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Teen Artist Exploration applications

HOUGHTON — Isle Royale National Park begins accepting applications for the summer 2019 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration on Jan. 2. This artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and ...

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; ...

Still taking the ex to see the fam

Dear Annie: My boyfriend is still taking his ex-girlfriend to see his son and his son’s family, who reside in another state. He says that she is very active in his grandkids’ life and that they love her very much. He says he has no romantic feelings for her, but they still communicate ...

Make holidays happy for pets by keeping them safe, healthy

DEAR ABBY: Holidays can be stressful and even dangerous for pets. Here are some things pet owners can do to make them less so for their four-legged companions: 1. Feed, walk or play with them before the party, then take them to a quiet room with water and a nice treat. With a cat, make sure ...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Considering nose strips, other nighttime congestion aids

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have allergies and am congested a lot at night. I have read about over-the-counter clips and adhesive tapes. Would they help me breathe better? Are they safe for the long term? — M.V.M. ANSWER: There are many different types of external devices that are designed to open ...

Newlyweds have different ideas of how to celebrate Christmas

Q: My new husband and I are excited for our first Christmas as a married couple. But we’re having differences of opinion over how we should celebrate. Is that normal? Jim: Christmas is an exciting time of year for most newlyweds. But transitioning from “his traditions” and “her ...

The Motley Fool

Ask the Fool Stocks Rising — on Bad News Q. General Motors announced major layoffs on Nov. 26, but its stock went up. Shouldn’t it have fallen? — H.L., Ann Arbor, Michigan A. The shares popped as much as 7.8 percent that day and ended the trading day 4.8 percent higher. Stock price ...

For crafty gifts, pair how-to books with supplies

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Santa has his crew of crafty elves, but those of us living south of the North Pole could use a little help. Sure, your creative friends and loved ones will appreciate a how-to book full of new projects for an existing hobby, or ideas that ...

Battery baggage

Dear Heloise: My sister-in-law gave me a hint I’d like to pass along. When traveling, I take all battery-operated items and place them in a plastic bag AFTER I REMOVE THE BATTERIES. Then I place the items on top of my clothing. I usually pack brand-new batteries, in their original wrapper, in ...

‘Home for the Holidays’ open house

NEGAUNEE — The holiday season is here, and one of the season’s greatest gifts could be giving a homeless animal a forever home. Hoping to find many animals their forever homes, the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is hosting a “Home for the Holidays” open house event from ...

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; ...

Grandma wants to help

Dear Annie: I have two grandchildren, ages 11 and 7, and I am worried about them. I am trying to persuade my daughter to clean up their bedrooms. As an aside, they need new bedroom sets. My grandson still has my girl’s bedroom set, and my granddaughter refuses to sleep in hers, saying it is ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Recently, I’ve noticed several new books by young, female comedians, many of which are becoming bestsellers. The first such book that caught my eye was “This Will Only Hurt A Little” by Busy Philipps. The actress, known for her work in “Freaks & Geeks,” “White Chicks,” and a ...

The calendar 12/14/18

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; ...

Bulletin Board 12/14/18

Legion service officer available MARQUETTE — American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer Stacy King will be available to all veterans at Sault Tribe Health Clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by the following schedule: Tuesday in Newberry, 4935 Zeez Ba Tik Lane Dec. 22 in Manistique, ...

Slighted by friends

Dear Annie: My husband is friends with a couple from college with whom we have exchanged Christmas cards and graduation announcements over the past 25-plus years. They have three sons, all of whom we sent a card and money to when they graduated from high school. However, when our daughter ...

Christmas Bird Count is finally upon us

“Go to the winter woods; listen there, look, watch, and the ‘dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” - Fiona MacLeod, pen name for William Sharp Beams of sunshine were sprinkled across the warming snow last weekend luring many living ...

The calendar 12/13/18

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; ...