Tag Archives: October 2015

Fall fun in Negaunee

A group of downtown Negaunee business people is bringing a fun, fall event to Iron Street: Negaunee Oktoberfest. The event will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It seeks to honor the German heritage and German traditions associated with the month of October. Oktoberfest will act as a passport […]

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Great pumpkins: more than lanterns

by Katherine Larson It is hard, in the United States, to think of the month of October without thinking of Halloween. No longer limited to October 31, images of ghouls, goblins and witches fill our stores and our airwaves all month long. Along with these displays come veritable mountains of pumpkins. Whether or not we […]

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NMU professor explores Iceland during summer residency

by Kristi Evans The rugged, majestic landscape of Iceland’s southern coast recently provided inspiration for artists and academics selected for a prestigious summer residency through Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis—including one fortunate Northern Michigan University professor. Steven Hughes, assistant professor of illustration at NMU, was among a dozen members of Team Moss; another dozen […]

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Marquette ramps up for Halloween

by Jim Pennell The ghost of an ancient mariner passes by, dwarfed by a twelve-foot-tall skeleton that bobs and weaves above a huge crowd. A group of dancers move in a smooth traditional dance, oblivious to the zombie in the red dress that staggers past them. A giant silk cocoon unfolds, revealing a young girl […]

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City Notes – October 2015

Dear editor I started to write an article about the Women’s Center “Lighting the Way” fundraiser on October 24 when our local TV news covered the comments of Menominee County Prosecutor Daniel Hass on the death of Jolene Eichhorn, “this is another example of a tragic, tragic domestic violence death.” Jolene Eichhorn, forty-three of Carney, […]

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Smokehouse Glenn’s offers a culinary variety of Adventurous foods

by Amy Mattson Glenn Andrews, owner of Smokehouse Glenn’s Northern Meats, is not your average butcher. He brings decades of experience to his Ishpeming business, and strives to offer a more high-end product for discerning palates. “The thing I have here is experience and homemade stuff,” Andrews said. “I’m all about unique flavors.” One look […]

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Trail provides home for local mountain bikers

by Candace Prill Marquette County is home to many biking trails, including paved paths used for commuting and recreation along with intricate mountain biking trails groomed for every season. These paths expanded when the Iron Ore Heritage Trail was completed in the Negaunee and Ishpeming area, giving residents a space to grow physically, get outdoors […]

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Keeping the Yellow Dog Wild

by Scot Stewart “When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’” —Rupert Brooke Northern Marquette County is a magical, contradictory place. It […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide – October 2015

History center hosts Archaeology Fair Join the Marquette Regional History Center staff for its third annual archaeology fair from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology. International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. This Marquette fair will introduce youth and adults alike […]

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Routine helps diabetic kids

Do you remember what you had to eat this morning? Imagine having to take note of everything you eat and then taking a shot right after you ate it. For some, this can be an everyday reality, especially if you’re a child living with Type I diabetes. For Natalie Neher, age seven of Marquette, and […]

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October 2015 Support Groups

 Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 273-0396.  Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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October 2015 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. Closed in mid-October. Prices vary. Tuesday through Saturday, […]

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October 2015 Art Galleries

Big Bay  Jailhouse Gallery and Gifts. Local artwork and gifts are on display and available for purchase. Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 308 Bensinger. 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 […]

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October 2015 On the Town

Calumet Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mike. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430.   Gwinn Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia, 6:00 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 Theatre. – Saturday, October 3: The […]

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October 2015 Out & About

  End of September events   30 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 7:46a.m.; Sunset 7:34 p.m.   Big Bay  Spaghetti Dinner. Proceeds benefit the restoration efforts of the historic Burns Landing cabin. Five and younger, free; Six and older, $8. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bay Cliff Health Camp, N4175 Baycliff Drive.   Gwinn  Merry Mixers. 1:00 p.m. Forsyth Senior […]

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