October, 2015

November 2015 Out & About

End of October Events 28 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 8:24 a.m.; Sunset 6:42 p.m.   Gwinn  Merry Mixers. 1:00 p.m. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 North Maple Street. 346-9862.   Ishpeming  St. Joseph’s Annual Fall Bazaar. Bazaar items include handmade crafts, handy work, a white elephant and bake sale. A salad lunch will be available for $5. 10:00 […]

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November 2015 On the Town

Calumet Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mike. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430.   Gwinn Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. Up North Lodge. – Saturday, October 31: Halloween party. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815.   Harvey The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298.   Hancock Orpheum Theatre. – Friday, October 30: […]

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November 2015 Art Galleries

Big Bay  Jailhouse Gallery and Gifts. Local artwork and gifts are on display and available for purchase. Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 308 Bensinger. 250-3350. 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 […]

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Closure Concerns: Mail services to slow without processing center

by Lucy Blair Living in a rural environment can come at a price, and that price increases as the United States Postal Services considers closing the Iron Mountain, Michigan Area Mail Processing Center in early 2016. If closed, mail from the 498- and 499- zip codes will be routed through Green Bay to be processed, […]

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November 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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November 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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November 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. Friday, 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 361-2563.  Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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Buying a new home: out of sight, out of mind

by Jennifer Farnworth, Sanitarian, MCHD Most homebuyers want to know as much as possible about the condition of the house they are buying. They would not want to buy a house with a bad heating system or a leaky roof without getting a price adjustment to compensate for the repair expenses. However, even the most careful […]

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Fall fun in Negaunee

A group of downtown Negaunee business people is bringing a fun, fall event to Iron Street: Negaunee Oktoberfest. The event will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It seeks to honor the German heritage and German traditions associated with the month of October. Oktoberfest will act as a passport […]

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Great pumpkins: more than lanterns

by Katherine Larson It is hard, in the United States, to think of the month of October without thinking of Halloween. No longer limited to October 31, images of ghouls, goblins and witches fill our stores and our airwaves all month long. Along with these displays come veritable mountains of pumpkins. Whether or not we […]

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NMU professor explores Iceland during summer residency

by Kristi Evans The rugged, majestic landscape of Iceland’s southern coast recently provided inspiration for artists and academics selected for a prestigious summer residency through Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis—including one fortunate Northern Michigan University professor. Steven Hughes, assistant professor of illustration at NMU, was among a dozen members of Team Moss; another dozen […]

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Marquette ramps up for Halloween

by Jim Pennell The ghost of an ancient mariner passes by, dwarfed by a twelve-foot-tall skeleton that bobs and weaves above a huge crowd. A group of dancers move in a smooth traditional dance, oblivious to the zombie in the red dress that staggers past them. A giant silk cocoon unfolds, revealing a young girl […]

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City Notes – October 2015

Dear editor I started to write an article about the Women’s Center “Lighting the Way” fundraiser on October 24 when our local TV news covered the comments of Menominee County Prosecutor Daniel Hass on the death of Jolene Eichhorn, “this is another example of a tragic, tragic domestic violence death.” Jolene Eichhorn, forty-three of Carney, […]

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Smokehouse Glenn’s offers a culinary variety of Adventurous foods

by Amy Mattson Glenn Andrews, owner of Smokehouse Glenn’s Northern Meats, is not your average butcher. He brings decades of experience to his Ishpeming business, and strives to offer a more high-end product for discerning palates. “The thing I have here is experience and homemade stuff,” Andrews said. “I’m all about unique flavors.” One look […]

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Trail provides home for local mountain bikers

by Candace Prill Marquette County is home to many biking trails, including paved paths used for commuting and recreation along with intricate mountain biking trails groomed for every season. These paths expanded when the Iron Ore Heritage Trail was completed in the Negaunee and Ishpeming area, giving residents a space to grow physically, get outdoors […]

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