Feature Story Jason Collins, the owner's son, works behind the bar at the Brass Rail Bar in Port Huron.

Port Huron’s historic Brass Rail Bar reopens, "Christmas in July" to return

The Brass Rail Bar, a historic downtown Port Huron establishment, reopened last month with new owners who plan to bring back “Christmas in July” and several other local favorites from the original establishment.

Development News Morrow Road Film

“Morrow Road” film anticipated to wrap production this fall

Filming of “Morrow Road,” a horror movie adaptation inspired by a Clay Township ghost story, creeps closer to completion.

Feature Story St. Clair County Community Mental Health

Community mental health youth program promotes physical fitness and healthy eating

St. Clair County Community Mental Health (CMH) Bfit program is geared towards helping children and teens build skills related to physical fitness and good nutrition.

Feature Story Community Foundation of St. Clair County grant supports the efforts of The Southside Initiative.

The Southside Initiative aims to improve and unite a neglected Port Huron neighborhood

Among the goals for developing Port Huron’s South Park, community leaders say their current focus is creating affordable housing and resolving the food desert in the neighborhood.

Partner Content Stock — Shutterstock

Hiring the person, not the mental illnessCommunity Mental Health partners with local employers to help those with mental illness and developmental disability find work

St. Clair County Community Mental Health is partnering with local employers to battle the stigma against those with mental illness and developmental disabilities while also providing meaningful employment opportunities.

Development News Beth Welser poses for a photo at her newly-opened sweet shop, Dot's Candy Bar.

Dot’s Candy Bar finds long-term home at Wrigley Hall

Beth Welser has opened the first brick-and-mortar location of her long-running business, Dot's Candy Bar, in downtown Port Huron.

Feature Story Bob Furtado, Vice President of Blue Water League of the Blind

People with visual impairments find community in Port HuronQ&A with Bob Furtado: Nonprofit Journal Project

Blue Water League of the Blind serves as a social club and education/advocacy organization for the blind and visually impaired.  

Longform  Check-in area of St. Clair Community Mental Health in Port Huron.

Michigan community mental health agencies recognize families' role in treatment

Michigan's CMHs rely on families to help recovery and ensure that people function at their highest level.

Partner Content The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s work in gardens grew out of its SNAP-Ed direct education programming like Fresh Conversations and Rec-Connect™, pictured here at Burton Senior Activity Center.

Gardens growing change in Flint

The Greater Flint Health Coalition delivers nutrition and physical activity education with SNAP-Ed direct education programming to residents, including senior citizens, across Flint and Genesee County. 

Feature Story SC4 STEM Fest

SC4’s inaugural STEM Fest to offer interactive activities and education highlighting STEM

This weekend, St. Clair County Community College is hosting its first-ever SC4 STEM Fest, a free event where participants will be able to engage in STEM-related activities and learn more about the field.

Partner Content Talkspace — St. Clair County Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health introduces partnership with virtual therapy tool, Talkspace

A new partnership with St. Clair County Community Mental Health is offering online therapy support to county residents seeking to improve their mental health.

Feature Story People supported by Blue Water Developmental Housing gather for a birthday dinner at a restaurant

With supportive services, people with disabilities move toward independenceQ&A with Kathryn Baker: Nonprofit Journal Project

Through its Community-Based Program, Blue Water Developmental Housing, Inc. supports people with disabilities on their terms. They decide what services they want and need, so that they can become more independent.   

Longform Conversations about hard topics like suicide can help prevent it.

Here's how Michigan's community mental health agencies are helping prevent youth suicide

Summit Pointe, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and other community mental health agencies provide youth access to services that help them overcome suicidal thoughts and self-harming actions.

Feature Story Kala Sheridan, owner of Homemade Pies by Kala.

Homemade Pies by Kala transforms traditional sweet treats into edible works of art

A fresh, homemade pie made for her mother’s birthday led one Croswell resident to launch her own business creating intricate, one-of-a-kind pieces of edible art.

Feature Story Titan, a male Goldendoodle and Labrador mix, will be working to support the mental health and wellness of the community through the Port Huron Police Department.

Port Huron Police Department welcomes Titan the therapy dog

Titan, a male Goldendoodle and Labrador mix, will be working to support the mental health and wellness of the community through the Port Huron Police Department.

Development News Playscape at Clay Township Park.

Michigan Spark Grants give boost to public recreation projects in Port Huron and Clay Township

Clay Township and Port Huron have been selected to receive funding totaling nearly $1.1 million through the Michigan Spark Grant program supporting plans for public recreation developments in both communities.

Feature Story The Gathering

The Gathering: Local entrepreneur’s new business offers a unique dining experience

Owner and local entrepreneurial chef, Calah Wesley, is expanding her business which offers a one-of-a-kind, personal chef dining experience complete with seasonally-sourced ingredients.

Development News Joe Polio, owner of RISE Fitness.

Local gym owner turns lifelong passion into a small business

Joe Polio, owner of RISE Fitness in Marine City, says he has never looked back after his career path was transformed following a life-changing accident.

Partner Content x

Works of heart: McLaren Port Huron celebrates 50th patient to receive new lifesaving heart procedure

“The teamwork between all the different departments and hospital administration – just seeing everybody coming together and working hand-in-hand for that one patient, to help them? It's very rewarding,” says Pattie Dziubinski, manager of McLaren Port Huron’s Cardiovascular Lab, Extended Stay Unit.

Feature Story Katlin Pfroffer poses for a photo while working on her ice sculpture during St. Clair's Icy Bazaar.

Ice sculptors showcase talents at St. Clair’s Icy Bazaar

Michigan-based ice sculptors share their experiences with ice carving and how they learned the unique skill.