May, 2016

May 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.   Escanaba  Frame Crafters Gallery. […]

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May 2016 Out and About

end of april events   27 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 6:41 a.m.; Sunset 8:53 p.m. Gwinn  Merry Mixers. 1:00 p.m. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 North Maple Street. 346-9862.  Story Time. Stories, rhymes and a simple craft for preschool and young elementary-aged children. 6:00 p.m. Forsyth Township Public Library, 180 West Flint Street. 346-3433 or www.forsythtwplibrary.org   Marquette […]

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City Notes

Dear Reader, As the month of May brings the smell of freshly fallen rain and the beautiful sight of blooming flowers, we at Marquette Monthly enjoy the change of season with heavy hearts. We were sad to learn of the passing of Mary Kinnunen, founding publisher of Marquette Monthly. Mary’s hard work and dedication early […]

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New Munising art gallery slated for May opening

by Jim Pennell A storefront in Munising where years ago people bought paint will once again be offering it for sale, albeit in a slightly different form. The building that stands at 109 W. Superior St. for many years housed a hardware store. Now, through the efforts of the Munising Bay Arts Association and people like […]

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Surprising visitors to Great Lakes region

by Tyler Tichelaar Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America David M. Krueger My first thought when I saw Myths of the Rune Stone, published by University of Minnesota Press, was that it would argue that Vikings had settled in the Great Lakes area long before Columbus. Instead, it explores […]

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Get Rhythm

by Erik Lennartson Teacher-turned-radio-disk jockey Elmer Aho has been spinning classic country tunes for the good-hearted women and good ol’ boys living in the U.P. for nearly three decades. From 7 p.m. to midnight each Saturday, Aho hosts American Country Gold on 103FXD, playing everything from Jimmie Rodgers to Johnny Cash. It’s clear time has […]

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May 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. Gwinn Inn. – Friday, April 29 and Saturday, the 30th: Stranded. 170 West Flint Street. 346-9619. Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 6:00 p.m. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815.   Harvey The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with […]

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How trees make us healthy

by Jessica Juntunen The Upper Peninsula offers the perfect wild spaces and natural tracts of land for outdoor excursions and opportunities for getting out and about. Plenty of people in the U.P. enjoy getting outdoors; it’s a reason many visitors come every year to vacation here. The Upper Peninsula has no shortage of natural wildlife preserves, […]

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May 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 […]

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Biopics, horrors and comedies, oh my

by Leonard G. Heldreth Two biographical films, two horror films and two comedies make up our list for this month. Before responding critically to the movie Steve Jobs, a viewer has to be aware of two pre-requisites. First, the film does not attempt to present an accurate, factual account of Jobs’ life, not even as accurate […]

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Brain games

by Erik Lennartson The human race has enthralled itself with escaping into other realities for hundreds of years. From parabolic tales told orally through generations, to pictures drawn, to novels written, to movies made, to video games played and now to virtual reality—there seems no limit to what the human mind is able to do. […]

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Women’s Center hires new executive director

Established in 1973, the Women’s Center in Marquette has a long and storied history of helping area victims of domestic and sexual violence. Now, more than 40 years since the creation of the oldest women’s center in the state of Michigan, Beth Casady, the center’s new executive director, wants it yelled from the rooftops that […]

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Still with them

Arrin and Shane Murray have plenty of great photographs of their mom in Las Vegas: smiling next to an Edward Scissorhands impersonator, smiling as a firefighter laughs and looks at the camera while another kisses her on the cheek, smiling with one hip kicked out to the side and an Elvis impersonator doing his best […]

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Remembering the English major

By Jonathon Johnson Jim Harrison, best known for penning Legends of the Fall, died in his Arizona home March 26 at the age of 78. A prolific author who published 21 volumes of fiction and 14 books of poetry, among other creative works, Harrison would often visit the Upper Peninsula. A lover of the natural world, […]

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Farmers markets keep food local, healthy

by  Laura Gauthier, WIC coordinator, Marquette County Health Department Spring has sprung. It’s time to think about fresh produce again. The local farmers markets are again coming back to life. Buying from a community farmers market is a great way to have fresh produce right at your fingertips. Nothing is better than having the fresh taste of […]

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