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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

Our friend Chris was dying. Almost one year later, it is hard to believe and hard to write. She had been a friend to so many, almost from the day she and her husband arrived in Marquette. Chris had come up alone from the “Lower” on a house-hunting trip while Rob was teaching at a […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

If you take paths less traveled in the Upper Peninsula, wondrous discoveries wait around every curve. Like dark mysterious rivers, old pathways flow quietly through the forests, taking the explorer back through time to a simpler era. Following ancient woods roads, old fire lanes and abandoned railway spurs whither they wander is addictive. They offer […]

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Notes from the North Country

It’s the season to do some trash-talking. More precisely, talking about trash. At this time of year, as the snow melts, the litter left during the winter is revealed along our highways and back roads. No one cares even to think about litter— especially, perhaps, the careless culprits responsible for the mess. So, why write […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

There’s a puzzle in the winter woods. Not crossword or Sudoko or how to locate a geo-cache. This puzzle is not made by man but by our other neighbors in the north country. On the last day of 2007, a group of friends joined in a sunny snowshoe trek through a snow-laden forest, across a […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

Sled dog racing steps front and center this month as mushers, their dogs and spectators, all from across the country and Canada converge on the central U.P. for a trio of races. The headline event is the annual UP200, a 260-mile mid-distance race roughly following the Lake Superior shoreline from Marquette to Grand Marais and […]

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Notes from the North Country

by Lon and Lynn Emerick The year is 1785, and it is early morning on the western coast of the Scottish Highlands. Mist is swirling off the sea in ghostly patterns, the ocean is gruffing the shoreline and a chilly north wind is keening around rocky headlands. Then, faintly at first, comes the skirl of […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

The small group of hikers sat on a sunny, rocky outcrop overlooking a small wilderness lake. There were no sounds except their own, the ripples of the lake and the call of a loon around a nearby point. Joining in a trip sponsored by a local organization, they had enjoyed the hike to the lake, […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

Follow your passion, the sage advises. Seek that which you love to do, make it your life’s mission and surely you will find peace and harmony of spirit. Mark Silver has found his passion: he is the maker of exquisitely crafted firearms. No, not just a fabricator of guns, he is a creator of period […]

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