|Photo for #1 story, Kids in Tune, by Erik Holladay at eholladay.com|
One of my favorite publications to write for is Southwest Michigan's Second Wave, and their annual list of best stories of the year is out. Six of the top ten are mine, and I had great fun working on them and meeting the great people behind them: #1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10. Thank you, Kathy Jennings, for the terrific assignments and Erik Holladay-McCann for the eye-catching photography that illustrates the stories.
Deerings get help to lighten the load of festival refuse that's landfill bound
Kalamazoo's bakeries are the frosting on the cake
One-of-a-kind jams, foraged foods keep elder fires burning
Keeping kids out of trouble by making truffles
Latitude 42 hops forward with Portage's first microbrewery
Music changes young lives, one note at a time, with Kids in Tune