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Feature Story Wolverine Invitational-Parasports

SC4 partners with U of M to host Wolverine Invitational, furthers mission of inclusivity

“We really want to bring awareness to our campus and community to show that we are concerned about the needs our students face and that we’re committed to making SC4 a place where all students can feel they have a place and belong,” says Pete Lacey, Senior Vice President at SC4.

Development News Mary Jenkins, co-owner of Mine & Yours Estate Sales Outlet LLC in Port Huron, Michigan.

A new venture in a new city: Macomb County resident opens resale shop in Port Huron

“We want to be not just a store, but we want to be a prominent community member,” says Mary Jenkins, co-owner of Mine & Yours Estate Sales Outlet LLC. “It’s all about giving back … We plan to service the community in some way, shape, or form.”

Feature Story Lake Bonisteel Music Association

Annual community celebration connecting local youth with music returns to Blue Water Area

Lake Bonisteel Music Association will be hosting its annual Blue Chili Grass Festival this weekend, providing live entertainment from bluegrass artists and opportunities for aspiring musicians.

Partner Content Employees use the decompression room at St. Clair County Community Mental Health.

As mental health becomes priority in the workplace, St. Clair County CMH leads employers by example

At St. Clair County Community Mental Health, supporting the mental health of its employees is one of its top priorities. Experts at the organizations share their experience and offer suggestions for employers who are seeking ways to improve mental health in the workplace.

Development News Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Unique fall treats for all to enjoy

Fall has arrived bringing with it changing colors, cooler temps, and an abundance of seasonal treats available at several businesses across the Blue Water Area.

Feature Story WSAQ Q-County 107 Radio's morning personality, Matt Markham, gets ready to camp out on the roof of MiMutual Mortgage in downtown Port Huron.

Annual community roof-sit raises funds and awareness about child abuse

Each year, the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council holds its annual roof-sit benefit to educate the public about child abuse and raise funds for its youth programs.

Partner Content The ownership of Birchwood Mall changed in February 2021, when Kohan Retail Investment Group purchased the mall. Since then there's been significant expansion with 13 new businesses at the mall and 4-5 more about to enter into a contract.

Shopping small gets big push in retail world in Fort Gratiot Township

As more shoppers aren’t spending as much time or money in traditional big chain retailers, the future of shopping malls is in question. Locally, Birchwood Mall has found a way to give small businesses a big focus.

Development News The Anchor Point Café (T.A.P. Café) in St. Clair is bringing back its pumpkin pie chai this fall.

Local businesses bring fall fun to its menus

Local businesses across the Blue Water Area are rolling out seasonal flavors and treats many have waited all year to return.

Feature Story UPword logo

Issue Media Group relaunches Upper Peninsula publication

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the relaunch of its online, community-informed, digital publication in the Upper Peninsula. UPword will focus on innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and community development, while featuring U.P.-based talent.

Feature Story Youth in the Blue Water Homeschool Teens Cooperative get together to play board games at the library.

Teen homeschoolers find friends, fun at Blue Water cooperative

The growing Blue Water Homeschool Teens Cooperative is designed to give socialization and enrichment to area teens and pre-teens.

Feature Story Brooke Shields and Chuck Gaidica will be participating in the Port Huron Town Hall's upcoming event on Sept. 12.

Port Huron Town Hall enriches the community for nearly 70 years, readies for season’s opening

This year's Port Huron Town Hall speaker series kicks off this month, hosting four guest speakers and offering educational entertainment to the Blue Water Area.

Feature Story Bouquets featuring a variety of flowers such as Zinnias, Cosmos, Snap Dragons Tulips, Peonies, and Dahlias are available through Alonna's Blooms.

St. Clair mother and entrepreneur returns to Michigan, launches blossoming new business

Alonna Hunt, owner of Alonna’s Blooms, is fulfilling her lifelong dream through her local fresh-cut flower farm, operating a business that allows her to include her young daughters and create an educational opportunity for them.

Feature Story Owner of Dot's Candy Bar LLC, Beth Welser, and her husband Herb pose for a photo at their booth at Vantage Point Farmers Market on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Food entrepreneurs across the state vie for top honors in first-ever MI New Favorite Snack contest

Twenty finalists will compete on Sept. 17 in Port Huron at the inaugural MI New Favorite Snack contest where the public is invited to sample amazing snacks and vote for People’s Choice award.

Feature Story Joan Jacobs, committee member and head female dancer.

Blue Water Traditional Pow-Wow returns, a celebration of indigenous culture

The Blue Water Traditional Pow-Wow returned to Port Huron this past weekend, gathering the community together for a day of education and celebration.

Feature Story Dwayne Kidd is a personal trainer and the owner of Godlike Fitness.

Local entrepreneur helps others pursue a healthier lifestyle

“Ultimately my goal is to do my part and spread love and positivity to as many people as possible,” says Dwayne Kidd, personal trainer and owner of Godlike Fitness. “To get them to love themselves inside and out.”

Feature Story Port Huron residents Tyler Moldovan and Alexandra Hand packing up to move to their new home.

Urban Pioneer Program offers $10k to first-time homebuyers in Port Huron

Amidst a highly-competitive and inflated market, city officials expanded funding for a down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers looking to purchase property in Port Huron.

Feature Story Bill Boldizsar is the owner of $4000 Cars in Port Huron.

$4000 Cars meeting demand for reliable used cars in Port Huron

In a revved-up market, local entrepreneur Bill Boldizsar is establishing a community-minded business striving to meet local residents' needs for reliable and affordable used cars.

Development News Morrow Road

Movie surrounding urban legend of Morrow Road begins filming this September

The filming of the upcoming horror movie "Morrow Road" will begin in just a few short weeks exploring a local ghost story about a mother searching for her lost child along a Clay Township road.

Development News Gord's Bar is located at 514 S. Water St. in downtown Marine City.

Marine City welcomes reopening of Gord’s Bar

Recently, Gord's Bar reopened in downtown Marine City and will offer several new features including Marine City’s first rooftop bar which will be opening soon.

Feature Story Port Huron High School players celebrate a touchdown with teammates during Victory Day.

Victory Day is a victory for special needs awareness and a celebration of fun

Victory Day provides the opportunity for the community to come together every year to promote inclusivity and support while spreading awareness about special needs.