PARCHMENT UPDATE

Parchment Update is a series of video interviews to bring your community closer to you.  Library Ambassador Karen Woodworth speaks with local leaders from city hall, schools, churches, and other organizations in Parchment.

 

The videos are available to watch at your convenience on this page with a new interview each week.   For an AUDIO-ONLY PODCAST version, click here.

 

If you have questions or topics you'd like to hear about, email them to ref@parchmentlibrary.org or submit them in person at the library.

This Week's Interview:

Kindleberger Festival Alumni Committee Activities - Zen and Natalie Campbell - 5/23/2022

Past Topics by Subject

Holiday Traditions

New Holiday Decorations - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness and Nancy Stoddard - 12/20/2021

Parchment Wassailing: A Preview Tour - 11/29/2021

Holiday Chocolate 2021 - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 11/22/2021

Parchment's Holiday Lights - Bill Cahill and Rob Heasley - 12/21/2020

Parchment's Holiday Chocolate - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 12/7/2020

Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo County ID - Peyton Jorgensen - 10/11/2021

Kalamazoo River

Kalamazoo River Draft Restoration Plan - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 4/19/2021

     Click here for the press release about the public comment period and online public meeting

     Click here to read about the Kalamazoo River restoration projects

Kalamazoo River Alliance - Ryan Baker - 3/29/2021

Envisioning Our River - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 10/26/2020

Kindleberger Arts and Kindleberger Park

Kindleberger Park's Sunken Garden - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 5/9/2022

Kindleberger Festival at 40 Oral History Project - Lindsay Campbell - 4-25-2022

Preparations for 40th Kindleberger Festival - Zen Campbell - 1-17-2022

Let's Talk Parks Event 9/15 - Sandy Bliesener - 9/13/2021

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival - Lou Ann Schafer & Robert Porter - 8/30/2021

Kindleberger Arts - Festival Director Kris Jordan - 12/28/2020

Kindleberger Arts - Festival Director Kris Jordan - 9/28/2020

     2021 Kindleberger Festival Series:

An Evening of Celtic Culture - Lou Ann Schafer - 8/16/2021

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series - Julie Heasley - 7/17/2021

Matt Giraud - Kindleberger Festival - 7/10/2021

Kindleberger Festival Overview - Jon Heasley - 7/5/2021

Kindleberger Festival Children's Area - Liz Emmons - 6/28/2021

Don Banner Memorial 5K and Fitness Walk - M Rossio and K Conner-Beck - 6/21/2021

Kindleberger Festival Cornhole Tournament - DeAnna Phillips - 6/14/2021

Michigan

Michigan Copper Mining Artifacts - Theresa Payne - 10/18/2021

Parchment Athletics

Youth Basketball League - Brennan Davis - 12/13/2021

Pickleball at Kindleberger Park - Jon Heasley - 8/2/2021

Parchment Little League - Dodi Leckie - 2/22/2021

Parchment Businesses

Josie's Southern Comfort Food - Denise Hensley - 5/17/2021

Lewis C. Howard, Inc. - Carl Howard - 4/12/2021

Buen Provecho Mexican Restaurant - Jessica Hernandez Melchor - 4/5/2021

Building Restoration at the Mill - Greg Terrill - 1/25/2020

Parchment Churches

PUMC Fresh Food initiative - Nancy Lenz and Rev. Thomas Davenport - 2/7/2022

Halloween Warming Station - Rev. Thomas Davenport - 10/25/2021

Clothing Drive for DRC and Burundi - Pastor Joshua Kibezi Munonge - 9/27/2021

Fresh Food Initiative at Parchment UMC - Nancy Lenz - 3/15/2021

Faith Life Church Outreach Ministries - Pastors Jerwan & Kisha Jones - 2/15/2021

Haven Church - Kids Hope Director Judy Pressley - 1/11/2021

Lutheran Church of the Savior Play Equipment - Pastor Nikki Smith - 11/9/2020

Parchment United Methodist Church Blessing Box - Rev. Thomas Davenport - 9/14/2020

