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Summer softball games were only the best

August 4, 2016 The summer I was 11 was the summer of non-stop softball games. They were our source of entertainment after evening chores. more »»

Senior events

August 4, 2016 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 Morning Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m. more »»

Make mine vanilla: Nothing like ice cream

July 28, 2016 Summer without a double dip ice cream cone is like a pub with no beer. It’s unthinkable! There’s something irresistible about a cone that brings out the child in all of us. more »»

Virtual bowling

July 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — When you get up there in age, physical activity for some folks comes down to finesse and aim rather than sheer, brute strengt. more »»

Senior events

July 28, 2016 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 Morning Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m. more »»

Pedal pushing

July 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — He might not be able to make the hundreds-mile long bicycle trips he used to, but Cecil Marjaniemi still keeps activ. more »»

Learning to see the good in any situation

July 21, 2016 The Grapes are Sour Years ago I read an Aesop fable about sour grapes. Some of you might remember it. The fable was about a fox that was resting underneath a tree when he spied a bunch of grape. more »»

Senior events

July 21, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE Regarding Marquette events: Due to road construction alongside the Marquette Senior Center, call the center at 228-0456 to find out the location of the event — some are being moved to... more »»

Accidential purchases vex everyday shoppers

July 14, 2016 We’ve all done it. Looked at one item on the grocery shelf and put another one in our shopping cart. I did it just the other day. I was reaching for a can of tuna packed in olive oil. more »»

Golden nine times over

July 14, 2016 CHAMPION — A local family reunion that takes place every year at Van Riper State Park was particularly golden this yea. more »»

100 years and counting

July 14, 2016 Helen Kakkuri, born July 12, 1916, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Sunday at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. more »»

Senior events

July 14, 2016 Editor’s note: Regarding Marquette events: Due to road construction alongside the Marquette Senior Center, call the center at 228-0456 to find out the location of the event — some are being moved to... more »»

This Hilton has a gift for hospitality

July 7, 2016 MARQUETTE — Miriam Hilton, at age 91, might cringe a bit at being called a dynamo. Being active, though, is part of her mantra — helping others. That’s understandable. more »»

If you want something done, ask a busy person

July 7, 2016 Mom had a saying that used to drive me nuts. “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Almost daily we heard those words as Mom hurried from one task to the next. It didn’t make sense to m. more »»

Senior events

July 7, 2016 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 Morning Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Walking Aerobics, 9-10 a. more »»

‘Plein’ local artist still loves to teach

June 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — One of Carl Mayer’s favorite expressions has to be “same, same, shame, shame,” since he used it on Friday during a plein-air painting open session and demonstration at the Presque Isle... more »»

Sailing into the early morning fog a challenge

June 30, 2016 Years ago when the Great Lakes were heavy with freighters the sound of a foghorn breaking the morning stillness was a familiar one. more »»

Senior events

June 30, 2016 MONDAY CHATHAM: No Senior Dining GWINN: Senior Center closed ISHPEMING: Senior Center closed LOST CREEK: No Senior Dining MARQUETTE: Senior Center closed MUNISING: No Senior Dining NEGAUNEE: Senior... more »»

Nuptials, bathrooms coming into sharp focus

June 23, 2016 Last summer we all breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision on marriage. more »»

Autograph aficionado

June 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — Looking out the window of Louie Taccolini’s Ridge Street home, a visitor has a wonderful view of what he calls his “Italian garden,” which includes numerous lush plants and a plethora of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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