Author: Jamie Mankiewicz

Parenting Psychologist Shares Five Simple Steps Parents Should Be Taking For Their Families’ Mental Health

Renowned parenting psychologist, Reena B. Patel is passionate about educating parents on the simple steps that can be taken to relieve some of that stress or anxiety. In fact, she says it’s all about parenting differently in 2022. Reena has Five Simple Steps Parents Should Be Taking For Their Families’ Mental Health and to achieve a happier family life, as…

Cervical Health Awareness Month: Priority Health on What All Women Need to Know

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, cervical cancer is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It is also highly curable when found and treated early. Cervical cancer occurs most often in women over age 30. On average, 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer every…

The Cadillac Area Youth Chorus Presents – Celebrate the Season in Harmony!

Celebrate the season in harmony this weekend with some talented local singers! Some of the members of the youth chorus stopped by Heritage House today to perform for us! The event this weekend features the Cadillac Area Youth Chorus, Shoreline Quartet, Cadillac High School Honors Choir, Great Lakes Men’s Ensemble, Cole Minors and MonTAJJ Quartets. This exciting group of young,…

National Writer Series to Host “An Evening with Angeline Boulley”

Since it’s release this past March, Firekeeper’s Daughter has become a #1 New York Best Seller, and will soon be adapted into a Netflix project with former President Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company. And, after a whirlwind of appearances, signings, and more, Angeline Boulley is helping wrap up the Fall National Writers Series in Traverse City. ‘the four’s executive…

Producer Picks: “Be My Eyes” App

We talked about the “Be My Eyes” app a couple of years ago on ‘the four’. It’s a free-to-use app that uses video calls to connect visually impaired users with sighted volunteers. And, since it’s “Gift of Sight” Month, I thought I’d bring it back again. The app launched in 2015 and has nearly 5.5-million volunteers ready to help those…

Producer Picks: USPS Operation Santa®

Time is ticking for sending in those letters to Santa! He’s asking that all of those good little boys and girls send out their lists by December 10 – so that our wonderful United States Postal Service (USPS) has time to deliver them to the North Pole. USPS Operation Santa® pairs letters from kids and families with generous people who…

Friendsgiving Recipes on ‘the four’

Before we head out on a little Thanksgiving break, we wanted to celebrate Friendsgiving together! It is when you gather together with your friends over a Thanksgiving meal. Here’s everyone’s recipes: Xavier’s Green Beans Ingredients 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half 3 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, mined Directions Place green beans into a large skillet…

Producer Picks: “Legendary Dad Bod” Competition

Let’s face it… dudes, that are dads… are something special. Beyond their beer and cheese gut, scruffy unkempt facial hair, and bad sense of humor… fathers are the unsung heroes of the household. To help recognize the special guys in our lives, and give a boost to their tattered self-esteem – Legendary Dad Bod is giving our “father’s figures” time…