Author: Sarah Himes

Good Reads from Brilliant Books: ‘The Midnight Fair’ by Gideon Sterer, Illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio

Reading can be so rewarding, especially for children. And, no matter what literary level they are, there’s always a good book out there for everyone and every age. Friend of ‘the four’, Anthony Asicone from Brilliant Books shared how one adventurous story without words encourages youth as young as toddlers to enjoy books. “The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer is…

Pamper Mom with Spa Specials, Summer Fashion and Golfing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might be looking for that last-minute gift.  Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has the perfect lineup when it comes unique spa specials, clothing options and even golf at Grand Traverse Resort. Spa Grand Traverse has two unique opportunities going on through May and even into June.  It provides a way to pamper…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Fashion to Skincare and Gluten-Free Cooking Options with Lifestyle Expert, Susana Franco

If  you’re still looking for that perfect gift for mom for Mother’s Day, lifestyle expert and mom of two, Susana Franco has a plethora of ideas from fashion, skincare and more. To see the list of ideas and how the products work, click on the Zoom video above. Here is the list of brands that Susana mentions during the interview:…

Business in Focus: Give Mom the Gift of Clean with Modernistic Cleaning & Restoration

Modernistic Cleaning & Restoration now call Traverse City home! Since 1973, the family owned and operated business has been a trusted to-go for Michiganders looking for cleaning and restoration services. Just this month, they have moved their headquarters to Traverse City and are now serving Northern Michigan. Family has been the bedrock of Modernistic since they started. Moms have been…

Summer Space & Aviation Camps for STEM Students in Northern Michigan

If you have a student-focused on STEM classes and enjoys learning about space and aviation, some upcoming summer virtual and in-person camps could be the perfect hands-on learning experience. Educational staff with the Northeast MI-STEM Network and the West Central Michigan MI-STEM Network are hosting the space and aviation camps starting in June and going through August. Topics include everything…

‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ Author on Book’s Inspiration, Northern Michigan Connection & Importance of Telling Diverse Stories

It is a New York Times Bestseller, is being turned into a Netflix series by former President and First Lady Obama, and it’s been selected by actress Reese Witherspoon to be in her book club. And that is just a few of the accolades the book ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ is getting! Author Angeline Boulley is a member of the Sault Ste….

‘the four’ Says Farewell to the Heart and Soul of GTPulse

Friday, April 30 is our community correspondent, Brighid Driscoll’s last day with 9&10 News and the GTPulse. It’s been three years since Brighid joined the team, and has written hundreds of articles focusing on the ‘good’ happening around the Grand Traverse Area. “Who could ask for a better first out of college job, this has been so much fun,” she…