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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.