Author: Monika Zachara

We’re Poppin’ Over To Pop-Kies In Traverse City!

I’d like to think of myself as a popcorn fanatic. And if you know what you like, you usually tend to stick to it.  But with over 60 different flavors to choose from, how do you possibly stick to JUST ONE?! Now, this might sound corny, but what’s BUTTER than a rainy day, popcorn, and a good movie?! We’re poppin’…

Panda Paws Rescue & Cherryland Humane Society: Benefit Event Happening At Bonobo Winery Friday

A benefit event will be held this Friday September 17th at Bonobo Winery in Old Mission Peninsula. This event is to support nonprofit organization, Panda Paws Rescue and Cherryland Humane Society. Their mission is to be the voice for those that don’t have one – the animals. Panda Paws Rescue specializes in medical care, special needs, and hospice care for animals….

New Exhibits Open At Dennos Museum

Dennos Museum in Traverse City has recently put up some new exhibits for the public to view. An exhibit titled, Away From Home is dedicated to American Indian boarding schools. It tells the stories of the tragic experiences American Indians had, and how their way of life was diminished. It explores the off reservation boarding schools in a kaleidoscope of…

Winn Elementary School Principal Reads Bedtime Stories For “Tucked-In Tuesdays”

Tuesdays have quickly turned into the week’s most favorite day! We’re introducing you to a Northern Michigan elementary school principal and how she’s taken story time to an entire new level. She’s reading bedtime stories to her students, live on Facebook every Tuesday night. “She always finds the best books to read to you!” “She helps us learn.” “She is…

Oliver Art Center Adds New Outdoor Classroom!

Exciting news for Oliver Art Center! The team has recently opened a new outdoor classroom space! This special space was created to allow students and visitors to enjoy their experience at the Art Center and take in the beauty of Northern Michigan. With improvements made to the Harbor Light’s marina, the classroom space has a terrific view of the bay!…

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Event Happening This Weekend!

The Girl Scouts of Michigan are holding the third annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks, a fun outdoor event this weekend! Showing love to our Michigan state parks, the organization is introducing outdoor experiences where school-aged children can develop healthy lifestyle practices with an appreciation of nature. The event is coordinated by the Girl Scouts, but it is open to…

Add Northern Michigan’s Own Sweet Treat To Your List: Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

“We’re a chocolate shop for chocolate lovers.” Nestled in Lake Michigan’s dune land of Empire– is a small, family owned business with a passion for chocolate. “It’s amazing how many people come into our shop and they don’t even know where chocolate is grown or how it’s grown, yet they’ve eaten it their whole life.” Jody Hayden is the owner…

Three Girls Bakery Is Making A Difference In The Community, One Bite At A Time!

Located inside the Artworks building in Big Rapids, there’s a little bakery that might catch your eye. Three Girls Bakery is busy baking pies, cakes, bread, and pastries, but it’s not just a bakery! They offer breakfast and lunch items too. From fresh made breakfast sandwiches, to wraps, paninis, soup and salad! And don’t forget your coffee, there are dozens…