Author: Melissa Smith

“St. Jude Sunset in the Vines” at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

A special fundraiser is coming up Wednesday, August 21st benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery just off M72 in Leelanau County is hosting the “St. Jude Sunset in the Vines” for the third year. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. and features dinner, wine, live music, silent auctions and speeches from families…

“Get Off the Bottle” with FLOW in Traverse City

With August being National Water Quality month, the staff at For Love Of Water or FLOW in Traverse City is talking about their campaign to keep plastic out of northern Michigan waters. In fact, according to FLOW, bottled water costs up to 2,000 times more per volume than tap water and 70% of plastic water bottles are not recycled and…

Positive Parenting: Sports & Kids’ Emotional Health

Sports can help kids stay fit and learn teamwork. Now research shows participating in an organized sport can also benefit a child’s mental health. Scientists in Canada examined nearly 15,000 kids. They found that those who played sports between ages six and ten had fewer emotional difficulties at age 12. Melissa Smith shows you why in today’s Positive Parenting. Categories:…

Menu Monday: We Visit Bubba’s Burgers & Bar in Traverse City

Casual downtown dining with burgers, burritos and beer – all in an amazing and dynamic atmosphere. Melissa Smith stopped into Bubba’s Burgers and Bar in Traverse City and takes a look at what’s on the menu. Contact: Address: 428 E Front Street | Traverse City Phone: (231) 995-0570 Email: info@tcbubbas.com Click here to learn more. Categories: the four

The 25th Annual Grand Traverse Shuffleboard Tournament is Next Week!

Shuffleboard is serious business at the Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network in Traverse City.  In 1930, the first shuffleboard courts in Michigan were created in Traverse City.  Every year there’s a special competition where area celebrities take on the seniors to see who has what it takes on the shuffleboard courts. This year, the Grand Traverse County Senior Center…

Take it From the Top at the City Opera House

Kids interested in embracing theater have the chance to chase their dreams with a summer workshop in Traverse City. The ‘Take It From The Top’ Broadway workshops for students, gives kids the chance to focus on their acting skills, singing and stage directing. Founder of TIFTT, Paul Canaan is able to use his Broadway experience and passion for the theater,…

National Water Quality Month with FLOW

It’s always a good time to talk about water quality, especially having the Great Lakes providing 20-percent of the world’s fresh water.  August is National Water Quality Month, so we stopped by to chat with the staff of For Love of Water or FLOW in Traverse City to see how they’re working to create an awareness of protecting Michigan’s waterways….

The Fillmore in Manistee was live on ‘the four’!

Locally owned and locally grown, The Fillmore in Manistee brought some of the greatest tastes of Northern Michigan right here to the Heritage House Kitchen. They offer everything from wood-fired pizza to specialty wines and beer and they want you to stop in and get a taste for yourself! They are located right in the historic downtown Manistee. They love…

BATA Buddy Program Helps Seniors Get Around in NoMi

Public transportation can create confusion and even nervousness if you don’t know how it all works. That’s why the Bay Area Transportation Authority which services Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties is working hand in hand with seniors to make them feel comfortable. It’s a new step-by-step program called the “BATA Buddy Program” and the goal is to get more seniors…