June, 2008

Two U.P. lawmakers offer their views on youth issues, by 8-18 Media

As part of 8-18 Media’s preparation to attend and cover the national political conventions, a group of reporters and editors held separate interviews to ask the same questions of State Representatives Steven Lindberg (D-Marquette) and Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba). They discussed some political issues 8-18 Media and the two lawmakers feel are most important to youth […]

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Tickets available for music festival’s eighteenth season, by Elwin “Mick” McKellar

You will hear it in their music, see it in the faces and feel it at every event: The Pine Mountain Music Festival’s (PMMF) eighteenth season celebrates eighteen years in love with music. Throughout the summer 2008 Festival, PMMF focuses on those events that sparked the Festival eighteen years ago. They offer smaller concerts of […]

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Arts make Marquette a cultural destination, by Nikke Nason

Summers may be short in the Upper Peninsula but Marquette area arts organizations have found a way to keep them active for more than fifty years. This summer marks several anniversaries for area arts organizations. With Art on the Rocks celebrating its fiftieth year, Hiawatha Music Festival celebrating its thirtieth, Lake Superior Theatre in its […]

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Oral health reminders for summer vacation season, by Marge Dickinson

June is the start of summer vacation for many families. The lazy, crazy days of summer may bring day trips to the beach or road trips to see relatives. Bags of food and coolers packed with goodies always go with my family when we hit the road. Making good choices of what to take with […]

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Health department kicks off Safe Families Month, by George Sedlacek

As you kick off your summer activities this month, adding a home safety inventory of quick, easy and inexpensive tests could help you prevent silent killers like radon and lead from harming you and your family members. Bike safety and car seat checks also are lifesavers. “Conducting some simple tests at home and taking simple […]

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Bug season has arrived, by Leslie Bek

Not unlike other places in our geographic region, the Upper Peninsula is home to four traditional seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. The duration of each season is up to much local debate and often quite contrary to calendar or various almanac designations. Commonly known in our region and less officially noted by others—are our additional […]

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A little bit of history… by Don Curto

President Bush went to Israel to speak before the Knesset on May 15, the sixtieth anniversary of Israel’s independence. He put his foot in his mouth in his talk, but this is a not unfamiliar contortion for him. The visit and its uproar brought back memories of how even the most unimportant persons often have […]

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U.P. deer losing crucial winter habitat? by Matthew Williams

A far greater threat to the U.P.’s deer population than predators or disease is the declining number of Eastern hemlock trees. Hemlock is a species crucial to the winter survival of deer and other animals. Once the most dominant tree species in the northern regions of Michigan and Wisconsin, hemlock provides valuable shelter to deer […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

Our friend Chris was dying. Almost one year later, it is hard to believe and hard to write. She had been a friend to so many, almost from the day she and her husband arrived in Marquette. Chris had come up alone from the “Lower” on a house-hunting trip while Rob was teaching at a […]

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Peter White Punch: A practical application, by Pam Christensen

According to the book The Honorable Peter White, no visit to the White home was complete without a toast of Peter White Punch. There are a variety of recipes for the punch, but all contain the same basic ingredients, some of which can be a challenge to procure today. The production of the punch reminds […]

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An overdue salute to five veterans, by Larry Chabot

As the Fourth of July tribute to Marquette County’s World War II veterans draws near, we salute these five men and women as representative of those who went to war to preserve our freedoms. They were picked from the 1,100 registered veterans in the Marquette County database. “I had to fight my way in” Because […]

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Finding vinyl without a scratch, by Leslie Allen

The working title of this article, “In Search of Vinyl: Criss-crossing the Central U.P. in a Quixotic Quest for Tom Jones” (subtitle: What’s so unusual about that?), had to be thrown out. It was all too easy. One trip to Leftovertures in Manistique, and I was done. “Tom Jones is not a big mover,” Gene […]

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City Notes – June 2008

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Dear editor As we wrap up another fundraising year, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since we thought we might lose our public radio station forever. We truly would not be on the air today without the tremendous commitment of our listeners across […]

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Water Vision, by Eric Hammerstrom

Paddlers ideals become reality Paddlers ideals become reality By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, Rose the firs with cones upon them; Bright before it beat the water, Beat the […]

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