March, 2016

Marquette DDA celebrates four decades of service

    by Taylor Johnson The Marquette Downtown Development Authority celebrated its 40th birthday with a jubilant get-together on January 20 at the Hampton Inn. More than 300 people attended the gathering, enjoying food donated by local restaurants, meeting new people and reminiscing over old pictures and memories of downtown. The DDA staff is made […]

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March 2016 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, […]

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German deli opens in AuTrain

by Jackie Stark Located in one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it towns, Wagener’s Delicatessen and Cafe is hoping its offerings of traditional German foods will keep people’s eyes wide open as they head into AuTrain. “We’re not a hamburger place. We’re not a hot dog place. We’re a German delicatessen,” said co-owner and head chef Stewart Wagener, […]

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March 2016 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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March 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

U.P. students to s-p-e-l-l their way to Washington D.C.   Susurration, insouciance, desiccate, interlocutor, concatenate, vituperative. While most of these words would have adults asking the judge to “Use it in a sentence, please,” they’re likely old hat for the top spellers in the Scripps Spelling Bee. Those words and others can be found on […]

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March 2016 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 […]

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Sawyer wall honors area aviators

 by Larry Chabot We love halls of fame. They recognize the best, worst, most popular and, in certain venues, the weirdest people, places and things. Some of them give good ones a bad name. Consider these real off-the-wall salutes to the best in: Roadkill, cockroaches, hot dogs, police mugshots, dog collars, towing. There are more. […]

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March 2016 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. – Mondays: Trivia. 6:00 p.m. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815.   Harvey The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298.   Hancock Orpheum Theatre. – Thursday, the 25th: Andreas Kapsalis Classical […]

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Movement as medicine

by Dr. Hilary Metcalf, Family Medicine at Bell Hospital, Ishpeming Modern medicine is going through an internal revolution. Clinical research now confirms something our ancestors took for granted: Each of us is not a machine, or piece of meat. As Candace Pert, molecular biologist, put it, each of us is more like a “living flame.” […]

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March 2016 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 Calumet Art Center. Works by local and regional artists. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 57055 Fifth Street. 934-2228 or www.calumetartcenter.com Copper […]

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Shattering glass ovens

by Katherine Larson Traditionally”—that is, at least in United States mainstream culture of the last 50 years or so—the person in charge of the kitchen at home is a woman, while the person in charge of the kitchen in a restaurant is a man. What an odd dichotomy. Is this stereotype accurate? Has it always […]

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Rachel Carson, a lover, protector of the natural world

by Scot Stewart “Behind each rock, each blade of grass, each fish, there is a discovery waiting, waiting to thrill and inspire.”— Unknown There is something about the sparkle of sunlight on the surface of water on a summer afternoon to bring a smile, especially to a young observer. It only takes a minnow dancing […]

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‘Savor the flavor’ while you eat

Why, where, when and how you eat are equally important as what you eat. It’s important to take in the sights, sounds and interactions that go along with eating when it comes to developing an overall healthy eating plan. The sense of smell is strongly connected to our memory bank, making some meals more memorable […]

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Bluegrass group keeps toes tapping at Ore Dock

by Erik Lennartson On a chilly February evening, visitors to the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette warmed up with a pint of cold beer and the picking, wailing and crooning of the Yooper Bluegrass society. Started by Sarah Mittlefehldt and husband John Gillette in September, the group consists of roughly 10 to 12 […]

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Women at war

by Kristi Evans Japan’s occupation of the U.S.-controlled Philippines, launched shortly after its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, was one of the most brutal of World War II. Filipino and American forces ultimately surrendered the Bataan Peninsula—where they were forced on the infamous “death march” to prison camps 60 miles away—and Corregidor Island, which guarded […]

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