Author: Sarah Himes

Friday Sessions on ‘The Four’: Tarnished

“Rock isn’t dead… it’s just Tarnished” – we jam with a new band, fresh out of the Soo, that features a variety of classic and modern rock. Tarnished recently released their first single that merges the CREDIT: JAY LONDON PHOTOGRAPHY sounds of psychedelic and 80s rock. “We love classic rock because there is so much talent and great content. It…

Michelle Bakes: Cherry Pie Crumb Bars

If you’re looking to use up the rest of those fresh-picked Michigan cherries – Michelle Dunaway has the perfect recipe for you! We get a taste of a cherry pie crumb bar in the latest edition of Michelle Bakes. This recipe was inspired by Crunchy Creamy Sweet, and ingredients were provided by Burritt’s Fresh Markets. Cherry Pie Crumb Bars Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted…

Great Finds for Great Purpose: OASIS Hosts End of Summer Sale

An OASIS Project – the Second Chance Resale Store in Cadillac, is opening up their backroom for a summer-end liquidation sale. This is a great opportunity to ‘shop til you drop’ – while helping those in need. Starting August 10, you can find clothing, collectibles, and household goods for $1 per item, or fill up a bag for $5.  All…

A ‘Great Start Collaborative’ Guides Moms and Dads through Parenthood Programs

Temper tantrums, crying, yelling… all of the wonderful things some parents experience while having a tiny titan in the house. The impact of COVID-19, and changes that have happened in the last few months, have made parenting even more challenging.  For those who need a little guidance, the Wexford-Missaukee-Manistee Great Start Collaborative is helping parents and their children with their…

Wellness for the Family: GEMS Girls’ Clubs

A faith-based organization is helping moms and their daughters connect through learning, listening, and love in their latest initiative. Created in Michigan, GEMS Girls’ Clubs empowers young ladies all over the globe with their peer/mentor groups and clubs. GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, and while it is religious – it is open to any girl, mother, or…

Staycations on ‘The Four’: Crystal Mountain Spa

Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville is helping us relax and rejuvenate with a little “ahh” from their beautiful day spa. Right now through August 31, 2020, they are running a BOGO special that includes a ‘buy one, get one half off 50 & 80-minute massage and facial services’. This deal is valid for one or two guests for services on…

Local Organizations Kick-Off the School Year by Helping Children in Need

It’s that time of year, and although it may look a little different – many kids are still gearing up and getting exciting for school to start. With that said, some may need a little help in preparing for the classroom, or virtual classroom, like school supplies and/or lunches. This is why local organizations from the Chippewa and Otsego Counties…

Michelle Bakes: Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies

Sometimes it can be hard to fit in a healthy breakfast. Frozen waffles, greasy breakfast sandwiches, and processed cereals seem to be the ‘go-to’ when it comes to convenience and taste. In this edition of Michelle Bakes, we get a flavorful, nutrient-rich treat perfect for a morning meal, or a quick snack. Here’s Michelle’s take on the zucchini bread breakfast…

Grant Me Hope: Jonathan

In this week’s Grant Me Hope, we meet a sweet, busy boy with a big smile who is hoping he would be a good fit for your family. Jonathan is only 12 years old, and he’s been waiting patiently to find his forever family. He says, “I want a family who will love me, and never leave me”. His hobbies…