Author: Madison Gardner

Nicole Ver Kuilen Brings us Forrest Stump & Her Story

Anyone and everyone can be an athlete, but only some people can become an athletic inspiration. Three steps that one Northern Michigan athlete says are vital are a good attitude, motivation, and a pair of shoes. Nicole Ver Kuilen is a National Champion triathlete and she isn’t letting anything hold her back from reaching her goals. She said, “When people…

Paint Grand Traverse is Attracting Artists Nationwide

From beaches to farmland and everything in between, it’s no secret northern Michigan is absolutely stunning. That’s what’s bringing in artists from around the country to take part in this year’s Paint Grand Traverse. A Plein Air Festival and Competition that is giving artists the chance to challenge themselves, find inspiration and connect with other artists. Rick Koehler is one…

Rennie Orchards: Fourth Generation Cherry Farmer Stays in the Industry for the Joy it Brings Season after Season

It’s crunch time here in the cherry capital and at Rennie Orchards in Willamsburg that is no exception. Sandy Rennie is a fourth generation cherry farmer who has been looking after the farm since the 1960’s. “Cherry season is intense. You gotta get up every day and it’s boom boom boom and it’s gotta happen in 30 days,” says Sandy…

MOOmers Welcomes New Flavors!

Ice cream is a summertime must and we are lucky enough to have MOOmers Ice Cream right here in Northern Michigan. They are welcoming some new flavors this summer and one of them has us all at a halt – “Prego Pickle” Ice cream. Yes, you heard that right, pickle flavored ice cream. Tomorrow on ‘the four’ we are talking…

Ironman Traverse City Charity Challenge: T.A.R.T. Trails

The Ironman Traverse City 70.3 is bringing people and charities around Northern Michigan together to celebrate health and community. For T.A.R.T. Trails this was an easy fit — they are one of five organizations that are participating in the Charity Challenge hosted by Traverse City Tourism. A refresher for those that aren’t familiar with T.A.R.T Trails, Brian Beauchamp says, “We…

Ironman Traverse City Charity Challenge: Father Fred Foundation

The Ironman Traverse City 70.3 is just over two weeks away! It’s crunch time for people preparing for the upcoming competition. The Father Fred Foundation is one of five organizations participating in Traverse City Tourism’s Charity Challenge. Elaine Keaton, the Advancement Manager for the Father Fred Foundation says, “We provide food, financial assistance and clothing to our neighbors in need.” Competing…