Author: Jamie Thompson

Making Noise Through Turquoise: Dysautonomia Awareness Month

People with dysautonomia are hoping you will help them making some noise by wearing turquoise and learning about the medical condition. October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month. More than 70 million people live with the condition that causes a malfunction of the automatic nervous system. Patients  often deal with blood pressure, heart rate, and digestive problems. Because it is not often…

Where to Find Local Food Pantries Near You

The statistics are staggering when it comes to homelessness and hunger. According to Feeding America, in Michigan alone, 1,369,250 people are struggling to feed themselves. 1 in 6 of them are children. They could be our neighbors, our children’s classmates, the list goes on. If you need help finding a food pantry near you, click this link. Categories: the four

Producer Picks: The 50-Yard Challenge

Mowing your lawn in a pretty dirty job, but 10-year-old Aiden Carty doesn’t mind. The Missouri boy is taking on the “50 Yard Challenge”. His mom took a picture of him holding the sign and sent it to raising men lawn care service. That’s the organization behind the challenge that champions boys and girls across the country to offer free…

Adopt a Pet Friday: Missaukee County Humane Society

4pm-wallie.jpeg Wallie Show Caption Hide Caption 4pm-cat-1.jpeg Rosie Show Caption Hide Caption 4pm-cat-2 Pixie Show Caption Hide Caption 4pm-cat-3 Ringo Show Caption Hide Caption Looking to add a member to your family? There are many animals up for adoption at the Missaukee County Humane Society. Ringo is  a 4 month old neutered male who would do best in a quiet…

900 Mile Hike Around Lake Michigan for Veteran Suicide Awareness

Travis Snyder is about to embark on an amazing mission. He will begin to hike 900 miles around Lake Michigan to bring awareness to the epidemic of veteran suicides. He starts Sunday in Manistee. Each day, it’s estimated that 20 veterans die by suicide. Travis is partnering with Mission 22 to make a difference. Travis says “Together we can help…

TC Whiskey Co. Bringing “Whiskey of the North” to ‘The Outpost’

This (early) “Whiskey Sour Day” we are welcoming back our friends from Traverse City Whiskey Co. They’re bringing their “Whiskey of the North” to the Heritage House Kitchen to make their Cherry Sour Recipe. Plus, we’re learning all about their expansion project – ‘The Outpost’ – in Greater Detroit on Woodward Ave. Here’s the Cherry Sour Recipe:  1 and 3/4…

Grant Me Hope: Kevin

This week in “Grant Me Hope” we meet Kevin, a 12-year-old boy who loves to play basketball, watch cartoons, and play board games. He’s looking for a family to love him unconditionally. Kevin is hoping today is the day he can connect with his forever family. To learn more about him, click here. Categories: the four

Dodge for the Bay at the Traverse City Pitspitters Baseball Field

Most of us simply see a picture of a dodge-ball, and it brings back memories of some pretty intense competition in gym class. On Saturday, September 28th at the Traverse City Pitspitters Field, get a team together to Dodge for the Bay! It’s all meant to raise much needed funds for area Boy Scouts of America programs. You must be…

Y Accessibility Day at Cadillac Area YMCA

This weekend, the Cadillac Area YMCA is helping people with disabilities access some free classes. It’s happening this Saturday from 12 to 3pm. Guests can swim, take part in sensory yoga, or family cardio classes. We chatted with Paul King from the Cadillac Area YMCA and Alan Stokes, who along with his son Johnathan who has autism. Find out how…