Author: Marissa Van Alst

Support Your Local Teachers & Donate Supplies!

While many parents are worried about picking up everything on their students’ back to school lists, teachers are spending about 480 dollars out of pocket every year in their classrooms. You can help these teachers get everything they need by clicking here. The creator of the “clear the lists” movement are teaming up to help teachers get the resources and…

Adopt Dakota!

Today we welcomed another furry friend onto ‘the four’ who is looking for her FUR-ever home. Jenna Dunn from the Humane Society of Midland County came in to tell us all about Dakota and why she would be the perfect fit in your home. Jenna said, “We’d imagine Dakota would say it is easy being this beautiful!” She is only…

Cedar Point Celebrates 150 Years with Their New Gold Pass

Today is Roller Coaster Day! And there are few better places to get that fix than Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. The epic amusement park commemorates its 150th Anniversary next year, but the celebration has already begun. The first guests visited in 1870 for the bath house, beer garden and sandy beach. Today things look a little different, but it’s…

Send Our Troops Cards with “Cards for Soldiers”

Are you looking for a way to give back and make a big difference with one small gesture? There is the perfect opportunity for you right here in northern Michigan. Cards for soldiers is hosting an event next Wednesday, August 21, in the Gaylord Golf Club member room from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out…

Grant Me Hope: Jackson

Jackson is a smart and energetic eight year old who is ready to take on so many adventures with a new and forever family. His social worker says, “Jackson is an eight-year-old boy who has a very kind heart and good manners. He likes to play sports, Minecraft, and playing with Legos. Plus, he makes friends easily.” Jackson is this…

Vote for Your Favorite ART-irondack Chair!

Local artists have created some amazing designs for the second annual “ARTirondack Chair Project” in Glen Arbor. Chairs can be found on display throughout the community. You can then bid on the chairs during an online auction happening Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23. It’s a fundraiser for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce. To vote, click here. Categories:…

Submit Your First Day of School Pictures Here!

Submit Your Photo 20190819_110707.jpg Laurina, 4, starting Prek and Landon II, 5, starting Kindergarten at Belmont Elementary Pueblo, CO, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption 68614508_1373681606123136_486924788854423552_n.jpg This is Alex Williams. He is 14 years old and is starting 10th. grade at Baldwin High School Show Caption Hide Caption first-day-of-school-pics Show Caption Hide Caption The first day of school is right around…

The Expert Behind Traverse City Pickle Company

Yesterday we brought you pickle ice cream here on ‘the four’, and today we are bringing you the pickle man himself. We were joined by Brian Shaughnessy from the Traverse City Pickle Company to learn all about these pickles who made their debut in …. ice cream. Our very own brave soul, Michelle Dunaway, tried “Prego Pickle” from MOOmers Homemade…