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  • An Exciting Announcement

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Be listening @ 6:40 a.m. for an exciting announcement regarding our final stretch of "Match Game 2010". The Potluck Palanthropists and the Philanthropists of The Kalamazoo Community Foundation have raised $59,052 for the 12 non-profits you voted for last summer.  The final stretch of Harding's sites will benefit Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes and The Food Bank of South Central Michigan.  See you there!  You can scroll down to follow our progress....

  • Cookbook Correction

    Posted by Lori Moore

    EASTER EGG CASSEROLE: add 1 cup flour & 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

    October: Peter Pumpkin Squares: add 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

     December: Any Holiday Chex Mix : add- 2 1/4 tsp Worcesteshire sauce,  1/4 tsp salt.

    Sorry!

  • KAMSC TODAY!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Yes...all the schools are closed, but our fundraiser for the Kalamazoo Math & Science Center is OPEN.  We'll be at the Portage branch of Chemical Bank on Creekside off Centre from 11-1.  Of course, The Kalamazoo Community Foundation will be matching what we raise up to $3,600.  I hope you can brave the elements and join us!

  • $50,000+

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Heading into our final stretch, The Potluck Pals & The Kalamazoo Community Foundation have raised over $50,000 for ten non-profit groups and organizations.  We'll see you at CHEMICAL BANK, Monday from 11-1.  Please not that is a new time.  See below to follow our progress....

  • Backpack Buddies Today

    Posted by Lori Moore

    I hope to see everyone at the Howard St. Harding's today 11-1.  The Palanthropists of WKZO and the philanthropists of The Kalamazoo Community Foundation will be teaming up to raise money for The Bethany Reformed Church Backpack Buddies.  $44,986 raised thus far.  See below to follow our progress.

  • Half Way There

    Posted by Lori Moore

    7 stops left...$42,236 raised.  Thank you, Potluck Pals. Thank you, Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  See below to follow our progress.  Check the slider section on the main page to see the remaining stops for MATCH GAME 2010!

  • Today

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The Potluck Pals will be at MI RANCHITO in Oshtemo 11-1 today on behalf of Hospital Hospitality House.  Don't forget...all the money we raise will be matched by The Kalamazoo Foundation.  Stay for lunch!

    See below to follow our progress.

  • A Great First Week!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Thank you POTLUCK PALS!  Today we raised $5110 dollars for Community Healing Centers which included a $2550 match from The Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  That brings our first week total to $27, 155!  A special "thank you" to our first CHARLES NELSON REILLY Potluck Palanthropist: The Tyler Little Family Foundation.  2 more weeks of MATCH GAME 2010.  Check the slider section for the complete schedule.

  • Potluck Pal Results

    Posted by Lori Moore

    GRAND TOTAL: $48,713 raised/$45,693 matched /$94,406 total

    This year the money raised through cookbook sales is being matched up to $3600 at each fundraiser by The Kalamazoo Community Foundation; celebrating 85 years of philanthopy in Kalamazoo.

                                 

    11/29 Senior Services $1005 (KCF Match $1005)= $2010

    11/30 Montessori Schools $4105 (KCF maximum match $3600)= $7705

    12/1 Kalamazoo Regional Catholic Schools Foundation $5220 raised (KCF maximum match $3600) = $8820

    12/2 Planned Parenthood Educational Programs $1,760 raised (KCF match $1760)=$3520

    12/3 Community Healing Centers $2550 (KCF match $2550)=$5100

    12/6 R.O.I. /Residential Opportunities Inc. $4555 (KCF maximum match $3600)=$8155

    12/7 Goodwill Industries $1523 (KCF match $1523) = $3046

    12/8 Hospital Hospitality House of SW MI $1940 raised (KCF match $1940)=$3880

    12/9 CARES $1375 (KCF match $1375)=$2750

    12/10 Bethany Reformed Church Backpack Buddies $2681 (KCF match $2681)=$5362

    12/13 KAMSC $2021 (KCF match $2021) = $4024

    12/14 Ministry with Community $$2330 (KCF match $2330) = $4660

    12/15 Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes $11,157 (KCF bonus match $11,157) = $22,314

    12/16 KLF & Feed America Food Bank of South Central MI:$6520(KCF bonus match $6520) = $13,040

