Parchment Update

Parchment Update is a weekly series of interviews reflecting the community of Parchment, Michigan. Interviews are produced by the Parchment Community Library and hosted by Library Ambassador Karen Woodworth. You can see videos of these interviews at, where you'll also find links to videos of archived interviews by topic.

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19 hours ago

Robots, space aliens, and more are coming to Parchment for the Kindleberger Festival parade!  Find out what BIG NAZO is all about and how you can join them on this week’s Parchment Update.

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

The Kindleberger Festival begins on Wednesday, June 6!  On this week’s Parchment Update, Claudia Britigan tells us about the two community theatre productions – Bedtime Stories and The Wizard of Oz – and Jon Heasley discusses additional information about the festival.

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

The Kindleberger Summer Festival Alumni Committee is bringing in guest artist Elizabeth Keiser for A Play in A Day at this year's Kindleberger Festival!  Find out more on this week's Parchment Update.

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

The Kindleberger Festival 5K Race and Fitness Walk is a great way to start your day on Saturday, July 9th!  Co-chairs Karen Conner-Beck and Micki Rossio talk about the race route, how to register, and more on this week’s Parchment Update.

Sunday Jun 05, 2022

The Parchment Innovation Center graduates its first class of seniors this week!  Principal Craig Thornton reflects on the past year and shares additional information about the school .

Monday May 30, 2022

Cars are back at the Kindleberger Festival!  Mike Conner discusses this year’s Car Cruise-In on this week’s Parchment Update.

Sunday May 22, 2022

To celebrate the 40th year of the Kindleberger Festival, the Festival Alumni Committee is planning some special events!  Festival Founder Zen Campbell and her daughter Natalie Campbell share the details on this week’s Parchment Update.

Sunday May 15, 2022

On this week’s Parchment Update, Principal Lindsey Newton and Behavioral Specialist Marcy Carter update us on Social-Emotional Learning at Parchment’s Northwood Elementary School.

Sunday May 08, 2022

Did you know that Kindleberger Park’s beautiful Sunken Garden is maintained by volunteers?  Find out the inside story from Cheryl Lyon-Jenness on this week’s Parchment Update.

Sunday May 01, 2022

The Parchment Community Cleanup Crew will be cleaning up the Kalamazoo Riverbank along Commerce Street on Saturday, May 7.  Find out how you can get involved on this week’s Parchment Update.

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