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Sunday: Our Youth

8-18 Media: Holiday memories

The coronavirus pandemic has given me more time to reminisce in old memories. I already wrote about my first MLB White Sox Baseball Game, so now I am going to write about my favorite moments and traditions from the holidays over the years and how Covid changed some of my holiday traditions. ...

‘Rock the Socks!’ MAHS involved in charitable campaign

MARQUETTE — One of the most necessary, and perhaps underappreciated, articles of clothing is a pair of socks, and fortunately for needy area residents, more of them now are in circulation. For the ninth year, Marquette Alternative High School held its “Rock the Socks!” project in which ...

A ‘flamboyance of flamingos’: PWPL offers unique reading program

MARQUETTE — Don’t be surprised if you see a few flamingos around town in the coming weeks. The Peter White Public Library continues to plan activities for youngsters to enjoy in the safety of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where the new “Flamingos in the Snow” ...

Second Thursday Creativity Series coming up at UPCM

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum is offering its Second Thursday Creativity Series “Pandemic Style” on Thursday. “The Mitten” is the theme for Thursday’s activity. Participants can activity packs that include themed crafts supplies and a snack. This month, the ...

Author’s rail trailer tiny house stars in children’s book

LAS VEGAS — When Hannah Doss bought an old railroad trailer about three years ago, she figured she could convert it into an affordable, cozy place to live — a tiny house, one of the downsized, mobile domiciles that are so popular these days. A few months later, while transporting it to ...

PWPL youth events

January Kids Take & Make Kit Pickup Monday, Jan. 4. 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., Peter White Public Library parking lot doors. January Kits include everything you need to participate in Cupcake Wars! Bake, decorate, and share a picture of your completed masterpiece. For youth ages 4-12. No ...

A giving fence: Father Marquette Catholic Academy warms up the holidays

MARQUETTE — The fence outside Father Marquette Catholic Academy along Fourth Street is a little more colorful now, although that color has a practical purpose. “Now that it’s feeling a bit more like winter, people are starting to bundle up as the temperature is dropping,” said Lacey ...

U.P. high schoolers win NMU essay contest

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health has announced the winners of its essay contest for Upper Peninsula high school seniors who will begin college in fall 2021 and plan to pursue a health care career. It partnered with the Michigan Center for Rural Health on ...

A lamb’s tale: Local woman writes new book

MARQUETTE — Good lessons for youngsters are important anytime in the year, but with the upcoming holidays, “Wooly & The Good Shepherd” is especially appropriate. The book was written by Elizabeth Fust, who previously authored “The Hungry Kitten’s Tale.” Fust, a Northern ...

8-18 Media: Serendipitous moments

Have you ever had a moment in your life where you saw something or someone you did not expect to see? Then you have experienced serendipity. Serendipity is luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. A few years ago, I walked into Babycakes Muffin ...

A multimedia effort: Teen Team creates video and audio spots

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Cares Coalition, or MC2, is developing a multimedia campaign to combat drug abuse and underage drinking. The coalition is composed of community agencies focused on drug and alcohol abuse prevention. So far, the coalition’s Teen Team has created video and ...

Writing workshop: Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest the focus

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula students in grades five through 12 who are interested in submitting to the Dandelion Cottage Student Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, are invited to sign up for a free short story writing workshop. Space ...

8-18 Media: Students face challenges amid pandemic

This year has been a challenge for everyone, but something that has been especially challenging for many students is online schooling. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, school districts worldwide are working to keep students and staff safe while providing quality education. Specific ...

Building it yourself: Young musicians join the ‘maker movement’

COLUMBUS, Miss.— Sam Shmulsky likes rock — Led Zeppelin, Bush, Oasis and a host of others. The Starkville High senior has been playing guitar since he was 9. When the opportunity to make his own electric guitar recently opened up, the 17-year-old jumped at it. “I love guitar,” he ...

Bay College receives TRIO grant

ESCANABA — Bay College was recently awarded a $1.7 million five-year TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which will fund the staff and services that make up the TRIO SSS Program at the college. Bay College's TRIO SSS Program is a student-support ...

‘Great Pumpkin’ makes a visit

LUDINGTON, Mich. — The “Great Pumpkin” visited Mason County last Saturday, to the delight of several local kids, and their parents and families, too. Mark and Sandi Williams welcomed family and friends to their 30-acre property in Summit Township to see a massive, prize-winning gourd ...

8-18 Media: Looking back on adventures in Washington, D.C.: Part three

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series. Part one ran on page 16A in the Oct. 10-11 weekend edition of The Mining Journal, while part two ran on page 16A of the Oct. 17-18 edition. The next day was the last day of the leadership camp I attended in Maryland (to read ...

Help for helping hands: 4-H youth fundraiser underway

MARQUETTE — People can help local 4-H through an online fundraiser now underway. Liana Pepin, the 4-H educator in Marquette County, said the purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money to support local programming. “Right now, we are not meeting in person, so all of our work is done ...