Tag Archives: August 2015
George Lake boasts beautiful views in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, one of the premiere campgrounds around.

Wonders of Georgian Bay

by Barbara Jason-Buchkoe I have always enjoyed being outdoors. When I was young, I loved to backpack, hike and camp almost anywhere in the United States. There are lots of beautiful places that I still want to explore. On a particularly blustery winter day, I found myself daydreaming of places that I would like to see. One […]

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ChoganandtheGrayWolf

Novels explore Native culture, murders

by Tyler Tichelaar Chogan and the Gray Wolf: A Native American Novel by Larry Buege Chogan and the Gray Wolf is the first in a series of Native American young adult novels by Larry Buege, whose novel, Cold Turkey, has previously been reviewed in this column. The Chogan novels are set in Upper Michigan about […]

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Photo by Carrie Usher

State motorcycle rally returns to U.P.

by Jim Pennell The parking lot of the Marquette Holiday Inn will likely have more motorcycles than cars this month when the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) make it the headquarters for its Roar the Superior Shore rally from August 13 through 15. The ride is being organized by the Michigan Harley Owners Group. Dee Sparks-Boak […]

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Photo by Joseph Zyble

Something’s brewing near Chocolay River

by Joe Zyble The Chocolay River Brewery has been in business for one year now, and business is good. A few years ago, Tim Soucy, owner of the Bayou Restaurant and Bar in Harvey, thought the addition of a brewery would be great for the restaurant. “I love craft beer, and I thought it would […]

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Photo by Scot Stewart

Finding signs of a place from the past

by Scot Stewart Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. —Marcus Aurelius Places come and go, often in the name of progress. Many […]

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Photo by Scot Stewart

Just what the doctor prescribed: a good fire

by Scot Stewart “It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake.” —Frederick Douglass Fire has always been a natural element of fascination and fear. Often wild and uncontrollable, it has been treated with respect during times of […]

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And the Academy Award goes to…

by Leonard G Heldreth We examine a variety of films this month, from Academy Award winners to independent productions. Mr Turner Director Mike Leigh and leading actor Timothy Spall have worked together on six previous films, including Life Is Sweet, Secrets & Lies and Topsy-Turvy. During the filming of Topsy-Turvy in 1999 (a film about […]

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Breastfeed important component of health

by Vicki Wood, WIC Peer Counselor, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) The Marquette County Health Department provides public health services to all people of Marquette County, Michigan, which has a population of 67,700. Its mission is “enriching lives in our community by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment.” Part of its mission is to […]

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Carrie Plummer, at left, stands outside City Green Market with her son, Henry. Carrie and her husband Jeff opened the store in downtown Negaunee in 2014.

Healthy options help revitalize downtowns

by Lucy Blair When Jeff and Carrie Plummer decided to move to the Upper Peninsula and away from metro Detroit, they based their decision about where to move on which communities had a food co-op. As vegans, it was crucial that they would have access to natural and organic foods, which is sometimes challenging to […]

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Photo by Tom Buchko

Making their Marq

by Katherine Larson “We’re two local guys sharing the good food and drink that we love, in the place where we grew up and among our friends and family.” Austin Fure, chef and co-owner, explained the impetus behind The Marq, Marquette’s newest independent restaurant. “We’ve wanted to do this for a long, long time,” said […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide – August 2015

Little Mermaid rendition hits the stage Superior Arts Youth Theater (formally Lake Superior Youth Theatre) performers will retell the classic Little Mermaid fairy tale musically through their production of Once on This Island, Jr. from August 6 through 9 and August 12 through 15. Once on this Island, Jr. is part of the MTI Broadway […]

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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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Joe Pietro

Eleven years in the air

by Larry Chabot It was May 28 in the year 1948 when Joe Pietro—who calls himself “just an average klunk from National Mine”—made aviation history. “I was at the airport, working for Stanley Long [of Long’s Air Activities] when Stan called to ask me to take a flight to Detroit,” he said. A historic flight, […]

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Marriage of music and scenery: Porcupine Mountains Music Fest readies for season

by Cheryl Sundberg Back in 2005, it seemed unlikely that Ontonagon County in Upper Michigan would become the home of a three-day musical event featuring performers from all over the country and abroad. All it took was the vision of a few dreamers, the approval of park management and the Friends of the Porkies, the […]

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August 2015 Out & About

end of july events 29 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 6:26 a.m.; Sunset 9:26 p.m. Calumet • Red Jacket Readers Book Club. The group will discuss Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer. New members welcome. 6:30 p.m. Calumet Public Library, 57070 Mine Street. 337-0311, ext. 1107. Gwinn • Merry Mixers. 1:00 p.m. […]

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