Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

20th annual LSCP Golf Outing nears

The LSCP Marketing Team has been planning our second largest fundraiser of the year. We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community continue to support ours. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000, which will go directly toward ...

In brief

Local Hampton Inn earns Hampton by Hilton recognition MARQUETTE — The Hampton Inn by Hilton Marquette Waterfront has been awarded a Circle of Excellence award from Hampton by Hilton. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties within the brand and is only ...

TAVR: ‘A major change in health care’

MARQUETTE — You can hear the enthusiasm in the voice of Dr. David Pesola, Interventional Cardiologist, when he talks about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement — TAVR — a procedure offered at UP Health System-Marquette. “This (procedure) is a major change in health care,” Dr. ...

West end chamber a busy place!

We can hardly believe that it’s already time for the 3rd Annual Chamber Children’s Carnival! Coming up this week: Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center parking lot. What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with a fun, free, ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

The itsy bitsy jumping spider, part 1

My interest in the jumping spider stems only from my wish to find the source of my own heart’s rhythm, and yet, I can’t ignore the little spider’s charisma, its charm, its romantic nature. It is small—about the size of a pencil eraser—and hairy. It wears its crunchy skeleton on the ...

Sound waves have many benefits for orthopedic pain

Americans love technology and will flock to try some new gadget or device. Oftentimes the hype is completely “over the top” and it turns out to be nothing more than a reconfiguring of an older technology. But new developments occur regularly, with new consumer electronics attracting much ...

Health officials outline testing recommendations for hepatitis B & C

MARQUETTE — In recognition of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all pregnant women to: ≤ Get tested for hepatitis C, ideally at the start of prenatal care. ≤ Get tested for hepatitis B virus during every ...

Hepatitis Awareness Month recognized

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula as a region has the highest rate of hepatitis C for young adults in Michigan. In Marquette County alone, there were 82 cases of hepatitis C in 2018, compared to three cases of hepatitis B and no cases of hepatitis A, Marquette County Health Department ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Digital determination

MARQUETTE — What’s special about art is that it can be whatever the artist wants, such as an autumn landscape in oil, a portrait in pencil or — in the case of Gwinn High School senior Emma Locknane — “A Very Determined Medic” with green pupils and sharp teeth. Locknane is the ...

After 36 years, a girl is the middle school math champ

PITTSBURGH — Ask Vivian Loh a simple question, like her age, and you may not get a simple answer. “4,687 days,” the Squirrel Hill resident answers softly and without hesitation, sitting in an office at the Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. She calculated her age in days a ...

Using weather apps and forecasts with kids

Weather observation helps children be alert for changes in their environment and their need to prepare. Sometimes we underestimate what we can teach young children. Checking the weather forecast every day on media, plus learning weather clues for their own forecast are good ways to nurture ...

From the Far East to the Far North

MARQUETTE — Tokyo and the Upper Peninsula are vastly different in many ways. First, Japan’s on the other side of the planet. Second, there’s the language barrier. Even with all the geographical and cultural differences, Japanese and Yoopers still have a lot in common — even kids. ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM Closed Memorial Day GWINN Closed Memorial Day ISHPEMING Closed Memorial Day LOST CREEK Closed Memorial Day MARQUETTE Closed Memorial Day MUNISING Closed Memorial Day NEGAUNEE Closed Memorial Day SKANDIA Closed Memorial Day TUESDAY GWINN 7:30 a.m. ...

Serving Veterans

MARQUETTE — There are nearly 30,000 veterans in the Upper Peninsula, comprising roughly 10% of the area’s population. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Marquette County Senior Provider Network, attendees had a chance to learn about resources available for veterans in the area, as well as a ...

Improving memory

MARQUETTE — Can memory and recall be improved in those who are aging? Researchers from Northern Michigan University’s Behavior Education Assessment and Research Center, or BEAR Center, have been working to find the answers. For the past several months Ashley Shayter, a board-certified ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open 7 p.m. Lions ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Overall: Fishing on the trout lakes was slow because of the cool temperatures. Water levels were high and muddy once again after recent storms. Lake Gogebic: Was producing a few walleye. Copper Harbor: Has produced a couple legal size splake along with several small ones ...