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    POTLUCK PALANTHROPISTS

    Gene Rayburn level ($100-$249)Julie Carr, Janelle & Matt Krywosinski, Chris & Michelle Tracy, Sandra & Doug Phillips, Pam Boudreau, Joanna & Scott French, Jeff& Julie Walker, Kelly & Patrick Boyle, Linda Powell, Kristy VanderMolen, Christy Smith, Constance Juszczyk, Joe Cekola, George & Colleen Takacs, Sean & Nicole O'Brien, Tim & Sarah Harding, Shelly Romence (in memory of Jackie Romence), O. Penn-Wallitz,  Mr. & Mrs. Auditorium, Bob & Mariette Lemieux, Marie Rogers, Rev. Mark Pawlowski, Joyce McPhee, James & Vivian Hayes, STARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL of Plainwell, Julie Maleitzke, Susan & David Doan, Jim Knox, Rev. Robert & Patricia Terwilliger, Robert & Carol Knapp, Dr. Mini Rangrass, Gail Lawson & Margaret DeYoung, Brian & Sandra Sanders "Little Chick Shoes" (MWC), Benny Factor, 9 year old Chloe who fasted for 36 hours to raise $100, Susan Sonnevil, Evelyn Lee "Lee's Adventure Sports", Dan Alban, Maggi Predum, Sara Wick, Alexander & Anne Lipsey, Nellie & David Klien, Kathryn Walter, Michele Fabi, Laurie DeHaven, Phyllis Barents, Peter Dame, Joel & Nancy Meyers, Jim Palan, Lawrence & Barbara Putnam, Meg Nanimous, Kent Ribb-Yooder, Andy & Patricia Brogowicz, William and Sandra Allen,Robert & Mary Kruska, Joan Moore, Larry & Carol Tiller (in memory of Jackie Marcon), Gary Kosminski, Charles and Marcia Luken, Madeleine ttwein,Donna James, Mister E. Doner, Miss Terri Doner, Helen & Robert Coleman, Larry Tolbert,Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 357 Schoolcraft, Jimmy Kolba & Jenny Warden

    Richard Dawson level ($250-$499)Mark & Leann Ely, Keith Nelson, Rich Migala, Rev. Mark R. Pawlowski, Art Roberts, Precision Dial Company, Roger Turner, Jeanne Turner, "Giff" Tillet-Hertz, Bob & Judi Beam, Art Roberts, Linda & David Stafford, Susan Hollar, Al Trewistick

    Nipsy Russell level ($500-$749) John & Catherine Tucci, Robert & Debra LaPenna, Burnham & Flower Agency, Ross Walker Foundation, Anita Tacks-Writehoff, Chris & Linda Beaver, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

    Brett Somers level ($750-$999) Taik Mai Doh, Sam Merritan

    Charles Nelson Reilly level ($1,000+)Tyler Little Family Foundation, Ms. Jen R. Uss, Dan & Sheila Powers "Power's Bath Systems", BIGGS GILMORE ($3,311!), Joe Smith- "I'm Your I.T.", Kalamazoo Area Master Plumbers Association, Brian & Sandra Sanders "Little Chick Shoes"(L&F)

     

     

    Tainted Ring Posted November 17, 2010 by Lori Moore

    It's nice that "Waity Katie" finally got her engagement ring from Prince William, but would you feel weird wearing Princess Diana's engagement ring?  She stopped wearing it as soon as she learned that Chuck and Camilla were still gettin' it on even after the storybook wedding.  It's tainted and dare I say HEXED.

    That was not a match made in heaven.  She had a miserable marriage and a tragic ending.

    Fresh jewels!  I would demand fresh jewels.  

    Suffragette City Posted November 1, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Okay, girlfriends...just a little something to comtemplate:  Women have only had the right to vote in The United States for 90 years.  So DO IT!!!!  Tuesday!  There were some amazing women who made this possible so don't waste the right to vote on November 2nd.

    Ooooooooh!!!!! Posted October 27, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Dan Holroyd of Southern MI Paranormals told me this morning that Kalamazoo's State Theatre and The Henderson Castle are two of the most "haunted" spots in Michigan.

    Past guests have also mentioned The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre as being a hotbed of paranormal activity.  Happy Halloween!

    Bummer Posted October 11, 2010 by Lori Moore

    According to Bernie Porn, president of EPIC/MRA , only about 3 people watched the debate last night.  I guess they were all in my family room!

    Oh, well.  I found it enjoyable.   Virg came out guns a'blazin'.  Rick held his own after a bit of nerves at the beginning ("I want to threaten...I mean....THANK you"). Freudian slip.

    My favorite moment was when the candidates were asked whether they would forgo taking a salary ala Detroit mayor Dave Bing.  Snyder said he didn't want to answer and appear to be pandering.  Bernero said, "You're hilarious!" HA! Well, that was an honest answer.

    The pundits are saying that Bernero needed a decisive victory last night and that it didn't happen.

    Porn is predicting that the elections for the Democrats will be like when the wall of water bears down on the ship in "The Posseidon Adventure" and they'll be saying "Oh my GOD!"

    There's No Business Like Show Business Posted October 8, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Hollywood?   Portage?  They're one and the same tonight when the movie "Cherry" makes its commercial debut at The Celebration Cinema @ 7:00.  The movie was filmed 2 years ago on the campuses of WMU and Kalamazoo College.  I'll see you there!

    Terrible, but fun Posted October 7, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Have you watched "Detroit 187" yet?  It's a crime drama on ABC following "Dancing With the Stars".  It stars Michael Imperioli and two totally unrealistically glamorous actors portraying Detroit cops.  The plotlines are choppy.  The writing is terrible.  BUT....BUT....it features action scenes in places you'll recognize like: Hart Plaza, the bombed out train station, Motor City Casino and more.  For that reason alone I have endured 3 episodes so far.  I hope it improves because it's great to see the familiar sites (unflattering though the portrayal may be).

