Author: Jamie Thompson

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…

Become an Organ Donor!

There are around 114,000 people in the United States waiting for an organ donation. According to the American Transplant Foundation, another name is added to the wait list every 10 minutes. Around 20 people die every day because of a lack of available donations. You could save a life. To learn more about organ donation, click here. Categories: the four,…

Positive Parenting: Relational Aggression

When you mention aggression in kids, most of us think hitting, shoving, or even hair pulling. Less obvious is relational aggression, teasing, or being excluded — both could damage a child’s self-esteem. An iconic children’s television character is taking on the topics with advice for kids and their parents. Rocio Galarza, Associate Vice President of the Social Impact for the…