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WOMEN UPRISING

Group formed to promote centennial of women’s vote, rights for all By Deborah Frontiera Last year a group was formed in the Keweenaw Peninsula with the purpose of recognizing the importance of women’s suffrage everywhere and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; the amendment established […]

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MISUNDERSTOOD

Porcupines are prolific tree climbers; habits benefit others Story and photos by Scot Stewart “The spice of life is all about diversity. Even the smallest gem adds great delight to life’s plate.” – Anonymous Life in heavily forested areas of the U.P. can seem dark and mysterious. The canopies of large sugar maple, American basswood, […]

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HOT SHOT

Yooper battles major wildfires By Mary Shegan Stephen Jousma is proud to be a Yooper from the small town of Bruce Crossing in the western part of the U.P. Regardless of where his wanderlust takes him, he is always pulled home. According to his mother, Joann Jousma, her youngest son, now 30, has been a […]

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REFUGEE AIDE

MSHS grad works to resettle people displaced from homelands By 8-18 Media Maggie Guter, a 2015 graduate of Marquette Senior Highschool and former 8-18 Media member sat down with 8-18 Media youth reporters to talk about her college years at Georgetown University and her newly acquired job at HIAS. She spoke about what HIAS is […]

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PLEASANT PLACE

Trillium House has home-like atmosphere By Pamela Christensen When people think of a hospice house, they think it might be a grim place where sadness is ever-present, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We hear laughter more than you would expect”, says Alicia Burgess House Manager of Trillium House located in Marquette. Trillium […]

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NOSE KNOWS

In the kitchen, use your sense of smell, or risk disaster By Katherine Larson As 2019 staggered toward its weary end, I thought to cheer us up with a rare treat: a steak dinner. As it happened, we did indeed have steak for dinner—just steak, steak sitting alone, forlorn on the plate. With an apple […]

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SUPERIOR READ

Novel for youth entertains, educates By Victor Volkman CADY and the BEAR NECKLACE By Ann Dallman Publisher: Three Towers Press Ann Dallman’s debut middle-grade novel Cady and the Bear Necklace is an enthralling tale that is equal parts mystery and first-love pangs. Cady Whirlwind Thunder is a Native American girl in the 8th grade at […]

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HOME CINEMA

Movie industry provides backdrop for two films By Leonard Heldreth Our films this month include a film about Hollywood and a semi-autobiographical film about a great director. ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is his most personal and most relaxed in a long time; it’s essentially a meandering look at […]

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March 2020: Youth Events

Calumet Public Library 57070 Mine St. Pho337-0311, ext. 1107 • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Preschool-aged kids and a caregiver are invited for stories. Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • FAMILY FUN GAMES: Saturday, March 7. 1 p.m. Families are invited for board games and crafts. • LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, March […]

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March 2020: Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. 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. Monday through Saturday, […]

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March 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 27: Adam Carpenter. – Thursday, March 5: Jim & Ray. – Thursday, the 12th: Chris Valenti. – Thursday, the 19th: Iron Daisy Acoustics. – Thursday, the […]

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March 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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March 2020: 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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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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