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Aiding Africa

September 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — On a trip to Africa with her family last November, Amanda Matznick spent some time volunteering at the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Keny. more »»

Unexpected gift: Music touches one’s heart, soul

September 15, 2014 Sometimes the sweetest moments in life happen totally unexpectedly. more »»

Autumn fest set for Big Bay

September 15, 2014 BIG BAY — The Big Bay Community Autumn Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Draver Park in Big Bay, rain or shine. more »»

Stress workship planned at UPCM

September 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Great Start Parent Coalition and the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum are partnering to present, Stop the Stress! Sept. 24. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. more »»

One person’s trash

September 8, 2014 By JUSTIN MARIETTI and CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writers MARQUETTE — Residents in the City of Marquette participated in the “Trash to Treasure Day” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. more »»

Nature writing forum set

September 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — An evening of Upper Peninsula Nature Writing will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front St., in Marquette. more »»

Are you ready? Football season finally arrives

September 8, 2014 It was opening weekend for the National Football League, an exciting time in my family. I am a huge football fan. Sundays are my favorite day of the week by far come fall. more »»

ALS ice bucket challenge: Doing good while having fun

September 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — By now, anyone who hasn’t heard of the ice bucket challenge has probably been backwoods camping for a few weeks, cut off from the rest of society. more »»

Preventing rape: Nail polish just won’t do it

September 1, 2014 Well, ladies, let’s all rejoice. Four men from North Carolina State University are hoping to prevent date rape, one manicure at a time. The foursome founded the company Undercover Colors. more »»

Talk on Epypt scheduled for NMU

September 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Osama Medany, a professor of English at Egypt’s Minoufiya University, will discuss the role of the arts in the Arab Spring and the 2011 Egyptian uprising during a talk at Northern... more »»

5-year mark: Cancer free and loving life

August 25, 2014 Five years ago today, I was blessed with a clear scan, indicating treatment had been successful and there was no sign of cancer in my body. more »»

Dog parks as social networks

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — Jolene Klumpp has 280 pounds of dog to exercise and keep happy. Although regularly she walks her two dogs — one a 150-pound Newfoundland/St. more »»

Book group to discuss Steven Sorrentino work

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who love to cook, will meet for a lunchtime book discussion of “Luncheonette” by Steven Sorrentino from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. more »»

Bible experience available

August 25, 2014 ISHPEMING — Mission Covenant Church in Ishpeming is offering Community Bible Experience Sept. 7 through Nov. 2. more »»

Once Upon a Crime to meet

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE —Once Upon A Crime, the book club for Mystery Readers will meet at 7 p.m. Sep. more »»

Labor of love: Women care for gardens at Park Cemetery

August 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Forget the stereotypical spooky images of somber, gray cemeteries shrouded in fog. Park Cemetery — at least for a good portion of the year — is awash with colo. more »»

Just like a girl: Phrase should be turned around

August 18, 2014 It’s time to turn what was used for far too long as an insult into a compliment: the phrase “like a girl.” Weeks ago on Facebook, a young friend of mine asked when “like a girl” became an insult. more »»

Bandshell booms as band festival staged

August 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette hosted the 2014 Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival Saturday evening at the bandshell at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. more »»

Primary failure: Little interest, fewer voters

August 11, 2014 A whopping 16.7 percent of registered voters in Marquette County turned out to vote in Tuesday’s primary election. That’s better than Menominee County’s 9.5 percent, but it isn’t that much better. more »»

National Weather Service open house scheduled

August 11, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The Marquette National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23. This complimentary event is open to all members of the community. more »»

Boat Load O’ Fun at UPCM

August 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program, “A Boat Load O’ Fun” Thursday evening. more »»



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