Partner Content During National Recovery Month, St. Clair County Community Mental Health is hosting its annual Recovery Summit, offering a series of free webinars throughout September.

Free webinar series aims to reduce mental health stigma, address nationwide drug crisis

St. Clair County Community Mental Health knows that tackling issues such as overdoses requires solutions that involve community education. During National Recovery Month, SCCCMH is hosting its annual Recovery Summit, offering a series of free webinars throughout September.

Longform A number of financial incentives for post-secondary education help those interested in an early education career.

Michigan looks to create a better career path for early childhood educators

Improved career pathways, state incentives, and improved wages are essential to recruiting and retaining the early education workforce needed for the PreK for All roll-out.

Feature Story Rev. Horace Sheffield III, Executive Director of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations

Michigan nonprofits cite need for change in board diversityFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

The charge for nonprofit board diversity has waned, but its importance is as strong as ever say Southeast Michigan nonprofit leaders.  

Feature Story Bootleggers Axe Co. has a speakeasy as well as a full bar available with 40 taps.

New axe-throwing venue, bar, and restaurant opens in downtown Port Huron

Offering food, fun, and perhaps some friendly competition, Bootleggers Axe Co. is set to become a go-to destination for entertainment in the Blue Water Area.

Feature Story Rain Barrel

‘Where art meets sustainability’New rain barrel initiative aims to harness of one of nature’s most valuable resources

Friends of the St. Clair River's new initiative unites art and nature through rainwater collection.

Feature Story A bartender at Renaissance Man Distillery & Cocktail Lounge makes a Guava Daiquiri.

Port Huron’s first whiskey distillery opens at Wrigley Hall

Renaissance Man Distillery & Cocktail Lounge celebrated its grand opening last month at Wrigley Hall, offering unique, flavorful products and a tasting room that will transport you to a bygone era.

Feature Story The Maritime Museum in Algonac, Michigan, has a large collection of Gar Wood and Chris-Craft Boats on display including boating memorabilia, posters, and other nautical artifacts.

Michigan’s maritime legacy: Exploring the history of Chris-Craft Boats in the Blue Water Area

The legacy of wooden boats has a long-running history in the Blue Water Area. Originating in Algonac, Michigan, Chris Smith and Sons boats, or Chris-Craft boats, are renowned worldwide today and offer a sense of something special to boating enthusiasts.

Longform Participants at Ypsilanti PreK for All listening session.

PreK for All listening sessions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators

PreK for All listening sessions in Michigan's 10 prosperity regions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators.

Feature Story The passing of MI SB0227 would improve mental health care ofr Michigan's children.

Community mental health agencies want more options for helping Michigan's children

Michigan's community mental health agencies address children’s mental health care but need legislative change to do it better.

Feature Story Eagle Staff Carrier, Patricia Shawnoo, poses for a photo during the 2023 Blue Water Traditional Pow-Wow.

Highlights from the 2023 Blue Water Traditional Pow-Wow

The annual Blue Water Traditional Pow-Wow returned this month bringing the community together in a celebration of indigenous culture and history.

Feature Story The Cookies n' Cream Cookie from MJ's Bakes.

Local businesses whip up tasty bite-sized treats for statewide snack competition’s return

With more than $75,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, local businesses are whipping up their signature treats to prepare for the upcoming MI New Favorite Snack competition taking place in Port Huron this September.

Partner Content AAoM held a back-to-school event at Corner Health in Ypsilanti on Aug. 16.

Health and wellness are the building blocks for a successful school yearAAoM helps little Michiganders with autism be prepared.

Prioritizing children’s health and wellness is the first step toward ensuring they are prepared for a successful school year and able to fully participate in learning.

Longform Michigan's goal is to have the voluntary universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds in place by 2027.

PreK for All: Other states and cities share models for Michigan’s universal preschool program

A wealth of knowledge is available from other states and cities in building a universal preschool program for Michigan.  

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Explore local history: Free admission returns to 3 Port Huron Museums sites

Several historical sites in Port Huron will once again offer free admission helping to promote local history to residents and visitors alike.

Feature Story “My grandparents actually started grapes on our property in the late 1950s," says owner Becky Wrubel. "I always remember my grandma saying, ‘If you take care of the grapes, they're going to take care of you.’”

Explore the wineries of St. Clair County

In this guide, discover four St. Clair County wineries that are bringing their own unique flavor to craft exceptional, one-of-a-kind products.

Feature Story Dream Camp students take time out from play to pose for a photo.

Harrison Center is a new beginning for SONS Outreach

The Harrison Center in Port Huron has become the primary residence of local nonprofit SONS Outreach where leaders say the new establishment will help boost programming and revitalize the community.

Partner Content “The change in her from a year and a half ago till now is tremendous,” Sarah says. “I see a smile, a genuine smile on her face again. I see her having fun with friends again."

“I didn't really want to die, but I felt like it was the only choice I had”16-year-old talks about battle with mental health amidst growing children’s mental health crisis

When Isabelle sent a text message during school saying she was going to end her life, she didn’t know if there would be anyone who cared enough to answer. Someone did answer, and the St. Clair County Community Mental Health Mobile Crisis Unit quickly responded, getting her the help she needed. However, Isabelle isn’t alone – the number of adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis is rising and SCCCMH is working hard to keep up with the increasing referrals.

Feature Story Debra Johnson, President of the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Association of St. Clair County

Helping those with Alzheimer's and dementia through caregiver educationQ&A with Debra Johnson: Nonprofit Journal Project

For caregivers of people with dementia, education is the key. A St. Clair County association provides support and resources.

Feature Story Whiskey Coffee Company's signature coffee, Black Suit Blend, is comprised of a combination of coffee beans sourced mostly from South America

Port Huron coffee company undergoes redevelopment, reopening with new products and storefront

A well-established business with a new name, coffee shop and eatery Sub Sliders recently opened in Port Huron.

Feature Story Members of the Lilly family pose for a photo outside of the newly-opened Lexington's LillyPad.

Blue Water Area couple opens Lexington’s LillyPad, bringing new life to neglected motel

After more than a decade of lying vacant, a motel in Lexington has reopened for business. Thanks to the efforts of a Blue Water Area couple who are working to revitalize the property, Lexington’s LillyPad offers a new option for accommodation in the coastal community.