May, 2019

On the road with Jilly the Cow

Story and photos by Larry Chabot At the intersection of Meeske Avenue and West Ridge Street in Marquette, summer crowds are enjoying ice cream treats in the huge shadow of Jilly, a nine-foot-tall fiberglass Guernsey dairy cow weighing more than 500 lbs. Jilly stands silent guard as kids dart under her stomach, rub her face, […]

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CLIMACTIC CHALLENGE

Organization promoting bipartisan solutions to climate issues By Ron Carnell As continued spikes in average surface temperatures and surging ocean acidity produce increased physical evidence of climate change, it’s now more difficult than ever to ignore (or dismiss) what is perhaps the most daunting global environmental challenge of the 21st century. Yet too many of […]

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IN FOCUS

Photographer relied on camera to see before glasses Story and photo by Lee Arten Eric Munch’s parents brought him to the Upper Peninsula as soon as they possibly could. On his first trip, his father put him on U.P. ground not far from the Straits of Mackinac. He was about a year old. “The first […]

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SHOWTIME

Calumet Theatre raises curtain on marquee season By Darla Hane Past the fast-food joints on the highway, a gas station, and 6th Street’s four-way stop, visitors see the new sign perched above the Calumet Theatre’s entrance—illuminating a cultural icon in the Village of Calumet. The Calumet Theatre has been an oasis for cultural wayfarers since […]

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LOCALS

Maple syrup and music are a family affair Story and photos by Mary Shegan The air around the Paul family home in Trout Creek sizzles and crackles with excitement and anticipation when the sap starts to run in the spring, and when the family is ready to board the bus for Branson. The Paul family, […]

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May 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by Graydon Dagen will be on display May 1 through 31, with a public reception at 6 p.m. on the 3rd. Days and hours vary, 57055 Fifth St. 934-2228. • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, […]

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May 2019: 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. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or calumettheatre.com • International Frisbee Hall of […]

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May 2019: Recurring Youth Events

Regularly scheduled activities focused on families with infants to children near age 10 (or so). Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • LEGO CLUB: Saturday, May 11. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS. • STORY HOUR: Saturday, May 18. 1 p.m. Youth 4 and older are invited for stories, songs […]

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May 2019: 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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GIRLS ON THE RUN

Preparing for 5k builds self esteem, teaches life skills and promotes good health By Elizabeth Fust In early June, girls who have been training for months will be running, maybe even dancing, across the finish line of the Confidence 5K, a fundraiser and season-end event for the U.P. chapter of Girls on the Run. This […]

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MARQUETTE MONTHLY CITY NOTES – MAY 2019

LETTERS To the editor, Thank you to all of the police officers who continually volunteer to go the extra mile on their own time to keep our children safe and educate families about substance abuse. One example was the “Hidden in Plain Sight” event held at MARESA in Marquette. Trooper Stacey Rasanen, Sgt. Tony Carrick, […]

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ROAST CHICKEN

Four Ingredients for the perfect bird Story and photos by Katherine Larson Four ingredients. That’s all you need to make a perfect roast chicken. Just four ingredients, and two of them are salt and pepper. Plus a cast-iron skillet. Why roast a chicken at all? It’s delicious, sure, but why not just buy a rotisserie […]

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8-18 Media: Executive Q & A

Governor makes time for youth journalists Story and photo by 8-18 Media This past February, Michigan’s newly elected governor, Gretchen Whitmer, hosted a February Warm-Up party at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The Whitmer warm-up was held Feb. 16 and was free for area families to come out to meet Gov. Whitmer. It’s certainly not […]

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