Connect: July 2011 Videos

July 2011


Connect: Chief Lawton RetiresFire Chief Randy Lawton Retires & Training
Duration: 2:56

City of Portage Fire Chief Randy Lawton retired in July, and we took a look back with him throughout the years as Chief, and as a fire fighter. Connect was also on the scene of a recent Fire Department training session

Connect: Kalamazoo County FairKalamazoo County Fair
Duration: 2:13

The Kalamazoo County Fair opens on August 8th. Connect met with Bonna Perrin, Kalamazoo County Fair Board President, to find out what the fair has to offer this year.

Connect: Oshtemo SunburstOshtemo Township Sunburst Run/Walk 5k
Duration: 1:33

Oshtemo Township’s 2nd Annual Sunburst Run/Walk 5K takes place on August 13th.


Connect: The Learning NetworkThe Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo
Duration: 3:56

Connect was at the announcement of The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo, and also sat down for an interview with Dr. Michael Rice, the Superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools.


Connect: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail OpeningKalamazoo River Valley Trail Ribbon Cutting
Duration: 1:05

On June 11th the ribbon was cut on the newest segment of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Connect was there to help celebrate.


Connect: Youth Leadership AcademyYouth Leadership Academy
Duration: 2:55

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer, Kenneth Skibbe, invited Connect to the Kalamazoo Public Safety Youth Leadership Academy. We interviewed him to find out how Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is turning our youth into leaders.

Connect: Black Arts FestivalBlack Arts Festival
Duration: 1:52

Interview with Sid Ellis, Executive Director of the Black Arts and Cultural Center. He discusses what is going on for the 26th festival year.

Connect: Local Farmers' MarketsLocal Farmers’ Markets
Duration: 2:04

Support your local economy by shopping at Farmers’ Markets. Connect helps you find a market in your area.