep-01-06 02:39 PM   #0 
  - Well the South West part of the State is red  notadmblnd   Sep-01-06 02:47 PM   #1 
  - The Allegan area has some beautiful lakes and hills  1gobluedem   Sep-01-06 03:12 PM   #3 
  - Thank you for the info and link!  GOPBasher   Sep-01-06 07:19 PM   #6 
  - Thanks for the reply!  GOPBasher   Sep-01-06 07:18 PM   #5 
  - Welcome to Michigan, GOPBasher  SharonRB   Sep-01-06 02:51 PM   #2 
  - Thanks!  GOPBasher   Sep-01-06 07:19 PM   #7 
  - I work in the Kal. area. There are many things to do...  MichiganVote   Sep-01-06 03:59 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for the info!  GOPBasher   Sep-01-06 07:20 PM   #8 
  - Welcome to Michigan!  livvy   Sep-01-06 08:18 PM   #9 
  - Good to know!  GOPBasher   Sep-01-06 09:32 PM   #10 
  - Just remember to check your basement and garage for pods  TahitiNut   Sep-02-06 11:00 AM   #11 
  - Thanks for the welcome!  GOPBasher   Sep-02-06 07:38 PM   #13 
     - Rent this CLASSIC movie ...  TahitiNut   Sep-03-06 10:39 AM   #15 
  - welcome to Michigan!!  auntAgonist   Sep-02-06 04:35 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for the welcome!  GOPBasher   Sep-02-06 07:39 PM   #14 
  - Bell's Beer  meganmonkey   Sep-05-06 08:34 PM   #16 
  - Is that a local beer I should try? I've never heard of it. n/t  GOPBasher   Sep-07-06 09:39 AM   #20 
     - Yep - it is a great local brewery  meganmonkey   Sep-07-06 09:59 AM   #23 
        - Cool, I'll have to check it out. n/t  GOPBasher   Sep-08-06 12:35 AM   #27 
  - I went to WMU/grew up in Grand Rapids  noonwitch   Sep-06-06 09:13 AM   #17 
  - Thanks noonwitch!  GOPBasher   Sep-07-06 09:42 AM   #21 
  - I was at WMU from '83-'87  Susang   Sep-12-06 06:33 PM   #29 
  - Galley Subs!  jeanarrett   Sep-19-06 02:24 PM   #35 
  - i don't have anything useful to add to others' posts....  Scout   Sep-07-06 08:18 AM   #18 
  - I use the palm of my right hand.  TahitiNut   Sep-07-06 09:14 AM   #19 
  - I've seen oven mitts with Michigan maps, but no mittens.  Scout   Sep-07-06 09:14 PM   #25 
  - Thanks for the welcome!  GOPBasher   Sep-07-06 09:43 AM   #22 
  - Welcome to Michigan!  bif   Sep-07-06 10:45 AM   #24 
  - Thanks for the welcome!  GOPBasher   Sep-08-06 12:35 AM   #26 
  - Kalamazoo had a cool bar called Club Soda that  sonroadera   Sep-11-06 07:46 AM   #28 
  - I'll look for it. n/t  GOPBasher   Sep-18-06 10:31 AM   #34 
  - Club Soda just went out of business this month!  KzooDem   Sep-19-06 07:32 PM   #36 
  - I'm from Kalamazoo  mformichigan   Sep-16-06 03:49 PM   #30 
  - Thanks for all the info.  GOPBasher   Sep-18-06 10:30 AM   #32 
  - Active Democratic Party  douginmarshall   Sep-17-06 12:41 AM   #31 
  - Thanks for the info. n/t  GOPBasher   Sep-18-06 10:30 AM   #33 
  - Welcome to Kalamazoo!  KzooDem   Sep-19-06 08:05 PM   #37 
  - Ditto  mformichigan   Sep-25-06 12:57 PM   #38 
  - Come south young person!  erinlough   Sep-26-06 05:40 PM   #39 
  - Get ready to be asked numerous times what Church you attend.  sarcasmo   Sep-26-06 06:06 PM   #40 

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