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Breaking soil

Story by Sam Henke, Marquette Food Co-op • Photos courtesy of Bean Pole Farm So do you think the U.P. is a good place to start a farm?” I ask the young and enterprising farmer while she is on a break between her other, non-farming jobs. She hesitates then laughs, “. . .if you’re crazy!” […]

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But does it fly?

If you should ever happen to glimpse a strangely shaped vehicle tooling down the Marquette bypass, exceeding the speed limit, or should you happen to spot the same craft alligator-crawling alongside the lower harbor breakwater, please don’t call the state police or the Coast Guard—its only Pete Frazier testing WALT. WALT is a product of […]

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Examining love and a beloved building

Snow Country: A Copper Island Novel, One By Kristin Neva Snow Country is Kristin Neva’s debut novel. Neva was born and raised on Copper Island (the northern Keweenaw Peninsula), so she knows what she writes about. The novel is aptly named since it takes place during a long U.P. winter. The story begins in California […]

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A museum’s impact

Written  by Liam Ulland-Joy,  Annabella Martinson, with contributions by Eleanor Grosvenor,  and Anja McBride. When people are young there are many things that shape the adults they will become. It is often the little things that have the biggest impact; family, a favorite meal, favorite activities and the places people spent their time as a […]

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Everything Under The Sun keeps set list varied

By Amy Gawry Everything Under the Sun mixes funk, blues, rock and reggae together to create music unlike any other. The Marquette-based band consists of five local men who joined together in 2012 to form a group that didn’t want to be labeled by one single genre of music. With musical influences like Stevie Ray […]

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Distracted parenting

By Amy Gawry In April, the U.P. Children’s Coalition put on a conference for family and human services professionals called Strengthening Families Through the Protective Factors Framework. While some of the conference content was specific to training service providers, one session’s topic discussed an issue that’s relevant to anyone who interacts with children—the overuse of […]

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Pine Mountain Music Festival returns for 27th year

Opening on Friday, June 16 and concluding on Saturday, July 1, the 27th Pine Mountain Music Festival will feature five performance groups, each playing in Marquette, Houghton and Iron Mountain. This season new friends, as well as old, will perform a wide variety of music in a variety of settings. The season opens in Marquette […]

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Finnish ambassador to visit Upper Peninsula in June

A member of the Finnish Foreign Ministry staff in Washington, D.C., has frequently reminisced about her visit to Michigan’s Copper Country during FinnFest USA 2013 and longed for ways to return to the area. So, when she had her choice of official visits on which she could accompany Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, she wasted no time […]

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North of 45th celebrates 10 years

The North of the 45th Parallel exhibition began in 2008 as a way to showcase the diversity of artistic talent in the upper Midwest region. Since then, hundreds of artists from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have exhibited artwork in a range of media from painting to performance. Each year, a different juror is involved in […]

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Summer clubs keep kids reading

By Pam Christensen, Superiorland Library Cooperative The “summer slide” is not a new amusement park ride, but something teachers know all too well—the loss of reading skills that occurs during summer vacation. This loss of achievement is especially difficult for struggling learners, who work so hard to gain reading achievements during the school year. To […]

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June 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. 7 p.m. – Sunday, June 4: Travis Swanson. – Sunday, the 11th: Low Street. – Sunday, the 18th: Eddie and the Bluesers. – Sunday, the 25th: Daydreamers. All music begins at […]

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June 2017 Museums

Alberta The Henry Ford Alberta Village Museum. This converted sawmill village, built in 1935, houses artifacts of the period and information about Henry Ford’s vision of a self-sufficient community. There is a gift shop and video library with video interviews of residents of Alberta in the 1930s. Prices vary. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to […]

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June 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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June 2017 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. Eagle Harbor Eagle […]

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Award-winning, high art and strange films

By Leonard Heldrith This month’s films are a best picture-winning account about a poor, gay, black boy growing up in a drug-infested section of Miami; a film about a novel and some possibilities for cold revenge; and Marvel’s newest superhero origin story. Moonlight Barry Jenkins’s second feature, Moonlight, describes a boy’s coming of age in […]

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