Author: Sarah Himes

Derrick Doesn’t Cook: Chicken Tacos

Our favorite kitchen couple is back in the Heritage House Kitchen with a very versatile and tasty way to serve up chicken. These meal ideas are ideal for anyone in family. And, easy enough for even chief photojournalist, Derrick Larr to make. Let’s see how they’re serving up chicken tacos in this Derrick Doesn’t Cook. For this recipe, you can…

Northern Michigan’s The Accidentals to Host Virtual EP Release Show

The Accidentals are a talented trio of Northern Michigan musicians who are not letting quarantine dim their light. Instead, they’re finding inspiration and releasing some new music. “And we’ve been working on a lot of co-writes during quarantine,” says Sav Buist as she sat alongside bandmates Katie Larson and Michael Dause. “Not something we ever expected to do, came about…

Wellness for the Family: Health Benefits of Family Meals

Family meals are more than just a social aspect of the day.  Research shows that eating together as a family can also have some long-term health benefits especially for kids. Registered dietician with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Shanthi Appelo talks about the benefits and how with more families either working from home or schooling from home, mealtime as…

Artist Profile: Joe and Sarah Hull

A creative couple from Montmorency County used the pandemic as a way to accomplish one of their life-long dreams. Now, you can view their work and more, at their gallery in Atlanta, Michigan. They share their journey and inspirations, in this Artist Profile. Who are you? Sarah: I’m Sarah. Joe: And, I’m Joe Hull. And, we’re the owners of 32-West…

Grant Me Hope: Dustin

17-year-old Dustin describes himself as a fun, kind, and very loving kid, who wants a forever family with the same traits. We learn more about Dustin in this edition of Grant Me Hope. He enjoys singing, drawing, reading, and listening to music. “I’m a huge book worm, and when I read, it takes me into a different universe,” he said….

Preventing Dog Bites and Knowing The Warning Signs with Animal Behaviorist, Tia Barbera

When it comes to dog bites, the animal will always give warning signs before it actually resorts to the defense mechanism.  Sadly, humans don’t always pay attention or listen to these warnings and Bella that’s when the blame goes to the animal. Tia Barbera, shelter manager and animal behaviorist with Cherryland Humane Society in Traverse City breaks down the specific…

Wife of Former NFL Player Diagnosed with ALS Writes Book on Caregiving, Opens Up About How Its Changed Her Life

It is a call no one wants to receive, your loved one has been diagnosed with a series, debilitating illness and they will need you to step up and become their caregiver. That’s a call Chanda Minor-Brigance knows all too well. 14 years ago, she became caregiver for her husband, former NFL player O.J. Brigance, after he was diagnosed with…