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‘Look for the helpers’: Tragedy brings out the best

April 27, 2013 April 15, 2013 will be a date remembered in America — right along with Dec. 14, 2012; Sept. 11, 2001; April 19, 1995 and countless others. more »»

PLAYING IT UP

April 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — A group of Forest Roberts Theater veterans is making history this summer and needs support from the local community. more »»

Screen gems: Some movies to cross off the ‘to watch’ list

April 20, 2013 As you read this, my first week of vacation for 2013 is reaching an end. My list of ambitions for the week was modest: Spring cleaning, sleep and more sleep. more »»

Dance party benefits UPAWS

April 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — A Hillbilly Dance Party for all ages is planned for Sunday, with the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter to benefit. more »»

Equal Pay Day: An issue of civil rights, economics

April 13, 2013 Tuesday came and went with little fanfare this week. It was, after all, just another Tuesday. more »»

ART ABOUT TOWN

April 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — Judy Johnson was on a cross-country trip, visiting welcome centers and rest stops on her journey. more »»

‘Finding Dory’: Just the title of film brings anticipation

April 6, 2013 “Finding Dory.” Those two words brought a big smile to my face when I read them this week. more »»

Rolling Along

March 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Amy Lakanen is amazed at how far Dead River Derby has come in less than a year. more »»

Enough already: Time for spring to make its move

March 30, 2013 I’ve been told by forecasters that I’ll wake up this morning to a beautiful day that will be different than most of the other days in this unusual March — we’re actually going to top 40 degrees. Whoa. more »»

SPRING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ROUNDUP

March 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some local arts and entertainment happenings of note: - Reading Day at the Westwood Mall in Marquette is taking place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Saying goodbye: A farewell to old friendship that’s fizzled

March 23, 2013 It has been more than two weeks since I said goodbye to an old, old friend. This was a friend that in my youth was only part of my life at Christmas time. more »»

COLD WEATHER, HOT?JAZZ

March 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — It was fate, Steve Jones said, that he and fellow guitarist Bob Hiltunen wound up playing in a band together. more »»

Don’t look back: Some memories are too precious

March 16, 2013 You can never go back. It’s a phrase I didn’t truly understand until recently. more »»

NORTH WORD

March 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some of the best Upper Peninsula writers are featured in a new anthology “The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works” being published by the Wayne State University Press in... more »»

Page-turners: Book series really catches fire for columnist

March 9, 2013 It’s my great-niece Sydney’s fault. She’s the one who suggested I read a certain book serie. more »»

KINGS’ VOICE

March 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Hockey has always been an important part of Dave Joseph’s life and now he’s an audible part of the defending Stanley Cup champions. more »»

Learning curve: Getting comfortable outdoors

March 2, 2013 Having lived in the Upper Peninsula for 15 years, I’m embarrassed by how little I know about winter sports. Take, for example, the following story. more »»

PORTRAIT of the ARTIST

February 23, 2013 ISHPEMING — Benjamin Argall has taken the business experience he’s gained through working at a number of places and combined it with his lifelong passion for art. more »»

The big show: Remembering when a movie was an event

February 23, 2013 The Oscar telecast coming up on Sunday serves to remind me that in the long-ago days of my youth, going to the movies was an event. more »»

INSIDE VIEW OF THE OSCARS

February 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — Billions around the world will watch with great interest the 85th Academy Awards telecast Sunday, Feb. 24. more »»

 
 

 

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