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DIGGING DOWN

Amateur archaeologist’s discoveries put Paleo-Indians in U.P. during Ice Age By Katherine Larson The word “amateur” has its root in the Latin word “amare,” meaning to love. It is particularly appropriate to describe Jim Paquette of Negaunee as an amateur archaeologist, for he is steeped in profound love for the subject. But the word is […]

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TEXT LIMITS

Book banning occurs more frequently and more recently than many realize     Story and photos by Ann Dallman “Books light the fire—whether it’s a book that’s already written or an empty journal that needs to be filled in,” said the esteemed author Meg Wolitzer, known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, The […]

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MUSIC MAN

Marquette native’s compositions are being performed around the globe   By Katherine Larson How do you get to Carnegie Hall? If you’re Marquette composer Thomas LaVoy, you start writing music at the age of six. You are nourished by a solid public high school music program, encouraged by a music-loving family, and end up earning […]

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ECO-CHESS

Pieces of the Puzzle part II: biologists acting to improve ecological balance   Story and photo by Scot Stewart “A wolf singing of the beauty of the night, singing as no human voice had ever done, calling on a mate to share the beauty of it.” The wonder, surprise and intrigue of the Isle Royale wolf […]

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AT THE TABLE

Columnist served as guest chef for special dinner at the Zephyr   By Katherine Larson It started one night at Zephyr Wine Bar. As we happily finished the fifth course of one of Zephyr’s signature guest chef dinners, owner Daniel Rutz asked for suggestions for future guest chefs. Flown with good food and good wine, […]

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FAMILY HISTORY

Woman enjoys celebrating her Ojibwa heritage; will speak on culture, collection   By Larry Chabot When Judy Conrad, like millions of other Americans, launched a genealogy search to fill out her family tree, she learned that other family members were also searching, and that she was looking in the wrong place for her Native American […]

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FUN ON ICE

Young figure skaters enjoy learning new skills, preparing for spring show   By 8-18 Media People first began ice-skating around 3,000 years ago in Finland when they made primitive skates out of animal bones, according to softschools.com. Figure skating was the first winter sport to be included in the 1908 Olympics, according to kidsconnect.com. Figure […]

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THE GIFT OF WATER

Missing Lake Superior in the ‘City of Lakes’ By Richard Hackler I don’t usually remember my dreams. Lately, though, one has been sticking with me: I’m alone on the beach, sitting with my legs folded in front of me. It’s early evening, the sky is dimming, and the water is rippling out to the horizon. […]

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HOME CINEMA

Films explore troubled family relationships By Leonard Heldreth The films this month includes a conflict that affects a writer and his talented wife, and an exploration of gay conversion therapy. THE WIFE Swedish director Björn Runge’s film, The Wife, explores the dynamics of a long-time marriage in which the wife has the talent but the […]

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SUPERIOR READS

A novel on love, friendship in the Keweenaw Across the Bridge (Copper Island #3). By Kristin Neva Publisher: Christmas Tree House www.kristinneva.com Reviewed by Victor Volkman Across the Bridge (Kristin Neva, 2018) is the story of widower Drew Smith and his son AJ who are moving to Copper Island (the Keweenaw) less than two years […]

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April 2019: Recurring Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • LEGO CLUB: Saturday, April 13. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS. • LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays: April 5, 12 and 26. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required. Parents and caregivers with infants ages three to 23 months old are invited for signing, rhyming, clapping […]

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April 2019: 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 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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April 2019: 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. – Friday, March 29: Armchair Boogie. 8:30 p.m. […]

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April 2019: Museums

Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or calumettheatre.com • International Frisbee Hall of Fame and Museum. Learn about the history of Guts Frisbee. Days and hours vary. Open when events are held. […]

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April 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by local and regional artists. Days and hours vary, 57055 Fifth St. 934-2228. • 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. […]

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