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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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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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January 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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TEXT TALK

Discussing best-selling author’s new book, which is set in U.P. By Katherine Larson and Bryon Ennis Two Marquette Monthly writers, Bryon Ennis and Katherine Larson, discuss Philip Caputo’s new book, Hunter’s Moon (Henry Holt & Company 2019). The novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author was published in August. The Upper Peninsula provides the setting for […]

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STORY TIME

Family Dollar repairs, donates historic property for community cultural center in Calumet By Real People Media with Deborah K. Frontiera When a portion of the roof collapsed on the historic Woolworth building in downtown Calumet this past March, sending shards of glass into Fifth Street, residents were heartbroken as the 7,500 square foot building, located […]

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CHRISTMAS CREATURES

A look at a few of the animals found in popular holiday stories Story and photos by Scot Stewart It is the opening line in the poem (first known as A Visit from St. Nickolas,) ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, “when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.” Animals […]

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COOKIE SEASON

Tips for making those delicious, sweet Christmas favorites Story and photos by Katherine Larson It was Pauline Kiltinen who alerted me to Judy Quirk. “You’ve got to talk with her,” Kiltinen said. “For many years, we’ve been recipients of her marvelous Christmas cookies. They’re delicious, and she makes an amazingly varied assortment.” It’s not just […]

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KILLER PLANTS

Several types of carnivorous flora set traps for insects in U.P. bogs, wetlands Story and photos by Scot Stewart When the tables are turned it usually gets everyone’s attention. When a bison or a moose turns and chases off wolf everyone gets wide-eyed. A delicate flower blooming in the middle of a snow drift is […]

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GIVING THANKS

The secret of a grateful heart By Jon Magnuson “All the time, while I go pitying myself, I am being carried across the sky by a Great Wind.” ­­­–Ojibway traditional prayer A lonely corridor of forest, sleet and overcast horizon shaped this morning’s drive West on Highway 41. Winter winds are arriving here in northern […]

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YEAR 1959

Sabotage, sadness & show biz By Larry Chabot Baseball fans were upset: the World Series was starting but TV screens in the channel 6 viewing area were dark! It was early October 1959 and calls and letters were pouring in (“none of them complimentary,” said a station employee). The signal cutoff had irritated viewers and […]

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STORE BOUGHT

Couple purchases Escanaba bookstore; aims to keep it thriving By Ann Dallman Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub did not plan to run a bookstore but they have ended up as the proud owners and operators of the Canterbury Book Store in Escanaba. The married couple met while in graduate school at Michigan State University where […]

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