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McDonnell artwork on display

MARQUETTE — The artwork on of the late Gary McDonnell is on exhibit, “The Upper Peninsula: An artist’s Perspective by Gary McDonnell” during the month of June in the Community Room in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.

His paintings are primarily watercolor, some acrylic, some chalk, and a lot of pen and ink. Gary attended J.D. Pierce School in Marquette from kindergarten until graduation in 1960, then went to Northern Michigan University for 4-plus years, graduating with a degree in art education. His first teaching job was in Rudyard, then Peshtigo, Wisconsin, then back to Gwinn in 1967. He retired from Gwinn in 1994.

McDonnell taught all grades from elementary through high school, but in the meantime was painting at home. His paintings reflect the Upper Peninsula and his love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and scenery.

Gary died in February 2012 and his wife, Char, has accumulated and prepared his paintings for exhibit so the public enjoy can Gary’s works and his love of the Upper Peninsula.


REST training to be offered

MARQUETTE — Respite Education and Support Tools — REST — is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers.

As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), a person gives the gift of time to provide a valuable service. A REST trained companion/respite provider spends one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as they are willing and able to give.

REST training is now available in the Marquette area through the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training or materials provided. Class will be held in two half-day segments with lunch and snacks provided.

The REST training dates have recently changed. The training will be provided on two half days Monday and June 26. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion. The training will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks.

Anyone interested in participating this training call 800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit on the web at www.upcap.org


Yoga, wellness program planned

MARQUETTE — Rohana Yoga & Wellness is offering a free yoga flow on the boardwalk along the shore of Lake Superior in celebration of the third annual International Day of Yoga.

The Rohana Yoga & Wellness studio located in the beautiful Rosewood building in downtown Marquette, will be hosting this free community event at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rohana studio owners and teachers invite the community to join in celebration of the International Day of Yoga and summer solstice on the boardwalk located behind the Hampton Inn.

There will be a free 90-minute all-level class to live music provided by singer/songwriter Kerry Yost. The class will combine yoga poses, breathwork, chanting and meditation to cultivate peace in the body as well as joining in a worldwide intention towards peace and compassion.

On Dec. 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. This declaration came after the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly stating: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature”.

For more information, visit Rohana Yoga & Wellness’s events on Facebook, email be.rohanayoga@gmail.com or call 906-273-0383.