Don’t own a kayak? No problem.

Don’t have a kayak? The Marshall Recreation Department has you covered, with rentals of kayaks, innertubes and canoes. It’s an easy and affordable way to take a trip down the Kalamazoo River on a hot summer day. “It’s a really nice river. One of my favorites,” said Maya, age 10. She was part…

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10 Big Summer Events (That Aren’t Cereal Fest)

While Cereal Fest really kicks off summer here in Calhoun County, it’s only the beginning of the fun. Here are 10 events you should put on your calendar: Juneteenth Juneteenth has been celebrated in Battle Creek for decades. Join the tradition June 16-17 with activities for the entire family. Go…

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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 10. The National Cereal Fest is one of Michigan’s sweetest summer festivals. It has free breakfast, magic, music and bounce houses. Why cereal? Battle Creek is the town where the Kellogg brothers found a way to make breakfast…

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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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