Lifestyles Archive

Snacking done right

Snacking done right

Healthy options for children What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have the best intentions when looking for nutritious options for their children, but challenges […]

Make Jake part of your family

Make Jake part of your family

BIG RAPIDS — Jake, a 5-year-old canine with a big heart, hopes to find a new home and family to shower with affection. He became available for adoption from the Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County after his owner was no longer able to keep him. Jake is a chihuahua and rat terrier mix who is […]

Ten years of Tuba Bach

Ten years of Tuba Bach

Tuba Bach looks to do things bigger and better BIG RAPIDS — Celebrating its 10th anniversary, planners of this year’s Tuba Bach program promise to do things bigger and better. Organizers are looking into expanding the program’s reach outside of Big Rapids, including events in Reed City and Grand Rapids. In addition, the program will […]

Working together to eat better

Working together to eat better

By Meryl Smith, MA RD
 District Health Department #10 I know feeding your young child can be very frustrating. Some days, you just want to pull your hair out because your child wants to eat the same thing for a week and then refuses to eat it the next day. Or he won’t eat vegetables, is very […]

Holding on to your car

Holding on to your car

Tips for a safe, long-lasting vehicle Family Features While driving a new vehicle off the lot may sound tempting, the financial commitment it brings is not an option for most families. Instead, hanging on to your old set of wheels is the smarter choice for a number of reasons. Taking good care of your car […]