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On an odyssey

Books take readers through inner lives, civil war history By Tyler Tichelaar More Than You Think You Know By Cyndi Perkins More Than You Think You Know is a female odyssey through the Great Lakes by boat and down the Mississippi. Think Huckleberry Finn for women without the slaves, although overcoming a form of emotional […]

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World-Class Athletes

The United Nations in NMU’s swimming pool Cutline: Arnoldo Herrera cuts through the water. Herrera is one of many international students who compete for Northern Michigan University’s swim team. (Photo courtesy of Corey Genovese) When Northern Michigan University reinstated its men’s swimming and diving program for the 2015-16 school year after a 35-year hiatus, the […]

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Full Speed Ahead

A history of Munising’s Bayshore Marina Cutlines: BSM2:  A recent picture of the Munising Marina. (Photo courtesy of Flotation Docking Systems) Munising Marina BSM 2: A crew works on the construction of the marina  in the late 1890s. (Photo courtesy of the Alger County Historical Society) By John Cebalo Boater friendly” is the phrase that […]

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A LEGACY OF SERVICE

A LEGACY OF SERVICE Maki family represented in full slate of U.S. armed forces Cutlines: LOC 959 Bill Maki can be seen in the cockpit of a C-119 aircraft. Maki was 17 when he joined the Air Force, one of 11 siblings in his family to serve in the U.S. armed forces. The Maki family […]

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Falling Waters

Waterfalls abound across Upper Peninsula Story and photos by Pam Christensen Cutline: Bond Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River about three-and-a-half miles east of Paulding. Upper Peninsula waterfalls are even more spectacular as the snow melts and spring arrives.  The melting snow pack sends water rushing down rivers and over […]

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Nature’s majesty

The history of Isle Royale’s moose population Cutline: 108: A female moose feeds on the shore of Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park. 93: A Native American pictograph found near North Hegman Lake in Minnesota, in the  Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It’s believed to have been painted 500 to 1,000 years ago. 45: […]

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Two tales of love

Love stories underpin May’s picks By Leonard Heldreth Our films this month are two love stories, but neither fits the traditional Hollywood pattern. The Shape of Water The story of a beautiful woman pursued by an amorous beast has a long history in film, going back at least as far as silent films like The […]

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Becoming Water

Finding our way around the bend By Jim Pennell My wife and I share a love of the outdoors. We’ve been from one end of the U.P. to the other exploring trails, campgrounds and boat launches. We appreciate and enjoy the woods, but for us the real attraction is water. There is a certain intimacy […]

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Creative Residency

                  Imagine living in Portland, Oregon; or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; or Washington, D.C. Now imagine leaving that life, and all the people in it, behind to come live and work in Marquette for three months. That is what three artists have done. They are the first of a […]

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City Notes

CITY NOTES – May 1018 Dear Editor, This is updated information for The Night Psalms concert (two separate cantatas) presented by the Marquette Choral Society at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 and 3 p.m. on April 29, at the NMU Reynolds Recital Hall. Both cantatas will feature soprano soloist Aani Bourassa (praised for her “brilliant, […]

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Freshening Up

Inexpensive renovations that update any home Cutline: This barn door kit retails at Lowe’s for as little as $300 and can be installed in one to two hours by a homeowner with basic tools. By Sam Holcomb A few months ago, I got a call from a regular client. I had already done several larger […]

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Highway Whodunit

The story behind the now ubiquitous center line Cutline: A hand-painted center line helps prevent head-on collisions at Dead Man’s Curve in Marquette County in the early 1900s, the first preventative measure of its kind in the country. By Larry Chabot Here’s a history question: who painted the first center line on a U.S. highway? […]

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Totally Tofu

Tofu makes the perfect pairing to spring veggies Cutline: Tofu slices sautéed after a quick dip in Bragg’s Liquid Aminos go nicely with roasted squash napped in a sweet-and-spicy sauce. Tofu packs a protein punch and is an incredibly versatile food. Story and photos by Katherine Larson Tofu. Some of us love it; some recoil […]

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A Calling

An excerpt from Maiden Voyage By Raja Hower On this one broken island rests one fragrant flower and, there, one bumblebee. If lost, it has found sanctuary in this one purple nest. If seeking, it has found destination. The reason for all things. This bee has followed beauty here. And this flower has been seeking […]

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Blanco Suave

Gretchen McKenzie fronts hip-hop duo with unique sound Cutline: Gretchen McKenzie performs on stage. McKenzie fronts local hip-hop duo Blanco Suave. Rapping metaphorical poetry over smooth, euphoric jazzy production, Blanco Suave brings a unique sound to the Marquette music scene. Story by Evan Delannoy • Photos courtesy of Gretchen McKenzie Going out on the weekends […]

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