January, 2020

DEFROSTED DISCOVERIES

Artifacts emerging from melting ancient ice By Joseph Zyble It was a bad day for the man traveling high in the Tyrolean Alps, the mountain range that today divides Italy from Austria. He’d been shot in the back by an arrow, and there was evidence that he’d endured other acts of violence before he succumbed […]

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CITY NOTES

January 2020 Letters to the Editor BotEco plan offers variety for community To the editor, Your December issue included a letter to the editor addressing reuse of the Ore Dock at Marquette’s Lower Harbor. Mr. Furlane proposes a very good idea of adding urban farming to Marquette’s agricultural landscape. He addressed a non-profit that I […]

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INTERACTIVE ARTS

Artists and poets collaborate for exhibit; theme focuses on creations inspired by music, musicians By Joseph Zyble A collaborative effort between U.P. artists and authors has resulted in an exhibit titled, “Words & Music, Borderland Arts Meets Marquette Poets Circle: an Interactive Display.” The exhibit will be available from Tuesday, Feb. 4, to Friday, March […]

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GIUSEPPE’S DINNER

Along with hardships, immigrants brought their cuisine to America By Katherine Larson Swedish-American, Mexican-American, African-American, Iraqi-American… the hyphenated names encompass a world of stories—of pain and hope, of fear and love. And a world of food. For me, “Italian-American” means one of those stories, the story of Giuseppe Desimone. He was born on a tiny […]

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MRS. POWELL

The ‘old lady’ speaks By Larry Chabot • Illustration by Mike McKinney At first look, it was just a bland old story in a 1996 Mining Journal supplement celebrating the paper’s 150th anniversary. The article title – “Mrs. Powell Remembers” – was not a grabber. The original item was datelined Grand Island, February 24, 1883, […]

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OTTER JOY

A rare but exhilarating sight, if you’re lucky enough to see them Story and photos by Scot Stewart There is something special about spending time outdoors with the expectations of the place and time and being surprised by the appearance of a sound, aroma or sight of something unforeseen. The source of amazement may be an […]

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TRANSISTOR RADIO

The start of something small Story and photos by Bryon Ennis Marquette resident Bob Surfas bought his first classic transistor radio in 2005, long after the phenomenon of their universal popularity had waned. The purchase of this radio occurred when Bob and his wife, Deb, stopped off at an antique store on a return trip […]

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WILDCAT WILLY

Pumping up, entertaining fans is serious fun for NMU’s mascot By 8-18 Media Go Cats Go! If you attend a hockey game or football game at Northern Michigan University, you will certainly hear that cheer and you will most likely see Northern Michigan University’s famous mascot, Wildcat Willy, doing what he does best: cheering on […]

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THE GIFT OF WATER

Superior blessing By Deb Pascoe There are a lot of rocks in my house. If you come over for a visit, you’ll see them. Rocks in baskets, rocks along the kitchen windowsill, clusters of rocks on the living room tables. Some are black and silky smooth; some are dappled gray and blue; most of them […]

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Shining a light on life in the U.P.

Review by Victor Volkman The Sunshine Room By Jan Stafford Kellis Publisher: Myrno Moss Perspectives The Sunshine Room, by Jan Stafford Kellis, is a meditation on family and the search for who we really are. Kellis skillfully mixes equal parts mystery and family drama – with a dash of humor – to develop a book […]

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HOME CINEMA

Great acting, scenery lift feel-good movie P.B. Falcon By Leonard Heldreth Our films this month include a rafting trip down the southern Atlantic coast, a hard look at what it takes to be an aggressive man, and an adaptation of a Shirley Jackson novel. THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON Where would a title like The Peanut […]

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January 2020: Art Galleriers

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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January 2020: 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. – Thursday, January 2: Daydreamers. – Thursday, the 9th: Shag Lake Drive. – Thursday, the 16th: Jim and Ray. – Thursday, the 30th: Adam Carpenter. Thursday music, 6 to […]

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January 2020: Support Groups

aaaa• 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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January 2020: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • FAMILY FUN GAMES: Saturday, January 4. 1 p.m. Families are invited for board games and crafts. • TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers are their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, movement, puppets and crafts. • LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, January 10, 17, 24 and […]

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