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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 »»

The Reinventors

June 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — As he was doing a telephone interview with The Mining Journal early this week, best-selling author Jason Jennings was getting ready to travel to his favorite place on earth: The Upper... more »»

Give a dog a home: Dukie needs a family to love

June 2, 2012 Every time his sweet face appears on Facebook, I melt a little. Dukie needs a home and I am hoping someone reading these words today is the kind soul who will make him part of the family. more »»

Bash on the bay

May 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — The setting is idyllic and the mix of bands is eclectic, making the Rockin’ The Bay Music Festival one of the special weekends of music in the Upper Peninsula every summer. more »»

Walking through history: Stories come alive

May 26, 2012 Last week, I spent some time in the Holy Cross Cemetery, covering the Marquette Regional History Center’s veterans tou. more »»


May 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Blue Lounge in downtown Marquette is in the middle of hosting its first Battle of the Bands and organizer Joe Secreast has been absolutely amazed thus far. more »»

Reality TV: Driver is a reason to watch ‘Dancing’

May 19, 2012 Reality competition TV is not for me. Mostly. more »»


May 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — The memory of Sean Costello’s visits to Marquette burn brightly in Tom Hyslop’s mind. Like when the guitarist-vocalist played at the Marquette Area Blues Fest in 2005. more »»

Tough job: Appreciating everything Mom does

May 12, 2012 Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day when we buy our mothers flowers, take them out to brunch and thank them for putting up with us for all these years. more »»


May 5, 2012 MARQUETTE — Midnight Manual was created through a process of evolution. The evolution has resulted in a band which produces an amazing sound incorporating a range of musical genres. more »»

Honor Flight: Trip with vets exceeds all expectations

May 5, 2012 Going in, I knew the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight would be a great experience. But there was no way for me to anticipate how awesome the trip actually would be. more »»


April 28, 2012 HERMANSVILLE — The sweet sounds of success can be heard at Neville Guitars of Hermansville. more »»

The gift of fishing: Birthday and trout opener

April 28, 2012 Today is a special day for two reasons. First, it’s my husband’s birthday. Second, it’s the opening day of trout season. more »»


April 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — When asked to describe the sound of Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, bass player Spencer Cain waxes a bit poetic. more »»

Honor flight: A way to pay tribute to our WWII heroes

April 21, 2012 My father, Alexander W. Prusi, passed away 30 years ago this past Wednesday. more »»

40 years of song

April 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Midge Waters remembers as if it was yesterday. “I was sweeping the kitchen floor when an announcement came on the radio. I said ‘that’s for me. more »»

The best dog in the world? He’s my dog, Drew

April 14, 2012 As you read this, I’m probably out with my dog, taking a slow stroll around the neighborhoo. more »»


April 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — While they do toss in a cover tune here and there, the greatest satifaction in playing live music for the Drone Wolves comes from their own tune. more »»

Mary Richards: TV icon has a message for today’s women

April 7, 2012 It was a quiet Sunday morning and after two weekend work shifts and a Saturday evening of listening great live music, weariness had settled into my old bones. more »»



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