Having sent more than 10 players to the big leagues, the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League play summer hosts to some of the best college baseball players in the nation. Games at C.O. Brown Stadium in Bailey Park have an informal and family-friendly feel, with events such as fireworks, Thirsty Thursday, and "Trade Pants with Your Neighbor Day." Park your baseball-loving body in the general-admission seating area, so you don't miss the third baseman's expression as he dives to rob a double from an opposing hitter, or the mascot Mo-Skeeter's killer dance moves as he distracts opposing fielders.
Richard J. Sass first felt the weight of a scuba tank about his shoulders at 15, when a friend's father strapped him into a suit and threw him into the world's deep end, as it were. Rick fell in love with diving before ever surfacing on that first adventure, and he started Sub-Aquatic Sports & Service – or SASS for short – to share his passion with others. He and his staff teach a full range of scuba classes, from beginner certifications to becoming a dive instructor. They lead trips into waters across the world, from Australia to Micronesia, from the Great Lakes to the Galapagos Islands.
Max 10 stocks a bevy of discounted brand-name apparel for men, women, and children. Frugal fashionistas can rummage through designer collections from Lee, Apple Bottoms, Levi's, Fubu, and more to find stylish swaddlings for any season. Shoppers can snag wardrobe basics from myriad $10 clothing items, or opt for the higher-end ensemble pieces ranging from $12.99–$19.99 without sacrificing any innocent Bills from their wallets.
The Michigan Brewers Guild wanted something very specific when it turned 15: it asked the state’s breweries to concoct a 15th-anniversary ale for its summer beer fest. Chef and home brewer Amy Sherman, host of Great American Brew Trail, went behind the scenes at the celebration, where she interviewed local breweries’ staff members about their celebratory brews. Reports like these are typical of her show, Great American Brew Trail, for which she travels to microbreweries across the country and unveils the creative and culinary processes behind beer.
At My Style…Your Style’s resale and consignment boutique, circular racks teem with fashionable, lightly used women’s apparel in a variety of sizes. Display counters and sky-blue walls model put-together outfits, such as stylish blazers paired with polka-dotted scarves and leopard-print dresses or hazmat suits hung alongside Coach purses. In addition to dangling accessories from a wall-length metal grid, the boutique spotlights creations from local artists, including Shane Koehler’s whimsical line of feather earrings, necklaces, and hair clips.
Craft Photography is a professional portrait studio specializing in Family, Children, Senior, and Wedding photography. Located at the historic Bear Creek property in Marshall, MI. The flowing creek, rock walls, barns and landscaped grounds provide the perfect backdrop for the Craft's custom photography.