Tag Archives: Ann Gonyea

Service awards highlight volunteers

The inaugural U.P. Service Awards are shining a light on the life-changing actions of volunteers, businesses and nonprofit organizations across the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. Service Awards, coordinated by the U.P. Volunteer Network (UPVN), are designed to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts and inspire others to give of their time, talents and treasure. Honorees were chosen […]

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Nunsensations! A whole lot of funny going on, Ann Gonyea

The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council will present the community musical theater production of Dan Goggin’s Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue. Opening night performance is August 28 at the historic Vista Theater in downtown Negaunee. Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue takes the sisters on an exciting adventure to Las Vegas when a parishioner volunteers to donate […]

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Historic theatre stage still alive, by Ann Gonyea

Roman Polanski once said, “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.” He was talking about escape—a reprieve from the daily hardships or duties of life. According to a 1956 Mining Journal reference, local residents appreciated the escape theater could offer. “Although residents of this area may not enjoy the selection advantages […]

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Watson Olson receives Evergreen Award, by Ann Gonyea

Recognized for her work on behalf of others, especially youth and families, Judy Watson Olson was honored as recipient of the 2008 Evergreen Award of Marquette County. The award was announced at the Lake Superior Community Partnership annual dinner on April 11. Watson Olson was recognized for accomplishments in her career promoting positive youth development […]

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America’s Promise designation good for Marquette, Alger businesses, by Ann Gonyea

Positive youth development. Perhaps we should drop the nomenclature and start calling it “creating healthy people” or “positive human development,” as Search Institute of Minneapolis appropriately put it. Let’s face it, we don’t get to be the face of youth for very long in the typical American life span. Any positive development of our youthful […]

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Rapport honored with Evergreen Award, by Ann Gonyea

If there is one thing Karlyn Rapport has proven over the course of her work and volunteer life in Marquette County, it’s that one person can make a difference. Rapport was named the recipient of the 2007 Evergreen Award of Marquette County at the Lake Superior Community Partnership Annual Dinner on March 23. Characterized as […]

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Decades of history through the lens of U.P. congregations, by Ann Gonyea

Church life has played a long-term, important role in the distinct Upper Peninsula culture. From the middle of the nineteenth century, the church was critical to fulfilling spiritual and mundane needs in a new and growing region, as this account from It Seems Like Yesterday by Clyde Steele illustrates. “The first jail was on Superior […]

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