Author: Greg Miller

Xavier Cooks: White Chicken Chili

There is nothing like a nice warm bowl of chili to warm you up from the inside out on a cold, Northern Michigan winter day. This one is fairly simple, and can be made pretty quick in the instant pot. I’ve got a nice big bag of the leftovers in my freezer too! Enjoy! 🙂 -X Xavier’s Instant Pot White…

Educating Mothers About The Clare County Breastfeeding Coalition

On May 1st, 2022 Taylor Davis and Kara Smith will be presenting a women’s expo, featuring twelve vendors that will provide: mental health, lactation support, midwives, doulas, and yoga instructors. For more information, CLICK HERE. “I think that a lot of moms doubt themselves and their bodies.” Bringing a child into this world– and becoming a mother– can be scary….

LEGO Masters Tim and Zach Croll Build a Future with Alpine Brick Exchange in Gaylord

“We’re celebrities in a niche group of people and then on the street we’re just average everyday people , which is really awesome honestly.” “A lot of people don’t even recognize us.” Oh but we recognize you, Tim and Zach Croll. This father/son duo is from season two of Fox’s reality competition series — LEGO Masters. “Our LEGO journey basically…

Menu Monday: Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen

“Everybody has that American style food. It’s the classic burgers, or sandwiches, wraps, fries. It’s nothing like what your menu is.’ Correct.” For this week’s Menu Monday, we explore Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen in Elk Rapids. It’s considered a staple for the locals in the community.  Chef Ben Cross says, “Pearls opened in 1999. Being one of the first restaurants…

Taste the Local Difference: Made Up North in Roscommon

  Made Up North is a café and retail storefront featuring local makers, artisans, crafters and food businesses. Owner Diane’s love of handmade goods and forging community connections led her to start Made UP North in 2017. Although it began as a small artisan boutique, the shop has expanded over the years to include a diverse selection of makers, food, drink,…

Cadillac Big Sandy Superstore’s Homes of Hope Program Gives Deserving Family New Furniture

Big Sandy Superstore in Cadillac was able to give a special gift to a deserving Northern Michigan family. It was part of their Homes of Hope program.  The furniture store sifted through many submissions to choose an area family deserving of new furniture. The store selected an area woman who actually nominated someone else– when her daughter overheard and then…