November, 2016

November 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, 7 miles. 466-2276. Hancock Copper Island Beach Club, […]

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Variety of genres offers something for everyone in November’s picks

The Nice Guys The Nice Guys of the title are Holland March (Ryan Gosling), a private detective with a drinking problem, and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe), an operative hired by those who want to send a message delivered with brass knuckles. His speciality is taking such communications to stalkers, especially those who harass underage or […]

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The journey of a journalist

Written by Will Guter, Annabella Martinson, with contributions by Liam Ulland-Joy. Imagine sitting just a feet away from one of the most powerful men in the world, asking him the questions the world wants to know the answers to. That is the life of Andrew LaCombe, a 26-year-old reporter for Green Bay’s Fox 11 News, […]

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November 2016 Events Calendar

end of october events 26 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 8:23 a.m.; Sunset 6:44 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. The […]

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Dog tags and Veterans Day

by Eric C. Hammerstrom We scrambled in the wee hours of August 20, 1968, when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia and the world was on the brink of war. At Patch Barracks, in Stuttgart, Germany, soldiers went on alert, kissed their wives and children goodbye, and headed for airport tarmacs where they waited to be deployed […]

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And the winner is..

The winners of the North Woods Conservancy’s 2016 “Get to Know the North Woods” photo contest have been selected, using a double blind judging process. This year’s volunteer judge was Keweenaw wildflower photographer and author of Keweenaw Wildflowers Blooming Seasons Harvey Desnick. “Photography is the ‘Art of the Moment,’” Desnick said when discussing how he […]

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November 2016 City

Dear Reader, Let us at Marquette Monthly be the first to welcome you to November in 2016. It is always amazing to me how little time it seems we have between issues, but I guess that squares up with the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Boy, has this year flown by. It […]

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November 2016 Family Friendly

SAYT presents Disney’s The Lion King at Forest Roberts Theater The African savannah is coming to life on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage with Superior Arts Youth Theater’s eighth grade and under production of Disney’s The Lion King JR., which will be performed Friday through Sunday, November 18 to 20. The 60-minute musical is based […]

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Experiments in education

by Jim Pennel The next time you find yourself in Marquette by the Cohodas building on Northern’s campus, take a look at the parking lot that faces Kaye Avenue. Picture a rectangular brick building there with two sets of double doors and a long Y-shaped sidewalk lined with pine trees leading to it. A pile […]

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November 2016 Museums

Big Bay • Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Rd. 345-9957. Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Self-guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; 3 to 15, $2; adults, $4. Guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; […]

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Decolonizing Cooking Revitalizing Culture

by Katherine Larson The family of NMU Associate Professor Martin Reinhardt does not wait for Thanksgiving for its harvest festival. “I come from a focus that says that we should be thankful daily,” Reinhardt said. “In my family, we work at that, expressing thanks every day. And we celebrate special harvests throughout the year: the […]

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November 2016 Out and About

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. – Saturday, October 29: Halloween party. 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, November […]

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November 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. Tuesday, 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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U.P. environmental groups join forces

by Erin Gaura The Upper Peninsula is famed for its natural environment, carved into a corner of three Great Lakes and covered by the North Woods. For the most part, the U.P.’s 300,000 residents live in a number of small towns peppering the land, remnants of the mining industry that prompted settling in the area […]

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“Dip him in the river who loves water.” — William Blake

The William Blake of the above words was a kind of holy fool. He was a 19th century British poet, and in him, madness and wisdom seemed to have commingled. Blake’s wisdom—exemplified, I would say, in the above words—eclipsed his madness, and the result is that we’re still reading William Blake two centuries later. I […]

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