Tag Archives: february 2016

March 2016 On the Town

Calumet Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mike. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 6:00 p.m. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815.   Harvey The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298.   Hancock Orpheum Theatre. – Thursday, the 25th: Andreas Kapsalis Classical […]

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Marquette City open house includes kids’ activities

The City of Marquette’s February 17 open house will have plenty of activities for kids to engage with city officials. The hands-on events include filling this year’s sticker passport, in which kids get stickers for visiting different booths, testing their microbiology skills with the city’s Wastewater Department or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic […]

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Father Marquette celebrates Catholic Schools week

Father Marquette Catholic School is celebrating National Catholic Schools Week 2016 through Februrary 6 with family and community events centered on this year’s theme of, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” This annual week of events includes: • February 2, the middle school will host a Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 […]

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Playing with snow indoors

For the almost 40 percent of grandparents and other relatives providing child care, cold snowy days can be stressful. To relieve that stress young children may enjoy creating snowmen inside with cheap materials found in the kitchen. Quiet conversations while doing activities with adults also help nurture resilient children. To make homemade poster paint for […]

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Blues musician to perform in Hancock

Accomplished blues, jazz and boogie woogie musician Mark Braun will arrive in Hancock mid-February to perform as well as speak with students at Hancock High School. Braun has performed for 40 years throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America. He appears as a sideman on Grammy nominated blues recordings, and has produced […]

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Barnelopet encourages Copper Country kids to get out and ski

The Keweenaw’s kids will hit the trails February 7 as part of the 9th annual Barnelopet in Hancock. Meaning, “children’s race” in Norwegian, the Barnelopet is a classic cross country ski race always held the second Sunday in February to encourage kids to enjoy all that winter has to offer on Hancock’s Massto Hiihto trail […]

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Massage more than a luxury

by Michael Ryan, Marquette School of Therapeutic Massage Massage isn’t just a way to treat yourself after a long, hard day at work. Studies have shown it to be beneficial for stress relief and to ease sore muscles after a workout, among a multitude of other things. With such a broad topic, we’ve brought it […]

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Young people serve nation through AmeriCorps

by Theresa Hermann, Annabella Martinson, and Liam Ulland-Joy  The year was 1994. An act called the “National Community Service and Trust Act” had just been signed, allowing for a new influx of young people to serve their country. Before, the only way people could serve their nation was through the armed forces, but with this […]

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February 2016 Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6:00 p.m. Friday, 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 361-2563. Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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Ready, set, mush

by Lucy Blair As it does every winter, the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association is preparing for another year of Marquette County sled dog races with the UP200, Midnight Run and JackPine30. This year’s event will take place the weekend of February 12 and has among the highest number of mushers registered since the events […]

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Steeped in goodness

by Jackie Stark On a cold winter evening, there’s few things better than curling up in a favorite chair with a blanket, a book and a mug filled with something steaming hot. For some people, that mug contains hot cocoa or coffee (decaf, depending on the hour). For others, it’s a comforting cup of chamomile tea, […]

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February 2016 Commercial Establishments

Bark River Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery & Lighting Irish and Celtic Gift Shop. Handmade knives and sheaths, as well as the work of thirty juried artists. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, seven miles. 466-2276. Chassell Einerlei. Local jewelry and […]

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Spies and addiction create interesting plots

by Leonard G. Heldreth Maybe it’s the release of the new Bond film, but suddenly, there are spy DVDs all over the place. This column looks at three of them and also examines two films about addiction. Most viewers probably haven’t heard of this film written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It […]

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Woman beats cancer, without standard treatment

by Frank Farwell Ever since she was a child, Mary Ewalt wanted to be a doctor. A brain or heart surgeon, to be exact. When the time came for college, however, her family’s college investment plan fell through, and so did her dream. Next thing she knew, she was married, had a child and the […]

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February 2016 Art Galleries

Big Bay Jailhouse Gallery and Gifts. Local artwork and gifts are on display and available for purchase. Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 308 Bensinger. 250-3350.   Calumet Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, clay, glass and […]

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