February, 2007

Changes coming to historic lodge, by Jennifer Maki

The Great Depression brought change to the Keweenaw County in the 1930s—a desperate need for work, an opportunity for county improvement, severe winter weather and the creation of a facility that would stand the test of time.The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is changing again more than seventy years later. Its history has witnessed the area economy […]

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Fulbright teacher exchange promotes cultural awareness, by 8-18 Media

A freshman English class at Marquette Senior High School spent nearly four months learning cultural awareness in addition to reading and writing thanks to a teacher exchange program. Rashmi Chopra, of New Delhi (India) participated in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program in which teachers from different countries swap places to teach in the other’s school. […]

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About food, and a couple other matters, by Don Curto

The easy-to-prepare, single dish meal for two that I am going to tell you about began when I went to the Marquette Food Co-op recently when Jeff from Seeds and Spores was at the check out, and I asked if he had any real carrots left from the season. He did, in cold storage. I […]

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U.P. weather in 2006—A look back, by Matt Zika

U.P. weather in 2006—A look back Despite periods of prolonged chill in February and early March and September through early November, 2006 will go down in record books as one of the top five warmest years for much of the Upper Peninsula. At the Marquette National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township, 2006 is tied […]

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Sulfide mining hearings set, by Kristy Basolo

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) granted preliminary approval to a series of permits for the Kennecott Minerals Company plan to drill into sulfide rock below the Yellow Dog Plains in northwestern Marquette County. The DEQ will continue its technical review and, by law, make a final decision following a public hearing and comment […]

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Local women prove hockey’s not just for the boys anymore, by Larry Chabot

Local women prove hockey’s not just for the boys anymore No one knows when it all started. But back in time, shortly after men began playing hockey, a woman probably picked up a stick, fired a puck at an open net and said excitedly, “I can do this!” Whoever she was, she wouldn’t recognize the […]

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Celebrate your heart in February, by George Sedlacek

February is Heart Month, and the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network would like to remind everyone that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for people sixty-five and older. For people with diabetes, heart disease also continues to be the leading cause of death. In addition, people with diabetes have three to four times […]

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Helmets key to injury prevention, by Leslie Bek

I am a member of the Volunteer National Ski Patrol at Marquette Mountain. We undergo rigorous training in outdoor emergency care and ski proficiency. It is our responsibility to prevent injury whenever possible by reviewing runs for hazards and making necessary changes or precautions. We serve as first responders on the hill should we receive […]

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Gardening for keeps, by Tonya Ackers-Richards

On the cusp of Valentine’s Day, I am pestered by the notion that all relationships require significant, sometimes back-breaking effort. Perhaps it is my sentimental stack of garden catalogs that leads me to this writing, but I am led once again to a springtime metaphor. Love is very much like a garden. It requires patience […]

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Community readies for dog sled races, by Tonya Ackers-Richards

Planning for this year’s UP200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Race is off and running. For the first time, there is a waiting list for all races. New events have been planned for race weekend in Marquette and Munising. New this year is the Vendor Marketplace which will be located in the Masonic Building Commons […]

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City Notes – February 2007

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor Thank you to all the wonderful people who have donated thus far to the U.P. Children’s Museum’s new Playmakers Club. This initiative earmarks philanthropic gifts to provide museum memberships for families of need. The greatest gift to me as the director of the museum […]

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Library forms district exploration group, by Pam Christensen

The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library has announced the formation of a District Library Exploratory Committee (DLEC) to look at the future of the library. This action was taken as a response to a request received in September 2006 from the Board of the Charter Township of Chocolay. The Peter White […]

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