Author: Jamie Thompson

Hospice of EUP Searching for Senior Companion & Caregiver Volunteers

Training Begins January 27th

Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula is looking for volunteers to sign up for their Senior Companions and Caregivers Program. Volunteers are needed to help with duties that include respite care, friendly visits, shopping, errands, transportation, delivery of supplies and more. Hospice of the EUP wants to recruit and train 150 volunteers in the next two years. Training sessions begin…

Make a WWII Marine Veteran’s Valentine’s Day Wish Come True

You can help a World War II Marine Veteran’s Valentine’s Day wish come true! Retired Major Bill White is 104-years-old, and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. According to affiliate KTXL, he spent 30 years in active duty, and earned the Purple Heart for surviving the Battle of Iwo Jima. Maj. White now…

Menu Monday: The Filling Station Microbrewery

The Filling Station Microbrewery is a family owned and operated business in Traverse City that provides incredible hand crafted food and brews. It features a rotating list of at least 10 craft beers, wood-fired flatbread and fresh salads. Melissa Smith takes us there for a look at the pizza making process, a peak at the winter menu, and a look…

Spiked Solutions: Holiday Cocktails With Long Road Distillery

Whether you are looking for taste of the season, or maybe an escape from winter, we’ve got some spiked solutions for you today. Long Road Distillers may be headquartered in Grand Rapids, but they’re making their mark in northern Michigan through their Boyne City Tasting Room. Here are some of the delicious drinks we made today: Crush Free Smash 2…

New Year, New Learning Opportunities Through NMC’S Lifelong Learning Classes

There is a brand-new schedule of lifelong learning opportunities you can take advantage of in the new year. The lineup at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City includes more than 300 different topics. Art, photography, music, language, health and fitness — there is something out there for everyone! Classes start each week, January through May. To learn more about the…

Sign Up for Grass River Winter Day Camp

Next week, there is a great opportunity for those little learners to get outside and play during winter break. There are still limited openings for the Grass River Natural Area’s 3-day winter camp for children ages 7-12. It’s happening January 1st-3rd. Some of the activities include building a snow shelter, tracking animals along the boardwalks, and building a campfire. The…

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…