Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Lifelong volunteer

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Local volunteers donate much of their time to make the community a better place, with some showing a lifelong dedication to volunteerism, contributing thousands of hours to their communities. Mary Connors of Gwinn is a notable example ...

Senior events 10/11/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 p.m. Gwinn Lions ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA meeting 9 a.m. Legal ...

More than 70 years later, an unknown soldier comes home

WASHINGTON — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan. “This ...

LONG ROAD BACK

MARQUETTE — Friday, June 13, 1969: a date that will be forever be remembered by James Lempke, 68, of Gladstone. Lempke was just 19 years old that day when he enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in the Vietnam War. “Every day since Vietnam I had thought about Vietnam, the places where we ...

Senior events 10/4/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

‘All about town with Mary Jayne’

MUNISING— Mary Jayne Hallifax, a professional photographer of more than 50 years, has a found a career as a columnist with “All about town with Mary Jayne” for the Munising News. Mary Jayne, who turns 90 next year, was born and raised in Munising. That’s where in 1946 she learned ...

Senior events 9/27/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING 10 a.m. Fall Color Trip noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Senior Expo draws many to connect

MARQUETTE — There was much to see and hear about at Tuesday’s Senior Citizens Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, which is sponsored by The Mining Journal, gives seniors an opportunity to connect with those who provide services to them in the community. Over 100 people ...

Senior events 9/20/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate ...

Coming together to care

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, which will feature a variety of presentations on topics related to end-of-life care, will be held at the Marquette Holiday Inn from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. The conference will ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 Lion’s ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 A.M. GWINN: 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 9:30 A.M. Yoga 10 A.M.-Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, CAAM 1 P.M. Bridge Club 4 P.M. Matter of Balance 6:30 P.M. Game Night ISHPEMING: 9 A.M. Legal Clinic 10 ...

Pie social!

MARQUETTE — For Chocolay Township residents over 60 who are looking to meet others and enjoy a variety of activities close to home, the Chocolay Township Senior Center has much to offer, including a pie social at 1 p.m. Tuesday, said Chocolay Township Senior Center Activities Director Bob ...

Inclusive aging resources

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress, or UPCAP, Area Agency on Aging, is working in conjunction with U.P. Rainbow Pride and the SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. to improve access to inclusive resources for older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM Closed Labor Day GWINN Closed Labor Day ISHPEMING Closed Labor Day LOST CREEK Closed Labor Day MARQUETTE Closed Labor Day MUNISING Closed Labor Day NEGAUNEE Closed Labor Day SKANDIA Closed Labor Day TUESDAY GWINN 9-11 a.m. Men’s Coffee ...

Tiger Trip

MARQUETTE — A group of Detroit Tigers fans began their journey to the Motor City bright and early Wednesday morning, boarding a bus at the Negaunee Senior Center to embark on the senior center’s annual Tiger Trip. The trip will last three days and two nights, with the group attending ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Fundraising Fun: Brookridge pig roasted for alzheimer’s walk

MARQUETTE — People of all ages gathered together at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care on the evening of Aug. 9 to enjoy the annual pig roast fundraiser in support of the Sept. 8 local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. All proceeds from the fundraiser, which brought the community ...

App created by North Texas graduate saves stories, memories

DALLAS (AP) — Patti Fitch never thought to record videos of her mother. The Dallas Morning News reports of course, she knew the stories, about her mother’s Polish heritage or job at AT&T. But she never captured them on camera — to preserve her voice, mannerisms and tales for ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6 p.m. Game Night 7 p.m. Lions ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...