December, 2018

CROSSWORD CALAMITY!

Dear crossword enthusiasts,   Due to an unfortunate error in preparing the pages to go to press, the answer grid was mistakenly linked to the New York Times clues on page 48 of the December 2018 issue of the Marquette Monthly. For those who prefer more of a challenge, here’s the blank grid that was […]

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ARTISTIC HONORS

  Marquette artist again chosen to create governor’s Christmas ornaments By Joseph Zyble Carol Papaleo, owner of Art U.P. Style Gallery in downtown Marquette, has been a popular artist in Marquette since opening her shop nearly two decades ago. Now, she seems to be gaining prominence at the state capital, too. For the second time […]

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SINCE 1929

Iconic Escanaba store, named for dauntless founder, retains vintage qualities Story and photo by Ann Dallman It’s a great thing for a business to claim a history dating back to 1929, which is what the Gust Asp Party Store (616 Ludington St., Escanaba) can do. The store has been a favorite destination for generations of […]

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BACK THEN

The year 1958 was never safe, never boring By Larry Chabot (This is the 18th installment in a series looking back 60 years.) California fires, people fleeing Venezuela, deadly hurricanes, personal bombs. Sound familiar? Maybe so, but these events happened 60 years ago, in 1958. Hurricane Helene, with devastating winds up to 150 miles an […]

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THE SADDEST DAY

Remembering Pearl Harbor and the U.P. men lost in the attack By Larry Chabot The boy was on his way home from his favorite Sunday afternoon pastime: the matinee at the Ontonagon Theater. As he walked into the house on the Rockland Road, he saw his parents huddled by the radio, listening intently. Before he […]

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THE GIFT OF WATER

Fond memories of summer by the big lake By Linda Johnson Dad drove the Chevy wagon right up onto the sandy bank where we first stepped out—dad, mother, we four kids, the dog. There lay Lake Superior, spread out like a dream. “Heavenly!” mother said in her native German. Across the decades, I can still […]

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CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

The oft-neglected holiday meal can be done well — and well ahead of time Story and photo by Katherine Larson It is with considerable trepidation that I launch into the topic of this month’s excursion into culinary delights, the Christmas breakfast. Think of all the toes I risk trampling. People’s religious sensibilities. Their family heritage. […]

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THE NUTCRACKER

Beloved holiday ballet has become an annual tradition in Marquette By Elizabeth Fust You’ve probably already heard the tune this season. It’s already gotten stuck in your head since it’s been played in commercials and over the radio, and little girls hum it as they go to and from their dance classes: The Nutcracker Suite. […]

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