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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Campaign tales

MARQUETTE — The 2016 race for Marquette County sheriff is long over, but the man who won the election, Greg Zyburt, had a few tales to tell Wednesday at the Marquette Senior Center. Zyburt, who previously served as Chocolay Township police chief, spoke at the meeting of the National Active ...

Musings of a Matriarch: When all else fails, try cake decorating or Avon

Throughout the years most of the women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting had two things in common. At one time or another they tried their hand at selling Avon products and when that idea fizzled, they took a cake decorating class. I have to admit, I’m part of the sisterhood that did ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, 10-11 ...

Agencies partner to help people with Alzheimer’s

MARQUETTE — People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t have to sit at home in a semi-vegetative state. A little activity can go a long way in improving their quality of life. So will understanding the disease itself. To help Alzheimer’s patients physically and mentally, the YMCA of ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Clothes make the man, woman, anchor

In 1963 when I was a high school sophomore, one of my favorite garments to sew was a sheath. For the fellows reading this who have no idea what I’m talking about, a sheath is a tight fitting, one piece dress. It’s usually a solid color like red or black or green. It can be sleeveless or ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

The Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

MRHC to present WWI program

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: “The Great War” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. An important event of the 20th Century, World War I’s outcomes set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, the Cold War and the current chaos in the ...

U.P. 200 warm up center at UPCM

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host a U.P. 200 Family Warm Up Party from 5-7 p.m. Friday. There will be a slice of pizza and a cookie for $1, plus hot beverages and plenty of sled dog-themed activities. Free with admission or membership.

Glacier Glide Saturday at island

MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Art Association announces the 29th Annual Glacier Glide Winter Outdoor Art Show will be Saturday at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Viewing begins at noon. Adult art work will be displayed outdoors and youth art work will be displayed inside the pavilion. ...

Relationship with daughter declining

Dear Annie: My ex-husband was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive, and he was a womanizer from the very beginning. So I divorced him in the 1980s; I then kept custody of our daughter. All was good between my daughter and me for 10 years — before my ex managed to work his way back ...

Bridging the generational gap

MARQUETTE — Some things are inter-generational, like family gatherings, some school activities, and arts and crafts. It was a crafty activity that was shared Friday between members of Girl Scout Troop 5101 and residents of Brookridge Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care. It also was a ...

Stopped clocks don’t halt march of time

In a corner of my living room stands a Howard Miller grandfather clock that belonged to my Uncle Steve. It was purchased in the late 1970s when my uncle redecorated his living room. The clock’s hands stopped at 4:20 on a summer afternoon in 1992. That’s the day Uncle Steve left his home for ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

1969 graduate working on wall

MARQUETTE — Students at Marquette Senior High School walk by this wall almost every day during the school year, maybe not realizing its significance. However, should they achieve great things after graduating, their names could make that wall. Nominations are being solicited for the A. ...

Musings of a Matriarch: It’s one year off: A tale of two feet is told

It occurred to me the other evening as I rubbed liniment into the soles of my dearly devoted feet that in my soon-to-be 70 years, my feet have had only one year off. Once I learned to walk, run, skip, hop, and jump, their vacation was over. I realize that’s probably a stupid observation, but ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

NATURAL CONNECTION: ‘Forest bathing’ a way to stay healthy

MARQUETTE — Sixty-five-year old Scott Emerson has a unique way to stay healthy: “forest bathing.” Emerson has made the transition from being an emergency department physician into a holistic physician. One of his beliefs is Shinrin-yoku — the Japanese translation of forest ...

Fly-by-night bugs not getting best of writer

I was settled in bed the other night, all set to read another chapter in Maeve Binchy’s “The Lilac Bus” when I heard the whirl of a winter fly. You know what I mean. As we turn up the furnace, those half-dead flies hidden throughout the house start to surface. The one trying my patience ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...