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5 things to know about the Lincoln Room

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is Feb. 12. While you get your log cabin cake ready, keep in mind there’s a larger-than-life Lincoln on display. A. Lincoln is a portrait made entirely out of pennies. It’s in the Lincoln Room, found at 32 W. Michigan Ave. By the numbers It took 24,500 pennies to create…

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Black History Month: Stories from Oak Hill Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery (255 South Ave.) contains many voices from Battle Creek’s past, including Sojourner Truth and the Kellogg brothers. But some of the most interesting stories come from ordinary people who lived through extraordinary times. Perry Sanford escaped slavery in 1847 and made it to a safe…

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Black History Month: Albion’s vanguard

Albion was once known as “Little Detroit,” because of its industrial jobs and diverse culture. Like many old factory towns, Albion is going through some reinvention right now, which includes a new brewery, bakery and hotel. But the history of “Little Detroit” can still be found in displays around…

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50 floor hockey teams compete in Battle Creek

[su_image_carousel source="media: 9191,9199,9198,9197,9196,9195,9194,9193,9192"] The floor hockey tradition was alive and well in Battle Creek over the past weekend. There was excitement in the stands and intensity on all three courts, as players battled over the orange puck. It didn’t matter what…

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Get the blues this year in Calhoun County

Calhoun County is a hot spot for blues, from the wailing of an electric guitar to the twang of bluegrass. Located halfway between Chicago and Detroit, big-name musicians come here to jam. Embrace the winter blues at the Ice, Wine, Beer and Blues, a weekend festival in Marshall. Sip on libations and…

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Stay cozy this winter

Once January rolls around, we all feel like hibernating at home. But winter has its own pleasures. Like the Danish have taught us, it’s a time to pursue hygge. That means hot drinks, nature, books, sweets, blankets and a fireplace. Gather your friends and loved ones for a cozy adventure in Calhoun…

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20 things to do in 20

Brunch in Marshall. The weekend brings out the sweet and decadent in restaurants such as Grand River Brewery, Copper Athletic Club and SandHill. Conjure enchantment at the American Museum of Magic in Marshall. Learn about the history of magic and illusion, as well as how some of the tricks work…

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5 new Welcome Center items for holiday gifts

The Welcome Center isn’t only for tourists – the gift shop is for anyone who wants to bring home a little bit of Michigan. We’re located at 34 W. Jackson St., suite #1a. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, with Warming House hours 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 (stop by for Santa and free…

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Parking for the Presidential visit

When President Trump’s motorcade comes to town, you’re going to need a plan for parking – and probably a back-up plan, as well. The re-election rally for President Trump and Vice President Pence starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kellogg Arena. But closures of roads and parking ramps will start at early…

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Kids vs. cabin fever: Craft, play, learn

Winter Solstice marks a changing point, but it also leaves us to wonder: How much longer until spring? To keep kids from going crazy (or driving you crazy) here are ideas for things to do during winter break and beyond. Free Activities Ice skating: Kids can skate for free at the Rink on Fridays this…

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