Antique schoolhouse now sells antiques

The Farmer Grey’s sign might joke about “good junk,” but inside the antique store you’ll find old-school perfection. Owner Jane Wallace has an eye for intriguing details. Designers are sure to find something delightful, whether it’s a collection of tiny candelabras or a stuffed chicken or…

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Choose your own Skylark Ridge adventure

I knew I had the coolest job in the world when my boss asked me to test out the new Skylark Ridge rope and zipline course at Binder Park Zoo. The first time you lay eyes on the structure, you will feel awestruck too! The course is unlike any normal ropes and zipline course: it is a large…

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Have fun with flavor during Restaurant Week

Local chefs are having fun with flavor for Battle Creek’s Restaurant Week, Oct. 10-14. Whether it’s the smokey-sweet combo of goat cheese and fig jam or a creamy chocolate and cinnamon dessert, you’re going to find new reasons to eat out in Battle Creek. Here’s the rundown: There are currently…

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Spend a spooky October in Marshall

The small town of Marshall leans into spooky fun this October. Here are some suggestions for a Halloween adventure: Paranormal investigation It’s going to be scary fun for adults and kids at the Governor’s Mansion. The Great Lakes Ghost Hunters will assist in exploring this site that’s said…

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Spend a perfect fall day in Calhoun County

Sweater weather is upon us. Don’t let winter come before you take in the autumn sights. Whether you’re coming into Battle Creek on M-89 or following Old US Highway 27 into Marshall, here are some stops for your fall color tour: Enjoy the fall colors If you can’t hear the crunch of leaves…

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Make Station 66 part of your fall tradition

Station 66 is the perfect break on your leaf-peeping drives. It’s located on M-66, where the country roads look the best in fall. The small country store is in a building that was once a gas station in the 1940s. It has kept the vintage charm, while selling products from Michigan farms. A…

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Go on a cozy fall crawl in Calhoun County

The weather may become blustery, but it’s a good excuse to get cozy. We recommend taking a cozy fall crawl in Calhoun County. Step one: Go to the farm Find fall decorations at Bosserd Family Farm in Marshall. All of the gourds, wreaths and pumpkins will give you that harvest season feeling…

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Baby goat yoga brings joy

The kids were ready to play at Esham Family Farm. When owner Tina Esham opened the gate, they bounded into the yard, tumbling into each other and tugging on yoga mats. “They are called kids for a reason,” Tina said about the herd of young goats. Every yoga class is unique at Esham Farm (166…

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Meet the shopkeeper: Living MI

Caryn Drenth is the owner of Living MI, one of the many intriguing businesses along Main street in Marshall. How would you describe your shop? We have a unique offering of both Michigan-themed and Michigan-produced items. Why get into that niche? The thing I like most about it is we get…

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