Announcements & Reminders
** The heat of the summer is officially here, and with that comes crispy lawns. Please water your lawn during extended dry spells, but only twice a week in the mornings or evenings.
** If the skirting on your home has been damaged, replacement panels will be available after Friday, July 20th.
** Excessively barking dogs left unattended outside are in violation of park policy, even if the owner is outside in the yard. Please be courteous to your neighbors and keep an eye on your pup!
** Curbside brush pickup by the City of Portage will be available on Monday, July 23. Details can be viewed HERE. Please have your brush piled at the curb by 7:00am of the 23rd to ensure collection.
** Please remind your guests/visiting nurses/contractors that they should park in your driveway or in one of the visitor parking areas, NOT on the streets. Springtime means that our roadways will become more active with walkers, yard workers, bicycles, etc. and parked cars can create congestion and dangerous blind spots.
Things To Do
Summertime in Southwest Michigan can be a ton of fun! Here are a few ways you can take on a new adventure or experience something for the first time.
* Portage/Kalamazoo has a surprising number of live theater options, with everything from small cabaret playhouses (ala the New Vic) to traveling Broadway-like productions (Miller Auditorium at WMU). Follow the link here to Theater Kalamazoo for a current calendar of plays and musicals in our area!
* America's pastime is alive and well in Kalamazoo at Homer Stryker Field! The Kalamazoo Growlers are a Northwoods League baseball team comprised of college players from across the Midwest. Seats are cheap, concessions are plentiful, and entertainment between innings can't be beat! Enjoy a warm evening at the ballpark by visiting the Growlers' website here.
Portage/Kalamazoo is a pretty hip place to live! Here are a few local events that may pique your interest.
** Sunday, July 8th ** The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will host their monthly ballroom dancing session. This month's dance is the West Coast Swing. Join the group for a lesson at 2:30p, followed by open dancing from 3:30 - 6:00. All levels of dancers welcome -- $12 per person at the door. Click HERE for more details.
** Thursday, July 12th - Saturday, July 14th ** Music lovers should check out the 25th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival! Numerous bands will perform during this 3-day event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site downtown Kalamazoo. For a schedule of bands and more info, click HERE.
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