January, 2006

Happy New Year, I guess…, by Don Curto

By the time the end of December rolls around each year, I realize that a lot of things I had hoped to write about during the year remain untouched. This column picks up on some subjects that are high on my interest list. I know that most of these concern the City of Marquette and […]

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Estate planning essential for seniors, by Leonard Kaanta and Susan G. Wideman

Based on experience, the two biggest estate-planning concerns for seniors are protection of assets when seniors can no longer make decisions on their own, and how to make it easier to distribute an estate upon death. Here is an overview of some basic estate planning tools seniors can use to address these concerns. Planning for […]

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Resolution just a call away, by Bill Waters

MARS. It’s a distant red planet. It’s the ancient Roman god of war. It’s a famous candy company that makes M&Ms. In our world, it’s the Marquette-Alger Resolution Service (MARS), a community-oriented and community-supported alternative to courts for dispute and conflict resolution. It’s available right here in the central Upper Peninsula and professional volunteers will […]

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MACC plans events, offers winter workshops

The Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced their Winter Workshop schedule. Youth workshops include: voice lessons, piano lessons, children’s Spanish, intro to guitar playing. Young adult and adult workshops include: beginning Spanish, old time banjo (5 string), Introduction to Guitar Playing, Movement and Relaxation, Once Upon a Woman Writing, basic Finnish, the German language […]

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Local public radio offers laughter, joy to listeners, by Jeff Wright

Let me say from the outset—as a former resident of Marquette, a graduate of Northern Michigan University and someone who has made a career in public broadcasting—that I am a passionate lifelong supporter of Public Radio 90 and its unique role in helping to bring a vision and voice to the Upper Peninsula. I can […]

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Bell collection rings with history, by Amy Barritt

In 1965, the Peter White Public Library (PWPL) acquired an astounding collection of bells from the late Mrs. (F.B.) Rachel Spear. The group of more than 600 bells from around the world resides on the second floor of the library. Spear was well known throughout Marquette as an active participant in community projects. She is […]

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State, local programs promote active, healthy lifestyles, by Ann Constance

According to Michigan’s Surgeon General Kimberlydawn Wisdom, people in Michigan are among the most overweight in the United States. In 2002, sixty-two percent of Michigan adults were either obese or overweight. Unhealthy lifestyles like these increase the risk for more than thirty chronic diseases that can be prevented, including the leading causes of death—heart disease, […]

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City Notes – January 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor UP-EMS is a public nonprofit organization that was created in 1976 to develop, support and promote emergency medical care in rural Michigan. It included all communities of the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan and helped them establish and maintain their local emergency medical services. […]

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Country celebrates mentoring month, by Jessica Neafsey and Rebecca

Rock climbing, snowshoeing, swimming, doing martial arts, eating at new restaurants, watching movies, making clothes. These are just a few of the life-affirming experiences that area mentors Michelle DeLisle of Marquette and Cory Rowe of Negaunee have shared with their mentees. Spending just a few days each month, over a period of at least a […]

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