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August 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, As I sit at my desk, writing you this letter, the sun is shining through a few lazy clouds making their way across a bright blue sky. I can only see a small fraction of that sky through my little office window, but it’s enough to bring a smile to my face. These […]

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July 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, I’d like to start off by thanking you for picking up this copy of Marquette Monthly, or for subscribing and getting it delivered right to your door. Our little staff here at MM has a lot of fun putting this magazine together for you, and we know all that fun would be for […]

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June 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, As a community magazine, focused on writing about this beautiful life in the Upper Peninsula, we at Marquette Monthly know how strong our U.P. communities are. When houses burn down, we provide families with clothes to wear, food to eat and a roof over their heads. When kids get sick, we hold spaghetti […]

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Dear Reader. With so many things going on in the month of April, making for a vibrant City Notes section, I’ll have to keep my letter short and sweet this month. So, here goes: Our April Feature is the 2017 Marquette Monthly Short Story Contest winner. With only one point separating each of the top […]

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March 2017 City Notes

City Notes Dear Reader, With another new month, comes another new Marquette Monthly. I’ve always likde that about print publications. No matter what else is happening in the world, no matter how bad (or good) the news, no matter how bad (or good) the weather, a new Marquette Monthly will always be there to greet […]

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February 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Congratulations! You have made it through what, at times, seemed to be a surreal January as the political landscape in this country continues to shift on a scale unlike any that has been seen in decades. It is truly a time of change in America. Where that change will take us is anyone’s […]

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January 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Wow, that was one heck of a year, wasn’t it? Only a few days removed from it, it’s difficult to say what sort of mark 2016 will make on history, but it’s certainly safe to say it’ll be a big one. Personally, I saw my son take his first step, say his first […]

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December 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, Welcome to December, the month of celebrations and family gatherings. At my house growing up, the holidays began after the Christmas tree was put up (always after Thanksgivng). The whole process followed its own ritual—my father lying on the floor, fighting with the tree stand, us kids untieing foot after foot of little […]

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November 2016 City

Dear Reader, Let us at Marquette Monthly be the first to welcome you to November in 2016. It is always amazing to me how little time it seems we have between issues, but I guess that squares up with the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Boy, has this year flown by. It […]

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October 2016 City Notes

MOON & PLANETS — Venus starts out low in the west-southwest just after sunset, but does gain a little height during the month. Saturn remains stationary in Scorpius and is visible in the southwestern twilight sky. Mars, having moved farther east into the south-southwest, is near the top of the Teapot of Sagittarius. By month’s […]

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September 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, We’d like to be the first to welcome you to September, in the U.P. School is starting, the university students have returned and we’ll soon usher in the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. To help ease the pain of yet another summer gone by too fast, we have another great edition of […]

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August 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, Here we are, nearing the end of another U.P. summer. But there is certainly still plenty of summer activities left on the books—Downtown Marquette’s Blueberry Festival on July 29, Art on the Rocks and Outback Art Fair July 30 through 31, Harborfest and Porcupine Mountains Music Festival on August 27 through 29, and […]

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July 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, My how the time flies each month. It seems as though I was just writing a letter to you, Dear Reader, yet here we are in July, ready for another beautiful Upper Peninsula summer. However, the ushering in of these beautiful beach days was tempered by one of the worst tragedies to befall […]

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June 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, June has, at long last, arrived. With it, comes another Marquette Monthly packed to the gills with stories about the people and places that make our communities such great places to live. In this month’s edition you’ll find articles on a Vietnam Wall replica coming to Marquette at the end of the month, […]

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Dear Reader, As the month of May brings the smell of freshly fallen rain and the beautiful sight of blooming flowers, we at Marquette Monthly enjoy the change of season with heavy hearts. We were sad to learn of the passing of Mary Kinnunen, founding publisher of Marquette Monthly. Mary’s hard work and dedication early […]

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