June, 2019

DNR OFFICER

Introducing the U.P.‘s only female conservation officer By 8-18 Media The Upper Peninsula is full of magnificent wildlife, miles of forest, pristine lakes and rivers. It is the job of a DNR conservation officer to help protect our forests, to help manage the wildlife and to help people safely enjoy all of the natural beauty […]

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THEATRE REEMERGES

Boathouse transforms into community performing arts center once again The Lake Superior Theatre season opens with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ July 9. ARTS & HUMANITIES • By Peggy Frazier Some plays should be tasted, others swallowed and a few digested as a part of the significant memories in your life. People pick their favorite plays to attend […]

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RAISING THE BAR

NMU’s new wrestling coach sets high standards LOCALS • By Jake Bekemeyer The weightlifting room at Northern Michigan University’s Olympic Training Site is narrow, long and rather hot. There are eight lifting platforms, each flanked by more than 400 pounds of Olympic standard plates and barbells. Duct taped on the inside of the main doors—amongst […]

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HEAVENLY HIKING (2019)

Exploring the Keweenaw’s Bare Bluffs and Montreal Falls Story by Debrorah Frontiera Last summer, I reported on some wonderful hiking trails in the Sturgeon River Gorge. This year, I’d like to take you almost to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Bare Bluffs and Montreal Falls. The two trails are fairly close to each […]

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CREATIVE COTERIE

Resident-artist program brings three to Marquette By Joseph Zyble Marquette’s Creative Residency program recently invited three artists, each working within a different creative sphere, to the community for a few months to hone their skills. Artist Julie Renee Benda, photographer Christopher D. Thompson, and writer Rachel Smith began their residencies in early March and will […]

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HAIL, CAESAR!

Origin of popular salad linked to Tijuana Story and photo by Katherine Larson At last it’s June, and glorious lettuces are leaping out of our formerly ice-bound earth. Hasten out to your garden patch or to your local farmer’s market to get them at their freshest. And then…? Well, to my way of thinking, a […]

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MARKING HISTORY

Innovation helped Quincy Mine be a production leader IN THE OUTDOORS • Story and photos by Scot Stewart “In a very basic way, a prominent landmark … tells you where you are. They let you know that you’re not the first person in a place” —Tracy Kidder Drive up the Quincy Hill from Hancock in […]

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President’s Marquette visit recounted in fiction

SUPERIOR READS • By Victor Volkman WHEN TEDDY CAME TO TOWN ByTyler R. Tichelaar When Teddy Came to Town by Tyler R. Tichelaar tells the story of the brief tenure of then former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt’s visit to Marquette in the Spring of 1913. Roosevelt had been accused of being a drunkard by local […]

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Two films offer views of racism

HOME CINEMA • By Leonard Heldreth THE GREEN BOOK The title of The Green Book refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide published annually from 1936 to 1966 that listed establishments where black customers were welcome. In the Jim Crow South and parts of the North where segregation was enforced, such a […]

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June 2019: 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, June 2: Eddie and the Bluesers. – Sunday, the 9th: Al Paris and Dave Berry. – Sunday, the 16th: Chad Borger & the Collective. – Sunday, the […]

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June 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 and 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—Marquette. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. Monday […]

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June 2019: Recurring Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • LEGO CLUB: Saturday, June 8. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS. • LUNCH BRUNCH: Tuesday, June 25. 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and enjoy stories and hands-on activities for youth ages 4 to 10. Gwinn—Forsyth Township Public Library 180 W. Flint St. 346-3433 […]

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June 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 • Coppertown USA Mining Museum. The […]

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June 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by Graydon Dagen will be on display through May 31. 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, clay, glass and other media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to […]

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