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Americans have a vacation deprivation issue.

American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation.…

Walk under the winter stars

As the sun sets earlier and nights become darker, there’s more opportunity to see the stars at night.

Dress up in layers, throw some foot warmers in your boots and enjoy the stars at one of these parks:

Whitehouse Nature

When dinosaurs ruled the zoo


The dinosaurs have arrived at Binder Park Zoo. You have a chance to see them until Oct. 24 – the zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.

Follow the trails to discover a T-rex or a …

Air boss plans spectacle for Field of Flight air show

Ryan Seiler’s feet are on the ground, but his head is in the clouds — he has to be, as the air boss of the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival.

He’s the eyes and ears for around …

5 things to know about giraffes


Meeting giraffes is one of the best parts of a trip to Binder Park Zoo. These gentle giants live on the savanna in Wild Africa with zebra, addax, bontebok, ostriches and other grassland animals. 

Stand on Twiga outlook with a …

Dear Battle Creek: Zoo Day Edition

Dear Battle Creek,

Standing on Twiga outlook, zookeepers rustled branches of leaves. They called out to the giraffes, who were grazing nearby. For Binder Park Zoo’s biggest attractions (at least the tallest), it was opening day and their time to …

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Calhoun County

If you’re looking for something special for Valentine’s Day, may we suggest something sweet?

Calhoun County has everything from bean-to-bar chocolate to unique dessert menus.

Chocolate

Kitchen Proper | Battle Creek

S’mores, but make it sophisticated. Buy a platter of …

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