Author: Jamie Thompson

World Diabetes Day: Are You at Risk?

Recognizing the Symptoms & Taking Action

Nov. 19 is World Diabetes Day  and according to the International Diabetes Federation, one in ten people will develop the condition in their lifetime. It is the leading cause of blindness, amputations, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor…

NMC Searching for Students Interested in World Affairs

Sign Up Today for the Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition

If you are a high school student interested in world affairs, you can register now for the Academic WorldQuest Competition. This is the seventh year for the event through the International Affairs Forum and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. Students in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Kalkaska Counties are invited to compete. Teams consist of four students and…

Your Voice. Your Topic. Your Play – City Opera House

Enter the 9th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Your voice, your topic, your play. The City Opera House in Traverse City is looking for student on-act play submissions for the 9th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. The entry deadline for the 9th Annual Festival is Dec. 13. Plays should be nine to 12 pages long, with four characters or less. Six finalists are paired with national theater mentors. You…

4 Organizations You Can Support This Veterans Day

Taking Action With More Than "Thank You"

There are more than 40,000 military related charities in the United States. Below are four organizations you may want to consider supporting this Veterans Day: The National Veterans Foundation This organization aims to help veterans and their families who are in crisis and need immediate help. They offer an emergency lifeline for vets emergencies at 888-777-4443. Click here to learn more….

Adopt a Pet Friday: AC Paw Searching for Homes for Kittens

AC Paw visited Heritage House today to try and find some adorable kittens some homes. We learned all about their Adopt-a-Thon this weekend. Volunteers with the animals regularly make an appearance at PetSmart in Traverse City. Here is their schedule: Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m….

DNR Search for Campground Hosts in 2020

Northern Michigan saw a ton of snow overnight, which may have you dreaming of camping next summer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is searching for campground hosts in 2020. The DNR needs volunteers to work in state parks and some rustic forest campgrounds. Each host is responsible for 30 hours of service per week. A list of openings and…

Producer Picks: Donate LEGO Blocks & Do Some Good

LEGO Launches Replay Program

If you have loads of LEGO bricks at your house and no one is playing with them, you can donate them and do some good! The recently launched LEGO Replay program lets people collect their bricks and donate them to U.S. children’s non-profit organizations. Plus, you can send them in for free! They do not need to be full sets….

The Ronald McDonald Red Couch is Coming to ‘the four’

We are looking forward to talking about an amazing campaign for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. The non-profit offers a free home away from home for families who need to stay in Grand Rapids while their children receive medical and mental health care. Next week on ‘the four’ we will be meeting six local families who have stayed…