September, 2016

September 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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September 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 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 Theater. – Saturday, September 3: Mojo Perry. – Friday, […]

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September 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. Houghton • Keweenaw Brewing Company. Works […]

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September 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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September 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, We’d like to be the first to welcome you to September, in the U.P. School is starting, the university students have returned and we’ll soon usher in the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. To help ease the pain of yet another summer gone by too fast, we have another great edition of […]

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September 2016 Out and About

end of august events 31 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 7:08 a.m.; Sunset 8:31 p.m. Gwinn • Merry Mixers. 1 p.m. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 N. Maple St. 346-9862. Marquette • Book Babies. Songs, rhymes and stories for infants to age 24 months will be available. 10:30 a.m. Community Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. 226-4320. • Science […]

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September 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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North

by John Smolens What is north? We sport clothing that touts Up North! Marquette’s local university is geographically identified, and often simply referred to, as Northern. Drive along US-41 and you’ll see numerous local businesses that incorporate north or northern in their names. The word north derives from the Old High German word nord, which has […]

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Books offer look at varied artistic mediums

Kerouac and Brautigan. These sections require readers to know a bit about the authors to catch all the references. The opening Hemingway poem has splake taking a photo that has shadows hiding the apparition he sees of Hemingway coming to Seney to stalk trout again. A theme throughout these poems is splake wanting these authors […]

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The G.R.A.T.E.F.U.L. Project

by Jackie Stark Thank you. They may seem like two little words, uttered countless times throughout the day to friends and strangers alike, but the power behind those two words, when said with intention, can change lives. At least, that’s the idea behind a new project being rolled out by the Great Lakes Center for Youth […]

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September insomnia

by Eric Hammerstrom It is 4:30 a.m.  I woke up 20 minutes ago, in a start, seeing the face of a friend. Today, I will remember… I was making photocopies in the office when the athletic director, in a sort of daze, walked into the room and quietly said, “You’re not gonna believe this.  On […]

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Everybody knows Jan

by Larry Chabot In the western Upper Peninsula, almost everyone knows Jan Tucker. Thanks to the internet, so do ex-Yoopers, snow birds and locals on road trips. A newspaper reporter and radio host for over 50 years, Jan has built and nurtured a huge following, all while raising six kids. “Jan not only knows everyone, […]

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Fostering Family

 by Amy Gawry  According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care in the state at any given time. Across the state, and within our own community, placement agencies, social workers and foster parents strive to work together to care for these children. Eric and Teisha […]

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Wasting away

by Sam Henke Eating is the central activity of any food system, but we may be overlooking the impact of what we don’t eat.  It seems hard to believe, but according to recent studies and articles from many major news sources, nearly half of the food grown in the United States is thrown away. By measuring the food […]

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Slate Islands

by Scot Stewart It could be said that woodland caribou living on the Slate Islands exist because of the stars. The islands were created when a meteorite hit just across Lake Superior off what is now the Ontario shoreline. It plunged into the planet, long before the lake existed, and now, about six miles from […]

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