5 Reasons we love Station 66

Station 66 is a little roadside attraction that does triple duty as a market, cafe and ice cream parlor. Vintage pop bottles People of a certain age will remember buying glass Coke bottles at the gas station. Well, Station 66 was once a station and keeps the vintage vibe with an ice chest full…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Calhoun County 2024

Are you looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Calhoun County? Thankfully, there’s plenty of local restaurants/pubs that will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all weekend long! Celebrate with food and drink specials this St. Patty’s Day all throughout Calhoun County. However…

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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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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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Stay active outdoors this winter

Cross-country skiing It’s smooth sailing at Brooks Nature Center in Marshall, where flat trails take you through prairie and woodland by Stuart Lake. It’s recommended for skiing and snow shoes. Word of advice: GPS isn’t always accurate for finding Brooks, so make sure it takes you to the…

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