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MICHAEL’S WAKE

Former U.P. residents’ Florida home was in category 4 hurricane’s path     Story and photo by 8-18 Media In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when we think of a big storm we think of below zero windchills, blowing snow and icy roads.  Traveling during a winter storm can be dangerous and sometimes there are […]

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SAND ANIMATION

U.P. Children’s Museum instructor teaches youth creative video technique   Story and photo by 8-18 Media Kids love animated movies and TV shows. Some of the biggest blockbusters recently have been animated: The Lego Movie series, Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Incredibles 2, to name a few. Most kids, after they see movies such […]

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CLICK… CLICK…

Local photographer balances parenthood and small business ownership Story and photo by 8-18 media Click! The sound of a camera capturing a moment was more common 15 years ago than it is today.  Years ago when you attended an important milestone event such as a birthday party or a graduation you would make sure to […]

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MEET JEN

Stories and photos by 8-18 Media BEEP! BEEP! Your alarm is blaring at 6 a.m. It’s early, and you are having trouble getting up and out of bed and ready for work or school. Don’t worry, radio talk show host Jennifer Stephens is up earlier than you, and it is her job to help you […]

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I’M BORED

By Anna Rayhorn “I’m bored.” If you gave someone a nickel for every time you heard a child say this, you would lose a lot of money.  Speaking of money, according to the The Surprising Benefits of Boredom, by Dr. Neel Burton, entertainment industry spending topped $2 trillion in 2016. That’s a lot of money […]

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MUSIC MAN

Prolific musician says success requires passion, practice By 8-18 Media Almost everyone enjoys music in one form or another. Enjoying music can be as simple as nodding your head, tapping your foot, or even clapping or humming along to a song. For others, music equals life and is as important as breathing. Troy Graham, a […]

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BETTER RUN Running club emphasizes fun for youth

By 8-18 media Infants learn to crawl and then walk and then, shortly after they master their first steps, they are off and running. Our bodies are meant to move and move often. In the era of online gaming and smartphones, parents may be looking for ways to get their elementary school kids outdoors and […]

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Surf’s up

The big lake offers unique, cold-water surfing opportunity Cutline: Kyle Ferguson’s frozen face is pictured after a day spent surfing on Lake Superior. Surfing on the big lake is not for the faint of heart, or the easily chilled. By 8-18 Media When you think of surfing what comes to mind? The ocean? Hot tropical […]

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BEAR Center fills gap in community health

The BEAR Center opened its doors at Northern Michigan University in May. BEAR stands for:  Behavior, Education, Assessment and Research.  The center aims to help children with autism, language deficits and other disabilities. Dr. Jacob Daar, the center’s director, said it acts as a community access point for services, with the Early Intensive Learning Program. […]

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Calculating College

The cost of college is something many parents think and worry about even before their child is born. The cost can keep people from attending school in the first place, so imagine paying nothing for your college education—leaving school with no student loan debt. In Germany that’s a reality, not just a fairy tale. In […]

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Learning through internships

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Sometimes even adults don’t know the answer to that question, but 19-year-old GlenEllen Lehmberg has known the answer to that question for quite sometime now. Lehmberg grew up in Marquette, graduating from Marquette Senior High School in 2015 and is a former member of 8-18 […]

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Youth theater provides new experiences for kids

By Anna Martinson,  Anna Rayhorn, with contributions by Bria Larson, Ava Larson, Sophia Portale,  Anja McBride,  and Heath Teichman. Children can be afraid of trying new things: a new class, a new sport or a new instrument. Sometimes even trying out for a role in a production put on by Marquette’s Superior Arts Youth Theater […]

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FIRST things first

Robots are high-tech machines, which are programmable. You can build and design them to fit your needs. Kids, on the other hand, are not programmable machines, yet when kids come together to build a robot it can create some highly desirable results; such as learning to work as a team. Laura Farwell is the coach […]

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Music a passion for area teacher

  There are probably not many kids out there who don’t want to be a rock star when they grow up. Kids are attracted to music even at a young age from “Twinkle, Twinkle” all the way to the Beatles and beyond. Donna Koskiniemi has been a certified music teacher since 1989, and is currently […]

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Designing a museum

by Annabella Martinson with contributions by Angel O’Connor,  Sophia Portale,  Michael Mankee, and Anja McBride. Exhibits are the heart of a museum, but what is a newly imagined children’s museum with little to no money to fund the design and building of exhibits to do? Well, that was the dilemma that the Upper Peninsula Children’s […]

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