February, 2020

SHORE RESCUE

Creating resilient coastlines and adaptive communities in order to confront the rising lake levels Story and graphics by Superior Watershed Partnership staff THREE FEET HIGHER IN JUST SEVEN YEARS! That staggering fact bears repeating; Lake Superior water levels have risen over three feet since 2013. Combine record lake levels with more frequent and more extreme […]

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RED HEADS

Woodpeckers provide a much-needed splash of color during the winter months “Even the woodpecker owes its success to the fact that he used his head.” – Author Unknown The color of winter here in the Upper Peninsula is truly white, the ground is white, the sky, the trees, and even the wind is white on […]

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TOP SHOP

U.P. ReStore named best in state Story and photos by Ron Carnell Diminishing brick-and-mortar choices are a reality in the wake of online monoliths like Amazon and Netflix. U.P. consumers can see this reality in the empty stores and razed remains nearly dominating the landscape along Marquette’s retail stretch on US-41. In 2017, downtown’s Book […]

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CHILI CHALLENGE

Public invited to taste cookoff recipes and vote for favorites By Katherine Larson “Come enjoy good food, with a lot of good people, gathering for a good cause!” Crissa Karavas, president of Northern Michigan University’s Hospitality Club, invites us all to the club’s annual Chili Challenge, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3:30 […]

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LADY EDITORS

All-woman staff produced the first Mining Journal of 1897 By Larry Chabot • Illustrations by Mike McKinney A small news item from long ago brought an intriguing report about “some Marquette ladies” who took over the Mining Journal on New Year’s Day back in 1897. That tidbit led to a trip down history lane to […]

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MASCOT UNMASKED

The number one rule for being Wildcat Willy is to be silent By 8-18 Media Picture this: You are at an NMU hockey game, but instead of the loveable Wildcat Willy we all know and love as Northern’s mascot, in his place is a real live bobcat named Bobby. Now picture this real live bobcat […]

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HOME CINEMA

Three films worth consideration By Leonard Heldreth Our films this month include two completely different science fiction films and a biopic about one of the world’s great voices, Judy Garland. AD ASTRA James Gray’s Lost City of Z was underappreciated because of a number of reasons. It didn’t wrap everything up into a tidy ending, […]

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SUPERIOR READS

Murder most foul in Les Cheneaux Reviewed by Victor Volkman REVELATION AT THE SNOWS Author: A. Jay Publisher: Covenant Books Revelation at The Snows is the second book of the Sheriff George Kaughmann mysteries. Kaughmann is based in Cedarville, the town closest to the Les Cheneaux archipelago in Mackinac County and about 30 minutes east […]

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City Notes

CITY NOTES February 2020 by Melissa Boniface News UPPCO urges caution around hydroelectric reservoirs As winter settles in across the region, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will begin lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs in anticipation of melting snow and precipitation during the spring of 2020. UPPCO’s hydroelectric project licenses are issued by the […]

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February 2020: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • FAMILY FUN GAMES: Saturday, February 1. 1 p.m. Families are invited for board games and crafts. • TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays, February 5, 12 and 19. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers are their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, movement, puppets and crafts. • LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, February 7 and 14. 10:30 a.m. […]

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February 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, February 6: Daydreamers. – Thursday, the 13th: Iron Daisy. – Thursday, the 20th: Cold Springs Band. – Thursday, the 27th: Adam Carpenter. Thursday music, 6 to 9 […]

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February 2020: 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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February 2020: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by Donna Lenard will be on display through November 30. 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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February 2020: 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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