July, 2017

Combatting hepatitis worldwide

By Kathleen Mell, Marquette County Health Department World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28. It is a day that brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. Officially endorsed by the World Health Organization, World Hepatitis Day unites health organizations, governments, […]

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A community trail

By Kristi Evans Anyone who has spent time outdoors in the Upper Peninsula (or who has even just gone for an evening stroll along Marquette’s multi-use path) has become familiar with the distinct blue blazes marking the path for the North Country Trail. Indeed, those blue blazes serve as a backdrop for many a U.P. […]

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Racing through Sands

Story and photos by Noah Hasumann Stock cars zoom around the track at 50 mph with a thunder of engines and burning rubber, some at less than 17 seconds a lap. The drivers step on the gas and grip their steering wheels, attempting to maneuver their way into the lead—without spinning out of control. They […]

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For love of music

By Deborah K. Frontiera Musician Jan Arnold and I sat on the porch of her summer home on the beach of Little Traverse Bay in the Copper Country on a lovely day in June. The lake was calm, the air clear—a great view of Traverse Island (Rabbit Island) just five miles away and across Keweenaw […]

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Yooper pride wins out

By Jackie Stark By Jackie Stark There’s little doubt that when Brett Goldberg woke up on June 20, he thought he was waking up to just another Tuesday at the office.  Instead, he began his day at the company he co-founded, TickPick.com, with a social media firestorm that ultimately set him on a crash course […]

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Rocking around the lake

Photos and story by Scot Stewart “Geology is a capital science to begin, as it requires nothing but a little reading, thinking and hammering.” — Charles R. Darwin in a letter to his cousin W.D. Fox Charles Darwin began a mineral collection in his youth with great interest and excitement, especially for new discovered/named specimens. […]

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Ike and Irene

By Larry Chabot Ike is coming! Ike is coming! The people in the little town of Watersmeet had been tipped off that Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, the former president and World War II hero, was heading their way on vacation, six months after leaving office. The first public notice was a July 16, 1961, Associated Press […]

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Cooking by the book

By Katherine Larson Almost everyone enjoys eating, and many of us enjoy reading about eating. I don’t mean cookbooks, and I don’t mean those strange amalgams where chapters of narrative are interspersed with recipes. I mean books, real true good books, which happen to mention food along the way. The literary culinary experience starts early. […]

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Summer season begins at Lake Superior Theatre

By Peggy Frazier Someone once said that live theatre should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre. How lucky we are to live in Pure Michigan—a beautiful theatre of ever changing vistas as our long-awaited Lake Superior Theatre summer season finally arrives. With the late spring the boats waited much too long to […]

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Happy Hiawatha

Every year for one weekend in July the air at Tourist Park in Marquette resounds with music, laughter, woodsmoke and cries of “Happy Hiawatha!”  The Hiawatha Music Festival has become as much a part of the U.P summer as long sunsets, blueberries and mosquitos. To those that are unfamiliar with the festival, just take a […]

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Designing a museum

by Annabella Martinson with contributions by Angel O’Connor,  Sophia Portale,  Michael Mankee, and Anja McBride. Exhibits are the heart of a museum, but what is a newly imagined children’s museum with little to no money to fund the design and building of exhibits to do? Well, that was the dilemma that the Upper Peninsula Children’s […]

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The vinyl revolution

By Noah Hausmann Pull the record from its artful sleeve, see the glossy vinyl gleam and place it gently on the turntable. Lift the tonearm into place and hear the soft thump of the needle finding the groove. Then sit back and watch the disc spin, listening to the warm sounds—and occasional crackle—of analog music, […]

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Growing a thriving local food market

By Sam Henke, Marquette Food Co-op What is at the center of a local food movement?  What motivates people from Detroit to Marquette to make a concerted effort to buy local food?  There is something more than a desire for delicious, fresh food—though that is a major part of it.  Something beyond an understanding of […]

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July 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, I’d like to start off by thanking you for picking up this copy of Marquette Monthly, or for subscribing and getting it delivered right to your door. Our little staff here at MM has a lot of fun putting this magazine together for you, and we know all that fun would be for […]

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Monsters, a Pulitzer-winning play, a musical round out July’s picks

By Leonard Heldreth A monster movie involving a child, a filmed prize-winning play from the ’80s, a retro musical—quite a cross-section for July. Do not be deceived. A Monster Calls is not a typical genre horror film, despite the fact that it contains a fiery 40-foot tall creature who can knock over a building with […]

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