Author: Greg Miller

Lady Curlers in Sault Ste. Marie Get Creative and Continue Traditional League Despite COVID Challenges

A small group but might group of curlers in Sault Ste. Marie are determined to keep their league going even if that means getting creative.  The women normally cross the bridge into Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to compete but with COVID restrictions, the border is closed to non-emergency traffic. That’s why the women took matters into their own hands on…

Cherryland Humane Society Creates MVP Campaign to Help Longest Animal Residents Get Adopted

Since the start of COVID-19 humane societies and animal shelters across the country have taken a major hit, especially with fewer people stopping in to adopt.  It’s the same situation that staff with Cherryland Humane Society in Traverse City are seeing with fewer animals being adopted compared to previous years. Cherryland has created a special MVP Campaign to help their…

Independence Village of Midland Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Residents, Staff & Family

It’s no surprise this past year has been tough on everyone especially those living in assisted facilities.  That’s why Independence Village of Midland staff  enables their residents to celebrate Valentine’s Day with ‘Candy-Grams’ and heart-felt personal messages. On February 3rd, staff and residents were able to fill out personalized candy-grams at the “Candy-Gram Creation Station.”  More than 300 candy-gram orders…

Tech On Tuesday: Preview of Top Gadgets from 2021 Virtual CES

Each year the latest and greatest in electronics are introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This year, because of COVID-19, the show has gone virtual but it hasn’t hindered the technology one bit! The four’s Xavier Hershovitz spoke to tech lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch about some of the tech making a buzz for 2021. Watch the…

Making a Magical Centerpiece for Any Occasion

Ordering custom decor for your holiday table, at this point, is impossible. Lead florist and floral educator from Sweetwater Floral, Kalin Sheick shows us how to make some last-minute additions to our holiday table. First of all, use what’s around you. “Christmas time in Northern Michigan is like a Norman Rockwell painting,” said Kalin. “There are snow-covered pines and evergreens…

Michelle Bakes: Pistachio White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Red & green are the most popular colors associated with the holiday. So, why not try to add these festive tints into our baking? Michelle Dunaway shows us how to turn the traditional chocolate chip cookie into a very merry and magical treat. Pistachio White Chocolate Cherry Cookies from The Sweet & Sour Baker Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 3/4…

Michelle Bakes: Holiday Goodness

We get a double helping of two delicious holiday cookie recipes in this week’s Michelle Bakes. She shares how to make one of her favorites, and why holiday baking can bring the family closer together. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookie 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond…