July, 2016

July 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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July 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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July 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Sailing school back on the water Take an 8-foot fiberglass boat that looks like a tub, add a small sail and get ready to have a great time learning to sail, especially if you are between 8 and 18 years old. The Marquette Junior Yacht Club (MJYC) is again offering sailing lessons for young and […]

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July 2016 Out and About

end of june events 29 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 5:59 a.m.; Sunset 9:47 p.m. Curtis • Music in the Park. The Jaybirds will perform. Bring your own chair. 6:30 p.m. Ericksen Center for the Arts, N9246 Saw-wa-Quatta St. www.ericksoncenter.org or 586-9974. Gwinn • Blood Drive. 2 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 558 M-35. 346-7595. • Merry Mixers. 1 p.m. Forsyth Senior […]

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July 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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July 2016 On the Town

Harvey • The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298. Hancock • Orpheum Theatre. – Thursday, July 7: Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe. – Sunday, the 10th: Joshua Davis Quartet. – Thursday, the 14th: Comedian Mary Mack. – Friday, the 15th: Andreas Kapsalis. – Friday, the 16th: Joe Wilson and the […]

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July 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 30 juried artists. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, seven miles. 466-2276. Curtis • Waterfront Gallery and Gifts. […]

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Vaping: a public health headache

One of the fastest-growing issues in the field of substance abuse prevention is the legitimacy and safety of electronic cigarettes, also known as vape pens and e-cigarettes, among other terms. Due in part to the fact that the U.S. government has only recently taken the steps needed to have regulatory authority over e-cigarettes and their […]

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Planning healthcare

People plan weddings, births, parties, vacations—why not health care? Too often, said Kate LaBeau of Upper Peninsula Health Plan, it’s because they don’t know how or don’t feel they have the power to do so. That is why LaBeau is spearheading a U.P.-wide initiative focused on honoring individual health care choices. This free program is […]

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Books reflect local history and its preservation

The Archives Project: The Surprising and Remarkable Story of the Origins and Development of Northern Michigan University’s Archives, 1966-1994 by Clifford F. Maier At first glance, a 350-page book on the history of the NMU Archives may not seem like the most absorbing reading, but as current archives director Marcus Robyns states in his foreword, […]

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KBOCC celebrates Michigan authors

by Deborah K. Frontiera A few years ago, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in L’Anse had a beautiful new library with a huge deficit in the number of volumes it contained. The college set about seeking to fill those shelves, asking for donations of “special collections.” Many years earlier, Steve Covieo, author of You […]

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Cultivating beauty

by Amy Gawry When Jeannette Hauver of Marquette started a small rose garden in Park Cemetery in 1995, she never expected that 22 years later, she and her volunteer crew would be taking care of 13 gardens on the cemetery grounds, or that it would have such an impact on the image and purpose of […]

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Busy as a bumblebee

by Scot Stewart Fuzzy, big and noisy, bumblebees are a wonder. Many have pondered how an animal shaped more like a hairy jellybean could fly. The flocculent round bodies are perfect designs for their lives as nectar and pollen feeders and the roles they play in pollination. But much of their entire existence is either […]

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Campfire cookery

by Katherine Larson  With the outdoors so enticing, who wants to go inside, even to eat? In summer, it’s hard to coax oneself indoors unless absolutely necessary. So let’s eat out—outside. Cooking outdoors is not for the obsessive-compulsive. There are too many variables. Are we using charcoal or wood? Which kind? Some charcoals burn hotter […]

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Growing U.P. local

by Sam Henke, Farming above the 45th parallel has never been for the faint of heart nor the thin of skin. The growing season is short, the late frosts unforgiving and the sun has a habit of all but disappearing behind a brow of clouds for days at a time. Historically, eking out a subsistence with […]

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