Community

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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; ...

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Ghost tales program adds date MARQUETTE — Marquette Maritime Museum’s first ghost tales program with Orion Couling was so successful they have added another date. The Great Lakes hold a phenomenal amount of power. From generation to generation, stories have circulated of strange ...

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Keweenaw Brewgrass to perform L’ANSE — The bluegrass, western swing and rock music of Keweenaw Brewgrass happens at the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lakefront Park, foot of Broad Street. Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site. Caspian celebrates 100th ...

Does elevated TPO alone constitute hypothyroidism?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m female, 68 years old with hypothyroidism but no other medical problems. I exercise about 10 hours a week and try to eat healthy. During one of my physical checkups, my TSH was 0.002, so I saw an endocrinologist. After three months of blood tests, everything became normal ...

Politics tear siblings apart

Dear Annie: I am a 71-year-old man. My relationship with my 66-year-old sister is damaged, seemingly beyond repair. We have not spoken in at least two years. After having been close siblings over many years, our only current communication is through birthday cards. The reason has to do with ...

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 contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

Friend’s husband, kids wear out welcome in annual visit

DEAR ABBY: “Charlotte” and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town for a long weekend. Beyond this annual get-together, we never chat on the phone, and ...

Social media posts don’t necessarily reflect a family’s reality

Q: I get so frustrated watching other families who seem to be perfect. They’re like the old show “The Brady Bunch” — the parents are loving, the kids always seem happy, and I never hear of any real problems. Am I just missing something? Jim: We’ve all looked at co-workers, people at ...

That’s one hot pad

Dear Readers: On a sizzling summer’s day, reach down and touch the asphalt for 10 seconds. It’s hot, right? Now imagine your dog’s FOOT PADS walking on the hot pavement. Not comfortable, and possibly even dangerous! The pads of a dog’s feet can burn easily; they aren’t protected, like ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

While reading “MURDER IN MATERIA,” a true crime mystery, I began to wonder how many memoirs and historical narratives were written with genealogical research as the underlying focus. DNA research, online genealogy databases, and old-fashioned searches through public records are very popular ...

Busy, not anti-social

Dear Annie: I am doing graduate work online for professional development in my field. The courses require a lot of reading. My manager approves of my course of study, but our organization’s policies do not allow eating lunch at the desk, because of the possibility of getting food in the ...

Rock the Dulcimer workshops

MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library continues its summer reading program with three Rock the Dulcimer workshops with Wanda Degen in the Business Reference Room at the library. Wanda is a professional folk musician with over 35 years of experience educating and ...

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Oscar-winning film at PWPL MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring-your-own-dinner, movie event at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a screening of the 2017 film “Call Me by Your Name.” Due to construction the film will be shown in the library’s Business ...

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; ...

Dear Annie: Acknowledging an empty card

Dear Annie: My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago and had sent out announcements to family and friends. She has been receiving congratulations cards and notes in the mail, and some have included monetary gifts to acknowledge her going to college in the fall or just in ...

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Senior center hosting overseas tour NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Senior Center is hosting a South Pacific Wonders tour to Australia and New Zealand, and the trip is now open to the public for sign-up appointments. An interest and informational webinar is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the ...

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; ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, almost every day for the past two years, he has ranted about political issues after watching a news program or reading an article on a website. During these rants, he ...

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; ...