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MM turns 30

By Jackie Stark Living in the U.P. is like living under a double-edged sword.” So began the very first article in the very first edition of Marquette Monthly, which hit the streets 30 years ago in October 1987. All 20 pages of that premiere edition were created at the home of founding editor and publisher […]

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A pattern of giving

By Jackie Stark The first thing you notice when you walk into Esther Johnson’s Marquette Township home are the quilts. Her work is on display everywhere, whether as art on her walls, or for use, draped over the back of a chair, folded neatly on the arm of a couch. “I enjoy it. I call […]

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Ghost stories

By Jackie Stark Live in Marquette long enough, and you’re sure to hear stories of hauntings around town. The eerie sound of children laughing inside the former Holy Family Orphanage, ghostly specters in the rooms at the Landmark Inn, apparitions inside the cemeteries in Marquette. Up until now, those stories were passed on through oral […]

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Making Moments

By Jackie Stark In an unassuming room on the lower level of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, a group of people gets together three times a week for lunch and fellowship. They drink coffee, play games, make art, even go on a few field trips here and there as time permits. What sets this […]

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Yooper pride wins out

By Jackie Stark By Jackie Stark There’s little doubt that when Brett Goldberg woke up on June 20, he thought he was waking up to just another Tuesday at the office.  Instead, he began his day at the company he co-founded, TickPick.com, with a social media firestorm that ultimately set him on a crash course […]

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In April, it’s time to March

By Jackie Stark On the 100th day of the Trump Administration, people will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., to send a message—that the health of the earth goes beyond politics. Hoping to echo or even exceed the People’s Climate March, when 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on September […]

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Finland or bust

by Jackie Stark Marquette City Band and Marquette Choral Society to perform abroad Come July, a number of local musicians and singers will trade in the familiar Marquette lakeshore for the scenic vistas offered by Kajaani, Finland. They’ll do so as part of the Marquette Choral Society and Marquette City Band, as the groups are […]

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All Strings Considered

by Jackie Stark For five years, the members of All Strings Considered have been bringing old-time bluegrass straight from the mountains of Appalachia to the shores of Lake Superior. This is definitely your great-grandmother’s music, but who says there’s anything wrong with that? It’s hard not to tap your feet to the old-time fiddle tunes the […]

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The G.R.A.T.E.F.U.L. Project

by Jackie Stark Thank you. They may seem like two little words, uttered countless times throughout the day to friends and strangers alike, but the power behind those two words, when said with intention, can change lives. At least, that’s the idea behind a new project being rolled out by the Great Lakes Center for Youth […]

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Art Week hits Marquette

by Jackie Stark Downtown Marquette will come alive with art displays, street performers and outdoors art activities mid-June as part of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Art Week celebrations. With a schedule packed full of arts events from June 20 through 24, it’ll be hard to miss the vibrant arts community alive and […]

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German deli opens in AuTrain

by Jackie Stark Located in one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it towns, Wagener’s Delicatessen and Cafe is hoping its offerings of traditional German foods will keep people’s eyes wide open as they head into AuTrain. “We’re not a hamburger place. We’re not a hot dog place. We’re a German delicatessen,” said co-owner and head chef Stewart Wagener, […]

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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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Functional medicine offers holistic view of healthcare

by Jackie Stark With an average of 15-minutes spent with a physician during a doctor’s visit, most patients are in and out, likely with a prescription in hand to help with whatever is ailing them that day. A multitude of factors have contributed to the short amount of time patients spend with their doctors and the […]

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Marquette Chamber looks to future

by Jackie Stark With eight months of operations under its belt, the Marquette Chamber of Commerce has been busy. Located on Third Street in Marquette, the fledgling chamber has accumulated sixty-two members and is continuing to gain roughly two a week. It has already hosted a number of workshops as well as a debate among […]

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Here we come a-caroling

by Jackie Stark For many, the holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, enjoying the fellowship of kindred spirits around a roaring fire, snow falling gently outside, the songs of the season playing in the background. For sixty-year-old Robert Buchkoe, the Christmas season means it’s time to get to work. Buchkoe, a […]

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