What are the top three ice cream flavors at True North?

What are the top three customer favorites at True North Ice Cream? It all comes down to the classics. #1 Vanilla Bean This wholesome ice cream is flecked with imported vanilla beans. It’s a testament to how, when done well, the simple things are the best. It’s got the creamy kind of texture you…

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Juneteenth means parties in Calhoun County

Join the Juneteenth celebration in Calhoun County on June 14 and 15. Juneteenth is an annual holiday, celebrating the official end of slavery – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was decreed Union soldiers liberated the last enslaved people in Texas on June 19. Battle Creek is…

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Dining Al Fresco in Calhoun County

Here in Calhoun County, we have a knack for two things— delicious food and the great outdoors. There’s an abundance of unique patio dining options to gather and enjoy the fresh air and tasty bites. Some are in the downtown Social District, allowing visitors to stroll around the river area with…

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Field of Flight 101: Everything you need to have fun

Battle Creek’s biggest festival celebrates flight – whether it’s hot air balloons, jet planes, Ferris wheels or fireworks. New to the event? Then here are some tips. The schedule Field of Flight lasts from July 3-7 and each day has different flavors. If you want the air show and fireworks, go…

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The gators are ready to say ‘hello’ at Critchlow’s

It’s not exactly Jurassic Park, but there are a lot of reptiles with large teeth at Critchlow’s Alligator Sanctuary. Critchlow’s takes in alligators and other reptiles that have nowhere else to go. Sometimes people realize they can’t take care of hundreds of pounds of gator as a pet and sometimes…

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Cereal Fest is a Sweet Summer Festival in Battle Creek

Indulge in a colorful, crispy bowl of cereal in Battle Creek on June 8. The National Cereal Fest is one of Michigan’s sweetest summer festivals. It has free breakfast, music acts, animals and bounce houses. Why cereal? Battle Creek is the town where the Kellogg brothers found a way to make…

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7 Big summer events

While Cereal Fest on June 8 really kicks off summer here in Calhoun County, it’s only the beginning of the fun. Here are seven events you should put on your calendar: Cereal Festival Indulge in a colorful, crispy bowl of cereal in Battle Creek on June 8. The National Cereal Fest is one of…

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These are the top breweries in Calhoun County

Albion Malleable Brewing Co. Albion Malleable Brewing Company has the warmth of the city’s industrial past, balanced with the bright notes of future possibilities. “Porter” used to be a physically demanding job, and the workers were known to like dark beer. So it’s fitting that AMBC calls their…

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Meet these cute animals at Binder Park Zoo

It’s hard to narrow down the cutest of the animals at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, but here we give it a try: ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE The oldest zoo resident is Al, the Aldabra giant tortoise. He’s been at the zoo since 1984 and they estimate his age to be around 80. They aren’t kidding around…

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