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Of mice and machines: Human contact becoming rare

August 18, 2012 Self checkouts, online registration, drive-through lines at banks and pharmacies, a never-ending list of numbers you need to press to find the right customer representative. more »»

Revenge of the '80s

August 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — The 1980s will come to life again next weekend when a number of bands take part in 80s Scene and Reheard, a special event to support a worthy cause. more »»

From another galaxy: An Animal Planet celebrity crush

August 11, 2012 It started with Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy, then continued through the years with guys like Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, and lives on with George Clooney and Channing Tatum. more »»


August 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — Three veteran local musicians have banded together to form Blue Champagne, a group that brings sometimes-forgotten music to life. more »»

A four-year fan: Olympics bring out sports enthusiasm

August 4, 2012 Once every four years, you’ll typically find me glued to a television set, cheering on the United States in its quest for Olympic gold in the summer games. more »»

Worth the Weight

July 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — Jeff Hauswirth included a special thank you in the first book he has written. That thank you went to Dr. more »»

Tiny dancer: Encouraging kids to be more awesome

July 28, 2012 The little girl stood on the concrete platform surrounding the flagpole at the Gladstone Beach House and danced with total abandon. more »»

The finns in the hall

July 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — Ralph Tuttila doesn’t mind if the audience boogies during the shows his band, Finn Hall, puts on. In fact, he loves when that happens. more »»

GREEN LIGHT Speedskating film gets go-ahead from Oscar winner

July 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — An Academy Award winner is now attached to a feature film project set at the United States Olympic Education Cente. more »»

Handprints remain: Traces of good family memories

July 14, 2012 The handprints on the glass are quite visible and are probably something that should be Windexed and squeegeed into oblivion. But it has been a year and I can't bring myself to clean them away. more »»


July 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Finnish-American duo Kaivama spent a good portion of 2011 touring North America — including the Upper Peninsula — in support of their self-titled debut CD. more »»

Pyrotechnics: Amateurs, put down your lighters

July 7, 2012 After watching the Wednesday night fireworks display in downtown Marquette, I drove back to my apartment in Marquette Township ready to catch a full night’s sleep, but I wasn’t expecting to. more »»


June 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — The 27th annual International Food Fest, hosted by the Marquette County Exchange Club, will of course include great items to eat from vendors including Aubree’s Pizza, Border Grill, K’s... more »»

Ephron remembered: Screenwriter broke barriers

June 30, 2012 Nora Ephron died this week. more »»


June 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — The sound of drums, shakers and Native American flutes fills the air of Presque Isle Park during the summer. Charlotte Key of Inverness, Fla. more »»

Having a heat wave: Make the most of U.P. summer

June 23, 2012 It’s that time of year again, that glorious trio of months we call summer in the Upper Peninsula. They don’t last too long, but I believe that’s what makes U.P. summers specia. more »»


June 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — In a little more than a week, Dustin Katona and Jeffrey Geniesse will be releasing a full-length feature film called “Encounter” with many Upper Peninsula ties. more »»

Grammatical slaughter: Comma misteaks to much too take

June 16, 2012 When a certain television commerical airs, I laugh. It’s not an intentionally funny ad, but the absurdity of what the first person who speaks actually says makes me chuckle. It’s an ad for stamps. more »»


June 9, 2012 MARQUETTE — Bob Railey holds great hope for the future of Marquette Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, which this year takes place on June 23 at Presque Isle Park. more »»

Historic preservation: Putting it down on paper

June 9, 2012 Lately, I’ve found myself on a bit of a history kic. more »»



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