‘On the ground’ for grouse

GWINN — Ruffed grouse — a popular game species — should benefit from local conservationists and volunteers being, literally, on the ground. A group of people on Saturday drove in a caravan from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Gwinn Field Office to a Grouse Enhanced ...

Getting away from everyday stress is key

“As we live and breathe, somehow we must believe,” — Steve Forbert Like a grand gateway to a universe of discovery, the white, curved curbing at the edge of the blacktopped road welcomed me off the pavement into a natural world I’ve been endlessly fascinated with since I was a young ...

Likin’ lichens

MARQUETTE — Wetmore Landing was an ideal spot for searching for lichens on a sunny Saturday morning. Mary Martin, a biology instructor at Northern Michigan University, on Saturday led hikers on a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning course, “Lichenfest! Learn about Lichens in our Own ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Take your Caesar salad to the grill to get a smoky char

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the ...

Surf-treat

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN A surfside treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh, with a lively mix of textures and flavors. This recipe may look involved, but the components come ...

Perfect burgers

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut of beef with the ideal ...

Zucchini or summer squash makes for a colorful pasta dish

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavorful dish that’s full of color. We decided against peeling the squash, as the skin helped to keep the pieces intact throughout the cooking process. Because summer squash contains so much liquid, ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Sowing seeds at Sawyer

K.I. SAWYER — Does food taste better when you’ve grown it? Ask a student at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. Linda Wagner’s third-grade classroom has been putting in fruit and vegetable waste in its vermicomposting worm bin throughout the school year, with the worms decomposing the ...

The academic benefits of theater

Personally, I am very into theater. I know a lot of people think that theater is just a hobby, and they’re right, but it’s a hobby with benefits. Academic benefits, to be specific. First of all, according to aate.com, students who perform in theater statistically do better on SATs than ...

Dragons & Dinos

MARQUETTE — With the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” nearing its end, dragons — which figure prominently in the show — are kind of “in” now. Those mythical creatures as well as dinosaurs, which really did exist on Earth, were the focus of “Diggin’ those Dragons & ...

Entertainer’s program emphasizes reading, provides free books

By STEPHANIE SHOMIN Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY —î About 56 percent of third-graders test below proficiency in reading, according to the 2019 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. The international nonprofit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library aims to change that. Parton, who ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Defined by water

The northeastern corner of the Upper Peninsula is a place defined by water. From the local Ojibwa, who came to the head of the rapids to net whitefish, to the fur-trading French who came here looking for an inland passage through North America, the water resources were prized greatly in the ...

Falling for Tahquamenon

In the land of Hiawatha, north of Newberry, the mighty Tahquamenon River twists and turns, tumbles over two sets of impressive waterfalls and then, still wide and rolling, dumps into Lake Superior at Whitefish Bay. Along the way, there are beautiful forests and marshlands, sandy jack pine ...

The Big Spring

In southern Schoolcraft County lie two fantastic Michigan state parks, each situated along the shores of the Upper Peninsula’s fourth-largest lake — the 8,400-acre Indian Lake, which is located north of Thompson and west of Manistique. Indian Lake State Park — which is divided into a ...

Superior’s sandy shores

Situated about a half-hour north of Seney at the northern terminus of M-77 lies the quaint, summertime seascape community of Grand Marais. This small town of sand and sea, shops and seasonal homes is the eastern gateway community for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the nation’s first ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

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New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

NEW YORK — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season’s shows, they were after media-buyers’ hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of “L.A. Law” fame back to a new legal drama. ...

Summer movie preview: Horror takes a holiday

NEW YORK — Jim Jarmusch didn’t have to look far for zombies. “I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night walking along staring into their phone and they don’t even know they’re in the world anymore,” says the director. “Sometimes I just want to shove them out of the ...