Parchment City Government

Spring and Summer Preview - Mayor Rob Britigan - 3/28/2022

Looking Back at 2021 and Ahead to 2022 - Mayor Rob Britigan - 1-10-2022

Public Comment Period for Parks & Rec Plan - Sandy Bliesener - 12/27/2021

Parchment Veterans Memorial - Rob Heasley - 11/1/2021

Let's Talk Parks Event 9/15 - Sandy Bliesener - 9/13/2021

Parchment Master Plan Highlights - Kent DeBoer - 5/10/2021

City Manager Nancy Stoddard - 5/3/2021

Parchment Planning Commission - Kent DeBoer - 3/1/2021

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority - Rob Heasley - 2/1/2021

Parchment City Government - Mayor Rob Britigan - 1/4/2021

Parchment City Government - City Manager Nancy Stoddard - 11/30/2020

Parchment City Government - Mayor Rob Britigan - 11/2/2020

Parchment City Government - Mayor Rob Britigan - 10/5/2020

Parchment City Government - Mayor Rob Britigan - 9/8/2020

Parchment Community Library

Painted Ceiling Tiles Project - K Bisel, M Blades, A Laymon - 3/21/2022

A Play in a Day Preview - Elizabeth Keiser - 3/14/2022

Great Michigan Read - Karen Woodworth - 1/3/2022

Parchment Garden Club

Parchment's Holiday Chocolate - Cheryl Lyon-Jenness - 12/7/2020

Parchment Mill Redevelopment

Parchment Master Plan Highlights - Kent DeBoer - 5/10/2021

Lewis C. Howard, Inc. - Carl Howard - 4/12/2021

Urban Alliance - Operations Director Joe Brown - 3/22/2021

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority - Rob Heasley - 2/1/2021

Building Restoration at the Mill - Greg Terrill - 1/25/2020

Parchment Music

New Parchment Community Choir - Jim Pierce - 4/18/2022

Parchment Public Safety

Fire Prevention Month - Fire Marshal Todd Kowalski - 10/4/2021

Parchment School District

 

Social-Emotional Learning - Lindsey Newton and Marcy Carter - 5/16/2022

PSD Art Show - Kaitlin Bisel, John Curry, and Hillary Campbell - 4/11/2021

Open Roads Earn-A-Bike - Program Manager Dawn Hetzel - 4-4-2022

Painted Ceiling Tiles Project - K Bisel, M Blades, A Laymon - 3/21/2022

Battle of the Books at North Elementary - Megan Stensland and Students - 3-7-2022

The Calamityville Terror - K. Barima, K. Leckie, R. Nunez - 2-28-2022

PHS Competitive Cheer - H. Campbell, K. Carbary, J. VanderMeer - 2/14/2022

Parchment Innovation Center - Principal Craig Thornton - 1/31/2022

PHS Veterans Appreciation Breakfast - Luke Penny - 12/6/2021

Parchment Schools - Superintendent Jason Misner - 11/15/2021

Parchment Innovation Center - Principal Craig Thornton - 8/23/2021

Northwood Elementary SEL Update - Lindsey Newton and Marcy Carter - 6/7/2021

Parchment High School Graduation Plans - Principal George Stamas - 5/31/2021

Third Trimester Instructional Plan - Superintendent Jason Misner - 3/8/2021

Social Emotional Learning at Northwood - Lindsey Newton and Marcy Carter - 2/8/2021

Parchment High School Shelter Project - Amber French and Zach Dean - 1/18/2021

Parchment School District - Superintendent Jason Misner - 12/14/2020

Parchment School District - Superintendent Jason Misner - 10/19/2020

Parchment School District - Superintendent Jason Misner - 9/21/2020

Parchment Volunteers

Parchment Community Cleanup Crew - Denny Collison - 5/2/2022

PFAS

Multi-Site Health Study - Dr. Jordan Bailey - 9/20/2021

PFAS UNITEDD Update - Dr. Courtney Carignan - 7/26/2021

PFAS Settlement - Tammy Cooper - 5/24/2021

MiPEHS and MSS Studies - Dr. Jordan Bailey - 11/23/2020

PFAS UNITEDD Study - Dr. Courtney Carignan - 10/12/2020