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American Television: Kick it down a notch?

July 6, 2013 Lately, I’ve been spending some of my free time at home watching world-renowned professional Chef Gordon Ramsey on one of his many successful television shows, “Kitchen Nightmares. more »»

GO FOURTH!

June 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — America’s Independence will be celebrated in a number of local communities in the coming week: - MARQUETTE The Marquette County Exchange Club’s 28th annual International Food Fest is se... more »»

David Letterman: Let’s invite him to the Yoop

June 29, 2013 Back on June 19, Game 4 of NHL playoffs had just ended in a 6-5 overtime victory by the Chicago Blackhawks and since the next day, I didn’t have to work, flipping through channels seemed to be the... more »»

Hiawatha!

June 22, 2013 MARQUETTE — Susan Divine expects there may be some three-generation family attendees at this year’s Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. more »»

Summer reading: Books provide happy diversion

June 22, 2013 At last summer is upon us, and with the start of summer comes the ever-popular summer reading list. more »»

TAKING THE?STAGE

June 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — It has been said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. more »»

Morning, UP

June 15, 2013 Most kids were beyond ecstatic to have the school year end. Not my cousin Emily nor some of her friends. more »»

INSIDE THE SPAM

June 8, 2013 NEGAUNEE — As one of the final rehearsals was under way for “Spamalot,” the latest production from The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council, that organization’s president, Connie Lindblom, sat toward... more »»

Back to class: Becoming an Outdoorswoman

June 8, 2013 This past weekend, I took part in my second Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Michigan event, this time not as a staff writer but just as a participan. more »»

ACTION!

June 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — A pair of brothers from the Upper Peninsula has teamed with a college friend to develop a script which will become a feature to be filmed in their hometown of Iron Mountain — and at the... more »»

Hey, television executives: Read this letter carefully

June 1, 2013 Dear Network Television Executives: I am your problem. Well, I am at least part of your problem. more »»

FUELING UP FOR SUMMER

May 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — To kick off the summer season, Fuel Rocks Munising is planned for June 1. more »»

Outrageous: Justice department crosses the line

May 25, 2013 In its zeal to discover the identity of an anonymous source that informed The Associated Press, for a May 7, 2012 article, of a foiled terror plot, the United States Department of Justice stepped wa... more »»

WEARING THE CROWN

May 18, 2013 MARQUETTE — Kaylyn Kutchie is a determined young woman. That determination helped her win the Miss Upper Peninsula USA title recently. more »»

Walk on the mild side: Concert was a mellow good time

May 18, 2013 For the first time in a long time, I went to a rock concert, and it was much different from the shows of my long-ago youth. Not that it was a bad thing, but it was just so, well, different. more »»

KICKING THE BLUES

May 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — Five years after his death, Sean Costello is still bringing people together. more »»

Smart move? Joining the mobile gadget world

May 11, 2013 It has finally happened. I have crossed over to the smart side. more »»

UPOETS

May 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — Five finalists have been selected for the first-ever Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate post. “Over 100 U.P. more »»

Checking off the list: Vacation was prime time for movies

May 4, 2013 The last time my words filled this space, I detailed plans for my mid-April vacation: to clean, to sleep and to watch some great American movies. more »»

KICKING IT UP

April 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — The idea for the story, Shaun Pitz said, came from watching his beloved grandfather’s experience with dementia. more »»

 
 

 

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