Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

There is no such thing as a chicken crow

At one time or another, we’ve all seen a crow dining on a dead skunk or some other unlucky rodent lying in the middle of the road or alongside it. Saturday I was driving to Brimley and wondered if the crow on the road ahead of me would fly away before I hit it or if this time my car would end ...

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, ...

‘Haunted Marquette’

MARQUETTE — People who have lived in Marquette for decades might have heard a spooky tale or two about the city. Whether they are true is up for debate, but they at least can enjoy learning about them from Tyler R. Tichelaar’s latest book, “Haunted Marquette: Ghost Stories from the Queen ...

Butter has an amazing resilience all its own

The butter was cold this morning, a sure sign that fall’s on its way. The last few weeks have been exceptionally warm and downright miserable for those of us who look forward to a new season. I keep my butter dish in the cupboard, and lately I’ve had to scoop the butter with a spoon and ...

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, ...

Long-term nursing home care costs are surging

Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year. Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost of care that includes adult day care and assisted living communities up an average of ...

Time to scrub the shower, tidy up that room

Every time I step out of the shower I promise myself I’ll clean it, and the second I pull the shower curtain closed, I forget about it. It’s not memory loss or old age that makes me forget. It’s because I don’t want to clean the shower. It’s a difficult, boring, monotonous task. ...

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, ...

Sunken Treasure

Dan Fountain of Negaunee Township spent a good deal of time this summer searching for the downed steamer Choctaw in Lake Huron. His efforts paid off, and then some. On July 15, Fountain, 66, and his boating partner, Kurt Fosburg of Negaunee Township, discovered a shipwreck on the fourth ...

Musings of a Matriarch: The cycle continues as we welcome autumn

I was walking down the road the other morning and noticed the fields were full of vegetation going to seed. I thought about the seasonal cycle and how nature knows when it’s time to wrap up one season and prepare for the next. The fields and forests have no calendar or smartphone to alert ...

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, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Once again, fooled by the packaging

My Legacy Box arrived last week. For a year I listened to ads assuring me all my photos, slides, DVDs, and VCR tapes will be preserved for posterity through the efforts of the company. For $50.00 they promised to transfer 75 slides to a disk. I finally took the plunge and ordered the box. Then ...

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, ...

Senior Expo addresses variety of issues

MARQUETTE — The topics again were varied at Wednesday’s well-attended Senior Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, sponsored by The Mining Journal, featured speakers who were scheduled to talk about the spine and the aging process, food access and diabetes, funeral pre-planning, ...

Marquette woman celebrates ‘almost 100th birthday’ with friends, family

MARQUETTE — She’s not quite 100 years old yet, although that will come in a few months. However, friends and relatives turned out at a Sunday community open house at First Baptist Church in Marquette to celebrate Sadie Merchant, whose full name is Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant — ...

Watching others work is great motivator

Spruce budworm has created havoc with my trees. Last year I hired Northern Tree Service of Dafter to take down a few, but some were too close to the power line and Andy LaPonsie, the owner of the business, suggested I call Cloverland Electric. I took his advice and made the call a few weeks ...

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, ...

Where there’s a will there’s a way

MARQUETTE — Post-death legal issues can be complicated, so it’s a good idea to get some affairs in order before that time comes. “Legal Matters after Death” was the subject of a Tuesday presentation, sponsored by the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning, at the Peter White Public ...

Accepting the unexpected stings of life

My garage sale was a bust this year so I called my niece who lives in Sault Ste. Marie and asked if she wanted to add my stuff to her sale. Her answer was affirmative so last week she drove to my place and picked up the golf clubs, etched glassware from the 1950s, lots of Nancy Drew books, a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: No Senior Dining GWINN: Senior Center Closed ISHPEMING: Senior Center Closed LOST CREEK: No Senior Dining MARQUETTE: Senior Center Closed MUNISING: No Senior Dining NEGAUNEE: Senior Center Closed SKANDIA: No Senior Dining TUESDAY GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 am - 3pm, ...