Gary Bigger

Flip Tips: How to Set a Table And Wow Your Guests

Plates, place mats, silverware, flatware, stemware–where do you start when you are entertaining guests? Designer Shane Inman, of The Inman Company, can help decipher that riddle for you. It really isn’t as much as a headache as you really might think. He says it’s all about looking at it layer by layer. He says Woodcreek Modern in Traverse City is one of…

Positive Parenting: The Benefits of Napping

Making sure your kids go down for naps definitely feels beneficial for tired parents, but it may be more beneficial for your little ones than you think. It’s no surprise that toddlers need a lot of sleep. About ten to 13 total hours per day to be exact. After all the running around, a nap may not only rest their…

Celebration Week in Traverse City Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 years old. Next Monday is the day we honor him and celebrate his life, it’s called an International Day of Service. In honor of the auspicious day, Northern Michigan has some opportunities that make it easy for you to give back. The theme is always make it a day on, not…

Freshwater Events Lends Helping Hand to Local Coastguard Families

The government shutdown continues to impact many of our local coast guard families and freshwater events is looking to lend a helping hand any way they can. After a successful fundraiser this past Saturday freshwater events says they’re looking to help local coastguard families even further. Freshwater is helping community members connect with coast guard families to invite them to…

Grant Me Hope: Madison

Nearly 600 thousand American children spend time in the foster system every year, and all of these children need someone to commit to loving and caring for them. Madison is one of them. A soft spoken seventh grader, who simply wants to be part of a forever family. She loves to dance with her friends and make fake slime. But…