Tag Archives: May 2017

Two decades of family fun with the U.P. Children’s Museum

Written by: Liam Ulland-Joy, and Annabella Martinson,  with contributions by Sophia Portale, Anja McBride, and Anna Rayhorn,  Happy Birthday to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum!  The museum recently celebrated its 20th birthday on March 22. Museum officials threw a huge party to mark the milestone; 450 plus people came to celebrate the joyous occasion, and […]

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Award-winning, high art and strange films

Moonlight Barry Jenkins’s second feature, Moonlight, describes a boy’s coming of age in a tough Miami neighborhood, but it is one of the quietist, most delicate, and most nuanced films ever made about becoming a man. Based on MacArthur-Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s short play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the film presents a […]

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May 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. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815. Harvey The Dry Dock Tavern. – Fridays: Karaoke with Pierre. 5027 US-41 South. 249-3298. Hancock Orpheum Theater. – Thursday, April 27: Hiroya Tsukamoto. – Friday, the […]

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May 2017 Events Calendar

1 MONDAY Sunrise 6:35 a.m.; Sunset 8:58 p.m. Gwinn Senior Meal. Eat a nutritious meal and socialize with friends. Seniors, $3; adults, $6. Noon. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 N. Maple St. 346-9862. Marquette Book Babies. Songs, rhymes and stories for infants to age 24-months will be available. 10:30 a.m. Community Room, Peter White Public Library, […]

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Where the green ferns grow

Photos and story by Scot Stewart “I fell in love with flora of all types, especially ferns. Loved the sparse structure and repetition of shape––almost fractal.” –– Jack Dorsey  They were the fodder of dinosaurs and grew to the size of trees. They had foot-long dragonflies light on their fronds. It was 359 million years […]

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A flour mill in Salo, lost in history

by Diana Richter Hidden in the woods four miles north of Hancock, Michigan, are the ruins of a dam on the Boston Creek, one of the main watersheds that flows to the Portage Ship Canal. Along the creekbank downstream from the dam lie several large concrete culverts through which once flowed water from the dam […]

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May 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

Conservation corps in need of summer workers Cutline: Corps workers take a break to pose for a picture. (Photo courtesy of Superior Watershed Partnership) The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is hiring more than 25 young adults (ages 18 to 25) for the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) and the Climate Conservation Corps (CCC) for the […]

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The Gift of Water

by Marie Barry “Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now.” — Jean Michael Cousteau Raised in the Upper Peninsula, I found myself living years ago in a rural area in Southern Illinois. I was land locked—a thousand miles from my beloved Lake Superior. The […]

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Another year of camp

by Amy Gawry For 80 years, Presbytery Point has been serving children and families through their camp on the shores of Lake Michigamme. As they celebrate this milestone anniversary, they reflect on their journey so far, and the road that lies ahead of them. In 1937, the main property of the camp was purchased by […]

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Carnegie libraries key in U.P. communities

By Pam Christensen, executive director, Superiorland Library Cooperative Many of the 1,679 U.S. public libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie proudly display a stately portrait of their benefactor. The distinguished white-bearded man shown in the photograph is often identified as Santa Claus by today’s children. That perception is not too far from the truth. Andrew Carnegie […]

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Thank God it’s Wednesday

Story and photos by Noah Hausmann Far removed from the worries of the outside world, safe inside their creative space, a group of artists and friends meets to share their passion for art and life. Aptly named, the artist group “Thank God it’s Wednesday” (TGIW) rejoices when, craft supplies in hand, they gather from 1 […]

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May 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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Farm to Table

By Sam Henke, Marquette Food Co-op Building reliable and sustainable local food systems is an exercise in patience. In a relatively underdeveloped local food system, there is a huge risk inherent in making large investments with the hopes they can bootstrap an entire sector of the economy. There are many active and interested stakeholders who […]

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May 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. Hancock Copper Island Beach […]

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May 2017 Museums

Big Bay Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Rd. 345-9957. Calumet Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Self-guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; 3 to 15, $2; adults, $4. Guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; […]

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