Tag Archives: February 2017

Makers lab teaches 21st century skills

by Annabella Martinson, 12, and Liam Ulland-Joy, 11, with contributions by Angel O’Connor, 16, and Anja McBride, 11. Eureka! Most inventions start with a “light bulb” moment, a spark of an idea. Marquette Senior High School science teacher, Rebecca Simmons, said the new Makerspace lab at MSHS was created because of a vision she and […]

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Drag show to benefit UP Rainbow Pride

by Neal Simons Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride is hosting a couple of events in February to raise funds for its annual U.P. Pridefest, which takes place in Marquette in September. The events will be at Digs and the Recovery Room on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25. Friday will have Drag Bingo Night at Digs […]

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Zephyr makes good food a breeze

by Katherine Larson I love it. It’s my baby. It cost more than my car.” Mika Benton gestures toward the gleaming flywheel slicer enthroned at the charcuterie station of Zephyr, Marquette’s new wine bar. Ultra-sharp and designed to process the variety of cured meats known as salumi (including Prosciutto di Parma and a whole variety […]

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Michigan Marchers

The bus ride began with a blessing. “May you be safe. May you be free from all harm. As the road or skies carry you toward your fellow pilgrims, may you sense the presence of those who travel with you in spirit …” Susan Uballe read the blessing, written by Unitarian Universalist minister Erika A. […]

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February 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

February happenings at the Marquette Regional History Center World War I Remembered: How Marquette County Served January 14 to June 10 The most important event of the 20th century, the Great War continues to shape our world 100 years after the U.S. entry. Learn of the events leading up to the war, as well as […]

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Dancing with Parkinson’s

by Marge Sklar & Ruth Almen Imagine you are Rafi Eldor, Ph.D. and professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University. The year is 2008 and your doctor has just told you that you have Parkinson’s disease and will need nursing care within five years. Where do you go from here? Eldor had an interesting response. In order […]

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Gift of Water

by Jon Magnuson Praised be my Lord, for our sister water.” — St. Francis of Assisi, “Canticle of the Sun” Not along ago, I sat one morning in a kitchen over a cup of coffee with the father of my son-in-law, on the edge of the sleepy town of Pueblo, Colorado. We were talking about […]

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Fat, the much maligned nutrient

by Bryon Ennis The day I began to see fat in a different light occurred 10 years ago. My companion and I, Ron, a retired chiropractor, and an active yoga instructor, had stopped for breakfast on our way to a day of birding. I knew that Ron had different notions about food than were popular at […]

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February 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Congratulations! You have made it through what, at times, seemed to be a surreal January as the political landscape in this country continues to shift on a scale unlike any that has been seen in decades. It is truly a time of change in America. Where that change will take us is anyone’s […]

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Books honor difficult life experiences

A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. Judson I. Stone A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. […]

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Earnest Pearce’s amazing visitor

by Larry Chabot This is a three-star story spotlighting a legendary “miracle” woman, a local banker who appeared before 25 million people, and the worst maritime disaster in Great Lakes history. August 30, 1915: there was great commotion at Marquette’s Lower Harbor as 400 Knights Templar, on their annual Great Lakes tour, were disembarking from the […]

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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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Remembering Bart

by Barbara Buchkoe Have you ever climbed Sugarloaf Mountain to revel in the spectacular views of Lake Superior, the surrounding woods and the city of Marquette? Then was your attention drawn to the obelisk that sits at the top of the mountain? Why is it there? Who made it? Who or what is Bart? The answers […]

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How to eat local all winter long

by Sam Henke How can we continue to eat locally during our long, cold winter here in the U.P.? One way to look for answers is to look to our past, and how Yoopers and other folks of the North Country ate during the winter before there was international air travel, a national highway system and […]

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Strong women give strong performances

by Leonard G. Heldreth The terms “middle age crisis,” “seven-year-itch,” and other phrases referring to a personal restlessness at a certain age are usually applied to men, but the films this month examine what happens to four women of a certain age as they review their situations, revamp their outlooks, and turn their lives in […]

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