August, 2017

August 2017 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. […]

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Hop aboard Lake Superior Theatre’s summer season

By Peggy Frazier Summers are much too short with all we have to cram into those two days, and knowing that the long winter lies ahead we savor every moment. Such is the great joy of life…not the special vacation, marriage ceremony, graduation or some other event but the special ordinary moments that come during […]

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Teen clinics provide needed services

By Gerald A. Messana, MPA, health officer,  Terry Frankovich, MD, medical director, Marquette County Health Department Every parent knows the stress involved in getting a call from school because their child is ill and needs to be picked up right away and taken to a health are provider—hopefully that same day. It is often no less […]

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August 2017 Commecial Establishments

Bark River Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery & Lighting Irish and Celtic Gift Shop. Work by 30-juried artists will be on display, along with handmade knives and sheaths. 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.   Calumet Supernova Yoga, […]

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Books explore good, evil

Faeries of the Night: Good and Evil By Deborah Choszczyk Faeries of the Night is one of the most creative books I have reviewed in this column. It’s a picture book designed for children ages 7 to 12, but it’s also an activity book. Deborah Choszczyk’s journey to creating this book began with her love […]

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Boy Scouts celebrating 50 years at Camp Hiawatha

Story and photos by Michael Murray t’s Friday afternoon at Camp Hiawatha, the unofficial summer headquarters of the Upper Peninsula’s Boy Scouts. After five days of rain and cool temperatures, the sky is clear and blue—and the boys’ attitudes reflect the return of summer weather. They gather along the edge of Bunting Lake to cheer […]

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Music a passion for area teacher

  There are probably not many kids out there who don’t want to be a rock star when they grow up. Kids are attracted to music even at a young age from “Twinkle, Twinkle” all the way to the Beatles and beyond. Donna Koskiniemi has been a certified music teacher since 1989, and is currently […]

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Mining history

  Story and photos by Deborah K. Frontiera The first thing that Delaware Mine owner Tom Poynter told to me as I talked with him about the mine was that the “working years” of the mine numbered 40, and this is the 40th year since he opened the mine for tours. “The tours will last […]

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August 2017 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. 7 p.m. – Sunday, July 30: Shotgun Kelly. – Sunday, August 6: Crunge. – Sunday, the 13th: Iron Daisy. – Sunday, the 20th: Flat Broke Blues Band. – Sunday, the 27th: […]

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Total eclipse of the heartland

By Craig Linde There will be a total eclipse of the sun on August 21—however it will only be visible from inside of a narrow path that travels across the center of the United States. Outside of this very small band of totality, the majority of the country will see a partial solar eclipse. Residents […]

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August 2017 Calendar

1 TUESDAY Sunrise 6:30 a.m.; Sunset 9:22 p.m. Calumet • Vaudeville. Members of the Calumet Drama Club will perform acts of singing, dancing, comedy, magic and juggling. $12. 7:30 p.m. Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth St. 337-2610. Gwinn • Senior Meal. Eat a nutritious meal and socialize with friends. Seniors, $3; adults, $6. Noon. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 […]

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Things will be great when you go DOWNTOWN

  Story by Jackie Stark * Photos by Peggy O’Connell People in Escanaba have been spending their summer vacations outside and downtown, with a plethora of events scheduled all summer long to keep people gathering together. “If people can’t find something to do in Escanaba, they’re not looking,” said Peggy O’Connell, president of Escanaba Downtown […]

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August 2017 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. 12-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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Pickling: it’s a big dill

  By Katherine Larson I come to the topic of pickles as a relative neophyte, but like many converts am extra-enthusiastic. For years, pickles were to me the flavorful objects that miraculously appeared, fully formed, in glass jars in grocery stores or on plates in restaurants. The idea of having anything to do with their […]

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August 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, As I sit at my desk, writing you this letter, the sun is shining through a few lazy clouds making their way across a bright blue sky. I can only see a small fraction of that sky through my little office window, but it’s enough to bring a smile to my face. These […]

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