Development News Visitors line up to sample chili at Lynch's Irish Tavern during the Port Huron ChillyFest's Chili Crawl.

Port Huron eateries compete, bringing unique recipes for chili cook-off

The annual ChillyFest saw a pre-COVID turnout this past weekend, bringing thousands of visitors and chili tasters to downtown Port Huron.

Feature Story Dr. Jeanette Roberts started Roberts Veterinary Services in 2021.

Local veterinarian’s in-home service offers more comfortable option for pet owners saying goodbye

Dr. Jeanette Roberts’ compassion for people and animals alike helps her provide the best care possible for clients losing a family pet. “I enjoy what I do and the peace it brings to the families,” she says.

Development News Owner Gage Badgerow (right) and Jerry Dickenson pose for a photo after a Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament at Dragon’s Den TCG in Port Huron.

Blue Water Area entrepreneur opens trading card game and hobby store in Port Huron

“It really is a unique store offering a place for gamers to meet, play, and compete,” says owner Gage Badgerow.

Feature Story Jess Hill is the owner of Breadventures based in St. Clair, Michigan.

St. Clair business Breadventures is on the rise

Born and raised in St. Clair, Jess Hill opened her home-based business Breadventures just over a year ago and has been rapidly growing her business since then.

Feature Story Shelves crafted by Craig Slingerland of Maple Bay Woodworks.

Kimball resident turns woodworking hobby into small business

Having learned woodworking from his father, Craig Slingerland recently started Maple Bay Woodworks, a small business creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Ice skating rinks open for seasonal fun in Port Huron

If you’re looking for some outdoor winter fun, look no further than the multiple ice skating rinks located across Port Huron.   

Feature Story Eastman kids and grandkids hamming it up for the camera.

Foster care fosters hope for Michigan’s most vulnerable children

Michigan's community mental health agencies, CMHs, provide mental health care for the roughly 10,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system. Here is how Genesee Health Systems and Sanilac County CMH are working hard to help foster children in their counties thrive.

Feature Story Joan Gustafson and Nellie Tsai of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Finally, support for small nonprofits that kept communities together during the pandemicFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Michigan Department of Labor and Opportunity are overseeing a grant program for small Michigan nonprofits that are struggling post-pandemic.    

Development News Infinite Beauty & Wellness is now located at 914 Military St. in downtown Port Huron.

Downtown Port Huron welcomes new salon

Previously located on Pine Grove Avenue, Infinite Beauty & Wellness opened its doors last month at its new location in downtown Port Huron.

Feature Story Call line staff working in the team room at Summit Pointe’s First Step Urgent Care.

Community mental health agency call lines connect Michiganders with local crisis care

A call to a local community mental health crisis line can sometimes be more direct and offer services that may not be available when calling 988 or MiCAL.

Longform Tina Swanton, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) executive director of community impact and strategic partnerships, and MiHIA CEO Heidi Tracy at Hidden Harvest and East Side Soup Kitchen in Saginaw.

Despite agricultural hub, Michigan's Thumb has high food insecurity. Can collaboration change that?

The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance is taking a new approach to addressing food insecurity in the 14 heavily agricultural counties it serves in central and eastern Michigan.

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Issue Media Group launches new publication ‘The Helm’’ serving Greater Sandusky Region

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online news platform – The Helm Sandusky. This publication will tell the stories of investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and individuals that are shaping the Greater Sandusky Ohio region.

Feature Story Core Performance Chiropractic is located at 401 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron.

Core Performance Chiropractic continues long-time practice offering chiropractic care in Port Huron

This past summer, Marysville resident and chiropractor Andrew St. Coeur, D.C., of Core Performance Chiropractic, celebrated one year in business and shared his journey to owning his own practice.

Feature Story Branden Hunt is pastor of two Port Huron churches, St. Martin Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Pastoring two churches and feeding the hungry is all in a day's work

Local pastor Branden Hunt is passionate about building community networks, combating homelessness, and tackling food insecurity in the Blue Water Area.

Feature Story Winter Celebration at Pine Grove Park in Port Huron, Michigan

Holiday displays to see along Michigan’s Thumb Coast

From Algonac to Fort Gratiot, there is no shortage of spectacular holiday displays this year. Check out this guide to some of our favorites.

Partner Content Kenneth and Ethel Moore.

When grief clouds the holiday season, Community Mental Health says give yourself grace

For those who have lost a loved one, grief may cloud the season as they face holiday parties, family gatherings, and old traditions without their loved one beside them. St. Clair County Community Mental Health shares that it’s important to give those who are grieving grace during this time and to remember that it’s OK not to do everything you used to.

Development News History of Christmas Tree Walk

History of the Christmas Tree Walk, a holiday tradition in Algonac

A Christmas-themed museum dating back nearly two decades, History of the Christmas Tree Walk in Algonac offers a unique experience during the holiday season.

Feature Story Robert Sheehan, executive director of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Here’s good news for Michiganders’ mental health: Community mental health delivers cutting-edge care

Michigan's community mental health agencies lead the nation in innovation, serve all 83 counties, and help Michiganders of all ages access the mental health supports they need.

Partner Content Alexandra Gabridge, DBT and Outpatient Clinician with St. Clair County Community Mental Health, goes over skills with an individual in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program during a group session.

A woman’s journey of healing from a lifetime of abuse

At the end of her rope after a lifetime of abuse, multiple attempts at therapy, and a recent death in the family, one woman found the help she needed through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at St. Clair County Community Mental Health, which she says saved her life.