Author: Sarah Himes

Fall Hair and Nail Trends with Sally Beauty

As summer winds down and we look forward to fall, hair color expert and professional stylist Gregory Patterson and Sally DIY Crew Member, Asea Mae are sharing the trendiest looks and latest launches available at Sally Beauty, along with how YOU can master fall hair color and nail trends from home! The experts also discuss how to layer your style…

Derrick Doesn’t Cook: Hobo Pies

Chief photojournalist, Derrick Larr, and his family were on vacation last weekend. And, while they were getting some well-deserved family time, Derrick put them all to work for this special 2-part episode of Derrick Doesn’t Cook. This time the whole family is participating in a camping cookout. From the main course to the dessert, check out their take on the…

Wellness Wednesday: Myopia

According to a recent study, 1 in 3 children are diagnosed with myopia – more commonly known as nearsightedness. In an effort to bring awareness to this irreversible condition ophthalmologist, Millicent Knight is teaming up with the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition to give parents the tools they need to help treat and slow its progression. This includes one simple solution……

Artist Profile: Cuddly Critters by Lois

From crabs to cats, one woman in Big Rapids has created all sorts of Cuddly Critters to keep the kids entertained. We learned more about her talents, and why she chose crocheting as her artform in this Artist Profile. For more information about Cuddly Critters by Lois, click here. Categories: the four

Back to School: Score Premium Tech Upgrades Without Sacrificing Quality

A recent eBay survey revealed 64% of millennials and Gen Z would prefer to buy refurbished as a means to save money. But where can shoppers go to get the refurbished electronics they want without sacrificing quality? Lifestyle editor, Joann Butler talks to us about the benefits of like-new and how shoppers can get phones and gadget must-haves for school…

Back to School: Simple After School Snack Ideas to Keep the ‘Hangries’ Away

The kiddos are back in school! Along with that and the extracurriculars… it will wreak havoc with family meals, mom and dad will juggle work and family.  Lifestyle expert, Colleen Burns shows us how families can minimize the craziness and stress and keep the excitement going by staying happy, healthy, and connected. Plus, how to keep away the “hangries”, manage…

Melissa Smith’s Favorite Dish at Rad.ish Street Food in Traverse City

When it comes to food, Melissa Smith is a dedicated vegan. Very dedicated. So much so, she was able to convince the carnivorous associate producer, Sarah Himes to try a meatless sausage. During her time on ‘the four’, she has done many interviews that focused on plant-based diets and local restaurants that cater to a healthier lifestyle. This includes one…

‘the four’ Family says Farewell & Good Luck to Melissa Smith

For over two years, Melissa Smith has made all of our afternoon’s brighter. Her kindness warms you and her laughter is contagious. We ALL wanted to make sure Melissa knows just how much she means to her ‘four’ family. While this isn’t goodbye, Melissa is leaving ‘the four’ to join the team at the Humane Society of America (quite LITERALLY…