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Battle Creek

With an economic development organization that is the envy of many communities, Battle Creek is building on its food industry roots and maximizing the space that makes it the state's third largest city in land area. For fun each year Cereal City, world headquarters to the Kellogg Co., celebrates the most important meal of the day with the World's Longest Breakfast Table. Bikers, joggers and nature explorers have a trail system of parks, forests and streams linked by a 24-mile linear park. Campers and outdoor-lovers visit Fort Custer Recreation Area for fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing and boating. For animal lovers, Binder Park Zoo is a must. The Battle Creek Art Center and Battle Creek Symphony stoke the city's many cultural offerings and the new Firekeeper's Casino adds to the city's fun side. B.C's Math and Science Center is acclaimed and secondary education needs are met by Kellogg Community College, Robert B. Miller College and a branch of Western Michigan University. As a touchstone to the city's history, Sojourner Truth, who lived here, watches over downtown from a memorial built in her honor.
Family Coach

Building relationships from the ground up

Israel Flores partners with parents to help them raise children who are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and in life.

Getting ready to open

Singh Cruisin Cuisine: A taste of India (and other spots) on wheels

Singh Cruisin Cuisine takes the taste of India to the customers. There's some American and Greek fare, too. Just for variety.


Rafters ready to take to the river in race for the fun of it

Unconventional watercraft will get people back on the water and probably douse them in water at the same time.

Peter Bowers, president WACO Aircraft Corp

Taking to the skies in style

This is the second of two stories on businesses based on historical planes in Southwest Michigan.

Mrs. Buckley (left) demonstrating videos

Kindergarten teacher takes to YouTube to promote reading

For parents who can't come to school for advice on how to help their youngster learn to read, now there's Mrs. Buckley's videos on YouTube. 

Early head start

Community Action Agency: Putting the early in early childhood education

For some children regular Head Start is not enough. For them, Community Action Agency offers Early Head Start. 

Burmese Grocery

Battle Creek's Burmese now find the tastes of home in their own backyard

There are more than 132,200 Burmese in the U.S. and about 1,800 of those live in Battle Creek. Today they are finding new ways to fit into the community, including introducing the tastes they love.

James Hettinger, interim Chief Executive Officer

4 C's of making Battle Creek more attractive to young entrepreneurs

As Battle Creek's economy becomes new again, what will it become?

Driver Harry Gamble, Reverand Ivan Lee and Sheri Harris, Jonah President

B C Rides helps people get to work

When people work together to get things done solutions to obstacles can be overcome. BC Rides is one of those solutions. It's helping workers get to their jobs. 

Barrel aged imperial Stout and  Neopolitan Milk Stout

A buy local gift guide with a high alcohol content

From underwear to T-shirts to barrel aged beers, this collection of holiday gift ideas offers something for the hops head on your list.
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Festivus 2011

Mustache Society changes the face of charity

More than 800 people dressed for the cold and headed out to the Battle Creek Metropolitan Area Mustache Society's (BCMAMS) third annual Festivus celebration to raise more than $2,000 for the Leila Arboretum Society. And that only begins to tell the tale of the hair growing fundraisers' event.
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