Tag Archives: march 2007

Despite fire, youth arts haven moves forward, by 8-18 Media

Normally, a fire destroys everything in its path. But when a fire swept through a popular youth arts hangout in Marquette this winter, it only strengthened the resolve and passion of the patrons to keep the spirit of the place alive. 231 House of Muses, a music venue, art gallery and theater showcased local bands […]

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Healthy opportunity knocking in Marquette, by Leslie Bek

Opportunity is knocking. And it’s been said that opportunity only knocks once. In the case of an opportunity to meet and learn from local holistic health practitioners, the once-a-year knock is happening this month. If you are someone who seeks a greater role in managing your personal health or information that will help you obtain […]

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A Tale of Two Tacos, by Amee Loftis

This is the first in a series of “Think Globally, Act Locally” articles, which will explore the steps of taking a business idea with an international flair to the local marketplace. This story is about three NMU students who want to open a taco stand. The second piece will describe the next step of their entrepreneurial […]

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Negaunee takes lead in preserving mining heritage, by Kristy Basolo

In March, nine governmental units will receive the articles of incorporation for what will be the Iron Ore Heritage Recreational Authority. Once the authority is created, it will be the largest of its kind in the state. Three cities and six townships are involved with the project, including Negaunee, Ishpeming and Marquette; and Chocolay, Ely, […]

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Northern Options offers home builder training, by Sam Simonetta

Northern Options offers home builder training Northern Options Energy Center along with the Upper Peninsula Builders Association is offering a free Michigan Home Builder training workshop. Northern Options is a nonprofit organization committed to community education in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The workshop is open to any homebuilder or subcontractor—anyone in […]

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NMU calls on alumna for choreography, by James A. Panowski

Janel Cooke, a Marquette native and 2004 magna cum laude graduate of Northern Michigan University, has returned to her alma mater to choreograph Hello, Dolly! Cooke, who now lives in New York City, is no stranger to the Marquette theatrical scene. As an actress and a choreographer, her work has been seen at the Forest […]

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‘Snowflake’ returns to Marquette, by Sara Cambensy

It’s been almost seventeen years since Don Stenglein, Marquette’s one-and-only “Snowflake,” passed away. Many in the Marquette community remember him walking up and down the streets, smiling while being consumed completely by life’s simplest moments, and not the least concerned with possessions or what tomorrow might bring. Not everyone you meet in life has such […]

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Club indigo keeps on thriving, by Sierra Cheatham and Joe Kirkish

Years ago, people predicted an early demise for Calumet Theatre’s food and film program, Club Indigo. However, it caught on and is now alive and kicking with its fifteenth season beginning in March. Club Indigo’s whole new series of films and taste-tested group of chefs will not disappoint the growing audience of regulars who put […]

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Identifying invasive species key to elimination, by Renee Leow

The ground may be covered with ice and snow and the temperature still may be cold, but it is never too early to think about what plants may pop up in your yard. Invasive plants are species that have been introduced to an area where they do not occur naturally, they have no natural enemies, […]

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In the company of swans, by Jude Holloway

There is something powerful that happens in one’s soul while in the company of swans, especially in winter, when the landscape so imitates the swans themselves—the purest of whites with shades of soft rust smudging the gentle curves of the snow-covered landscape with its drifts, forming peaks like the edges of feathers. I’ve been in […]

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Local artist passionate about teaching, by Jamie Lafreniere

Artistic expression is something we all long for, and Carl Mayer has helped many people find their inner muse. Mayer has been teaching in the area since the 1950s, and continues his work with students of all ages. Many Marquette residents will recognize Mayer as an important teacher from the past, but his work also […]

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Farewell to the Northwoods Supper Club, by Don Curto

It seems that it would be most inappropriate to ignore the announced closing of the Northwoods Supper Club, at one time and for many years one of the very few outstanding restaurants in Upper Michigan. The business was started by Fred and Emma Klumb, who came to the area from Wisconsin in 1934. It was […]

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Local historian offers thoughts on potential sulfide mine in area, by C. Fred Rydholm

It seems that no matter how much is said, or who says it, no matter how the facts are stated or documented at public hearings, nothing can dissuade the DEQ from their headlong course of granting permission to Kennecott Minerals Co. to proceed with their mining operation on the Yellow Dog Plains, even after listening […]

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City Notes – March 2007

LSCP accepting proposals for artwork in heritage area The Lake Superior Community Partnership is requesting proposals from local artists for interpretive artwork along the proposed Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The proposal is open to Alger and Marquette County residents and is due on March 8. For details, call Carol at 226-6591. Northern selects Koch as […]

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U.P. volunteer group offers important service, by Sierra Cheatham

The Self Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) program has been serving the Upper Peninsula for nineteen years. The nonprofit food-buying club began in California and the idea quickly migrated east, with regional sites being set up throughout the country. The Wisconsin chapter in Milwaukee began twenty years ago. After moving the office from Milwaukee to […]

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