Author: Sarah Himes

Virtual Races Across the Nation

When the social distancing order was put into place this affected multiple events including races. Some organizations have found a way to still get us off the couch and into the competition. Avid runners to novice walkers now have the ability to participate in races across the nation virtually. RunDisney created a virtual series that provides a great way to train…

Michelle Cooks: Flat Iron Chimichurri

Jake Kaberle from Burritt’s Fresh Markets shows Michelle Dunaway how to cook up a spicy flat iron steak chimichurri dish in her Michelle Cooks segment. Flat Iron Chimichurri Rest meat at room temp for one hour. Skillet on medium heat with butter and oil. Salt and Pepper 2 min+- per side Top with chimichurri in the pan to warm. Let…

Taste the Local Difference Continues to Connect Local Farmers with the Community

When eating a healthy diet, it is important to focus on meals around fruits and vegetables that are in season. Some supermarkets tend to pick their produce too early, which leaves out important nutrients and vitamins that the body needs. Michigan’s food marketing agency, Taste the Local Difference helps local farmers and food businesses connect with the public, allowing for…

Boyne City Based Smoothie Company Donates “Bowls for the Brave” to Metro Detroit Healthcare Workers

Boyne city’s “The Purple Beet” and Teffola are working together to donate to some incredible healthcare workers. It’s called Bowls for the Brave, and they plan to donate 250 açaí bowls to the brave men and women working in hard-hit areas of Detroit. Locations include the COVID-19 ICU at Detroit Medical Center Receiving and the ICU department at Henry Ford…

Science with Samantha: Walking Water Experiment

  Forecaster Samantha Jacques performs a walking water experiment that uses water, food dyes and color mixing.  See how science and art come together on her ‘Science with Samantha’ segment. The Science Explained: The Capillary Process – The colorful water is able to travel up the paper towel through a process called the Capillary Action. This is when the water…

Local Company Switches Production From Whiskey to Hand Sanitizer

Many companies across the mitten have turned their place of business into a production line to help battle COVID-19. Traverse City Whiskey Co. has been making hand sanitizer to benefit first responders and the local community. but now the whiskey of the north is temporarily suspending their whiskey operation to focus on sanitizer alone. They’ve made 35,000 gallons so far…

90 Cards for Caroline’s 90th Birthday

Small acts of kindness can bring some big smiles across the miles.  The goal – to get Caroline Thompson Kelley 90 cards for her upcoming 90th birthday. Caroline is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, but is now living with her family out in Colorado. They are trying to make her birthday special since her granddaughters will not be able to…

Local Organization Exceeds Donation Goals

A local organization is feeding those who are in need – while helping local farmers recoup from disrupted market sales. Groundwork – Center for Resilient Communities – recently kicked off their Local Food Relief Fund that will “immediately purchase food from local farmers to feed local families through regional food pantries”.  100% of the donations go towards the fund. Update:…

Menu Monday: Pappardelle Pepper-Crusted Beef Ragu

When we usually think of the word “Ragu” it is something that comes in a jar from the supermarket. Ragu is a well-known and delicious meat-based sauce used in many Italian dishes and can be created with just a few simple, fresh ingredients. Recipe Guru, Gina Ferwerda shows us her take on the popular, hearty dish with her Pappardelle Pepper-Crusted…