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Development News Nick Manciero searching for radio signals at AARL Field Day.

Connecting communities through radio waves

"I've been into amateur radio for well over 50 years now, I've traveled to many places and have contacted people all over the world through my passion, it is truly a wonderful feeling being able to reach out and broadcast all over the world as well as teaching others how to do so," says veteran operator, Stan Arnett.

Feature Story Giitigan Planting

Summer Solstice marks growth and new beginnings at Blue Water River Walk

At the Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron, a new garden filled with native plants benefits the local ecosystem and honors the area’s indigenous culture.

Partner Content Stacy and Paul Zimmer, with their daughter Rachel.

It’s a family affair: Why the McLaren Port Huron Foundation’s sponsors return year after year

On Tuesday, July 12, golfers will tee off at the 43rd Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Port Huron Golf Club. Money raised from the Charity Golf Classic will help purchase a Task Force Touch CARDIO machine.

Feature Story Owner of Flourish Hair Gallery (center) Naesa Richardson poses for a photo with her staff.

Port Huron celebrates Juneteenth with food, fun, and awareness

Local organizations across Port Huron joined forces to hold a celebratory event honoring and spreading awareness about Juneteenth.

Feature Story Emory Floyd is one of the seven musicians that will be taking the stage at the LBMA Festival this Saturday.

Lake Bonisteel Music Association festival makes a return to Pine Grove Park

Lake Bonisteel Music Association Festival will hold its second annual festival in Port Huron this Saturday, sharing the art of music with the wider community and encouraging children to learn more about music.

Feature Story A participant poses for a photo during the Paint n' Sip event on Saturday June 11, 2022.

Port Huron Pride organizes city-wide Pride festival throughout June

This Pride month, local business owners and organizations are teaming up with Port Huron Pride to offer events and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

Feature Story Amunni Boutique owner Ann Marie Oldford (left) and her friend Heather Benson, an MS advocate, pose for a photo outside Oldford's establishment in downtown St. Clair.

St. Clair boutique to host fundraising event raising money for multiple sclerosis

Amunni Boutique in St. Clair is holding the Shine the Spotlight to Fight MS fundraising event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Michigan Chapter and work toward finding a cure.

Feature Story YMCA Bluewater, Child Care

Child Care Shortage: Nationwide crisis hitting home across Southeast Michigan

“Right now, we’re in dire straits," says the executive director of Child Care Network in Ann Arbor. She isn't alone. As the nationwide child care crisis rolls on, here’s what Michigan child care providers are experiencing regionally in Port Huron, Detroit, and Ann Arbor.

Development News Enter Stage Right

Port Huron Theatre District kicks off with first-ever festival

The inaugural Port Huron Theatre District Festival commenced this past weekend with a range of entertainment including food, music, and live performances from several theatre houses within the newly-established district. 

Feature Story Port Huron Açaí is located in downtown Port Huron, located at 522 Michigan St.

17-year-old entrepreneur opens açaí food truck in Port Huron

Nicholas Robbins, a recent graduate of Port Huron Northern, has started his own food truck serving up fresh açaí bowls and smoothies to the local community.

Development News McMorran Place Plaza

McMorran Place Plaza opens in downtown Port Huron

The opening weekend celebrations at the brand-new McMorran Place Plaza in downtown Port Huron have begun, featuring live music, a kid-friendly fun zone, and more. 

Feature Story Bonika Surline, owner of BeLove Home Care.

Local entrepreneur launches in-home care service to help those in need

“It’s a rewarding feeling to see my dreams and goals manifesting before my eyes, all of the hard work and dedication are finally paying off,” says Bonika Surline, owner of BeLove Home Care.

Development News Garrett Nahdee's oak wood-carved sculptures of the Seven Grandfather Teachings depicts seven animals representing a different teaching, or value, to uphold.

Dedication ceremony and native planting event planned for Blue Water River Walk art installation

The Blue Water River Walk Sculpture Dedication and Giitigan Planting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, along the Blue Water River Walk.

Feature Story Coffi specializes in sweet or savory blintzes and bagels, topped with berry puree or Canadian bacon, cheese or green onion.

Mobile café Coffi approaches one-year anniversary serving the Blue Water Area

Tasha Kramarenko and Todd Bailey operate and run their food truck, Coffi, specializing in homemade honey syrups and Russian blintzes.

Feature Story Children enjoying the pool during the summertime.

Summertime fun: Parks, recreation, beaches, splash pads, & more

This weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to summertime fun. Here’s a roundup of many free, family-friendly activities including parks, recreation, beaches, swimming, and splash pads to check out this season.

Development News The art of Edward Lee, whose work can be found at The Bar at CityFlats at this spring’s Port Huron Art Hop.

Art Hop returns to downtown Port Huron with more than 40 artists featured

The street festival so nice that they do it twice, the Port Huron Art Hop occurs each spring and fall and marries local artists with downtown Port Huron businesses.

Feature Story Clay Days

Clay Township celebrates bicentennial with four-day event to "Remember, Honor, Celebrate"

Clay Days, a four-day celebration honoring the community's bicentennial, took place this past weekend in Clay Township with live performances, food, artwork, and more.

Feature Story Challenger Learning Center at SC4

First in Michigan, Challenger Learning Center launches at SC4

Last weekend, the Challenger Learning Center at SC4 opened its doors to the public. The first in Michigan and located right here in Port Huron, the immersive space-focused educational center joins the ranks as one of only 40 Challenger Learning Centers across the world.

Development News Stock-Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Mike Galbraith steps down, introduces Liz Fredendall as managing editor

Mike "MJ" Galbraith announces that he is stepping down from his role as Managing Editor of The Keel to work on other opportunities and introduces long-time contributor, Liz Fredendall as the new editor. 

Feature Story Clifton and Lindsey Jackson, owners of Port Huron Nutrition

Port Huron Nutrition: New downtown business offering a healthy lifestyle alternative

Port Huron Nutrition is one of the newest additions to downtown Port Huron offering health-focused products to the local community.