Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Creating good from difficult situations

As we are all well aware, the loss of the Empire Mine last year has had a significant impact on our region, in particular the west end of Marquette County. You also know that there has been an initiative, Project Empire, which was kicked off by the Governor a year ago in Negaunee. One of the ...

Flint developers hope engineering work helps Buick City site

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Economic development officials in Flint are making a push to revitalize the former manufacturing site that once produced every Buick that General Motors made. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $197,000 federal grant to allow work to be completed ...

Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land

DETROIT — Inside a fenced construction site on Detroit’s east side, heavy machines are digging, shoving and hauling away tons of dirt in preparations for the latest addition to the city’s industrial landscape. Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when ...

MOST to join UPHS Rehab Services

MARQUETTE — UP Health System recently announced Marquette Orthopedic & Sports Therapy has joined the team UP Health System Rehab Services. UP Health System Rehab Services is managed by UP Rehab Services, LLC of Marquette. Marquette Orthopedic & Sports Therapy has offered general ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Unlucky strike

Prince Leopold, the son of Queen Victoria, had suffered joint pain from a young age. At age 30, he followed his doctor’s advice, kissed his pregnant wife, Princess Helena, goodbye, and traveled from the United Kingdom to his Cannes residence, the Villa Nevada, where the weather was supposed ...

Exercise reduces clogged leg arteries

Anyone perusing the headlines these days certainly has read a thing or two about heart disease. How could you not, with heart disease being the cause of one-third of all deaths in individuals over 35 years of age. That is a fairly impressive number. Likely, you know someone who has suffered a ...

Toxic toadstools

MARQUETTE — Who doesn’t love a tasty helping of freshly picked mushrooms? It depends on the mushroom. Most people probably buy their mushrooms from a grocery store, but the more nature-loving segment of the population might want to glean them from the wild. If there’s anything ...

Dreaded tick bite has serious consequences

Their second date started with a short walk in the park, but became an extended affair, into the farthest reaches of the grounds, because of the delightful conversation. And though Walter thoroughly enjoyed the meeting, the date led to serious consequences. None related to relationships or ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

The new face of vo-tech

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Love was a puzzle no one knew how to solve. He had been traumatized by his father's drowning a week before his fourth birthday. By second grade, he was bored and acting out, so unruly that the private school he attended asked him to leave halfway through the year. Told ...

Living independently while visually impaired

GWINN — A visually impaired person doesn’t have to be in the dark — literally and figuratively — when it comes to finding help to make daily life easier. Pat Duyck, an Escanaba-based rehabilitation teacher with Michigan’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, which is part of the ...

Personal skills help kids prepare for school

There are just a few weeks left before children begin school, some for the first time. Besides backpacks and supplies, teachers hope young children will bring along a few more things when they scamper off to school. First and foremost children will know how to put on their listening ears to ...

Keweenaw Young Professionals to discuss digital burnout

HANCOCK — Keweenaw Young Professionals is hosting Part 3 of their Professional “Disconnecting with Technology: The Mystery of Digital Burnout Solved.” Presented by Jeremiah Baumann, this event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Jutila Center, room 323, in ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Senior scavenging

MARQUETTE — What is the U.S. Coast Guard motto, which is Latin for “always ready”? If you answered “Semper Paratus,” you had at least one answer right in Tuesday’s scavenger hunt at the Marquette Maritime Museum. The activity was part of Senior Day, which came with a $5 admission ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No designer clothes for this gang

Last week on Facebook’s Throwback Thursday, I posted a picture of my sister holding a fish. She looked so forlorn in that photo, I quickly posted two more where she was smiling. I have no idea who caught the fish, but I do remember we kids were asked to hold it while Mom snapped pictures. By ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Strong winds scattered the fish. A few lake trout were caught near Granite Island, the white rocks and off Shot Point. A couple coho were caught near Shot Point. • Au Train: Lake trout were caught in front of Au Train Island and Shelter Bay. • Munising: A ...

Meteor showers provide stunning displays

“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.” — Don Henley/Glenn Frey It seems like it was a lifetime ago, when I used to spend a good deal of time exploring the fascinating nighttime world of the Devil’s Punchbowl area, a geologic attraction situated not far from California’s ...

The birds and the trees

MARQUETTE — Who knew that studying the connection between insects, birds and trees could end up being like a chemistry experiment? Birds eat insects from some trees, yet leave others untouched. Why? It could be that when the insects begin to munch on leaves, the trees send out a “help ...

