Author: Jamie Thompson

Artist Profile: Olive M. Craig Gallery

Our artist profile this week features a virtual show from some talented people in Sault Ste. Marie. Every year artists look forward to submitting to the Alberta House Art Show.  They get the chance to network and share their work with others, helping to build a visual arts community. This year, the Olive M. Craig Gallery, which is responsible for…

‘The Four’s Memorial Day Musical Mission

One thing that has helped connect us all through the chaos these past few months is music. This Memorial Day, we are making it our “Musical Mission” to share some amazing artists with you, all with roots in Northern Michigan, until we can see them play live again. From Interlochen to international shows, we start with an amazing Northern Michigan…

Kick Your Smoking Habit on National Kick Butts Day

It’s always a good time to start making healthier choices in our lives, not more than ever. Today is National Kick Butts Day. It’s a call to action for smokers looking to kick the habit. The observance was created back in 1995 to help empower young people to take a stand against tobacco use. If you are trying to quit,…

Grant Me Hope: Jonathan

Jonathan is described as a go-getter who is a joy to be around. This kind, loving and funny 15-year-old loves to have fun, make people laugh, and turn someone’s bad day into a good one. Learn more about Jonathan and the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange by clicking here. Categories: the four

Positive Parenting: Tying Texting to Learning

Buzzing, chirping, ringing… a text message alert usually makes us head right for our phones or other devices. But it can also be a quick, effective way to ensure you have the information you need to support a young child’s language, math, and science skills. We take a look today in Positive Parenting. Categories: the four

Try Your Luck: Enter to Win the “Irish Pet Photo Contest”

March is a time when we celebrate leprechauns, shamrocks and rainbows. This year, you can also get your pets involved! It’s all part of a fundraiser through the Clare Parks and Recreation Department. Use your creativity to enter the Irish Pet Photo Contest. The $5 entry fee will go towards upcoming projects through the spay-neuter animal project. First place wins…

Adopt-A-Pet Friday: Tina’s Bed and Biscuit

This week in Adopt-A-Pet Friday, we welcomed back Tina’s Bed and Biscuit in Beulah. They are an animal rescue organization that takes in adoptable dogs that need a great deal of time to adjust to a normal life. Many times, they are dogs who have been abused, chained and not socialized, chained, feral, and fearful. The kennel shelter will soon…

Grant Me Hope: Mckanize

Every week in Grant Me Hope, we meet kids who have been through a lot in their short lives. Today, we met Mckanize. The 12-year-old has a unique way to spell her name, plus a sweet and energetic personality. She loves coloring, shopping, and reading. When she grows up, she wants to be a police officer so she can help…

Get Tickets to “These Men Can Cook” Competition in Cadillac

A foodie fundraiser is coming up this weekend, all to benefit the Cadillac Area Symphony Orchestra. The “These Men Can Cook”  event is happening Saturday, Feb. 8 at Cadillac Grill. Drinks and conversation start at 5:30 p.m., the Parade of Chefs kicks off at 6 p.m., followed by a tasting of the dishes prepared for you. Tickets are 50 dollars…