Author: Sarah Himes

“Fostering” Hope with Bethany Christian Services

The drastic changes in how we all work together have greatly affected how many adoption and foster agencies perform their work. We caught up with Bethany Christian Services in the Grand Traverse region to learn more about their services, and how they are still finding families for foster children despite the pandemic.  If finding good homes for children in need…

Artist Profile: Katie Lowran

We explore the wonderful works by the talented Katie Lowran.  She showcases her creations, and explains how a tragic moment and her passion for colors were the inspiration to become an artist. Who are you? “I am Katie Lowran and I reside in Traverse City. I’ve been here for 18 years.” How did you get started? “Well, like many of…

Menu Monday: The Cantina Tacos & Tequila

It’s Menu Monday here on ‘The Four’! We are kicking off this week with some very spicy flavors from The Cantina Tacos & Tequila in Charlevoix. Plus, we get a bite of their flavorful tacos, tostadas, and other Tex-Mex delights.  The Cantina carries all of the flavors of ethnic Mexican food, with ingredients from local markets and farms. “We want…

Better Business Bureau: Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is nationally known as ‘Giving Tuesday’. It is a time to consider giving to local nonprofits and organizations who help aid a cause that you support. But, before you drop some ‘dough’ into the donation box, or make a pledge over the phone, you may want to do your research first. Troy Baker, from the Better…

From Michigan, With Love: Four More Locally Made Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Friend of ‘The Four’ and product guru, Franklin Dohanyos showcases four more locally made holiday gift ideas. Here are his picks: Saint Ambrose Cellars Uncle Peter’s Pasties Cask & Kettle Holland Bowl Mill To see product highlights from each business, watch the video above. For more information about From Michigan, With Love, click here.   Categories: Shop Local – the…

Better Business Bureau: Small Business Saturday

“Small Business Saturday” is more important than ever this year. Many communities are making a call out for patrons to visit their local shops instead of big box stores. Troy Baker from the Better Business Bureau suggests trying to find the item that you need or want from the small businesses in your community first. “These local shops with work…

Meals from the Mitten: Fall Harvest Salad

Now that you are completely stuffed with all of those Thanksgiving goodies, you may want to choose a lighter and more nutrient-packed dish for Friday’s dinner. Recipe guru, and author of Meals from the Mitten, Gina Ferwerda shows us how to take the best of the fall harvest and turn it into a delicious dish. Here’s how to make her…

Popular Virtual Platform to Offer Unlimited Service During Thanksgiving

The very popular virtual platform, Zoom is giving “thanks” to all of their customers by removing their 40-minute time limit for Thanksgiving. This means that the friends and family outside of your “bubble” will be able to join you all day starting at 6 AM, November 26. Many, this year, are anticipated to have smaller gatherings, therefore platforms like Zoom…