Gone fishin’

• Marquette: Good numbers of coho were still being caught in top 30 of waters 50 to 60 feet deep in the Lower Harbor and off Shot Point. Short cores and copper, dipsies and downriggers have all taken fish. Lots of lake trout were caught between the white rocks and Granite Island in 130 to 200 ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Ore Dock anniversary

MARQUETTE — The Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette will celebrate its five year anniversary today with some special release beer, live music, beer and cheese pairings and a “dunk the brewer” event. “We are so humbled and proud to be celebrating five rotations around that big ...

Church continues tradition of food stands at Iowa State Fair

By COURTNEY CROWDER Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — There's a sign-up sheet in the basement of the West Des Moines Methodist Church that looks like the Container Store let loose on a poster board. It's the king of sign-up sheets, and one glance at its methodically charted grids, tiny ...

Food pantries benefit from Detroit Metro Airport donations

By SHAWN D. LEWIS Associated Press TAYLOR — A chicken Caesar salad from Papa Joe's Gourmet Market and a Starbucks blueberry Greek yogurt parfait are treats travelers can select at concession areas inside Detroit Metropolitan Airport. But those are extremely rare delicacies for Krystle ...

Food is free for the taking at floating ‘forest’ in NYC

By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK — An old construction barge planted with vegetables, apple trees and fragrant herbs is giving apartment-dwelling New Yorkers a chance to pick something and eat it. Part floating garden, part artwork and part community organizing project, the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Voices of youth

If you could invent one machine to make your life easier, what would it be?

Dragons galore

MARQUETTE — They weren’t exactly like the three enormous dragons on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” but they were dragons nonetheless — even if they were made just out of egg cartons. “Dragons” was the theme of the latest session in the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s ...

A close look at my family trip to Mackinac Island

AVA LARSON, 12 Have you ever wanted to bike around Mackinac Island? Well I have! It is fun; the whole experience is about 8 miles long. You can stop along the way at one of the many wonderful beaches. I sat on the beach and let the waves roll on to my toes. When I got bored, I hopped on my ...

Building better veggie meals

MARQUETTE — It’s possible to teach kids about vegetarian meals without being preachy, especially if they’re the ones blending strawberries and mango chunks, or slicing cucumbers. A group of youngsters visited the Marquette Arts and Culture Center for the last “Teen Thursday” of ...

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You have to see it to believe it

MARQUETTE — Starting this Thursday, the hundreds of people attending the 2017 Great Lakes Harley Owners Group Rally centered in Sault Ste. Marie will find out what they say about the Sault is true: You have to see it to believe it. The rally will include all sorts of public events through ...

Newberry, Tahquamenon area has wilderness, recreation

NEWBERRY — With a drop of nearly 50 feet and a width of more than 200 feet, Upper Tahquamenon Falls — the second largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River after Niagara Falls — is a major attraction in the Newberry area. There’s a lot more, however, to the region. But since ...

A day at the lakes

MARQUETTE — If you think the center of the Upper Peninsula is lacking in fun things to do, think again and consider taking a visit to the town of Curtis and the Manistique Lakes area. Situated between Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake, Curtis is surrounded by natural beauty and ...

Grand getaway: Grand Marais offers visitors tranquility, much more

GRAND MARAIS — When tourists start thinking about recreational opportunities in the Upper Peninsula, places like Marquette, the Keweenaw Peninsula or the Soo Locks might come to mind. However, there is another great spot that can sometimes get overlooked due to its size — that’s Grand ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Houseplants can clean indoor air

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can pay a host of dividends, both for the planet and the people doing the gardening. Healthy plant life can help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and various air pollutants, while the act of gardening can help gardeners combat stress. Published in ...

Home safety checks to complete today

A new kitchen or a bathroom remodeling job might be dream projects for many homeowners, but the right home improvement project at a given moment is not necessarily the most glamorous project. Sometimes safety upgrades around the house must take precedence over more popular projects. Accidents ...

Remedy landscape drainage problems

Homeowners understand that reaping the rewards of beautiful lawns and gardens requires hard work. But sometimes even hard work won’t be enough to prevent problems in a lawn or garden. Drought can be very harmful to lawns and gardens, but so, too, can excessive amounts of water and ...

Design a garden for all senses

Gardens add visual appeal to a yard, but gardens also can appeal to individuals’ senses of smell, taste, touch, and sound. Gardeners who want to create gardens that appeal to various senses can do so in the following ways. Sight Aesthetic appeal is one of the most sought-after benefits of ...

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the big PICTURE

A deer and a rabbit share some food in Marquette on Aug. 1 in a photo submitted by Sharon Fluette. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should include who ...

Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation with his family in ...

the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Lumberjacks at the Saloon, Garden, Mich., circa 1900. This feature provided by www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.