Partner Content Now in its 35th year, McLaren Port Huron Foundation's annual Festival of Trees fundraising event is raising money to benefit the hospital's lung cancer program.

Festival of Trees pairs volunteer designers with downtown businesses for creative holiday displays

Illuminating the community with a festive glow this holiday season, the 35th annual McLaren Port Huron Foundation Festival of Trees fundraiser has returned, brightening the hospital and downtown businesses with its uniquely decorated trees.

Partner Content  For many, the holidays mean spending time with friends and family. However, in the swirl of the holiday “to-do” list, ensuring those relationships take precedence can be a challenge.

6 tips for a healthy holiday season from MyMichigan Health

Between the extra sweets, family get-togethers, and additional stress, the holidays can be a difficult time to stay healthy. To help, MyMichigan Health has put together a list of six tips – based on their new Pivio program, a healthy lifestyle medicine program – to help the community stay healthy this holiday season.   

Feature Story Linda Cobe

Red, White and Blue: Ojibwe woman shares boarding school stories in book and with fellow survivors

Linda Cobe spent one year as a five-year-old at Holy Childhood School of Jesus in Harbor Springs. The impact of that year, along with the pervasive and systematic stripping away of her identity, culture, and language as an Ojibwe, continue to affect her. She's written a book, "Red, White and Blue" to share her story with others.

Feature Story A Sterling Christmas: A Sterling Heights holiday tradition for 45 years and counting.

PHOTOS: Ringing in the holiday season at the 45th annual ‘A Sterling Christmas’

There were carolers, train rides, ice skaters, and more, and even an appearance from the big man himself: Santa Claus.

Longform Housing Solutions Apartments above Coney Island

Hot Dog! More living spaces are coming to downtown Kalamazoo

Reconstruction and renovation work on the second- through fourth-floors of the 266 E. Michigan Ave. building, best known for the Coney Island Kalamazoo hot dog restaurant on its street level, is set to begin soon. The space, which has been unused for many years, will house 12 new loft-style apartments, including four affordable units.

Innovation News Show Love Saturdays founder Gordon "Big" Dooley shows off wares from his business, Husky Life.

New weekly holiday pop-up market in Ypsi spotlights diverse local businesses

Show Love Saturdays will host a rotating cast of food, clothing, and beauty vendors throughout the holiday season, while also providing some space for local nonprofits.

Longform James Ribbron reads to Dwayne Sharpe and Elizabeth Brooks.

Detroit Champions for HOPE empowers parents as their children’s first teachers

Through a focus on advocacy, community leadership, and parent engagement, Detroit Champions for HOPE works to better the lives of Detroit’s children by empowering parents and caregivers to be their child’s first champions.

Longform A tarantula at the EMU tarantula lab.

EMU students' tarantula research in Colorado breaks new ground

While some may think of tarantulas as scary or dangerous animals, student researchers at Eastern Michigan University will tell you they're quite the opposite.

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Menominee's Wind Rose North outfits outdoor enthusiasts

Family trips out West inspired a Menominee couple to open an outdoor equipment store more than two decades ago. Today, their son owns Wind Rose North Outfitters, successfully navigating an ever-changing economic river to provide quality gear and equipment to outdoor enthusiasts. 

Development News Dow Gardens Christmas Walk is scheduled for Dec. 7-9 & 14-16.

Take a snowy stroll through Dow Gardens for their Christmas Walk event

Now is the time to walk through a winter wonderland at Dow Gardens this holiday season. Their upcoming Christmas Walk tours invite the community to walk or ride through the lit-up, festive grounds.

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Metro Detroit nonprofit kicks of city-wide acts of kindness project in Highland Township

“The concept is simple," says Highland Township Clerk Tami Flowers. "If you see a kind act like someone changing a tire for a stranger, or someone buys you a cup of coffee or someone lets you into traffic, we ask you to share the event on our Facebook page #highlandkindness.”

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