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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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A community institution

By Deb Pascoe For generations, Negaunee readers have found what they’ve been seeking—be it novels, newspapers, or nursery rhymes—at the Negaunee Public Library. Situated in the middle of downtown Negaunee, the library was founded in 1890 by a group of citizens who recognized the community’s need for ready access to reading materials, be it for […]

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Open a home to build a home

Story and photos by Jackie Stark It may be January, but Christmas is not over just yet at 128 Timber Lane in Harvey. With more than 300 Nativity sets on display throughout their home, Fred and Carol Margrif are continuing to spread a little Christmas cheer for those willing to come take a look. The […]

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Marking 100 years

by Trinity Carey Photos courtesy of Marquette Regional History Center The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is making history of its own as it will celebrate the organization’s 100th-year anniversary with the coming of the new year. In June of 1918, 18 history directors from around the county believed the Marquette area contained such a […]

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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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Raising the curtain

Story by Trinity Carey • Photos courtesy of Forest Roberts Theatre The spectacular theatrical performances of the Forest Roberts Theatre resume this year with Bill Digneit taking on the role of director of theatre. Co-owner of DIGS Gastropub and local entertainment service Double Trouble DJs, director of theatre is a new hat for Digneit, 32, […]

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Kardemimmit blends old with new in Finnish music

By Michael Murray Finnish immigrants first came to Marquette County just after the Civil War to work in the region’s iron mines. The ore was abundant, and the miners settled in the area whose lakes and trees reminded them of home. A-century-and-a-half later, the saunas, sisu bumper stickers, and abundance of Finnish surnames show  this […]

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Throwback theater

By Noah Hausmann The Red Jacket Jamboree, a live old-timey radio variety show, will feature stories, songs and humorous sketches about the Keweenaw Peninsula at its upcoming, premiere performance October 14 and 15 at the historic Calumet Theatre. The jamboree was inspired in part by the Red Metal Radio Show, which ran 2009 to 2013 […]

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Ghost stories

By Jackie Stark Live in Marquette long enough, and you’re sure to hear stories of hauntings around town. The eerie sound of children laughing inside the former Holy Family Orphanage, ghostly specters in the rooms at the Landmark Inn, apparitions inside the cemeteries in Marquette. Up until now, those stories were passed on through oral […]

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Welcome to the Spectacle

Story by MM staff • Photos courtesy of Emma Goebel With ghouls, goblins and ghosts (among other spooky things), the Halloween Spectacle will return to Marquette this fall, a one-of-a-kind performance that will begin with a procession down Washington Street, and end at its new location—Harlow Park “Being able to see all the performances was a […]

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Beethoven and Banjos

The Third Annual Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival will return to the U.P. this year during the last week of September. The event is all about mixing seemingly different things in an inspiring way—mixing genres, cultures and people. Beethoven and Banjos is a one-week musician’s residency retreat, ending in a series of public concerts and […]

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Singin’ the blues

  Beginning September 1, blues bands and artists from all over the nation will gather in Mattson Lower Harbor Park for a weekend of music, food and crafts, as part of the 14th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Organized by the Marquette Area Blues Society, Blues Fest is for the education and the preservation of […]

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Hop aboard Lake Superior Theatre’s summer season

By Peggy Frazier Summers are much too short with all we have to cram into those two days, and knowing that the long winter lies ahead we savor every moment. Such is the great joy of life…not the special vacation, marriage ceremony, graduation or some other event but the special ordinary moments that come during […]

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Shindig on the shore

By Blair Tatrault Is time travel possible, as Albert Einstein suggested? For the past century, the finest minds in physics have fought over that hypothesis on chalkboard battlefields, using weapons of math construction. Well, ladies and gentlemen of MIT, Caltech, and Cambridge, you may officially take a break, for I have a revelation. Oh, one […]

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Keeping the arts alive

By Amy Gawry The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock is celebrating 25 years of encouraging, teaching, and promoting the arts. As the center commemorates this milestone, it’s staff also thanks and celebrates the community that has shaped and supported the center throughout its history. The arts center was born out of a partnership […]

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