Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

UPHS-Bell welcomes Atkinson

ISHPEMING — UP Health System-Bell recently welcomed obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Andrew Atkinson to the UPHS-Bell Women’s Health staff. Atkinson earned his bachelor’s of science at the University of Detroit-Mercy before completing medical school at the Saba University School of ...

LSCP takes a look into the new year

Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you all have a healthy and prosperous 2019 ... and if you own a business, or want to buy or start one, our team at the Lake Superior Community Partnership can help put you on the road to success. Looking to buy a business? We’re seeing that many of the ...

ADP: Small business hiring surges at year-end

NEW YORK — Small business hiring surged at year-end, with payroll company ADP counting 89,000 new jobs at its small business customers. That was up from a downwardly revised 38,000 in November, and gave small businesses an average of nearly 42,000 new jobs each month during ...

Avoiding a cash crunch

NEW YORK — While many business owners know they’ll owe the government less money or perhaps get refunds under the new tax law, others are still unsure about what they might have to pay while they file their returns. They need to be sure they have some extra cash, or access to financing, in ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Expanded dental access

MARQUETTE — Qualifying adults without dental insurance who live in the Upper Peninsula now have an option to receive a dental exam free of charge. This is due to the recent creation of the U.P. Friendly Smile Fund, as the Superior Health Foundation donated $5,000 to the Marquette County ...

Relationships counted by the numbers

Studies show that lay-people have long believed that monogamous relationships are more trusting, committed, passionate, and sexually satisfying. Monogamy, lay-people believe, is also less likely to involve jealousy. A recent study conducted by Dr. Conley from the University of Michigan ...

Advances in modern medicine many

It would be a gross understatement to say that modern medicine has made great advances in recent decades. Examples abound, from artificial joints to opening clogged blood vessels through tiny incisions. It’s difficult to read any popular magazine without finding some new medical discovery or ...

There’s still time

MARQUETTE — While this year’s flu season has not yet reached its peak and flu has been reported as “regional” rather than “widespread” in Michigan by the state department of health and human services as of Friday, local health officials are encouraging the public to get vaccinated ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Artist in the making

NEGAUNEE — A future artist’s career might have just gotten started in a big way. The artwork of Kaiylah Hanninen, a seventh-grader at Negaunee Middle School, was chosen from entries throughout Michigan to appear on the 2018 holiday card sent by the Lansing-based company SET SEG to its ...

Lawmakers unveil school-safety measure

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature's top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state. The legislation calls for hiring a state school ...

Alert families help toddlers learn, grow

Toddlers between age two to three improve large motor skills like running, kicking, climbing, managing stairs, running and testing limits. It’s an exhausting time for families and remains that way until about age five. However, if families know this is natural, set limits, and are very ...

‘Creativity excavation’

MARQUETTE — A hundred days can go by pretty quickly when you’re involved in something personal and creative. The sixth annual 100DayProject, a community-wide initiative designed to spur independent artistic creativity, has a launch date of Jan. 20, with the project finishing 100 days ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Meeting noon CAAM ...

For future generations

MARQUETTE — The Forsyth Township Clubhouse — an early 20th-century building in along Maple Street in Gwinn that houses the Forsyth Township Senior Center amongst other services — has seen some major changes over the past several years. Renovations to the kitchen, meeting spaces, the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal Clinic noon CAAM ...

Dayton O. ‘Hawk’ Hyde

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted with permission of the Klamath Falls Herald and News By LEE JUILLERAT For the Klamath Falls Herald and News CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Dayton O. “Hawk” Hyde hadn’t lived in the Klamath Basin for more than 30 years, but he returned to his family’s ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors North

“Wake up; put your shoes on; drink a breath of the northern air.” — Gary Louris There’s a place I know not far from home where beautiful white birch trees stand together on a rugged hillside that overlooks a shallow, peaceful lake. I’ve known this place since my youngest days. In ...

Household stormwater: lawn, garden

Editor’s note: This is the second of a six-part series on stormwater management and why it is important. The series was created with the help of the Superior Watershed Partnership of Marquette. MARQUETTE — The top cause of poor water quality in Lake Superior and its watersheds is ...

Lumi on the LAKESHORE

MARQUETTE — A music video can be a compelling way to show off a region’s gorgeous physical beauty. That’s what the band Lumi is doing. Lumi is premiering a music video to build momentum for the release of its single “Home”from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blackrocks Brewery, 424 N. Third ...

Open to all

MARQUETTE — Don’t let the lack of snowshoes keep you from hitting woodland trails this winter. The Outdoor Recreation Center, located in the Physical Education Instructional Facility at Northern Michigan University, has a mission beyond helping NMU students enjoy the outdoors during the ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Cake News

MARQUETTE — Two established bakers from different Upper Peninsula businesses recently teamed up for a new Food Network series called “Winner Cake All.” Premiering Monday at 10 p.m., “Winner Cake All” is a 13-episode series where four teams made up of two bakers demonstrate ...

Make hearty chicken and sausage gumbo without all the work

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN This classic New Orleans specialty is built on a roux_a cooked mixture of fat and flour that must be stirred constantly, sometimes for an hour or more, until it is deep brown. To get the same depth of flavor with much less hands-on work, we turned to a dry roux: ...

Flourless chocolate cake minus all the fuss

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Incredibly rich and impossibly smooth, flourless chocolate cake is elegant, refined, and universally beloved. But recipes for this intense, deeply chocolate dessert typically require complicated techniques. Our take on this indulgent cake minimizes fuss without ...

Try some flavor-packed spinach dip with herbs

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Spinach dip can feel like the responsible, healthy choice on an appetizer buffet but that doesn’t mean it has to be bland or boring. For a spinach dip to really taste good, we found that both the ingredients and the method were key. We packed tons of flavor ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

‘Slime Squad’

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Slime is having its moment. The “DIY Slime Squad” met Thursday in the children’s section of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette to follow the “do it yourself” mantra of taking matters — in this case, slime — into ...

Dress up your banana bread with nuts, spices or chocolate

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts. Toasting nuts in the oven makes them taste better. Spread the nuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and heat the nuts in a 350 F oven until you can smell them, which takes about 5 minutes. Once the ...

Looking back

MARQUETTE — As the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market wrapped up another season in December, the market’s manager says it was another successful and exciting year. The farmers market is sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, with the goal being to support local farmers, ...

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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 ...

Houghton County parks ideal for outdoor enthusiasts

Ninety years ago, members of the Houghton County Board of County Park Trustees met and crafted a plan to create three parks within the county. Among the members of the panel was Frederick Jay McLain, a man who’d moved from Nebraska to the Keweenaw Peninsula to work as chief clerk for the ...

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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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Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie will bring Barbie to life in a live-action film. Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise’s first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old “I, Tonya” actress will also co-produce the ...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to premiere as opening film at SXSW

NEW YORK — Jordan Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” ...

‘The Upside’ is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess

It’s said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and “The Upside” doesn’t exactly disprove that notion. Few films in memory have squandered so much acting talent in such a cliche-ridden, exploitative and dishonest way. It ...