Saturday: Weekend

TURNING UP THE HEAT

MARQUETTE - The Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University hosted its Memorial Chili Challenge on Tuesday at the Jacobetti Complex."The chili challenge has been running for more than 20 years," said Christopher Kibit, professor in NMU's hospitality and tourism management program. I've ...

LET’S TALK SAUSAGE

MARQUETTE - Confucius is often cited for the old proverbial saying, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Glenn Andrews, owner of Smokehouse Glenn/Northern Meats in Ishpeming, is a firm believer in that.Andrews has more than 45 years in the sausage ...

Big Burger Grille opens its doors in Harvey

By JUSTIN MARIETTIJournal Staff WriterARQUETTE - Harvey residents now have a new option for dining on Carmen Drive.Big Burger Grille, which is in the same building as Main Street Pizza at 150 Carmen Drive in Harvey, opened its doors on Feb. 25."It's been wonderful - we've had a really good ...

Mastering a sweet and spicy glaze for ham

By ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressAt Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been a delicacy to me.My best friend's mother bought one every Easter and to me ...

Let’s get COOKING

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Food Co-op has begun offering a series of cooking classes that are free and open to the public.Sarah Monte, education coordinator, said the Co-op applied for a Specialty Crop Block Grant, which is administered through the Michigan Department of Agriculture."What this ...

DISTRIBUTION BEGINS

MARQUETTE - On Feb. 12, Cognition Brewing Company of Ishpeming began distribution of its beer through Imperial Beverage, based out of Kalamazoo, Mich."We are looking at bars in the Upper Peninsula, first of all, that like craft beer," said Jay Clancey, owner of Cognition. "We are only selling ...

LET’S TALK ABOUT Hops & Barley

MARQUETTE - The Second Annual Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference will be held March 16-17 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich. The event will be hosted by educators from the Michigan State University Extension with support from MSU AgBioResearch, and the Michigan Brewers Guild.Ashley ...

Something SWEET

MARQUETTE - The old railroad depot building in Chatham, which had been vacant for years, is now the place to go for Chatham residents seeking a cup of coffee and a sweet treat."We looked at the building four or five years ago, and my sister and I said, 'We need to do something with that ...

Tino’s Pizza offers sense of familiarity to Negaunee residents

NEGAUNEE - Since its advent in the 1960s, Tino's Pizza of Negaunee has prided itself on being a family-run, family-owned business that offers the community a place for their families to gather and enjoy fellowship and delicious food. Two families and over 50 years later, and that Tino's ...

HUNGER GAMES

By JUSTIN MARIETTIJournal Staff WriterARQUETTE - Tasty Reads, a local book group for readers who love to cook, met at the Peter White Public Library on Monday to discuss Japanese cooking and bento boxes.Bento boxes are a decorated lunch box packed with items such as rice, vegetables, pickles, ...

Braves pull away from Manistique

By JOHN VRANCICEscanaba Daily PressGLADSTONE - The Gladstone girls were able to use a variety of combinations Friday night to post a 47-36 basketball triumph over the Manistique Emeralds.All nine players got plenty of playing time in this nonconference contest as the Braves built a 26-18 ...

Tough loss at home

By CRAIG REMSBURGSenior Sports WriterMARQUETTE - It was not the homecoming coach Walt Kyle and his Northern Michigan University hockey team were hoping for Friday night.Playing at the Berry Events Center for the first time since Dec. 12, the Wildcats dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to WCHA foe ...

Negaunee breaks loose for 6-2 win over Gaylord

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterNEGAUNEE - It's been a rough stretch for the Negaunee Miners hockey team, but they came together Friday night for a big win over Gaylord.The Miners got two goals apiece from Trevor Borlace and Shane Ring to defeat the Blue Devils 6-2 at the Negaunee Ice Arena. ...

Packers expected to contend vs. Cardinals today

By BOB BAUMAP Sports WriterGLENDALE, Ariz. - Three weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers by 30 points. No one should expect that kind of blowout when the teams meet again tonight, this time in the NFC divisional playoffs."I think these guys definitely come back here with a ...

Sports briefs

Redmen icers beat Portage, 8-3TRAVERSE CITY - The Marquette Redmen jumped out to a fast start to defeat Portage Central 8-3 at the Traverse City Showcase on Friday.Jake Phillips had two goals and two assists, while Joe Phillips had a goal and two assists as the Redmen scored four times in the ...

Iron Mountain zips past Gwinn

By ADAM NIEMIIron MountainDaily NewsIRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain High School remained unbeaten with a 67-40 win against Gwinn in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game on Friday.Carson Wonders led Iron Mountain (8-0, 5-0 M-PC) with 19 points and six rebounds.Four Mountaineers scored ...

The Sweet Stuff

ARQUETTE - For more than 100 years, Donckers has been the place to go for Marquette residents looking to cure their sweet tooth.The Donckers website states that the store began in 1896 as a simple, open air stand featuring candy, fresh fruit, tobacco, and popcorn.In 1914, Fred Donckers moved ...