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February 2018 Events Calendar

end of january events 31 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 8:15 a.m.; Sunset 5:51 p.m. Gwinn • Merry Mixers. 1 p.m. Forsyth Senior Center, 165 N. Maple St. 346-9862. Marquette • Storytime for 1s and 2s. Toddlers 18 to 35 months and a caregiver are invited for interactive stories, songs and activities. 10:15 a.m. Youth Atrium, Peter White […]

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February 2018 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, February 8: Andreas Kapsalis. 7:30 p.m. […]

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February 2018 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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February 2018 Commercial Establishments

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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February 2018 Art Galleries

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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Robbery, allegory, war round out picks

By Leonard Heldreth Two films about bank robberies, a surrealistic allegory, and an epic war film are the recommendations for this month. Logan Lucky Stephen Soderbergh has returned to feature films after a 4-year hiatus during which he directed the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, and completed all the episodes of the TV series, The […]

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February 2018 Family Friendly Community Guide

Honey Bear Classic Ski event set for Feb. 10 The Honey Bear Classic Ski Event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, on the scenic Big Bay Pathway. The family friendly event will highlight youth and adult ski events, prizes, refreshments, a warming fire and the chance to have your […]

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BEAR Center fills gap in community health

The BEAR Center opened its doors at Northern Michigan University in May. BEAR stands for:  Behavior, Education, Assessment and Research.  The center aims to help children with autism, language deficits and other disabilities. Dr. Jacob Daar, the center’s director, said it acts as a community access point for services, with the Early Intensive Learning Program. […]

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The Dog Dayz of Winter

By Amy Gawry After hosting the Glacier Glide many years, the Lake Superior Art Association is changing it up this winter by organizing a student art exhibit called “The Dog Dayz of Winter” instead. While it won’t be outside in the park, it will still be a unique showcase of local talent and the beauty […]

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Lentils

Story and photos by Katherine Larson None of us is immune to the mischance that can lead to a struggle making ends meet. Indeed, times are sometimes difficult enough that it feels like the proverbial wolf at the door has actually poked a paw in. And yet we must eat. Enter the lentil. Inexpensive and […]

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‘They fly through the air as if on wings’

By Michael Murray Leaning over a burn barrel at the bottom of a ski-jumping hill, tracking young European daredevils as they defy the very idea of gravity, you might find yourself contemplating the existential questions of winter: Could I do that? What would it take for me to strap on a pair of skis and […]

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Gift of Water

By Nancy Irish ~Dedicated to kindred spirits Uncle Billy, Dinnie Irish, and Wendell Berry~ Like the meandering creek that flows through the wooded valley that I call home, the course of this piece has twisted and turned on its way to you, gentle reader. It began as an essay about the gift of water as […]

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Anybody seen my cows?

Story by Larry Chabot Somebody’s cows were missing. A Negaunee-area farmer scanning his fields no longer saw the animals, which had been mooing and munching on pasture goodies. Almost everybody in town knew where the cows were and what they were doing: ambling through neighborhoods, scarfing up shrubbery, flower beds, gardens, even the high school […]

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Focusing on life changes

Prescription for a Happy Retirement: How to Flourish, Not Flounder By Dr. James Bash In Prescription for a Happy Retirement, Dr. James Bash explores why so many people have difficulty once they retire, often feeling sad and disappointed that retirement wasn’t the fun time they expected. His message boils down to: Don’t let this happen […]

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Within the icy depths

Story and photos by Scot Stewart “The reason that fish form schools, birds form flocks, and bees form swarms is that they are smarter together than they would be apart. They don’t take a vote; they don’t take a poll: they form a system. They are all interactive and make a decision together in real […]

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