Stay active outdoors this winter

Cross-country skiing 

It’s smooth sailing at Brooks Nature Center in Marshall, where flat trails take you through prairie and woodland by Stuart Lake. It’s recommended for skiing and snow shoes. 

Dog sled training 

Bring your dogs and dog sled to …

It’s easy to give Michigan-made gifts

Give gifts that were #madeinmichigan this holiday season. There is something for everyone in Calhoun County, from handmade soap bars to classes with baby goats. 

Stocking stuffers 

We have two Michigan-themed gift shops to highlight: start with the Battle Creek

Antique schoolhouse now sells antiques

The Farmer Grey’s sign might joke about “good junk,” but inside the antique store you’ll find old-school perfection. 

Owner Jane Wallace has an eye for intriguing details. Designers are sure to find something delightful, whether it’s a collection of tiny …

Choose your own Skylark Ridge adventure

I knew I had the coolest job in the world when my boss asked me to test out the new Skylark Ridge rope and zipline course at Binder Park Zoo. 

The first time you lay eyes on the structure, you …

Have fun with flavor during Restaurant Week

Local chefs are having fun with flavor for Battle Creek’s Restaurant Week, Oct. 10-14. Whether it’s the smokey-sweet combo of goat cheese and fig jam or a creamy chocolate and cinnamon dessert, you’re going to find new reasons to eat …