Author: Sarah Himes

Combining Resources and Efforts to Give Hope

Organizations, businesses, and the public are combining their efforts to give those who are struggling a little reprieve. Here are some ways that people are showing they care across Northern Michigan, and how you can help too. Spectrum created a page on their website specifically for showing appreciation for their healthcare workers. On their “Thank You” page anyone can post…

Celebrating Earth Day Virtually

We celebrated Earth Day today on the “The Four’, and here are the top 4 nature-friendly activities we mentioned during the show. Norte & the Conservation Resource Alliance are teaming up to provide more than 300 seedlings to people living in the Grand Traverse Region. This “giveaway” will be happening Sunday, May 3rd at the Norte Clubhouse. Click here for more…

Local Author Spotlight: Kristy Kurjan

In an effort to connect with the community, the 9 & 10 News Family will be releasing a series of videos where they will be reading children’s books. The first round of books are by the award-winning Traverse City author – Kristy Kurjan.  We were able to touch base with Kristy to talk about her books and our most recent…

Michelle Cooks: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Michelle Dunaway is back in the Heritage House Kitchen cooking up a delicious family meal that’s true comfort food. We check out her take on the classic tuna noodle casserole. Ingredients 10 1/2 oz can cream of chicken 10 1/2 oz can cream of celery 1 cup milk 3/4 cup sour cream 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder…

Scottville Photographer Gives Back to Community With Cat Calendars

A Scottville photographer is continuing her creativity during this quarantine while giving us a laugh with her use of cats. Sue brown of Sue Brown Photography has taken pictures of her cats in different variations and locations – and Sue’s followers loved it. She now wants everyone to get a piece of her cat pics – with her “Cat Calendars”…

Good Reads from Brilliant Books: Greenglass House Series

Anthony Ascione, from Brillant Books in Downtown Traverse, was back with us on ‘The Four’! This time he is sharing his recommendations for excellent reads, and today’s book series is one for the kiddos – and adults. One of Anthony’s favorites is by award-winning author, Kate Milford who provides four tales of mystery and magic in her Greenglass House series….

Artist Profile: Andrea Purnage

One of the oldest art forms – the art of dance is something that can be found in every one of us – but some of us are given the gift of “movement” a little better than some. Andrea Purnage from Mount Pleasant was given the “gift” at a very early age and continued to develop her skills throughout the…

Total Room Makeover with Golden Fowler Home Furnishings

While we are all trying to figure out things to do at the moment, now is a great time to do some re-arranging to our environments – starting with the rooms in our home. Just a few, simple changes to a room can make the space look refreshed and give you some peace of mind. From accent artwork to comfy couches,…

Celebrate Earth Day with the DNR

Earth Day has been celebrated annually for fifty years, and the DNR wants to help mark the occasion with a series called – 5 Days of Earth Day. Each day this week at 9AM there will be a video released on the DNR’s YouTube page – that focuses on nature and features various environmental educators, park interpreters, and naturalists. To…