October, 2009

Online and in demand

by Eric Hammerstrom It’s a small world—just ask Spencer Stang, Sarah Carpenter, Sam Graci or Dennis Mingay of Marquette. On the day of this interview, Stang corresponded by Internet and telephone with his client, Marathon Corporation in Ohio, and by e-mail with a client in the finance industry in Alaska and a computer programmer he […]

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Dear editor Thank you for your continued support of WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90. Your generosity goes a long way toward helping us remain a vital part of our community. You understand that quality radio costs money and you appreciate what you hear on Public Radio 90 enough to support it financially and keep it strong. […]

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City notes- October 2009

Edited by: Kristy Basolo Dear editor Thank you for your continued support of WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90. Your generosity goes a long way toward helping us remain a vital part of our community. You understand that quality radio costs money and you appreciate what you hear on Public Radio 90 enough to support it financially and […]

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Star Date: October 2009

By: Craig Linde Moon & Planets—Jupiter is in the south shortly after darkness falls and by 1:00 a.m. is low in the southwest. Mars rises just after 1:00 a.m. and is located below and more or less aligned with the twin stars of Castor and Pollux in Gemini. The last quarter moon is by this trio […]

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Word for the month – October 2009

By: Gerald Waite Verbum satis sapientibus: A word to the wise is sufficient This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but from time to time in this column, I make a mistake. And because I can rejoice in many acute readers, I generally seem to be caught at it. Two columns this past summer […]

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City Notes – October 2009

Edited by Kristy Basolo Dear editor Thank you for your continued support of WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90. Your generosity goes a long way toward helping us remain a vital part of our community. You understand that quality radio costs money and you appreciate what you hear on Public Radio 90 enough to support it financially […]

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Locals ‘Live United’ to help county

By: Leslie Bek The health and well-being of a community begins with each individual—all sizes and all shapes. Many individuals within a community have basic needs that are not being met. Many individuals reach out or over to lend a hand. These individuals become connected, interdependent and united. An individual reaching out can influence the condition […]

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Autumn Glory

By: Don Curto Once again, summer has ended. In our region, this one was strange, indeed. There was not enough heat for the whole season to provide really good growing conditions. Tomatoes were mostly quite poor, though at season’s end, I did find some that are more than acceptable. Almost got my fill of tomato and […]

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Puppet performances continue through decades

By: Larry Alexander As a child, Sue Danielson attended puppet shows at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library (ICPL). Now, after twenty-two years in the Ishpeming public school system, she’s back at the ICPL keeping the tradition going, with the help of a little twenty-first century innovation. Danielson became the children’s librarian in June of this […]

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Tipi life offers unique rewards, challenges

By: Hannah Lantz Looking up, my gaze is involuntarily funneled to an oblong patch of sky beyond an opening high above me. The silky-smooth blonde surfaces of the poles erected in the shape of a cone have a way of guiding the eye upward as effortlessly as smoke. I am standing in a tipi, a reality […]

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Patience, technology and our lives

By: Brian Maki There is one word in our language we have lost touch with over the years. A word so simple it only takes a brief moment to sustain it—that’s if we know how to use it. We learn the word through others, like our parents or siblings or neighbors and most likely a teacher. […]

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National Forest celebrates 100 years serving the U.P.

By: Kim Hoyum Two thousand and nine is a landmark year for the Upper Peninsula’s familiar Hiawatha National Forest, as it celebrates its centennial as the state’s oldest national forest. The current Hiawatha National Forest had its start in 1909, when then-President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed a small area of the U.P. as the Marquette National […]

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Roberts supports quest for knowledge

By: Pam Christensen An idyllic childhood in Marquette is something that Allyn Roberts hopes to recreate for Marquette area youth through his generous support of Peter White Public Library Summer Reading Club for children and teens. For two years, Roberts has made a substantial gift to the library so storytelling, music and drama can be integrated […]

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Service awards highlight volunteers

The inaugural U.P. Service Awards are shining a light on the life-changing actions of volunteers, businesses and nonprofit organizations across the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. Service Awards, coordinated by the U.P. Volunteer Network (UPVN), are designed to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts and inspire others to give of their time, talents and treasure. Honorees were chosen […]

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