Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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, ...

Roundabout school

MARQUETTE — Seniors learned a few things about roundabouts Tuesday at the Peter White Public Library: • They’re not a socialist plot. • They’re not part of a plan to turn the United States into Europe, their place of origin. • They’re not the solution to all problems, ...

You never know when your pile will collapse

While putting wood in my brother’s shed one day last week, I picked too many pieces from one side of the pile and it collapsed. I had almost finished my chore so the wood tumbled over on the outdoor pallet, not on me. I knew it was going to happen if I pulled one more stick from the row, but ...

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 scavenging

MARQUETTE — What is the U.S. Coast Guard motto, which is Latin for “always ready”? If you answered “Semper Paratus,” you had at least one answer right in Tuesday’s scavenger hunt at the Marquette Maritime Museum. The activity was part of Senior Day, which came with a $5 admission ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No designer clothes for this gang

Last week on Facebook’s Throwback Thursday, I posted a picture of my sister holding a fish. She looked so forlorn in that photo, I quickly posted two more where she was smiling. I have no idea who caught the fish, but I do remember we kids were asked to hold it while Mom snapped pictures. By ...

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, ...

Fly like an eagle (Photo feature)

Wendell Ashcroft, 87, and his tandem instructor, Scotty Freeland, prepare to land at Skydive Ogden in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday. When landing, the instructors require the jumpers to put their feet up as high as they can avoid tripping when hitting the ground. (Kelsey Brunner/The Deseret News via AP)

How quickly phone call changes our plans

A week ago, I received a phone call from a fellow writer asking if I was aware of the changes going on at the Sault News. I had no idea what he was talking about so he told me what little he knew. He said our publisher had been relieved of his duties and was no longer an employee of GateHouse ...

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, ...

‘Harvey Kids’ meet on Main Street

HARVEY — Few neighborhoods look like they did 60 years ago, but some things still are recognizable. In Harvey’s case, it’s Lake Superior and the beaches, and possibly some of the streets. However, even the areas that have changed significantly can bring back memories. Those memories ...

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, ...

‘Summer’s lease hath all too short a date’

August is here. It’s hard to grasp that fall is just around the corner. By my calculations, the three months of summer don’t amount to much, at least not where I live. The days of endless sunshine have been on the wane for a few weeks now. The leaves that burst forth the middle of May ...

Access for All held (Photo feature)

The Superior Alliance for Independent Living, based in Marquette, hosted an Access for All event at the Marquette Commons Wednesday afternoon in honor of the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which gives civil rights protections to individuals with ...

Draw the drapes and keep the heat at bay

Much like Quentin’s Miss Coldfield, I’m a firm believer in drawing the drapes and closing the blinds when a heat wave strikes. The warm weather we’ve been experiencing reminded me of the misbegotten spinster in one of Faulkner’s novels, Absalom, Absalom. Unfortunately, I have no blinds ...

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, ...

Pocket man

MARQUETTE — The pocket park on Washington Street recently was named the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park in honor of the man who has volunteered tirelessly to tend to the park. He also can be seen washing windows throughout downtown Marquette. However, there might be an additional honor for ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Advertising without words not a clever idea

When I’m watching a program on Hulu and an advertisement comes on, I leave my chair. For some time now, I’ve noticed the trend where companies skip the script and advertise only with music. I don’t understand this line of reasoning. Does the company think I’m going to remain seated 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, ...

East Side story

MARQUETTE — Neighborhoods can be worlds unto themselves. They are separated by streets, fences or other geographical boundaries, although it typically doesn’t take too much effort to just walk or bike over to the next street whenever the situation warrants. However, the reality is that ...