January, 2013

Verbum satis sapientibus: A word to the wise is sufficient.

Making grand resolves with the New Year is a commonplace tradition: to call mother more often, to quit wasting so much time on the computer, or very often, to begin a weight loss diet or start an exercise regimen. I gave up making such resolutions some time age, never having quite achieved perfection.  Now, instead […]

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Books Rediscover Forgotten U.P. History

Harvesting the Wilderness: The Tyoga Lumber Company and Onota Township, a Microcosm of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by John Parlin, Bernice Anderson, Jim Carter, Echoe Deibert, Bruce Veneberg, and Mike Zuidema Harvesting the Wilderness fills in a much overlooked corner of Upper Michigan history while at the same time being broad enough to reflect […]

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Father Marquette

The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will celebrate their 35th anniversary in 2013, but instead of resting on their laurels, the group has once again tackled an overwhelming, for most organizations, project.  The group plans to raise $100,000 during 2013 to restore the Father Marquette statue located in Lakeside Park and improve the small park. […]

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The Old Hancock Finnish Evangelical Church’s “Savior”

It is sometimes amazing how work on one project can lead to another. While doing research for a book on the history of Suomi College, now Finlandia University, this summer, I was searching for a photograph of the Hancock Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church. On September 8, 1896, a dedication service to open Suomi College’s inaugural […]

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HOME CINEMA

by Leonard G. Heldreth The films this month cover the adventures of seven British subjects in India; a retelling of the Snow White story with eight (count ’em–eight!) dwarves; two independent films with the same leading man–one about a time machine and the other about a questionable condom; and then there’s Magic Mike. The Best […]

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Family to Family program

If you learned your friend had a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, chances are you would relate some empathy. You would have some knowledge and understanding of the on-going challenges they face. Chances are with absence of any personal judgment, you would feel free in a matter-of-fact manner to share that medical knowledge with […]

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Oh! Deer Me! We Have a Guest. What’s for Supper?

by Don Curto  I had my first venison meal in 1925 when I was two years old and I clearly remember my father, Charles Curto, an all-Italian-background guy from Calumet saying to a visiting friend who had prepared the meal from a buck shot in the Copper Country:           “You don’t really eat this kind […]

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Have you done your part? Have you helped make sure that history has a home?

by Jim Koski It’s been said that one way to tell the health of a community is to look at the buildings and programs that the entire community has supported and paid for by itself, buildings like churches, schools, and museums, and programs centered around arts and culture.  In Marquette, we’re fortunate to have had many […]

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YEAR 1952: Five Gallons For A Dollar

by Larry Chabot Pity the nervous insurance agent. When Marquette was suddenly blanketed with over five inches of snow on December 6, they watched as police untangled one wreck after another. Insurers no doubt peeked between their fingers as the banging and crunching rattled windows and nerves. The next day, another ten vehicles crashed into light […]

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Culture Center brings in the New Year with innovated workshops, and distinguished instructors.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (MACC) brings in the New Year with innovated workshops, and distinguished instructors. Stop by or call the MACC, at 217 N Front St in the Lower Level of the Peter White Public Library or visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.mqtcty.org/arts” www.mqtcty.org/arts (906) 228-0472. Watercolor I & II: […]

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Wired

by Lon Emerick When I walked into the classroom at Northern Michigan University, I was astonished to see all sixteen students staring at the screen of their laptop computers. No one looked up or even blinked. Turning to the professor who had invited me to speak, I asked what was going on. “Can’t be sure,” […]

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The Little Mermaid coming to Lake Superior Theatre

by Megan Hillier Get ready to go under the sea at Kaufman Auditorium when Lake Superior Youth Theatre puts on Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Performances will be January 25, 2013 at 7pm and January 26, 2013 at 7pm, as well as a matinee at 1pm. This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from […]

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Area educators receive training to help prevent teen suicide

by Maggie Guter,  GlenEllen Lehmberg,  and Theresa Hermann. A number of schools in Marquette County have grieved the loss of students in recent years due to instances of teen suicide. In an effort to avoid such tragedies, a nationwide program called QPR held a training session recently for area educators. Twenty-three teachers and counselors were […]

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