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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New Story Community Books has you next favorite read

New Story Community Books put “community” in the name because owners Tom and Kimberly Batterson are determined to connect. It may be to connect people to books, to fandoms or to each other. The store is based in Marshall but pops up in surprising places. The grown-up book fair at Territorial…

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Get into the Christmas spirit at Marshall’s Merry Mile

There’s something about a light show that puts people in the holiday spirit. The Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall has created a mile-long display of decorations that are sure to brighten your winter night. When is it? They’ll be open 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays Nov. 30-Dec. 30…

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Tips for enjoying the Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is a long-standing tradition in Battle Creek. For decades, downtown has put up light installations to brighten the early winter nights in December. Want to see it for yourself? Plan your visit: Get a drink Hot chocolate is the drink of the season. You can pick some up…

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Five reasons to visit Horrocks for the holidays

Horrocks Farm Market goes into overdrive for the holiday season. They have everything to make your Christmas warm, sweet and magical (plus, you can drink coffee or wine while shopping). Gift baskets Not sure what to get that person who has everything or the family member with no hobbies…

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