Tag Archives: January 2017

Birds at the Frozen Shore

Story and photos by Scot Stewart “When you go out in a boat you don’t want to get that sinking feeling.” — Anthony T.Hincks It is not a great feeling walking across the ice of Lake Superior either. But the best things in life often come with risks, right? Sometimes the risks are greater than other […]

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January 2017 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 30-juried artists. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, 7 miles. 466-2276. Hancock Copper Island Beach Club, Inc. […]

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January 2017 Family Friendly City Guide

4-H announces award recipients This year’s 4-H Member of the Year was awarded to Emma Jezek. Emma was recognized for her incredible dedication to the 4-H Program through her service on the 4-H Council, helping to create and establish the Junior 4-H Council, and leading the Manes & Tails 4-H Club with her mom. This […]

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January 2017 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 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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January 2017 On the Town

Calumet • Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mic. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn • Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. • Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 6 p.m. – Saturday, December 31: New Year’s Eve party. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815. Harvey • The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298. Hancock • Orpheum Theater. […]

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Students scribble away at PWPL

by Annabella Martinson,  Liam Ulland-Joy,  Anna Rayhorn, with contributions by Anja McBride. There is a place at the Peter White Public library where a character named Professor Bob Macaroni resides.  He doesn’t live in any of the books on the shelves; he wasn’t created by a famous author, but rather came to life during a […]

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January 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Wow, that was one heck of a year, wasn’t it? Only a few days removed from it, it’s difficult to say what sort of mark 2016 will make on history, but it’s certainly safe to say it’ll be a big one. Personally, I saw my son take his first step, say his first […]

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Standing with Standing Rock

by Dan Roblee Yooper water warriors offer prayer, protest, provisions, presence Nestled in the embrace of Lake Superior, Native Americans and many other west U.P. residents feel blessed by their access to clean, healthy water. It’s a blessing they feel ought to be universal, so when Natives on the Standing Rock reservation in the Dakotas began […]

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Abbott and Costello meet the U.P.

by Larry Chabot For a long stretch in the mid-20th Century, few entertainers were as celebrated as the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Their 36 motion pictures between 1940 and 1956 put them on the list of the top 10 box office draws year after year. They hit No. 1 in 1942—a […]

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One Book, One Community wraps up 2016

by Anne Donohue The “One Book, One Community” program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. This year’s book, The Round House by Louise Erdrich, is a compelling coming of age tale that combines wisdom and wit […]

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Marquette County a Community that Cares

by Scott Ham What is the measure of a community? The old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” offers us a useful perspective for considering this question. It suggests that the function of a community is, to no small extent, the protection of the interests of its most vulnerable members. Or, looking […]

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Ringing in 2017 with animations and westerns

by Leonard G. Heldreth The films this month include two radically different animation films and a neo-western. Kubo and the Two Strings Whatever the Oscars may indicate, Kubo and the Two Strings is the best animated film of the year. Travis Knight, first-time director and CEO of Oregon-based Laika films, continues the tradition created by […]

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The Gift of Water

by Frannie Belton “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” –– John Muir Above, John Muir describes the interconnectedness of our natural world.  As humans, we are but one constituent part in the web life. This means that human actions always hold consequences for […]

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January 2017 Art Galleries

Big Bay • Big Bay Outfitters. Featuring work by local artists. Open daily. 308 Bensinger Rd. 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 other media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 205 Fifth St. 337-1252. […]

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Teatime in the UP

by Katherine Larson When January’s bitter cold accompanies brilliant sunshine, we may be lured outdoors to frolic, but eventually we return to warm up indoors. When January’s brief warmth comes with washed-out grays, we may just huddle indoors. In either case, we seek out a fire if we can. And we welcome a nice cup […]

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