Author: Sarah Himes

Menu Monday: Meatballs & Chicken Soup

We’ve got two fantastic recipes for you from Recipe Master – Gina Ferwerda on today’s Menu Monday! Meatballs Makes 18 meatballs 1 cup breadcrumbs, or house-seasoned croutons 1 cup heavy cream  1 pound ground beef 1 pound pork sausage  1 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 eggs, beaten ⅔ cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping   ¼…

Business in Focus: Bloxsom Roofing & Siding – Surviving Through COVID-19

Since 1925, Bloxsom Roofing & Siding has built a business that spans across multiple generations. Starting with Ottie Bloxsom, who found his passion for building structures during The Spanish Flu pandemic. Over the years, the business has acquired accolades from big projects spanning all over Northern Michigan while offering services including PVC to metal roofs. As Bloxsom Roofing & Siding…

The Four Sessions: Crosscut Kings “Dancing in the Dark”

We headed into the weekend with a song from a Northern Michigan blues and Americana band, The Crosscut Kings. They play their saddened version of Bruce Springsteen’s upbeat song –  “Dancing in the Dark” – accompanied by the sultry voice of vocalist, Sarah Dominic Sheaffer.  This song and video was recorded while in isolation and relates to the current state…

Happy Health & Home: Products for Parents

Grand Rapids area lifestyle guru and millennial mom, Emily Richett, gives us some tips and tricks on how to find the best products online. From kid-friendly meals to relaxing teas for parents – here are Emily’s top picks: Silk + Sonder – Productivity + Wellness Journals Woosh Beauty – Fold Out Face palette CrossWave Cordless Max – BISSELL CrossWave Cordless…

Blooming Our Own Skills: Sweetwater Floral

If you are looking for a little spring in your step and some colorful inspiration, a local floral design expert gives us a reason to bloom some of our own design skills.  “Sweetwater Floral is a floral design studio in Petoskey, Michigan. Making special moments with wedding flowers & workshops on our farm in Northern Michigan,”, and we were able…

Positive Parenting: Trauma and Stress on Children

Children that are often faced with traumatic events at an early age can have physical, mental and developmental health issues later on. A recent study was conducted by Developmental Scientist, Melissa Bright, who collected surveys from nearly 100-thousand parents with kids under the age of 17. These are families/children who experienced trauma – such as a parent going to prison,…

Wellness for the Family: Foods That Help Destress

It’s Stress Awareness Month, and let’s face it – we are all a little stressed out right now. Anywhere from being stuck inside the home with the kids to the constant reminder that we are in a pandemic – more now than ever we need to distress. Before social distancing was put in order, we had Blue Cross Blue Shield’s…

Munson Healthcare Workers Receive a Special “Thank You”

Early this morning, first responders said thank you in a big way to the staff at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. Chief photojournalist Derrick Larr stopped by to capture this awesome event. To see this magical moment click on the video above. For more information about Munson Healthcare – click here Categories: the four

Albion College Offers Michigan 2020 Promise Plan

Albion College made a major announcement today to help families who are financially struggling. It’s called the Michigan 2020 promise, and it covers 100 % of tuition and fees for certain families. Albion says it wants to make sure higher learning is still accessible to more Michigan students. This applies to graduating high school seniors and transfer students whose families…

‘Protein for the People’ Provides Nourishment to Those in Need

Burritt’s Fresh Markets, Red Ginger, Superior Foods are all working together on a project called Protein for the People to help those in need. They will all provide Goodwill Northern Michigan’s Food Rescue with much-needed protein for area food pantries, and you can help them. Every time you buy a gift card from the above locations – 20% of the…