June, 2016

100 Miles in Hiking (or snow) Shoes

  by Kristi Evans Many who hike or snowshoe in Marquette County traverse at least a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. It skirts the Lake Superior shoreline and inland lakes, cuts through old-growth forests and crosses rivers. The prime Upper Peninsula scenery is ample reward in itself, but there is an added […]

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June 2016 Art Galleries

Big Bay • Big Bay Outfitters. Featuring work by local artists. Open daily. 308 Bensinger Rd. 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 media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11  a.m. to 4  p.m. 205 Fifth St. 337-1252. […]

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June 2016 Museums

Alberta The Henry Ford Alberta Village Museum. This converted sawmill village, built in 1935, houses artifacts of the period and information about Henry Ford’s vision of a self-sufficient community. There is a gift shop and video library with video interviews of residents of Alberta in the 1930s. Prices vary. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to […]

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Leading ladies rule the silver screen

by Leonard G. Heldreth The films this month deal with a range of problems faced by women, whether in the United States today or during the recent past, or in the aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The Room Based on a novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, who drew her inspiration from several actual events, […]

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The ‘newsies’ of MSHS keep The Pasty strong

Written by Theresa Hermann, Annabella Martinson, and Liam Ulland- Joy. In a world of myth and legend, in a time without iPhones and internet, there were few ways with which people could stay connected. One of these ways remains in activity today: the newBack in the days of “Marcia, Marcia,Marcia,” and either of the Newhart […]

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The theatre with a view

by Peggy Frazier Winter flew by and here is June—a busy time for the transition of Lake Superior Theatre. You are probably busy with end of the school year events but we hope you will find time to get your season and event tickets to LST. Clip the MM ad for LST as a reminder […]

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Healthy swimming in pools and spas

by Karen LaMore I grew up in the late 1950s in a tiny resort town on the south shore of Lake Michigan. As a youngster, even in the worst weather, you could usually find me swimming in that vast expanse of fresh water. Back then we only had two pools in town. Both of them […]

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Breakfasts with my father

by Katherine Larson Throughout my childhood my father was the family cook, and most of the kitchen lore that lies at my fingertips today stretches back to his teaching and his example. This includes breakfasts—indeed, especially breakfasts. My first-grade teacher also played a small part. Miss Bitter, I will call her, though that was not […]

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Dead bodies keep readers guessing

by Vicki Fee Death Crashes the Party is the first book in the new “Liv and Di in Dixie” mystery series by Marquette author Vicki Fee. Full of Southern charm, a few Southern clichés and lots of surprises, this book is sure to win over fans of strong-willed women who aren’t content to sit back and […]

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June 2016 On the Town

Calumet Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mic. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 5: Louisiana Audie. 4 to 7 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 […]

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Trumpeters in the bog

by Scot Stewart n a foggy morning in the Upper Peninsula, it is possible to go back in time—65 million years or more. Listening in the stillness as misty wisps wrap around tall, ghostly black spruces and spindly tamaracks, a prehis- toric bugling pierces the early stillness. Sounding like it could be from ptero- dactyls, […]

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Coloring communities GREEN

by Taylor Johnson Olga, you’ll never have a garden here,” a master gardener and acquaintance of Olga Williams told her in 2006 after looking at a bare and vacant piece of land on Republic Avenue. The property was once a line of six or seven houses, but when the Republic Iron Mine came to town, the houses […]

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Keeping the tradition alive

by Pine Mountain Music Festival For the past 25 years, the Pine Mountain Music Festival has brought local, national and international artists on a traveling concert across the U.P. with an array of nationally recognized high-quality musical performances and educational arts programs. Now in its 26th year, the festival will carry on that tradition from […]

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June 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 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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Start the Cycle

by Jim Pennell There’s an old adage that says if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for the rest of his life. A group of moun- tain bike mentors in Marquette have expanded that and believe if you give kids a […]

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