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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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TOP SHOP

U.P. ReStore named best in state Story and photos by Ron Carnell Diminishing brick-and-mortar choices are a reality in the wake of online monoliths like Amazon and Netflix. U.P. consumers can see this reality in the empty stores and razed remains nearly dominating the landscape along Marquette’s retail stretch on US-41. In 2017, downtown’s Book […]

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TRANSISTOR RADIO

The start of something small Story and photos by Bryon Ennis Marquette resident Bob Surfas bought his first classic transistor radio in 2005, long after the phenomenon of their universal popularity had waned. The purchase of this radio occurred when Bob and his wife, Deb, stopped off at an antique store on a return trip […]

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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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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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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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OZ-CANABA

Bay college holding special events, including stage production, for 80th anniversary of cinematic classic By Ann Dallman Some might find it challenging to stage a celebration centered on the 80th anniversary of the release of the film The Wizard of Oz, but not Bay College in Escanaba. Along with screening the cinematic classic, the college […]

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FROSTBITTEN CONVENTION

The remarkable, improbable way the U.P. became part of the State of Michigan By Mark Ruge The history of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s is filled with unexpected twists and turns. But no part of its story is more remarkable than the way the U.P. became part of the State of Michigan despite the objections of many […]

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STRANGER THINGS

Creature conference enjoyed record attendance By Ann Dallman The Mothman, Bigfoot, Thunderbirds and water monsters all landed at the Pullman House in Menominee in early June. Truthfully, stories of these encounters “landed” as tales of these often frightening encounters were shared by noted authors and experts of the paranormal. Menominee might seem an unlikely location […]

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AGAINST THE WIND

Sailing adventures are part of effort to preserve Great Lakes By Gregg Bruff What happens when you sign up for a 350-mile sailing adventure and there is no wind? And what if the 76-foot schooner and crew of 10 need to transit to Duluth in a week? I learned the answers to these questions and […]

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BALAGARD COMETH

Festival will focus on viking-age Finland By Deborah Frontiera Were some Finns also Vikings? Balagard festival organizer, Toby Dawson, says, “Come to the Balagard Festival on the Hancock Green right next to the Finnish-American Heritage Center on Oct. 5, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and find out.” “Balagard” is an Old Norse word […]

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ROCKET RANGE

The U.P. was, and continues to be, a player in space By Elizabeth Fust The remote wilderness of the Upper Peninsula has always lent itself to exploration and discovery. One of the more intrepid explorations to occur in the U.P. is barely noted in history books, but the effort is commemorated by a marble slab […]

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CAREER CLIMB

Students invited to explore multitude of jobs, hands-on By Joseph Zyble More than a thousand high school students from throughout the U.P. are expected to attend the 2019 Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days, which will be held in late September at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. The event is designed to give students an opportunity […]

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BOOK BONDING

Readers invited to explore works of two authors By Lynn Domina The One Book One Community program in Marquette has partnered with like-minded volunteers in Munising to become the Two Books Two Communities program. Over ten years ago, a group of volunteers organized the One Book, One Community planning committee. Members of the committee select […]

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