Tag Archives: January 2018

Bishop Baraga, 150 years later

By Larry Chabot, Photos courtesy of Marquette Regional History Center January 19th marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Bishop Frederic Baraga. The diocese of Marquette, where Baraga was the first bishop, has scheduled a series of events for January 19 to 20 to commemorate the death and celebrate the life of the famed […]

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Bear: It’s what’s for dinner

Story and photos by Katherine Larson Your At the Table correspondent recently attended a wedding in Michigamme. From my perspective, the highlight of the wedding reception was a spectacularly delicious treat: bear meat. Bear has its aficionados and its doubters, but I myself had never tasted it before. With one bite, I became a convert. […]

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Gift of Water

By Heidi Stevenson “Water records information, and while circulating throughout the earth distributes information. This water sent from the universe is full of the information of life.” —Masaru Emoto Swimming in Lake Superior, I imagine all of the seagulls, sturgeon, people, and plovers also touching the water. I remember reading long ago that all of […]

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Preventing Hepatitis A

By Teresa L. Frankovich, medical director, Marquette County Health Department Right now is a good time to talk about hepatitis A.  There is currently a large outbreak of this illness in southeastern Michigan and we all know that lots of things cross the bridge and eventually affect us here in the U.P. The downstate outbreak […]

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Some films delight, others fall short

By Leonard G. Heldreth The films this month include two thrillers, a meditation on youth, and a nostalgic look at a Western actor, Sam Elliott. Wind River Taylor Sheridan, the screenwriter and director of Wind River, has had experience both in front of and behind the cameras. As an actor, he played in Sons of […]

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January 2018 City Notes

Dear Reader, With the holidays behind us, it’s time to embrace the winter in all its cold, snowy glory. The shortest day of the year is behind us too, so we can look forward to a little more sun as the days get longer and snow total gets higher. This is the time of year […]

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A community institution

By Deb Pascoe For generations, Negaunee readers have found what they’ve been seeking—be it novels, newspapers, or nursery rhymes—at the Negaunee Public Library. Situated in the middle of downtown Negaunee, the library was founded in 1890 by a group of citizens who recognized the community’s need for ready access to reading materials, be it for […]

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Open a home to build a home

Story and photos by Jackie Stark It may be January, but Christmas is not over just yet at 128 Timber Lane in Harvey. With more than 300 Nativity sets on display throughout their home, Fred and Carol Margrif are continuing to spread a little Christmas cheer for those willing to come take a look. The […]

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Marking 100 years

by Trinity Carey Photos courtesy of Marquette Regional History Center The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is making history of its own as it will celebrate the organization’s 100th-year anniversary with the coming of the new year. In June of 1918, 18 history directors from around the county believed the Marquette area contained such a […]

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Love, Ghosts, at Center of UP Novels

The Last Photograph By Anne Miller This debut novel by Anne Miller is a love story of paranormal proportions. The book opens with us being introduced to Adrian Cattrel, an aspiring photographer, who is trying to snap a photo of her unsuspecting and sleeping young husband, Jake Riley. Somehow, he always manages to mess up […]

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Jumping in

By Carrie Usher Four seasons of fun—the U.P. offers a variety of recreation activities year-round. Skiing, ice climbing, mountain biking, fishing and hiking are just a few outdoor sports popular in area. While most can be enjoyed and completed alone, it can be intimidating to learn new activities without the aid of a coach, or […]

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Riding the naturbahn

By Michael Murray, Photos courtesy of  Tom Skelding Every winter at Lucy Hill in Negaunee, Tammy Wills gets to relive part of her childhood. As a 9-year-old more than three decades ago, Wills went with a friend to a public sliding event sponsored by a local luge club. Her friend thought once was enough, but […]

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January 2018 Events Calendar

january events 1 MONDAY Sunrise 8:34 a.m.; Sunset 5:12 p.m. New Year’s Day Gwinn Christmas Light Show. Enjoy this showing of lights, lasers and corresponding Christmas music on your vehicle radio. Donations accepted. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Dale’s Clock Shop, M-35. 346-6885 or www.dalesclockshop.com Marquette 100 Years: 1918 to 2018 New Year’s Day Open House. […]

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January 2018 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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January 2018 Commercial Establishments

Bark River Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery & Lighting Irish and Celtic Gift Shop. Work by 30-juried artists will be on display, along with handmade knives and sheaths. 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. Calumet Supernova Yoga, Gallery […]

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