Tag Archives: Amy Gawry

Everything Under The Sun keeps set list varied

By Amy Gawry Everything Under the Sun mixes funk, blues, rock and reggae together to create music unlike any other. The Marquette-based band consists of five local men who joined together in 2012 to form a group that didn’t want to be labeled by one single genre of music. With musical influences like Stevie Ray […]

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Distracted parenting

By Amy Gawry In April, the U.P. Children’s Coalition put on a conference for family and human services professionals called Strengthening Families Through the Protective Factors Framework. While some of the conference content was specific to training service providers, one session’s topic discussed an issue that’s relevant to anyone who interacts with children—the overuse of […]

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Another year of camp

by Amy Gawry For 80 years, Presbytery Point has been serving children and families through their camp on the shores of Lake Michigamme. As they celebrate this milestone anniversary, they reflect on their journey so far, and the road that lies ahead of them. In 1937, the main property of the camp was purchased by […]

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Closing the season in style

By Amy Gawry April is the last full month of the season for NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre, but that doesn’t mean it’s a slow month. Besides putting on the season’s biggest musical, FRT has three other events—a dance recital, Battle of the Bands, and the Miss Upper Peninsula Pageant—filling the calendar four weekends in a […]

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Thrivent gives back to community

by Amy Gawry For many years, Thrivent Financial has been offering financial services to its members, as well as providing opportunities for giving back. With help and encouragement from the local Thrivent office and staff, Marquette area members are able to meet the needs of many organizations and individuals in their community. For the past […]

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The year of the lighthouse

by Amy Gawry Marquette celebrates Lighthouse Point property In Marquette, 2016 has unexpectedly become the Year of Lighthouse Point. Events that seemed disconnected at the year’s start—a long anticipated deed transfer, a landmark anniversary and a symphony commission celebrating local culture—have come together to make Lighthouse Point a rising star which will remain in the […]

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Fostering Family

 by Amy Gawry  According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care in the state at any given time. Across the state, and within our own community, placement agencies, social workers and foster parents strive to work together to care for these children. Eric and Teisha […]

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Cultivating beauty

by Amy Gawry When Jeannette Hauver of Marquette started a small rose garden in Park Cemetery in 1995, she never expected that 22 years later, she and her volunteer crew would be taking care of 13 gardens on the cemetery grounds, or that it would have such an impact on the image and purpose of […]

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Grant bolsters arts education in Marquette

by Amy Gawry When entering the Peter White Public Library from the Ridge Street parking lot, most people notice the slope of glass panels that seem to come out of the ground next to the sidewalk. What many don’t realize is that under that glass is a space that people can use for a wide […]

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Sewing a family tradition

by Amy Gawry As the sixth woman on her mother’s side of the family to operate a sewing business, it seems Kendra Symbal was destined to sew. But for the owner of The Stitch Witch in Harvey, running a sewing business was not something she planned on. “I actually went to cosmetology school,” Kendra said. […]

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Climb On

by Amy Gawry When most people think of local winter sports that draw a crowd, skiing comes to mind. In Munising, though, there’s another winter sport drawing people in that often gets overlooked—ice climbing. In February, the growing Michigan Ice Fest will give ice climbing enthusiasts a chance to gather, learn and practice this winter […]

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Holiday celebrations begin Marquette County home to family-friendly seasonal events

by Amy Gawry Christmas is a great time to do special activities together with family. If you’re looking to try something different, or to start a new family tradition, the Marquette area has lots to offer. Here are a few things to check out this year which are open to all ages and won’t dip […]

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Night of 5,000 dinners to showcase local talent

by Amy Gawry Good food is one of the many things that people look forward to in the fall. For some, though, good food is a luxury they don’t always get to enjoy. This November, there’s an event on the calendar that combines the enjoyment of good food with providing for those who struggle to […]

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Community celebrates anniversary

by Amy Gawry Eighty years ago, Marquette was buzzing with excitement over an upcoming visit from the world famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart. Now, on the anniversary of that historic visit, Marquette area residents can see Amelia again and hear about her life and adventures through an event at the Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC). […]

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Community camaraderie: National Night Out events start August

by Amy Gawry Cookouts, festivals and other outdoor parties are common in the summer months. Some are just for fun, and others celebrate an occasion. This August, though, watch for a series of events known as National Night Out that serve a different, bigger purpose—forging connections within communities and making our neighborhoods safer places to […]

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