Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Tragedy of Pearl Harbor continues with us

According to a variety of articles I’ve read, Pearl Harbor was just the catalyst President Roosevelt needed to enter World War II. Since that Dec. 7 “day of infamy” all those years ago, books, movies, and documentaries have flourished. In many cases, the focus has shifted from Pearl ...

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, ...

Bringing a gift to life

MARQUETTE — The love of a father was resurrected this holiday season through the creative efforts of his widow in the form of a children’s book. The book, “Flitterbick’s Gift,” is self-published through Lulu.com. Fae Stuart Presley lost her first husband Edward Stuart to cancer in ...

Looking beyond measuring tape, digital sales

Thanksgiving is only a memory but if you’re still feeling as stuffed as the bird, it’s time to talk turkey. Most women in our age bracket gain weight whether we eat a carrot or a seven course meal. It’s just an unalterable fact of growing older. Sure I know there are some lucky gals who ...

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, ...

Champion fiddler, wife perform at Michigan retirement homes

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — You can learn a lot about someone by how they play the fiddle. Some play gently. Others pound their bow against the strings. Dick Wild plays his fiddle somewhere right in between. The 74-year-old Leoni Township resident and his wife, Polly, 76, are more than just a ...

Put down your thumbs and think for a minute

The other day someone inquired how I come up with ideas for this column. My response was fairly quick. I said I could write an interesting story about a piece of gum I saw on the pavement if I were so inclined. Then, I asked myself, why is it so difficult to come up with 900 weekly words that ...

Environment matters for memory care patients

MARQUETTE — Environment can make a big difference for memory care patients, whose health and quality of life is profoundly impacted by how they feel about their home and their ability to contribute to it, said Margaret Calkins, an internationally recognized leader in the field of environments ...

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, ...

Hitting a wall

MARQUETTE — Adventure and aging are not mutually exclusive, and one group of Marquette seniors has proven that point many times over. The Silver Samplers, a group organized by the Marquette Senior Center, went rock climbing on Wednesday, and even though the vast majority had never done it ...

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, ...

Lois Cohodas marks milestone birthday

MARQUETTE — Lois Cohodas, formerly a 72-year-long resident of Ishpeming and Marquette, celebrated her 100th birthday last week, according to a release submitted by her daughter Nancy Oberman. Now a resident of San Antonio, Texas where she has lived for four years, Lois Cohodas was honored ...

Senior calendar

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, ...

Alzheimer’s and disrupted sleep

MARQUETTE — Everybody needs a good night’s rest, right? Especially Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Disrupted sleep among Alzheimer’s sufferers and the people who look after them will be one of the major topics of discussion at the 19th Annual Upper Peninsula Fall ...

Happiness has very elusive nature

How many people do you know who are truly happy? There must be something in the water we consume or the very air we breathe that causes discontent. If you listen to the news for more than three minutes, you know the world is a very sad place. I’m not referring to all the recent tragedies ...

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, ...

Noting notable people

MARQUETTE — The cover of Sonny Longtine’s new book shows photos of notable Upper Peninsula people. Even longtime residents of the region might not know all of them by sight, but they should after reading the book. Longtine has just published “U.P People: Incredible Stories About ...

Buying a present and getting it right

While shopping at my favorite store, Tractor Supply, in the Soo, I decided to buy my brother an early birthday present. I’ve long since stopped giving him gag gifts or anything as sensible as a plunger that looks like a rifle. You’ve probably seen them in junk catalogs. All you have to do ...

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, ...

Piece-ful art

MARQUETTE — If you want to just keep warm, a store-bought flannel blanket or cotton bed cover should suffice. If you want to keep warm with a work of art, a quilt is the better choice. The public will have a good opportunity to view these creations at the Autumn Comforts Quilt Show set ...