Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Acting troupe gives Christmas performance

MARQUETTE — After weeks of preparation, the Great Pretenders acting troupe of the Negaunee Senior Center displayed their talents while spreading holiday cheer during their annual Christmas performance Wednesday afternoon at the senior center. The group, which began in 2016, performs a ...

Senior events 12/13/18

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 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Meeting noon CAAM Congregate ...

A Night of Christmas Lights

MARQUETTE — For seniors who wish to explore their towns and communities while viewing the light displays of their neighbors during the holiday season, the Ishpeming Senior Center is holding its annual Christmas light color tour on Monday evening. The tour will give area seniors a chance to ...

Senior events 12/6/18

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 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Connecting with Resources

MARQUETTE — A new resource is available for those who are looking to learn more about programs available for older adults in Michigan, as “A Guide to Services for Older Adults” was released earlier this month by the Aging & Adult Services Agency under the Michigan Department of ...

Senior events 11/29/18

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 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

WWII vet honored

ISHPEMING — John Snyder, a 98-year-old veteran of World War II, was honored for his service in a ceremony Sunday at the American Legion Post 114 in Greenwood Location. While Snyder thought he was headed to the post to participate in its Veterans Day celebration, he was surprised to be ...

Senior events 11/15/18

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 noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 ...

Decades of design

MARQUETTE — If you’ve lived in or around the Marquette area at some point within the last several decades, it’s likely that you’ve seen a sign hand-painted by Carl Mayer, 85, of Marquette, as his work has graced many past and present Marquette-area businesses such as Thill’s Fish ...

Senior events 11/8/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN Clubhouse Closed for Veterans Day noon CAAM Meal ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Meeting 9 a.m. Legal clinic noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi LOST ...

Reflecting on years of service to seniors

MARQUETTE — A longtime Marquette city employee and facet of the community will be retiring this month — Jane Palmer, who has been the Marquette Senior Center Coordinator since 2006, will retire Nov. 21 after 34 years of service to the city of Marquette. Palmer began her career in the ...

Senior events 11/01/18

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 reservation 1:30 p.m. Tai ...

Caring conference

MARQUETTE — Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and caregivers came together for the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care & Hospice Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, which gave the diverse group of attendees a chance to learn about a wide variety of topics related to ...

Senior events 10/25/18

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 ...

‘Green’ burial

MARQUETTE — Ecologically-minded individuals and conservationists. Romanticists. Traditionalists. Economizers. Those interested in “do-it-yourself” culture. Hunters, fishers and those who love the outdoors. These groups may not seem to have much in common on the surface. However, ...

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 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

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 ...