10 spring break activities in Calhoun County

Gather the family and experience spring break in Calhoun County! Whether you’re looking for art, tacos or magic – there is something fun for everyone. Play at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Kids ‘N’ Stuff in Albion is ready for another fun-filled Spring Break! During March 25-29, they are offering a full week of…

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Flavor Profile: Lani keeps things fresh at Umami Ramen

You can’t talk about the food of Umami Ramen without talking about Lani Hedges. “Lani is the star of our kitchen,” wrote owner Peecoon Allen. “Making us laugh and dance (doing the Electric Slide) while cooking the broths and rolling egg rolls.” Lani and Peecoon have weathered the restaurant…

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Flavor profile: Fly high at Waco Kitchen

Eating at Waco Kitchen is an adventure. “It's not your normal restaurant,” Executive Chef Nik Hancotte says. “You never know what you're going to see when you're here. The menu is always changing [with the season]. And it's a great way to look at the inside of a small biplane manufacturer. To see…

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Winter date ideas for couples

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon break or a fancy night out, these hot spots in Calhoun County will keep the romance alive this winter. Sweet date Sip on hot chocolates at Cafe Rica. The seasonal menu has a winter hot chocolate, with peppermint, chocolate and cranberry bitters. Pair it with…

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Support Black business in Battle Creek

The Battle Creek Black, Red and Green Pages makes it easier to support Black-owned businesses. It’s a digital directory compiled by a group of women who belong to the Battle Creek Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. They’re an activist group, and one of their points of focus is…

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Winter food festivals to warm you up in Battle Creek

Winter calls for comfort food. Eat your heart out at three food festivals in Battle Creek before spring returns: Que the Creek, Glizzy Fest and The Big Cheese. You can help declare the best grill master, the top dog and the big cheese by voting for your favorite chefs. Kellogg Arena provides…

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Warm up with hot cocoa in Battle Creek

Nothing helps you get through the gray months of winter like a cup of hot cocoa. Here are five places to find some sweet warmth in Battle Creek: Cafe Rica The winter special at Cafe Rica combines chocolate with peppermint syrup and cranberry bitters for a festive twist. You can also request…

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Five challenging holes to golf in Southwest Michigan

Having trouble deciding which golf course to try in the Battle Creek area? Maybe plan your trip around these challenging and scenic holes. Hole #11 at Medalist in Marshall Michigan Golf Live named this hole as one of the ten toughest drives in Michigan. Golfer Bill Hobson described it as “a tight…

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