October, 2019

WATER RISING

Visiting artists hope to stimulate environmental stewardship By Joseph Zyble In October the City of Marquette will present Water Rising, an artistic collaboration that will feature a month-long exhibit and several events that will invite participants to consider their own connection with the natural environment. Water Rising is a project by the husband and wife […]

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STRANGER THINGS

Creature conference enjoyed record attendance By Ann Dallman The Mothman, Bigfoot, Thunderbirds and water monsters all landed at the Pullman House in Menominee in early June. Truthfully, stories of these encounters “landed” as tales of these often frightening encounters were shared by noted authors and experts of the paranormal. Menominee might seem an unlikely location […]

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COMPREHENSIVE CRITIC

Knowledge, much work goes into film reviews By Bryon Ennis As a regular reader of the Marquette Monthly, I look forward to the analysis of recent movies by Leonard Heldreth. I have been aware that Leonard contributed this column to the MM for many years, but it was not until I began discussing a tribute […]

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LAST RUN

Rise of automobile ended rail route Story by Larry Chabot • Illustration by Mike McKinney Herman Kallman, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, would climb aboard the Escanaba & Lake Superior (E&LS) train in the tiny hamlet of Woodlawn every Memorial Day and ride 14 miles to Escanaba with a speech tucked in his pocket. […]

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PRISTINE SPACES

Keweenaw Natural Areas striving to acquire ‘the missing link’ Tho’ you’re tired and weary Still journey on, till you come to your happy abode, Where all you love you’ve been dreaming of Will be there, at the end of the road. – Sir Harry Lauder The Keweenaw Peninsula is a wild place. The road ends […]

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GRATE EXPECTATIONS

From cheddar to ‘moldy brain,’ it’s all good cheese Story and photos by Katherine Larson October means Halloween, and Halloween means … moldy brain cheese? Becky Patterson’s laugh fills the room. Patterson is a passionate amateur cheese-maker, which means that she approaches the task of creating cheeses with the intensity of a scientist. She is […]

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AGAINST THE WIND

Sailing adventures are part of effort to preserve Great Lakes By Gregg Bruff What happens when you sign up for a 350-mile sailing adventure and there is no wind? And what if the 76-foot schooner and crew of 10 need to transit to Duluth in a week? I learned the answers to these questions and […]

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FISHING FAMILY

Thill & Sons keeping whitefish on local menus By 8-18 Media When you think of Maine, you think of lobster. When you think of Marquette, do you think about whitefish? Fresh lobster brings people to Maine, and Thill and Sons fresh-from-the-lake whitefish brings people to Marquette. Thill’s has become a Marquette institution; they have been […]

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SUPERIOR READS

Paranormal activity at Michigan lighthouses Reviewed by Victor Volkman Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses By Diana Higgs Stampfler Publisher: Haunted America Michigan is home to the most lighthouses of any state in the U.S., with 129 total lighthouses spread across both peninsulas on the Great Lakes. Diana Higgs Stampfler is a seasoned Michigan historian who, for more […]

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HOME CINEMA

Sundance winner and a musical treasure reviewed The films this month include a great Sundance Award winner and a long-lost musical treasure.   THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO Joe Talbot won the best director at Sundance for the film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, which also won a Special Jury award; […]

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CITY NOTES – October 2019

Letters to the editor Make climate change history We are at a very important point in time. I argue that this moment will go down in history as the most significant period in human civilization. It will be known as the time that we came to terms with the damage caused by carbon pollution and […]

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October 2019: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays, October 16, 23 and 30. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers ages 2 to 4 and a caregiver are invited for songs, stories, puppets and crafts. • LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, October 18 and 25. 10:30 a.m. Babies ages 3 to 23 months are welcome for songs, rhymes, socializing and […]

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October 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 Fame […]

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October 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by local and regional artists. 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 4 p.m. 205 Fifth St. […]

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October 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. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815. Harvey • The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298. Hancock • Orpheum Theater. – Saturday, September 28: Hannah Bethel. – Thursday, […]

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