    That's the spirit! Posted October 6, 2010 by Lori Moore

    It's great to hear from THE POTLUCK PALS!  We are now taking recipes for our ALL HOLIDAY "Holiday Dish to Pass" cookbook.  Send me your themed recipes to lori.moore@wkzo.com.

    A list of holidays can be found in the slider section of wkzo.com on the Romence Gardens Recipe page.

    Kudos Posted October 4, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Yesterday afternoon I went to the BEST concert I've ever been to in my life: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular.  Over 600 students sent me into a state of bliss for 90 heavenly minutes. The performances were flawless and even more amazingly, the execution was seamless.  I don't know how they did it.  BRAVO!

    Go to the "slider section" of WKZO.COM and submit your recipe for this year's ALL HOLIDAY edition of "A Holiday Dish to Pass".  We are starting at the beginning of the year and coming up with themed recipes for ALL the holidays.  11 non-profit groups and Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes will benefit from money raised from cookbook sales AND from matching money from The Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

    Monday Posted September 29, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Attention Potluck Pals: Monday morning we'll be announcing this year's theme for "A Holiday Dish to Pass".  We have a lot riding on having a "hit" this year since The Kalamazoo Community Foundation is matching the money we raise!

    Pace Yourself Posted September 10, 2010 by Lori Moore

    Whew!  What a weekend coming up: Art Hop and Bronco Bash tonight...  The Street Rods all weekend long at The Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds... Over in Marshall, it's the Historic Homes Tour. ... The Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival ramps up today through Sunday with the festival parade at 1:00 Sunday...

    While you're in Paw Paw, buzz over to the middle school and take a test drive of a Ford from Tom Wright's 2 Paws Ford.  Ford will donate $20 for each test drive up to $6,000 for the school system.  They have the new Festiva...check it out.  They did this a few months ago in Mattawan and it was a huge hit.  

    * Please do your test drive BEFORE hitting the wine tasting tents.

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    Potluck Pal Results Posted November 22, 2010 by Lori Moore

    GRAND TOTAL: $10,330 raised/$8205 matched /$18,535 total

                                 

    11/29 Senior Services $1005 (KCF Match $1005)= $2010

    11/30 Montessori Schools $4105 (KCF maximum match $3600)= $7705

    12/1 Kalamazoo Regional Catholic Schools Foundation $5220 raised (KCF maximum match $3600) = $8820

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    Gene Rayburn level ($100-$249)Julie Carr, Janelle & Matt Krywosinski, Chris & Michelle Tracy, Sandra & Doug Phillips, Pam Boudreau, Joanna & Scott French, Jeff& Julie Walker, Kelly & Patrick Boyle, Linda Powell, Kristy VanderMolen, Christy Smith, Constance Juszczyk, Joe Cekola, George & Colleen Takacs, Sean & Nicole O'Brien, Tim & Sarah Harding, Shelly Romence (in memory of Jackie Romence), 

    Richard Dawson level ($250-$499)Mark & Leann Ely, Keith Nelson, Rich Migala

    Nipsy Russell level ($500-$749) John & Catherine Tucci, Robert & Debra LaPenna, Burnham & Flower Agency

    Brett Somers level ($750-$999)

    Charles Nelson Reilly level ($1,000+)

  • Potluck Pal Results

    Posted by Lori Moore

    GRAND TOTAL: $10,330 raised/$8205 matched /$18,535 total

                                 

    11/29 Senior Services $1005 (KCF Match $1005)= $2010

    11/30 Montessori Schools $4105 (KCF maximum match $3600)= $7705

    12/1 Kalamazoo Regional Catholic Schools Foundation $5220 raised (KCF maximum match $3600) = $8820

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    POTLUCK PALANTHROPISTS

    Gene Rayburn level ($100-$249)Julie Carr, Janelle & Matt Krywosinski, Chris & Michelle Tracy, Sandra & Doug Phillips, Pam Boudreau, Joanna & Scott French, Jeff& Julie Walker, Kelly & Patrick Boyle, Linda Powell, Kristy Vandermolen, Christy Smith, Constance Juszczyk, Joe Cekola, George & Colleen Takacs, Sean & Nicole O'Brien, Tim & Sarah Harding, Lori Yelton, Shelly Romence-Whisman (in memory of her mother Jackie Romence)

    Richard Dawson level ($250-$499)Mark & Leann Ely, Keith Nelson, Rich Migala

    Nipsy Russell level ($500-$749) John & Catherine Tucci, Robert & Debra LaPenna, Burnham & Flower Agency

    Brett Somers level ($750-$999)

    Charles Nelson Reilly level ($1,000+)

     

  • Tainted Ring

    Posted by Lori Moore

    It's nice that "Waity Katie" finally got her engagement ring from Prince William, but would you feel weird wearing Princess Diana's engagement ring?  She stopped wearing it as soon as she learned that Chuck and Camilla were still gettin' it on even after the storybook wedding.  It's tainted and dare I say HEXED.

    That was not a match made in heaven.  She had a miserable marriage and a tragic ending.

    Fresh jewels!  I would demand fresh jewels.