April, 2015

Online diabetes program studied, by Ann Constance

Volunteers needed to test effectiveness of workshops People with Type 2 diabetes can learn life skills for daily management of their disease during a free online workshop and study. Without proper management, diabetes can lead to such complications as heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, kidney failure and blindness. The online workshop, “Self-Management @ Stanford: […]

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April 2015 Family Friendly Community Guide

MooseWood kicks off online campaign MooseWood is excited to announce plans to make major improvements to its center. These improvements include a large indoor aquatic/land turtle habitat, a new floor, new displays and exhibits, and an interactive iPad kiosk. To make this project happen, MooseWood needs the community’s support. For this reason, a crowdfunding campaign […]

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City Notes – April 2015

Letter from the editor Dear readers Putting together the March 2015 edition of Marquette Monthly was a most rewarding, yet extremely emotional experience. The sudden shift from following someone who refined the vision of Marquette Monthly to having to lead ourselves was jarring. In my mind, I had to revert to “What would Pat do?” […]

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Bob Hope’s architect: Humble Marquette native makes big career

by Larry Chabot In his long, colorful and controversial career, Marquette native John Lautner worked under the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright, shook up the field of architecture, saw his works featured in more than a dozen movies and startled comedian Bob Hope with an out-of-this-world home design. Wright himself said Lautner was “the world’s second-best […]

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Celebrating sweet sounds of spring

by Emily Pagel As the sun peeks its head from behind the clouds and the snow has finally started to melt, the sweet sound of birds chirping can be heard in the distance—a musical tone we have not heard since late last fall. It brings forward the promise of spring. But it’s not just the […]

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8-18 Media Liam Coder

Coder ninjas explore technology

Math, science, social studies and language: these subjects are recognized as the fundamentals of education worldwide. However, technology is evolving rapidly and the demand for computer-based jobs will grow by twenty-two percent in the next five years. Despite this fact, ninety percent of schools in America are not teaching code, the language used to program […]

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April 2015 Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 273-0396. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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April 2015 Commercial Establishments

Bark River • Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery & Lighting Irish and Celtic Gift Shop. Handmade knives and sheaths, as well as the work of thirty juried artists. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, seven miles. 466-2276. Chassell • Einerlei. Local jewelry and […]

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April 2015 Museums

Big Bay • Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Road. 345-9957. Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Self-guided tours: youth two and younger, free; three to fifteen, $2; adults, $4. Guided tours: youth two and younger, free; […]

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April 2015 Art Galleries

Calumet • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, clay, glass and other media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 205 Fifth Street. 337-1252. • Paige Wiard Gallery. Works by local and regional artists. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 […]

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April 2015 On the Town

Calumet • Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mike. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn • Gwinn Inn. – Friday, April 10 and Saturday, the 11th: Nudge. 170 West Flint Street. 346-9619. • Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. • Up North Lodge. –  Mondays: Trivia, 6:00 p.m. 215 CR-55. 346-9815. Harvey • The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. […]

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April 2015 Out & About

April events 1 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 7:30 a.m.; Sunset 8:17 p.m. Gwinn • Merry Mixers. 1:00 p.m. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 North Maple Street. 346-9862. Marquette     • Storytime for 2s and 3s. Stories for two- and three-year-old children will be told. 10:30 a.m. Children’s Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 North Front Street. 226-4323. • Mr. Jim’s Toddler […]

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