Author: Melissa Smith

Movies with Meg: Adventure, Horror, and Fantasy Flicks to Watch this Weekend!

Movies with Meg has been a staple with ‘the four’ over the last few years, and became especially endearing during the pandemic with most of us watching movies at home. Meg Weichman is back this week with even more fantastic films to either view on-demand or in the theaters. Here are her latest movie-going recommendations: “The Night House” – Searchlight…

Wellness for the Family: Nutritious, Simple Lunches & After School Snacks with Registered Dietician, Shanthi Appelö

Parents and students are normally pressed for time and going up against the clock, especially during the start of a brand new scho0l year.  That’s why registered dietician with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Shanthi Appelö has some simple and healthy recipes the kids can get involved. Shanthi has fun recipe ideas for those school lunches and after school…

Nutritious, Simple & Delicious Meal Ideas with Table Health Registered Dietician, Carol Bell

Whether you’re working from home, back at the office or just have a busy schedule, finding time to make nutritious meals can be a challenge.  That’s why the experts at Table Health in Traverse City can help.  In fact, registered dietician with Table Health, Carol Bell shows us how starting with pantry staples can really change the game when it…

Higher Art Gallery Features Exhibit to Raise Awareness for Wings of Wonder Eagle and Raptor Rehabilitation

It’s more than an art exhibit, but a way to raise awareness for protecting Northern Michigan wildlife. Melissa Smith was at Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City to explore their latest project and collaboration that helps heal injured eagles and raptors – while showcasing the works of local artists and beyond. Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Bands…

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Celebrates Fall with Harvest Days Celebration

Summer is still in full swing but fall is right around the corner and that has northern Michigan wineries gearing up for the harvest.  The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is hosting ‘Harvest Days’ coming up September 1st through September 30th, Sunday through Friday. Harvest Days gives people who buy tickets for the event, an experience to be a wine club…

Wellness for the Family: Superfoods for Seniors & Smoothie Recipes

As we age our bodies require different nutrients and also different types of exercise.  Registered dietician with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Shanthi Appelo breaks down the specific nutrients needed for seniors and what superfoods are best. Plus, Shanthi also has some simple and yet delicious superfood smoothies the whole family can enjoy. For more details click on the…