Author: Marissa Van Alst

Michelle Spills Her Shopping Secrets

The Four’s Michelle Dunaway is always asked where she gets her clothes from, and she willing to share her secrets about Rent the Runway. This fashionista and savvy shopper talks about her wardrobe and how renting instead of buying clothes is a great option for any budget. Click here for more information about Rent the Runway. Categories: the four

Adopt-A-Pet Friday: Cheboygan County Humane Society & AC Paw

You may be sitting on your couch at home ready to add a new fur friend to your family during this time of self-quarantine, and we have the perfect pets for you! Cheboygan County Humane Society and AC Paw shared a few of their adoptable pets with us for this Adopt-A-Pet Friday on ‘the four’. Cheboygan County Humane Society “Delbert…

MyGreenFills Offering Free Soap Fridays

While this has been an incredibly hard time for many businesses, others are thriving. No surprise, a local company that makes environmentally friendly cleaning products is one of them. They could be raising prices right now, but the owner is doing exactly the opposite. Michelle Dunaway spoke with MyGreenFills owner, Stephen Ezell to see how they are giving out soap…

Create Your Date Night “Nest” With Preston Feather

With so many of us spending more and more time at home, it’s difficult to make time for yourself let alone for date night. Our friend, Dana Lacuesta from Preston Feather showed us how to change up the mood by building a “nest” in your living room. With pillows, blankets, some games, and snacks, you can make any spot a…

Four Sessions: Seth Bernard’s Instrumental

Many tours and shows have been canceled, and we want to support all of our local talents. We closed out our show with an instrumental tune from northern Michigan’s own, Seth Bernard. To learn more about Seth and his music, click here. Categories: the four

Positive Parenting: Coaching Kids Through Middle School

Middle school brings a host of social obstacles for kids. Nearly one in every three children in the U.S. says they have been bullied at school and most of the bullying happens in middle school. In this Positive Parenting, we take a look at how can you help your child work through difficult issues. Researchers from the University of Illinois…

Wellness for the Family: Caffeine 101

We talked about one of many people’s favorite things on ‘the four’ with registered dietitian Grace Derocha from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She gave us some of the hard facts on your caffeine fill. From coffee to ice cream, you can find caffeine in so many of your favorite snacks and beverages, and learning about what goes into…

Movies with Meg: At-Home Options

It’s the perfect time to get cozy on your couch with the family and watch movies that can take our minds off what’s going on even for an hour or two. Melissa Smith talked with friend of the four, Meg Weichman over skype for her recommendations on what films can lift our spirits. To see her full list, watch the…