Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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, 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 ...

If butter is soft, can warm weather be far behind?

When the butter in my kitchen cupboard is soft enough to spread at 7:30 a.m., I know for sure warm weather is on the way. All winter I struggle with semi-frozen butter. Although it’s in the cupboard, it’s so cold in my trailer the butter becomes unspreadable. It tears holes in my toast, ...

Seniors go Olympian

MARQUETTE — Marie Watanen of Marquette, a longtime area resident, had her curiosity satisfied during her March 22 visit to the Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University. “I’ve always wondered, where do they train?” Watanen said. Although the OTS athletes weren’t around ...

There’s nothing like a darned good scare

Sixty years ago, my sister decided to give me a good scare. Jude and I didn’t have much in common. She loved the barn and I was a housecat. She loved Elvis. I liked Faron Young. I read “Little Women” and Nancy Drew. Jude subscribed to motion picture magazines. I played with dolls ...

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, 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 ...

Spring BEGINS

MARQUETTE — What are now basically pots of dirt at the Mill Creek Senior Living Community in a few months should be colorful botanical specimens. Residents at Mill Creek, an assisted living and memory care facility located in the Harlow Farms Conservation Community at 1600 Mill Creek Court, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Lessons of Baltimore II were well learned

When I was a kid, Lent was a scary, somber time. Fear started on opening day when the priest ground ashes into my forehead, made the sign of the cross, and told me to remember that I was dust and unto dust I would return. Mom probably walked with us to the front of the church when we were very ...

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 Aerobics, ...

‘Putting on the glitz’

ISHPEMING — Glen Sirtola, 71, is OK with traveling from Republic to Ishpeming to take part in Adult Basic Education. “They help me figure out how to do it easier,” Sirtola said about learning basic skills. He also meets new people all the time. An open house, “Putting on the ...

Waiting on Belle a nerve-wracking time

Around this time of year I remember how it used to be on the family farm. This story is about the night Belle freshened. It was the first time I was allowed to witness a birth. All day I had begged Mom to let me watch. First she had said no, but I pestered until she finally gave in. I felt ...

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 Aerobics, ...

Brookridge Heights expansion

MARQUETTE — Construction continues at the $4.5-million expansion project at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care. Ground was broken at the facility, located at 1901 Division St., last July. The purpose for the expansion is to allow Brookridge Heights to provide care to ...

Animals just seem to be getting bum rap

The other day, Flash and I were at the Bay Mills casino trying our luck at the slots. We each have our favorite games so I went one way and he another. Thirty minutes later, when we met up again, he was in a foul mood. Not only had he lost five Jackson’s, someone had left a mess at his Quick ...

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 Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Note in cookbook was message from the heart

The other day I was thumbing through an old cookbook and came across a note I had written years ago. It’s my custom to make comments on recipes detailing how I’ve changed them and added my own twist, but the note I found was different. It was tucked inside a birthday card and addressed to ...

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 Aerobics, ...

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 ...