Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse noon, Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Red Hats 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 ...

The Great Pretenders

MARQUETTE — The Great Pretenders, a Negaunee Senior Center acting troupe provides an avenue for local seniors to share their acting talents — or learn to discover them, as organizers say there’s no need for previous acting experience. The group meets regularly at 1 p.m. each Wednesday ...

Million mile march of the red squirrels

April is here and it’s time to take down birdfeeders before they attract bears, but I wanted to share this story with you while 5 inches of fresh snow remains in my yard. For years the red squirrels have outsmarted me. No matter how hard I tried to outwit them, they always managed to cling ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30 a.m., Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m., Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10 a.m., Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse Noon, Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m., Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 p.m., ...

Spring into preparation

MARQUETTE — April has marched closer and closer throughout the month of March, giving area residents hope for warmer weather and more outdoor recreational activities. In the meantime, there a number of upcoming activities and resources that can help local senior citizens prepare for the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m.Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse Noon, Senior Dining,CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 p.m. ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Try letting your conscience be your guide

Sometimes the answer to our troubles is right in front of us, but we’re so focused on the problem we can’t see it. And sometimes we know the answer but don’t want to admit it. We all have an inner gauge, that quiet little voice telling us what to do, but we often tend to ignore it. I ...

Swept up in curling fun

MARQUETTE — Curling is a sport on the rise in the wake of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with many people who haven’t tried it before giving the sport a spin on the ice. “It’s definitely a very fun sport,” said Andrew MacIver, assistant director of the Marquette Community Services ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10-10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga, Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation 10-11 a.m. Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No one knows what secrets the winds of March harbor

March winds are strong and secretive forces, entities unto themselves that remind us winter doesn’t want to let go. As I walked across my open field I felt the cold fingers of wind encircle me. I watched as they lifted loose snow and swirled it from one tree to the next. It was an angry wind ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No one knows what secrets the winds of March harbor

March winds are strong and secretive forces, entities unto themselves that remind us winter doesn’t want to let go. As I walked across my open field I felt the cold fingers of wind encircle me. I watched as they lifted loose snow and swirled it from one tree to the next. It was an angry wind ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No one knows what secrets the winds of March harbor

March winds are strong and secretive forces, entities unto themselves that remind us winter doesn’t want to let go. As I walked across my open field I felt the cold fingers of wind encircle me. I watched as they lifted loose snow and swirled it from one tree to the next. It was an angry wind ...

‘Forever friendship’

MARQUETTE — Retirees who wish to offer their time, wisdom and talents to the community are in luck — Marquette County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program can help retirees find a volunteer position at nonprofit and health institutions across Marquette County. RSVP is structured around ...

Musings of a Matriarch

One morning I was looking out my kitchen window and spied a flock of wild turkeys in my backyard. In a previous column, I might have mentioned a few Thanksgiving birds occasionally visit my yard — sometimes in the front and other times in the back. I’ve been putting out cracked corn since ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10-10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga, Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation 10-11 a.m. Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

In a pickle

Pickleball — it’s the new big “dill” in sports and recreation that is sweeping the nation, Marquette County included. “It is the fastest growing sport in America. And it’s not just seniors that are playing it, there’s teenagers, it’s being included in gym classes, there’s ...

The power of saying ‘No’ and meaning it

Sunday morning I got out my waffle iron and made eight golden waffles to share with a good friend. When he arrived, everything was ready. The coffee was hot and strong just the way he likes it. The syrup, direct from a maple tree instead of an ear of corn, was warming on a burner, the bacon was ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10-10:30 a.m.Chair Yoga, Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation 10-11 a.m. Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch/Jeans with holey knees? Not for this gal

Fashion trends come and go, but my idea of high style is a pair of blue jeans with no holes in the knees, sides, seams, or behind. This morning I was dunking a doughnut into my hot coffee and noticed the right knee on my jeans was poking through the hole I thought I mended last week. Like a ...

Spring chickens

MARQUETTE — As spring approaches in the Upper Peninsula, the days get longer, the air starts to smell sweeter and the renewed energy in the air is tangible — and it inspires many to seek activities outside of the home and engage with fellow community members. Senior citizen residents of ...