Tag Archives: November 2017

Creating art from scratch

uette Story by Jackie Stark • Photos courtesy of Tracy L. Anderson For Rapid River artist Tracy L. Anderson, creating art isn’t a hobby—it’s a way of life. Creating in a multitude of mediums, Anderson doesn’t just dabble in different styles and techniques. A cursory glance through the online gallery on her webpage will show […]

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Investing in art

By Jackie Stark Umbrellas hung up along Marquette’s Rosewood Walkway. A statue honoring Father Marquette, an old legend, and one honoring Phil Niemisto, a modern one. Benches painted with different designs. Bike racks shaped like bicyclest that create unique shadows on the ground. Murals in windows and on the sides of businesses. Public art in […]

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Books explore U.P. people, Prohibition

By Tyler Tichelaar   U.P. People: Incredible Stories About Incredible People By Sonny Longtine Sonny Longtine’s newest book lives up to its subtitle of incredible stories about incredible people. Many are household names to U.P. readers, or at least to the people in the parts of the U.P. where they lived. However, while I knew […]

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When the gales of November come early

By Jackie Stark It was difficult not to think of the Edmond Fitzgerald on October 24—the might and power of Lake Superior was on display in awe-inspiring fashion all along the southern shore of Lake Superior. The National Weather Service in Negaunee recorded a record-breaking 2.3 inches of rainfall on a day that saw 77-mile-per-hour […]

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After Hockeyville

By Ray Bressette One year removed from when Marquette hosted its infamous NHL Hockeyville game, Lakeview Arena is still searching for ways to build off the notoriety and financial compensation that came with the achievement. When Lakeview Arena breezed through a series of national voting rounds to find the country’s top hockey arena in the […]

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Home Cinema

This month’s reviews cover a variety of films from Victorian suspense through revenge action, animation, World War II combat, and music documentaries. My Cousin Rachel Daphne Du Maurier’s 1951 novel, My Cousin Rachel, has been filmed twice before. The first was in1952, starring Olivia deHavilland and Richard Burton; Du Maurier disliked the film version, saying […]

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Drug abuse prevention starts early

By Marquette County Health Department staff Did you know that favorable attitudes toward drug use are a predictor of early drug use for youth? This may seem like common sense, but changing youth attitudes toward alcohol and other drugs can serve as a protective factor. The old adage “do as I say not as I […]

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The Gift of Water

By Kathleen Heideman There is a fish in me,” claimed the poet Carl Sandburg. John Muir said, “Rivers flow not past, but through us.” Overly poetic? How about this: “We exist to advance the sources of creation and creativity. Refresh your mind and restore your body. Life. Water. Inspiration.” This label adorns a water bottle—“LIFE […]

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November 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

  By Laura Farwell The U.P. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Middle School Robot Scrimmage brought a number of new teams to North Star Academy’s event.  FTC robotics has been growing quickly in the U.P. and middle schools from Gladstone, Houghton, Iron Mountain and  Munising experienced the first event of their rookie season, along with veteran […]

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November 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, On a cold and blustery Saturday evening, I took my son, clad in a truly adorable lion outfit (complete with ears, mane and a tail) out to brave the elements, in search of that illustrious childhood favorite—Halloween candy. As the mom of a young child, I’m learning to see Marquette in a different […]

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Honoring history

By Larry Chabot The Michigan Iron Industry Museum—a first class museum in a first rate facility—has been educating and entertaining visitors for over 30 years. Regional iron mining history started near here in 1844 with the discovery of iron deposits by surveyor William Burt (who is also credited with inventing the typewriter). Evidence of this […]

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Rethinking fruitcake

by Katherine Larson The world is divided into two categories: Fruitcake Lovers and Fruitcake Haters. There are more of the latter than the former. I used to be one myself. Then I tasted the fruitcake that is the subject of this article and became a convert. I tested it out on fellow Haters and they, […]

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Learning through internships

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Sometimes even adults don’t know the answer to that question, but 19-year-old GlenEllen Lehmberg has known the answer to that question for quite sometime now. Lehmberg grew up in Marquette, graduating from Marquette Senior High School in 2015 and is a former member of 8-18 […]

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November 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. – Wednesday, November 1: Andreas Kapsalis. 7 p.m. – […]

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November 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. Calumet Supernova Yoga, Gallery […]

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