Author: Madison Gardner

Sliding into the New Year with Mt. Holiday Tubing

Mt. Holiday, a Traverse City non-profit is keeping kids of all ages active during Northern Michigan’s long winter months. They not only offer skiing, snowboarding and hot cocoa, but offer a fun alternative -tubing.  The Executive Director of Mt. Holiday, Ann Pettyjohn says, “The organization was founded to get kids outside, keep kids active and to do something other than…

Cadillac Businesses Collect Thousands of Quarters for Hospice of Michigan

Hospice of Michigan’s “Give a Quarter Back” campaign is filling jars across Wexford, Missaukee, Osceola and Clare counties. This organization is hoping to raise 63,000 quarters to create a ‘quarter’ mile during the Manton High School basketball game on Friday, January 25. 63,000 quarters is approximately $16,000 which will allow Hospice of Michigan to provide physical, emotional and spiritual end-of-life…

Petoskey Northmen Wrestling Team: Giving More than Just a Win

2nd Annual Carl Vanderwall Memorial Wrestling Meet

On January 11th, The Petoskey Northmen wrestling team will be focusing on more than just a team victory – but rather a community victory. They are raising money for a local woman who is battling Stage IV “non-small cell” lung cancer. “I feel as a coach it is my responsibility to not only teach wrestling but to talk about living…

Alpena Doctor with Profound Hearing Loss Accepts Prestigious Award

Jamie McClintic is a Doctor in Alpena who has had profound hearing loss since she was a young girl. With the help of hearing aids, she has been able to make a significant difference not only in Northern Michigan but across the country. Recently, Dr. McClintic accepted a prestigious award through Oticon, a hearing aid manufacturer who hosts a gala every year where…

Alpena Laser Team Challenge: ‘Laser Tag on Steroids’

You Can't Outrun the Speed of Light

Laser Team Challenge in Alpena is offering extreme laser tag, all while teaching leadership and teamwork. Owner Jim Makowske says, “this is like laser tag on steroids – we have a lot of people come here with certain expectations and if you come here – matter of fact if you come here most of the time people don’t want to…

Recycling Christmas Leftovers in Isabella County

The Isabella County Recycling Facility sharing what post-holiday items can and can't be recycled

Christmas has come and gone another year and many of us may still find wrapping paper, bubble wrap and boxes laying around the house. The alternative to throwing these items away is recycling them or saving them to use again for next year. The Isabella County Recycling Facility uses dual stream processing to cut out time and produce more consistent…

Central Michigan University Students Make Healthy Living Accessible

“Health is important because without it, you can’t live your fullest life,” says Christal Clemens, a second-year Central Michigan University medical student. Central Michigan University is heading to the streets with their mobile health clinic and student-run program called Street Medicine. This organization is helping those in the community who may not be able to afford or access basic healthcare….

Bridging Generations with Coffee and Cocoa

Scottville seniors and students becoming quick friends

On the last day of school before winter break, around 100 Mason County Upper Elementary students headed through the snow to deliver gifts to seniors at the Scottville Senior Center. “I was so excited I could barely talk,” says Ashton who is in 3rd grade. Superintendent of Mason County Schools, Jeff Mount says, “We’re building a bond between the children…

Art Van Gives the Gift of Comfort Over Holidays

This holiday season, there is no better gift than comfort. Art Van has all your comfort needs, including a wide selection of recliners, tables, couches, mattresses and accessories. They even have some high-tech furniture like power sofas that are completely battery operated, so there is no need for plugs. And mattresses that can help reduce snoring with the push of…